Archive | March, 2016

Unemployment Continues to Fall Across Massachusetts

BOSTON — Unemployment rates went down in all 24 labor market areas in Massachusetts during the month of February, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported. The rates were also down in all areas compared to February 2015. Six areas added jobs over the month, with gains in the Springfield, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Worcester, Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, […]

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Farmington Bank Community Concert Series Grows to 20 Shows

FARMINGTON — Farmington Bank announced the fifth annual Farmington Bank Community Concert Series, featuring 20 free performances by Simply Swing, a popular, 10-piece swing orchestra based in Connecticut. “We’re proud to support communities in Greater Hartford and Western Massachusetts by continuing to sponsor free concerts throughout the spring and summer months,” said John Patrick Jr., […]

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Berkshire Bank Promotes Allan Costello to EVP, Home Lending

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that Allan Costello has been promoted to executive vice president, home lending and will join the bank’s executive team. Costello has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry with expertise in risk management, compliance, accounting, internal audit, and operations. He will lead the sales and operations functions […]

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‘Parent Cafés’ in Springfield, Holyoke to Address Child Sexual Abuse

SPRINGFIELD — Parents will discuss what adults can do to protect their children from child sexual abuse at a series of ‘parent cafés’ titled “Keeping Privates Private” to be held in Springfield and Holyoke throughout April. The events, sponsored by the Prevention Collaboration — a community-based group organized out of the Family Advocacy Center at […]

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