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Pioneer Valley Christian Academy to Break Ground on Expansion

October 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. for the expansion of the Pioneer Valley Christian Academy’s present facilities at 965 Plumtree Road, with construction of new physical-education and...

United Way, Stay in School to Host Community Summit on Nov. 6

October 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — United Way of Pioneer Valley and Stay in School, a community initiative launched by United Way designed to increase student attendance in Springfield schools, will host the Springfield GradNation Community Summit 2014, a...

Bacon Wilson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield-based regional law firm Bacon Wilson, P.C. announced that six attorneys have been named to the 2014 New England Super Lawyers list, and four attorneys have been named to the 2014 New England Rising Stars...

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Celebrates One Year in Business

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Heartfelt Fine Gifts, which carries the work of local artisans, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Tower Square with a birthday party on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from noon to 6 p.m. The event will include a free gift for the...

Dakin Humane Society Announces Matching Challenge Campaign

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has announced the launch of a matching challenge campaign to run through Nov. 15. Until then, every monetary donation to Dakin will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor up to a total of...

Freedom Launches ATMs in Rite Aid Pharmacies in Western Mass.

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union and Welch ATM announced that Freedom Credit Union-branded ATMs are now available in Rite Aid pharmacies in Agawam, Chicopee, Easthampton, Holyoke, Lee, Monson, Pittsfield, Southwick, Springfield, West...

O’Connell Care at Home to Host Open House, Job Fair on Oct. 25

October 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home, a home healthcare provider with offices in Holyoke and South Deerfield, announced it will host an open house and job fair on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holyoke office, located at 14...

United Financial Bancorp Posts Solid Third Quarter

October 23rd, 2014
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Financial Bancorp Inc., the holding company for United Bank, announced results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. These results represent the first full fiscal quarter as the combined United Financial (merger of...

PeoplesBank Appoints Donna George-Ebbeling First Vice President

October 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE — PeoplesBank has announced the appointment of Donna George-Ebbeling as first vice president and credit risk manager. She brings more than 32 years of banking experience to her new position. George-Ebbeling’s responsibilities...

Berkshire Community College Receives 2014 Trendsetter Award

October 23rd, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College (BCC) has received the 2014 Trendsetter Award for Growing and Advancing the Berkshire Economy by 1Berkshire, an independent not-for-profit corporation charged with strengthening and growing the economy...

North Brookfield Savings Bank Supports Holiday Toy Programs

October 23rd, 2014
NORTH BROOKFIELD — The wish to help every child enjoy the holidays is apparent at North Brookfield Savings Bank (NBSB). Each year, as the holidays approach, the bank hosts toy collections at all of its locations in addition to providing...

Amy Royal Recognized as New England Super Lawyer

October 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Royal LLP, a woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm, is announced that Amy Royal, principal and founding partner of the firm, has been selected as one of the New England Super Lawyers and has been...

Gov. Patrick Announces Plan to Build Subway Cars in Springfield

October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick announced on Tuesday that the MBTA will present to the board of the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) the recommended company to manufacture and deliver 284 new subway cars for the Red and Orange...

Florence Bank Sets Nov. 8 Grand Opening for New Hadley Branch

October 22nd, 2014
FLORENCE — Florence Bank, a mutually owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through nine branch locations, will celebrate the official opening of its new Hadley location at 377 Russell St.on Nov. 8 between 10 a.m. and noon. The public...

Robinson Donovan Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Robinson Donovan, P.C., announced that eight of its attorneys have been named to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. In addition, three attorneys were named Rising Stars, a designation for attorneys 40 years old or...