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NORTHAMPTON — The Sierra Grille will defend its title against challengers Galaxy and Viva Fresh Pasta to determine which restaurant can impress a panel of blue-ribbon judges and build the best 12 Mile Meal: an appetizer, entree, and dessert… Read more

CHICOPEE — Kathleen Scoble, dean of the Elms College School of Nursing, has become the first nurse to serve on the board of trustees of Baystate Health. Chair of the Division of Nursing at Elms College since 2003, Scoble led the… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) announced a fund-raising event, “Martinis for Melanoma,” to take place on Sept. 9 in Springfield. “We’re really excited for this event,” said Meghan… Read more

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University President Elizabeth Preston announced that Robert Martin has been named the newest member of the Westfield State University board of trustees. Martin was appointed to the board by Gov. Deval Patrick and… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — This year’s 21st annual Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer may still be two months away on Oct. 19, but walker Phyllis Dupre is already out there pounding the pavement for her team. “I have… Read more

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Radius Financial Group Inc., a leading private mortgage lender in New England, has announced the addition of Jessica DiPietro as a loan officer in its West Springfield branch. DiPietro brings 15 years of experience in… Read more

BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 13,800 jobs in July for a total of 3,422,100 jobs, and the total… Read more

LUDLOW — Ludlow Mills on State Street in Ludlow will be the site of Millfest, the first After 5 of the chamber season, on Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to dusk. The event will be presented by the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5),… Read more

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed H.4377, “An Act to Promote Economic Growth in the Commonwealth,” building on his administration’s economic-development strategy of investing in education, innovation, and… Read more

WARE — Healing after a loss is often a long and difficult journey. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will offer a support group for people experiencing the grief that follows the death of a loved one. “It takes… Read more

BOSTON — The Mass. Public Health Council approved three determination-of-need (DON) requests to support Baystate Health’s efforts to modernize its facilities and improve access to, and quality and value of, healthcare for patients in… Read more

WILBRAHAM — New England Promotional Marketing announced that former abc40 anchor Maggie Pereiras has joined its team. She will be contributing to the NEPM sales force and creating a cohesive social-media platform for the company while… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — Gleason Johndrow Landscaping, a Northampton-based snow-removal and landscaping contractor, has landed a spot among the top 100 snow-removal contractors nationwide as determined by SNOW magazine, an industry publication that… Read more

WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has introduced a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancer. The BioZorb Tissue Marker helps physicians deliver more precise radiation treatment and keep track of the site after lumpectomy surgery to… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union (FCU) President and CEO Barry Crosby announced a $2.2 million expansion of the company’s Springfield headquarters on Tuesday. Freedom will expand its facilities at 1976 Main St. to a building at 77… Read more