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SPRINGFIELD — When BusinessWest launched its 40 Under Forty program in 2007, it did so to identify rising stars across our region — individuals who were excelling in business and through involvement within the community — and celebrate their accomplishments.

In 2015, BusinessWest announced a new award, one that builds on the foundation upon which 40 Under Forty was created. It’s called the Alumni Achievement Award (formerly the Continued Excellence Award). As the name suggests, it is presented to the 40 Under Forty honoree who, in the eyes of an independent panel of judges, has most impressively continued and built upon his or her track record of accomplishment.

To nominate someone for this award, visit businesswest.com/40-under-forty/40-under-forty-alumni-achievement-award. Only nominations submitted to BusinessWest on this form will be considered. The deadline is Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m., no exceptions. The 2020 honoree will be announced at the 40 Under Forty gala in June.

Candidates must be from 40 Under Forty classes prior to the year of the award — in this case, classes 2007 to 2020. For your convenience, a list of 40 Under Forty Alumni can be found at businesswest.com/40-under-forty/40-under-forty (scroll to the bottom).

Past winners include: 2020: Carla Cosenzi, president, TommyCar Auto Group (40 Under Forty class of 2012), and Peter DePergola, director of Clinical Ethics, Baystate Health (class of 2015); 2019: Cinda Jones, president, W.D. Cowls Inc. (class of 2007); 2018: Samalid Hogan, regional director, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (class of 2013); 2017: Scott Foster, attorney, Bulkley Richardson (class of 2011), and Nicole Griffin, owner, ManeHire (class of 2014); 2016: Dr. Jonathan Bayuk, president, Allergy & Immunology Associates of New England (class of 2008); 2015: Delcie Bean, president, Paragus Strategic IT (class of 2008).

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SPRINGFIELD — Bacon Wilson announced that Lisa Carpenter has joined the firm as the new executive director. She comes to Bacon Wilson with more than 20 years of experience in legal administration and management in the Kansas City area, with specialized skills and expertise in law-firm management and operations. She works directly with Bacon Wilson’s managing shareholder, Kenneth Albano, on all aspects of directing the firm’s five offices.

“Joining Bacon Wilson at this particular time — in the middle of a pandemic and during an important phase of the firm’s growth — is an exciting challenge,” Carpenter said. “I received a very warm welcome from the attorneys and staff, and I’m gratified to say that my prior experience in operations management has allowed me to hit the ground running on Bacon Wilson’s many projects.”

Before joining Bacon Wilson, Carpenter served as office administrator for Littler Mendelson P.C.’s Global Service Center in Kansas City, Mo., as well as its Kansas City local practice office. Littler Mendelson P.C. is an international labor and employment law firm with offices in more than 70 U.S. locations and 15 countries. Prior to that, Carpenter worked for 14 years in operations management at the Kansas City headquarters of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, a large international product litigation firm with more than 16 locations.

Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Friends University and is a member of the Assoc. of Legal Administrators (ALA), where she has published multiple articles, including “Five Steps to Forming Business Partner Relationships” for Kansas City ALA publication the Hearsay, as well as “Nothing to be Afraid of … Successfully Requesting Vendor Proposals,” a piece on the request-for-proposal process for the ALA national publication ALA Currents.

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HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College (HCC) student Miren Neyra Alcántara is the recipient of a Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes college leaders who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions to challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Alcántara will join 212 college students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to form the 2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, a program administered by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit working to advance the public purposes of higher education. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program for students from Campus Compact member institutions.

Alcántara — who was a finalist earlier this year for BusinessWest’s People’s Choice Young Woman of Impact Award — is a Latinx studies major at HCC and president of the college’s Latinx Empowerment Assoc. The LEA Club, as it is otherwise known, recently launched a book drive to stock a ‘Little Free Library’ the club is putting together for low-income families in the Holyoke Flats, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

As LEA president, Alcántara spearheaded “Celebrating the Latinx Community,” a social-media campaign, and developed student-led panel discussions in collaboration with HCC’s Black Student Alliance and Holyoke’s Wistariahurst Museum.

She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the college’s Student Advisory Board. She works as a peer tutor and volunteers with community organizations including Climate Change Theater Action, Common Share Food Co-op, and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now. She also teaches English to Central American immigrants through a program called Planting Literacy, an HCC collaboration with Head Start in Springfield.

She was nominated for the award by two of her professors, Vanessa Martinez and Raúl Gutiérrez.

