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United Financial Bancorp Announces Q2 Dividend for Shareholders

July 17th, 2014
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Financial Bancorp Inc., the holding company for United Bank, announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock of $0.10 per share to shareholders of record...

Baystate Medical Center Lauded By U.S. News & World Report

July 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Baystate Medical Center among the nation’s top hospitals. In the 2014-15 U.S. News rankings, released Tuesday, Baystate is nationally ranked for its care in the areas of...

Channez Rogers, Crystal Boateng Join Royal LLP

July 17th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Royal LLP, a management-side-only labor and employment-law firm, announced some recent additions to the staff. Channez Rogers, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney, and Crystal Boateng has joined the firm as a law...

Webinar to Address Mood Disorders, Asperger’s, ADHD in the Workplace

July 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a labor and employment-law firm serving the Greater Springfield area, announced that partner Susan Fentin will host a webinar on July 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. titled “Bipolar and Other...

Drew McNary Joins Meredith-Springfield as Director of Engineering

July 17th, 2014
LUDLOW — Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc., a plastics manufacturer specializing in extrusion blow molding and injection stretch blow molding, announced the addition of Drew McNary as director of engineering at the Ludlow-based...

Paul Robbins Associates Wins Two International Awards for Video

July 16th, 2014
WILBRAHAM — Paul Robbins, principal with Paul Robbins Associates Inc., has won two awards in the 2014 Summit Creative Award competition for his documentary-style video titled “Wally, Derek, Gladys” produced for HAPHousing, the...

MSB to Offer Workshop on Planning for Healthcare in Retirement

July 16th, 2014
MONSON — Monson Savings Bank will hold a complimentary workshop titled “Planning for Healthcare in Retirement,” featuring Kevin Flynn, regional vice president for Nationwide. The event is slated for July 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at...

UMass President Announces Science and Technology Awards


July 16th, 2014
BOSTON — UMass President Robert Caret announced $865,000 in grants to faculty members from the President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund to support several promising research projects. They range from using big-data analytics...

Homewatch CareGivers of Western MA Celebrates 12th Anniversary

July 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers of Western MA announced the celebration of its 12th anniversary in West Springfield. Owned and operated by Peter and Judy Yaffe, the company and its staff have provided close to 1 million hours of...

Michèle Grenier Joins New England Environmental as Senior Scientist

July 16th, 2014
AMHERST — New England Environmental Inc. (NEE) is announced that Michèle Grenier has joined its Amherst office as a senior scientist. Grenier is a professional wetland scientist, a certified wetland scientist, and an associate wildlife...

Developer Sought for Tornado-damaged Elias Brookings School

July 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The city of Springfield has released a request for proposals seeking a developer for the former Elias Brookings School building located on Hancock Street in the Six Corners neighborhood. “We’re very excited about the...

Karen Curran Designated as Certified Financial Planner

July 15th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Karen Curran, financial consultant at Thomson Financial Management, received her CFP (certified financial planner) designation. The CFP mark distinguishes those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical...

BFMC Offers Writing and Yoga Retreat for Those Touched by Cancer

July 15th, 2014
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will offer a free one-day workshop, “Spirit of the Written Word with Gentle Yoga,” for individuals living with a cancer diagnosis. The workshop will take...

Cardiology Department at Noble Hospital Welcomes Dr. Shantilal Kenia

July 15th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital continues to grow its Cardiology Department with the addition of Dr. Shantilal Kenia, who will join Dr. Medhi Pajouh, chief of Cardiology at Noble. Kenia received his medical degree from Bombay University, Seth G.S....

Into the Unknown

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July 15th, 2014
All Bets Are Off on the State’s Casino Referendum Paul Robbins calls it “casino fatigue.” He describes this condition as being burned out by the long, drawn-out, often controversial process of bringing casino gambling to the Bay...