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Hampshire College Names Samantha Coulter to Sales, Marketing Role

March 25th, 2015
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,...

Women’s Fund Extends Grant Funding Deadline; $240,000 Available

March 25th, 2015
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,...

Keith Tatlock Attains CFP Designation

March 24th, 2015
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...

UMass Amherst Nursing to Explore Social-justice Issues in Health

March 24th, 2015
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...

WSU Hosts Lecture to Spark Interest in International Politics

March 24th, 2015
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...

School Building Authority Announces ‘My Ideal School’ Contest

March 24th, 2015
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...

The Next Chapter

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March 24th, 2015
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...

Quantum Leap

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March 24th, 2015
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...

Noble Pursuit

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March 24th, 2015
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...

Life-changing Stories

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March 24th, 2015
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...

Palate Paradigm

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March 24th, 2015
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...

What’s Covered

March 24th, 2015
A chart of health and dental plans serving Western Mass. Click HERE to download the PDF...

Getting Off the Ground

March 24th, 2015
A chart of area resources for entrepreneurs Click HERE to download the PDF...

Trading Places

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March 24th, 2015
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...

Endangered Connecticut River Sturgeon Gets Its Own Beer

March 23rd, 2015
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...