“We’re very proud of Miren,” said Gutiérrez, coordinator of HCC’s Latinx Studies program. “HCC is lucky to have her. Her academic endeavors combined with her involvement and leadership in the community make her a necessary agent of change. She truly embodies the essence of an activist scholar. Her academic abilities, compassion, and leadership make her exactly what is needed in this world.”

Alcántara plans to graduate from HCC in December.

“I am so excited about the fellowship and this opportunity,” she said. “I plan to continue working on the LEA Club’s Little Free Library project. We are hoping to expand on it, add some workshops with the children, and adapt it in a way it becomes sustainable through the years as more students join and continue the club. I am also continuing my work with immigrant advocacy and Planting Literacy, as well as my recent involvement as a volunteer with the Women of Color Health Equity collective.”

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SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. recently welcomed attorney Jeremy Forgue and two paralegals, Jonathan Applefield and Tracy Belanger, to its team.

“It’s an exciting time of growth for us, and we are fortunate to find such exceptional talent to add to our team,” said attorney John Gannon, a partner at the firm. “Our recent hires bring a depth of experience to our firm and our clients. Employment and labor laws are ever-changing, and the pace has increased over the past year. Jeremy, Jonathan, and Tracy will allow us to keep our clients abreast and compliant with the latest regulations and look after their best interests.”

Forgue received his law degree from Western New England University School of Law, where he was drawn to business and employment law and was the managing editor of the university’s Law Review. Prior to joining Skoler Abbott, he was a law clerk for the Massachusetts Housing Court. He enjoys preparing employers for new and changing laws to prevent compliance issues, such as reviewing existing policies for vulnerabilities and assisting in open-forum discussions.

As a paralegal, Applefield provides broad administrative support to the attorneys and their clients. Before joining the firm, he worked for 16 years as a legal assistant in Manhattan, a job he held while earning graduate and postgraduate degrees in art history at Columbia University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Maine.

Belanger, also a paralegal, earned her associate degree in administration of justice and a certificate of achievement with an emphasis on the law and public policy at Pasadena City College in California, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society. She then pursued her bachelor’s degree in criminology, law and society from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California Irvine, followed by completion of an ABA-accredited paralegal studies program and an externship at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration announced that childcare workers, K-12 educators, and K-12 school staff will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting Thursday, March 11.

This group of workers will join the currently eligible groups, including age 65+ and individuals with two or more certain medical conditions.

Educators may book appointments at all 170 sites currently open to eligible residents in Massachusetts by visiting www.mass.gov/covidvaccinemap.

Additionally, the COVID-19 Command Center will work to designate specific days at the seven mass-vaccination sites for educators to get their shots. More details will be released soon.

There are approximately 400,000 childcare workers, K-12 educators, and K-12 school staff in Massachusetts. Due to a severely constrained federal supply and the existing population that is currently eligible for vaccines, it is estimated that it will take a month for all eligible individuals to secure a first appointment. This timeframe is subject to change if federal supply increases dramatically, including the recently authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

As more individuals have received a first vaccine dose across the Commonwealth, there is a greater need to book second appointments, so the mass-vaccination sites have fewer first-dose appointments available on a weekly basis.

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GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank (GSB) announced the promotions of Kim Alli to vice president and commercial loan officer, Andrew Bresciano to first vice president and commercial loan officer, Tina Flagg to assistant vice president and commercial loan administration manager, Panna Royal to vice president and senior network administrator, and Aleta Smith to commercial lending assistant.

Alli is responsible for meeting with local business customers to determine their financial needs and helping them with a wide range of commercial-loan products and services. Her position also includes developing new strategic relationships for business development, as well as establishing commercial account relationships with area small businesses and serving as an ambassador for the bank with the community. She is a member of the GSB PPP loan task force and the bank’s contributions committee.

Bresciano is responsible for working with local business customers to assist them with their credit needs, including commercial credit lines, commercial real estate and development loans, operational and equipment loans, and inventory loans. Last year, he was appointed to the leadership team managing the bank’s PPP loan task force.

Flagg is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the loan assistants and loan-servicing specialists in the bank’s Commercial Loan department to ensure quality customer service. In addition to monitoring the department workflow, she performs a broad variety of duties related to the documentation, regulatory-compliance requirements, and servicing of commercial loans throughout their life cycle and provides customer service and administrative support to commercial-loan customers and lenders. She is also a member of the GSB PPP loan task force.

Royal will manage the maintenance of existing information systems and develop and implement the information-technology roadmap for the organization, as well as coordinating with other departments to understand business goals and challenges and implementing technology solutions to help the organization meet goals efficiently. She will also develop training programs for upgrades and system changes, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and participate in the hiring and training of the IT team.

