• It’s All Relative

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It’s All Relative

Family Business Center Marks 20 Years of Dispensing Insight There’s a small sign in front of a parking space near the front door of Notch Mechanical Constructors in Chicopee declaring […]

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Features

From left, Select Board Chair Ron Turbin and Selectmen Hugh Daley

Community Spotlight: Williamstown

Williamstown Officials Look to Drive Development Hugh Daley doesn’t mince words or spare any hyperbole when he talks about all that Williamstown has to offer visitors and residents alike. “It […]

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All Systems Are Go

From the Governor to an Update on NASA, the Expo Will Have It All The final countdown is underway for the fourth annual Western Mass. Business Expo, a day-long event […]

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Special Features

Eye-Opening Experiences

The World Is Our Classroom Makes Learning Meaningful Sarah Topey never used to think twice about the water that came from the faucets in her home. But after spending a […]

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Reaching the Masses

Law Firms Raise Their Profile Through Blogs, Social Media Kevin Maltby says few people buy anything without checking it out online first. For example, millions check out Yelp reviews before […]

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Non-compete Agreements

It Appears That These Contracts May Be Here to Stay By PETER VICKERY, Esq. There have been no TV specials, live re-enactments, or commemorative stamps, but the fact is, this […]

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Patrick Schilling

Heart of the Matter

Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps Patients Get Their Lives Back After Cindy Mahoney suffered a heart attack early in 2013 — an event attributed to a rare condition called spontaneous coronary artery […]

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Robert Pura

Connect the Dots

Greenfield Community College Emphasizes Collaboration They’re called ‘studios.’ While they vary slightly in design across the Greenfield Community College campus, they all have some features in common, most importantly tables […]

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Matters of Course

A chart of area colleges and universities Click here to download the PDF

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Kate McCarthy

The Sibling Divorce

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 […]

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Karina L. Schrengohst

Mandate for Change

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 […]

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David Webber

Advice — on the House

Check Your Homestead Protection Now to Prevent Problems Later By DAVID K. WEBBER, Esq. If you own a small business, you should carefully choose a business entity and buy good […]

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Strong Suits

A chart of the region’s law firms Click here to download the PDF

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Buying Life Insurance for Employees

Tax Rules Make This Practice More Complicated Than Many Think By CATHERINE CURRY, CPA There are many reasons why an employer might buy life insurance for their employees: employee benefits, […]

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Gina Barry

Get It in Writing

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 […]

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Opinion

Editorial

Gov. Patrick a True Friend to Western Mass. They had come to cut the ribbon on the recently opened UMass Center at Springfield. That was the official purpose of the […]

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Opinion

NFL Drops Ball on Domestic Violence By Carol Fusia Campbell I love the game of football. I grew up around the sport. My father was a football coach, and our […]

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