Archive | April, 2018

Local Farmer Awards Give $135,000 to 59 Farmers in Western Mass.

AGAWAM — The Local Farmer Awards, funded by a group of philanthropic leaders and businesses, recently gave $135,000 in awards to 59 farmers operating in Western Mass. to fund infrastructure improvements on their farms. Each award winner received up to $2,500 through a competitive application process for projects that will help them expand their businesses, […]

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Poet and Writer Charles Coe to Speak at Bay Path Commencement

LONGMEADOW — Charles Coe, a Massachusetts-based poet and writer, will address Bay Path University’s 2018 graduating class at its 121st commencement to be held Saturday, May 12, at 4 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. More than 1,000 students will have earned specialist in education, master’s and bachelor’s degrees. Coe will be one of two honorary degree […]

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Anna Quindlen to Deliver Springfield College Commencement Address

SPRINGFIELD — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen will deliver the commencement address at the 132nd Springfield College undergraduate commencement exercises on Sunday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Philanthropist and business executive Greg Toczydlowski will speak at the Springfield College graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at […]

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UMass Amherst Chemist Jeanne Hardy Wins Prize for Research

AMHERST — Jeanne Hardy, associate professor of Chemistry, whose research focuses on a key protein linked to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, is being recognized with the inaugural Mahoney Life Sciences Prize at UMass Amherst. A panel of expert judges from the life-sciences sector observed that the “biomedical implications are significant” and “this could turn […]

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