Smith is responsible for gathering various documents and the information necessary for the underwriting and approval of commercial-loan transactions, as well as preparing commercial-loan documents, including commitment letters. She was a member of the first-round PPP loan task force, helping prepare customers’ documents. She has also been a participant of GSB shred fests, helping customers and the public prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs will host award-winning author, speaker, mentor, and teacher Manoucheka Celeste as part of the Cultural Connections Speaker Series today, March 4, starting at 6 p.m. Her virtual presentation will focus on race, gender, and representation. The Zoom ID for the presentation is 948-6026-5613.

Celeste is an associate professor in the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida. She is in the African American Studies Program and conducts research on media representations of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and on identity formation in the U.S. and the Caribbean, specifically in Haiti.

Her most recent work focuses on citizenship narratives surrounding blackness, black womanhood, and trans-national mobility. Her book Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness received both the National Communication Assoc. Diamond Anniversary Book Award and its Outstanding Book Award, presented by the African American Communication and Culture Division and Black Caucus.

She is committed to critical scholarship on representations of blackness, which appear in academic journals as well in public venues, including the Seattle Times, the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues.

Celeste’s presentation is sponsored by Springfield College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Fund. The overarching goal of the Multicultural Fund is to support and encourage campus-based collaborations that promote social justice, antiracism, inclusion, and acceptance within the Springfield College community. Faculty, staff, students, and student clubs and organizations may apply for a grant through the fund in order to support these goals. More information can be found at springfield.edu/inclusion-and-community-engagement/multicultural-fund.

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LONGMEADOW — In honor of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, Bay Path University, Springfield Museums, and UnityFirst will present the fifth annual On the Move Forum to Advance Women on Monday, March 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This year’s theme, “Women in Leadership: This Is What Change Looks Like — Past, Present, and Future,” offers virtual attendees an intergenerational, cross-cultural, gender-inclusive, and history-infused conversation focused on women. Now in its fifth year, the event has engaged more than 1,000 women in community conversations and presentations on women’s history, empowerment, and advancement.

This year’s event aligns with the priority theme of the 65th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” According to Catalyst, in 2020, women of color represented only 18% of entry-level positions, and few advanced to leadership positions. While white women held almost one-third (32.8%) of total management positions in the U.S. in 2020, Asian women (2.2%), black women (4.1%), and Hispanic women (4.5%) held a much smaller share.

The 2021 On the Move Forum will feature an opening perspective by Ariana Curtis, director of Content: Race, Community, and Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past at the Smithsonian Institution. The keynote presentation will be given by On the Move’s inaugural scholar, Laura Lovett, associate professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and author of With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Activism. Her book is the first biography about Pitman Hughes, a trailblazing black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the 1970s women’s movement.

Lovett is currently co-editing a collection of essays on African-American women leaders who helped frame the U.S. answer to the call by the United Nations to identify a nationwide agenda for International Women’s Year. That book — It’s Our Movement Now: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference — was co-edited by Kelly Giles, a sociology professor at UMass, and Rachel Daniel of Massasoit Community College, and features a chapter by On the Move founder Janine Fondon, chair of Undergraduate Communications and assistant professor at Bay Path University.

“As a college dedicated to the advancement of women, On the Move is a signature event that brings the community together to discover and learn about the women who have and are paving the way for all women,” said Sandra Doran, president of Bay Path University. “In addition, the event creates an opportunity to have safe, meaningful conversations about change, allowing all voices to be heard and all individuals to feel they belong.”

Kay Simpson, president and CEO of Springfield Museums, added that “the Museums, historically known as the People’s College, are proud to be a part of the conversation orchestrated by the On the Move Forum. As a gathering place for curious people, the Museums strongly support collaborative efforts to help us all engage through authentic educational and social experiences that foster connection.”

This event is free and open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with a range of organizations, including Springfield Museums, Women Innovators and Trailblazers, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Girls Inc. of the Valley, Arise for Social Justice, the African American Female Professors Assoc., NAMIC New England, Creative Futures, LLC, and others.

Registration is required. To register, visit baypath.edu/onthemove.

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NORTHAMPTON — Holyoke Hummus and Resinate Northampton recently announced a new partnership. The Holyoke Hummus food truck is now serving in the parking lot of Resinate at 110 Pleasant St. in Northampton and is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.

