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Dakin Offers Discounted Fees at Spay/Neuter Clinic Through August

May 11th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has announced discounts on its already-low spay/neuter fees for cats and dogs. From now through Aug. 31, there will be a $20 discount for dog spay/neuter surgery and a $10 discount for cat spay/neuter...

Berkshire Museum Hosts Berkshire Region MITS Summer Institute

May 11th, 2015
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum will host the Berkshire Region Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) summer session, July 6 to 10, for middle- and high-school teachers. This year’s theme is “Going with the Flow: Using...

Royal LLP Presents Seminar May 21 on Changes in Employment Law

May 8th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — Due to the high volume of interest, Royal LLP will present an encore of its seminar pertaining to three major changes in employment law that every employer needs to be aware of for 2015. The event will take place Thursday, May...

Discussion on Transportation Equity in Springfield Slated for May 12

May 8th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Transportation is a crucial link to ensure opportunity for all, connecting people to jobs, schools, housing, healthcare, and grocery stores. But millions of poor people and people of color live in communities where quality...

New England Unemployment Numbers Mixed in Recent Report

May 8th, 2015
BOSTON — The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released New England unemployment numbers for March 2015. These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program, which produces monthly...

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Solar Milestone for Massachusetts

May 8th, 2015
WORCESTER — Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton announced that Massachusetts has installed more than 841 megawatts of solar electricity, bringing the Commonwealth more than halfway to the Baker-Polito...

Westfield Financial Reports Q1 Results, Declares Quarterly Dividend

May 7th, 2015
WESTFIELD — Westfield Financial Inc., the holding company for Westfield Bank, reported net income of $1.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to $1.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the...

Local Attorneys to Review Developments Affecting Employer Policies

May 7th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a leading labor and employment-law firm serving the Greater Springfield area, announced that partners Susan Fentin and Timothy Murphy will present a Breakfast Briefing on Friday, May 15 at...

Smith & Wesson to Host Second Annual Celebration of Heroes

May 7th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced it will present its second annual “Celebration of Heroes.” The company invites the community to join it in honoring those who have served their country by attending the event on...

Springfield Police Commissioner to Present Year in Review to ACCGS

May 7th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Since taking his post last June, Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri has focused his efforts on a collaborative, community-oriented approach to public safety through five priority objectives. Barbieri first addressed...

State Business Confidence Hits Pothole in April

May 6th, 2015
BOSTON — The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index dropped 1.1 points in April to 59.1, backing off from its post-recession high. “In April, the snow finally melted, the sunlight got stronger, and...

Springfield Issues Permits to Utilities for Casino Site Work

May 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Following months of design reviews and coordination meetings, the city is preparing for a significant amount of utility construction work to begin in and around the casino resort area in downtown Springfield. Beginning in the...

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Launches New Website

May 6th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, the region’s prized carousel with a storied history that dates back to the early 1900s, announced the launch of a new website, holyokemerrygoround.org. Site upgrades include a new layout with...

Residence Inn by Marriott in Chicopee Wins Prestigious Gold Award

May 6th, 2015
CHICOPEE — The Residence Inn by Marriott in Chicopee recently received a prestigious Gold Award at Marriott International’s 2015 CRFST General Managers Conference in Washington D.C. The awards event honored specific properties in the...

Marcotte Ford Breaks Ground on $3.5M Commercial Truck Center

May 5th, 2015
HOLYOKE — Marcotte Ford will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new commercial truck-repair facility on Monday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Marcotte Ford acquired the property at 933 Main St. in the fall of 2014 and will construct a 16-bay,...