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Reaching the Masses

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October 7th, 2014
Law Firms Raise Their Profile Through Blogs, Social Media Jeff Fialky says consumers of all types of goods and services look for them on the Internet, and savvy law firms are taking advantage of that. Kevin Maltby says few people buy anything...

Non-compete Agreements

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October 7th, 2014
It Appears That These Contracts May Be Here to Stay By PETER VICKERY, Esq. Peter Vickery There have been no TV specials, live re-enactments, or commemorative stamps, but the fact is, this year marks the 600th anniversary of Dyer’s Case, the...

Matters of Course

October 7th, 2014
A chart of area colleges and universities Click here to download the...

The Sibling Divorce

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October 7th, 2014
How Individuals Can Avoid Conflicts Over a Parent’s Estate By MIKE SIMOLO, Esq. and KATHERINE McCARTHY, Esq. What will happen when my parents pass away? It is a question most of us who have not yet faced the situation would rather...

Mandate for Change

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October 7th, 2014
New Law Requires Employers to Provide Domestic-violence Leave By KARINA L. SCHRENGOHST, Esq. Massachusetts recently enacted new legislation related to domestic violence. The new law, which was effective immediately when signed by Gov. Deval Patrick...

Advice — on the House

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October 7th, 2014
Check Your Homestead Protection Now to Prevent Problems Later By DAVID K. WEBBER, Esq. David Webber If you own a small business, you should carefully choose a business entity and buy good insurance. But a properly prepared homestead declaration...

Get It in Writing

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October 7th, 2014
Things to Know When Your Child Is Also Your Caregiver By GINA M. BARRY, Esq. It is very common for a child to provide care to an aging parent in order to allow the parent to continue to live at home. A child is most commonly the caregiver because...

Sobering Thoughts

October 7th, 2014
Why You Need to Plan for the End By ERIC REINES, M.D. and BETH WARNER, D.O. Physicians undergo years of education and training to promote wellness, cure and heal, and protect life. Yet, we also know that death is inevitable, and we are...

Madeline Landrau, Linda Slakey Named to Westfield State Board

October 6th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Westfield State University President Elizabeth Preston announced that Madeline Landrau and Linda Slakey have been named the newest members of the WSU board of trustees. Their appointments complete the full, 11-member...

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September

October 6th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction employers added 16,000 jobs last month, and the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7%, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis released by Associated General Contractors of...

GCC Wins Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Training

October 6th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Tooling U-SME, a leader in manufacturing training and development, presented its Platinum Education Center designation to six community and technical colleges nationwide, including Greenfield Community College. The Tooling U-SME...

United Way Announces Resource Development Council Members

October 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) has announced the slate of volunteers who will serve on its 2014-15 Resource Development Council (RDC), the organization’s volunteer fund-raising arm. It is comprised of a group of...

Greater Easthampton Chamber Hires New Executive Director

October 3rd, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of its new executive director, Maureen Belliveau. She joins the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce after two years as executive director of the Westfield...

UMass Taps Peter Reinhart to Lead Institute for Applied Life Sciences

October 3rd, 2014
AMHERST — UMass Amherst has hired veteran biopharmaceutical executive and researcher Peter Reinhart to be the founding director of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The institute was created in 2013 with $150 million in capital...

Skoler, Abbott & Presser Marks 50th Anniversary with Donation

October 3rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., an employment-law firm serving the Greater Springfield area, announced that the firm is celebrating its 50th anniversary by donating a $5,000 ‘Skolership’ to the Community...