“We are so happy to be in partnership with Resinate,” said John Grossman, owner of Holyoke Hummus. “Our customers in Northampton have been so welcoming to us. We love building a second home here.”

Matt Yee, director of Retail at Resinate Northampton, added that “it’s a win-win for us. We provide a benefit to our customers, and we get to support another local business.”

Holyoke Hummus serves falafel, hummus, and other Middle Eastern treats. Delivery and online ordering are available at holyokehummus.com. The truck is also available for special events and catering.

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SPRINGFIELD — Morgan Stanley announced that John Pappas, a senior vice president and financial advisor in its Wealth Management office in Springfield, has been named to the firm’s prestigious Century Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s top financial advisors. The appointment recognizes his consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth-management services to his clients.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insurance, and retirement and trust services.

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SPRINGFIELD — Dress for Success Western Massachusetts announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors.

“These women will be a great addition to our board,” said Jessica Dupont, the organization’s president. “They each bring a unique skill set and perspective to the organization. We are honored to have them join our leadership team and help us advance the organization.”

Nikki Burnett brings more than 20 years of program coordination, board management, and volunteer engagement to the Dress for Success board of directors. She is currently the executive director of Educare in Springfield and has also worked at the American Heart Assoc. and Baystate Medical Center.

Mariangeliz Fines-Delbrey is a previous client of Dress for Success and has worked for the last 13 years in patient care in the Springfield area, and is also a one-on-one special-education paraprofessional. She has been an advocate for patients and their families and has completed many trainings and certifications to further her education and ability to provide outreach to the community.

Jenary Merced is also a previous client of Dress for Success and brings a wealth of community work and volunteer experience to the board. She has worked in higher education for the last five years, most recently as a community outreach and admissions counselor at Springfield Technical Community College.

Myra Quick brings many years of experience in employee development and volunteer recruitment and is currently the CEO and president of Fast Forward Learning and Development. She holds certifications from the Society of Human Resources Management and the Assoc. for Training and Development, among others.

Dress for Success Western Massachusetts is part of a worldwide nonprofit organization whose overall mission is to help women journey toward self-sufficiency. More than suiting its clients, the organization offers programs including mentoring and interview training to area women seeking meaningful employment.

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NORTH ADAMS — Caren Beilin, an assistant professor in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) English & Communications Department, will offer a free community conversation via Zoom on Tuesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m., in her role as this spring semester’s Hardman Scholar-in-Residence.

This event is free and open to the public; visit bit.ly/MCLAHardman to register. Beilin will also present a faculty talk via Zoom at noon on March 9.

Beilin is a creative writer working at the intersection of feminism and disability poetics. She is the author of the nonfiction book Blackfishing the IUD, a CLMP Firecracker Award nominee. Her other books include a memoir, Spain, and a novel, The University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her work as a professor and author, Beilin has developed a new residency program in coordination with MASS MoCA that will invite young, emerging writers into the MCLA and North Adams community. Her talk will highlight this new programming and the ways the Hardman Special Initiative funding has been key to its launch.

Made possible through the Hardman Family Endowment, this series, which also includes the annual fall Hardman Lecture, presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Davis Foundation recently awarded Christina’s House with a $15,000 grant to do what it does best — giving a hand up to homeless and near-homeless women and their children. A largely underserved population, these women and their families will stay with Christina’s House for 18 months to two years while they establish healthy living habits, become employed, and earn a GED or job training for upward mobility in the workforce.

Paul Belsito, executive director at the Davis Foundation, and Magnus Monroe, grants and project manager, met with the organization in early fall to better understand how the foundation could support Christina’s House. The Davis Foundation, long known in the community for its educational agenda, found a fit, and the board voted to approve and provide much-needed funds to help the organization through a tough year.

“Each family represents a corner of our community where services don’t reach,” said Shannon Mumblo, executive director at Christina’s House. “Largely overwhelmed by life circumstances, we find them managing on their own as head of household with little or no income.” Sometimes they are doubled up with families or friends, she explained, or in an abusive environment. Sometimes their only warmth and comfort is their community church. “We find them there.”

Linda Mumblo, founder and president of the organization since 2014, is well-known for describing this much-needed intervention like this: “we give them a hand up, not a handout.”

Christina’s House provides transitional housing and social services for homeless or near-homeless mothers and children. It educates, embraces, and encourages families in the program with the life skills needed to become self-sufficient as they transition from homelessness to stable environments. The organization also helps each mother seek, obtain, and maintain employment once accepted into the program, and promotes occupational advancement through résumé writing and job-skills training.

