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Four at Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn Named ‘Best Lawyers’

August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Four attorneys from Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, LLC have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of labor law and employment law, management, as well as litigation,...

Westfield State Appoints Shelley Tinkham Interim Dean of DGCE

August 20th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Westfield State University announced the appointment of Shelley Tinkham as interim dean of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE). Tinkham previously worked at the Mass. Department of Higher Education, where she...

NiSource Foundation Donates $5,000 to NoFIRES



August 20th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — In support of public safety and human services in the communities served by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, NiSource Inc., parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, has awarded a $5,000 grant through the NiSource...

Cathy Crosky Receives Advanced Facilitator Designation

August 20th, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN — Cathy Crosky of Williamstown was certified as an advanced facilitator by the prestigious Edward Lowe Foundation in Cassapolis, Mich. She is among a select group of 15 facilitators from around the globe who facilitate regional...

CDH Lecture to Highlight Advances in Diabetes Care, Prevention

August 20th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. Two years earlier, the figures were 25.8 million and 8.3%, according to the American Diabetes Assoc. But even as the number of people with diabetes and...

Sarsynski, Miller, Turcotte Join Wells Fargo Advisors

August 19th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Michael Sarsynski, CFP, vice president, Investments; Joseph Miller, CRPC, associate vice president, Investments; and Barbara Turcotte, senior registered client associate, have joined the Northampton office of Wells Fargo...

Northampton Jazz Festival to Feature 12 Mile Meal Chef Battle on Sept. 6

August 19th, 2014
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...

Kathleen Scoble Joins Baystate Health Board of Trustees

August 19th, 2014
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...

Martini Event to Benefit Melanoma Foundation of New England

August 19th, 2014
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...

Robert Martin Named to Westfield State Board of Trustees

August 18th, 2014
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...

Momentum Building for 21st Annual Rays of Hope

August 18th, 2014
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...

Radius Financial Group Welcomes Jessica DiPietro

August 18th, 2014
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...

State Adds 13,800 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate at 5.6%

August 15th, 2014
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...

ERC5, ACCGS Team Up for Millfest After 5

August 15th, 2014
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),...

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Promoting Economic Growth

August 15th, 2014
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...