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AMHERST — Samantha Coulter recently accepted the role of assistant director of Sales and Marketing in the Event Service and Summer Program Office at Hampshire College. She is responsible for bringing in external clients for social, corporate,… Read more

EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) announced an extension of its grant-application deadline to this Friday, March 27. Commitments of $240,000 are available for organizations in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden,… Read more

EAST LONGMEADOW — Keith Tatlock of New England Financial Group, an office of MetLife and a part of the MetLife Premier Client Group, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to use the certification marks… Read more

AMHERST — The College of Nursing at UMass Amherst will explore new frontiers in social-justice issues in healthcare as part of a March 30 symposium titled “Health as a Human Right: A Call to Action.” The symposium takes place from… Read more

WESTFIELD — As part of its annual Month Celebrating Women calendar of events, Westfield State University will host British South Asian scholar Dr. Alka Kurian, who will present her lecture, “Women as Militarized Bodies: Subject or… Read more

BOSTON — State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, chair of the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA), and MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy announced the 2015 “My Ideal School” contest. The goal of the contest is to promote… Read more

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Rick Sullivan Settles into New Role as EDC President Having been a mayor, Richard Sullivan Jr. understands how city leaders think. But he wants them to broaden their horizons. “Cities often don’t focus on the importance of regional… Read more

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MassMutual Partners with Smith, Mount Holyoke to Advance Data Science Gareth Ross says a pipeline of data scientists, or people who possess skills related to the emerging field, is critical to the future of every company. But he also knows… Read more

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Community Hospital Explores Affiliation with Baystate Health Nine years ago, Baystate Health was in serious talks to bring Noble Hospital into its system, but the potential deal fell through late in 2006. But that was a much different time, said… Read more

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Businesses Help Link to Libraries Carry Out Its Critical Mission Susan Jaye-Kaplan says the Business Book Link Project is about far more than monetary donations. When Susan Jaye-Kaplan and Janet Crimmins founded the Link to Libraries program in… Read more

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Government Likely to Reverse Recommendations About Cholesterol Richard Wood says nutrition is a very individual matter, and the relationship between cholesterol and heart health is a complicated one. For more than 50 years, the federal government… Read more

A chart of health and dental plans serving Western Mass. Click HERE to download the PDF… Read more

A chart of area resources for entrepreneurs Click HERE to download the PDF… Read more

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Shakeout from Casino Project Stabilizes Downtown Market Attorney Gerald Berg in his new office at 130 Main St. in Springfield. In the background is 95 State St., his former business address. Attorney Gerald Berg says the letter arrived in late… Read more

GREENFIELD — The People’s Pint Brewery and the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) are partnering to raise awareness of the shortnose sturgeon with a new beer, the Shortnose Stout. The shortnose sturgeon is an endangered fish… Read more