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Paws in the Workday

Monson Savings Bank recently arranged to have a certified and trained therapy dog, Rose, visit all locations to give a little comfort, relief, support, and — of course — cuddles.  Rose and her owner, Tammy Warren, visit with Nicole Shea, customer service associate at the bank’s Hampden branch.

 


 

 

Community Support

Throughout December, Freedom Credit Union partnered with its members and the local community to raise funds online to benefit the Pioneer Valley USO. Freedom matched total donations up to $2,500, helping to raise a grand total of $7,500. Pictured: Freedom President and CEO Glenn Welch, holds the check with Vice President of Retail Administration Kara Herman. (Photo courtesy of Market Mentors)

 

 


Art of the Matter

 

After retiring from her career as professor and Communication Department chair at American International College in 2018, Mary Ellen Lowney, who also works part-time as the Communications and Community Relations manager for the Springfield Housing Authority, decided to add watercolor to her world. “I started painting in March 2019, more or less on a lark,” she said. She has developed her talent under the tutelage of Joan Nelson, who has a studio in Indian Orchard. “Painting is a fairly new hobby for me,” Lowney said. “I am finding it to be relaxing, creative, and very rewarding.”

 

 

 

Agenda

On the Move Forum to Advance Women

March 8: In honor of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day, Bay Path University, Springfield Museums, and UnityFirst will present the fifth annual On the Move Forum to Advance Women from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme, “Women in Leadership: This Is What Change Looks Like — Past, Present, and Future,” offers virtual attendees an intergenerational, cross-cultural, gender-inclusive, and history-infused conversation focused on women. Now in its fifth year, the event has engaged more than 1,000 women in community conversations and presentations on women’s history, empowerment, and advancement. This year’s event aligns with the priority theme of the 65th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” According to Catalyst, in 2020, women of color represented only 18% of entry-level positions, and few advanced to leadership positions. While white women held almost one-third (32.8%) of total management positions in the U.S. in 2020, Asian women (2.2%), black women (4.1%), and Hispanic women (4.5%) held a much smaller share. The 2021 On the Move Forum will feature an opening perspective by Ariana Curtis, director of “Content: Race, Community, and Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past” at the Smithsonian Institution. The keynote presentation will be given by On the Move’s inaugural scholar, Laura Lovett, associate professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and author of With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Activism. This event is free and open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with a range of organizations, including Springfield Museums, Women Innovators and Trailblazers, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Girls Inc. of the Valley, Arise for Social Justice, the African American Female Professors Assoc., NAMIC New England, Creative Futures, LLC, and others. Registration is required. To register, visit baypath.edu/onthemove.

 

WMAS Radiothon to Benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital

March 9-10: Six-month-old Celine Grace Stewart spent the first 11 days of her life inside the Davis Neonatal Infant Care Unit (NICU) at Baystate Children’s Hospital. Hattie Avigliano also spent the first months of her life in the NICU at Baystate Children’s Hospital, arriving in the world 3½ months early and fighting for her life. These children and their families will share their miraculous stories of surviving and thriving during the 20th annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be held at the hospital this year, but broadcast live from the WMAS studios for two days from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. WMAS on-air personalities, led by the Kellogg Krew of Chris, Dina, and Lopez, will fill both days with encouraging stories, and listeners will get to know the professional team from Baystate Children’s Hospital who care for their kids, their grandkids, and their neighbors’ kids. To donate, the public can call the Lia Auto Group Phone Bank at (413) 794-1111, visit wmaskids.com, or text WMASKIDS to 51555. This year’s Radiothon will be held in remembrance of Jim Raimo, 94.7 WMAS team member and Radiothon supporter, who showed great dedication to Baystate Children’s Hospital.

 

Pynchon Award Nominations

Through March 19: The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts is seeking nominations from throughout Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties for the Pynchon Award, which recognizes Western Mass. citizens who have rendered distinguished service to the community. To nominate an individual, submit a one-page letter explaining why the nominee should be considered. Include biographical information, outstanding accomplishments, examples of service to the community, organizations in which the individual is or has been active, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three people who can further attest to the nominee’s eligibility for induction into the Order of William Pynchon. The Pynchon trustees reserve the right to eliminate nominations from consideration due to insufficient information. Qualifying nominees will be considered and researched by the Pynchon trustees, who are the current and five past presidents of the Advertising Club. Nominations must be submitted by March 19 to William Pynchon Trustees, Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts, P.O. Box 1022, West Springfield, MA 01090-1022, or by e-mail to [email protected]. The 2021 recipients will be announced in June, with an awards ceremony tentatively scheduled for the fall.

 

Ubora, Ahadi Award Nominations

Through March 31: The Springfield Museums is seeking nominations for the annual Ubora Award and Ahadi Youth Award. These prestigious awards — conferred by the African Hall Subcommittee — are awarded to African-American people from Greater Springfield who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating commitment to the fields of community service, education, science, humanities, and/or the arts. The nomination deadline for both awards is March 31. The Ubora and Ahadi awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Springfield Museums in the fall. True to the Swahili word that comprises its name, the Ubora Award recognizes an adult of African heritage who exemplifies excellence in their commitment to creating a better community through service. In 2020, the Ubora Award was given to Rep. Bud Williams. Named for the Swahili word for promise, the Ahadi Youth Award is presented to a young African-American who excels in academics and performs admirable service to the Greater Springfield community. Eligible candidates must be age 19 or younger, live in or have strong ties to the Greater Springfield area, and be currently enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12. In 2020, the Ahadi Award was given to Kareem Wedderburn. Nomination forms can be downloaded by visiting springfieldmuseums.org/ubora. Nominations may be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to African Hall Subcommittee, c/o Valerie Cavagni, Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA 01103.

 

Fundraising Walk in Remembrance of Dave Stawasz

April: Western New England University (WNEU) faculty, colleagues, family members, and students are invited to participate in a commemorative event in memory of Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications Dave Stawasz, who passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, surrounded by his family, after a courageous two-year battle with stage-4 colorectal cancer. Stawasz was a graduate of South Hadley High School and Syracuse University. His early career was as a news producer at WWLP and then later at WFSB. He joined the university in 2004. Steps for Stawasz is a virtual walk taking place throughout the month of April in his honor. Participants will log as many virtual steps as they can during the month by either walking or running while collecting donations along the way through friends and family sponsorships. By signing up, participants will receive a link to share on social media. From there, participants can create a personal giving page to collect donations and update progress. Details and instructions can be found at runsignup.com/race/ma/springfield/stawasz. Interested individuals can also make a direct donation on the website without participating in the walk. All proceeds will go directly to the Stawasz family.

 

Institute for Trustees

Starting April 7: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) announced it is partnering with the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) in presenting the 2021 Institute for Trustees, an annual conference inviting nonprofit leaders to gather together for educational workshops and networking opportunities. Building on the success of BTCF’s 2018 Board Leadership Forum and designed for board leaders and executive directors, the event features 24 virtual workshops from leading nonprofit experts and opportunities to connect with hundreds of peers equally committed to their leadership roles. This partnership is part of a broader effort between BTCF and ECCF to leverage resources in support of building capacity and leadership within the nonprofit sector, given the challenges facing organizations due to the pandemic and its economic consequences. The Institute for Trustees kicks off on April 7 with a keynote address by Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, titled “Leading for Nonprofit Impact Amid Unprecedented Challenge.” Beginning April 9, workshops and opportunities to connect with fellow attendees through topic-driven, informal peer discussions will be spread over the course of four weeks. Workshop topics include racial equity, endowment building, crisis planning, governance, advocacy, finance, and much more. To register for the program, visit eccf.org/ift. Registrations will be accepted at a discounted early-bird rate of $110 until March 7. After that, registration will cost $130 and will close April 7.

 

Springfield Partners for Community Action Scholarships

Through April 23: Springfield Partners for Community Action announced it will award a number of $1,000 scholarships that can help recipients with tuition and alleviate the cost of going back to school and investing in bettering themselves. All applicants must be Springfield residents, and income-eligibility guidelines may apply. Scholarships will be awarded to those attending accredited/licensed schools in Massachusetts. Applications must be received by April 23. Late entries will not be considered. If selected, recipients must be available to attend an awards event (most likely virtual) in June. Visit www.springfieldpartnersinc.com/whatwedo/scholarshipsprogram for the application form and information on how to apply.

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Kara Graves

Kara Graves

Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. (MBK) recently welcomed Brendan Cawley and Garrett Welker to the firm. Cawley is a senior associate in the firm’s Taxation department. Prior to MBK, he worked on a variety of clients and industries as a manager at one of the Big Four national firms. He brings to MBK nearly 10 years of public accounting experience and a strong commitment to helping clients. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Boston College and is an enrolled agent with the Internal Revenue Service. Welker is an associate in the Assurance department. He served for seven years in the U.S. Air Force and went on to become a finance manager at a privately held business in Western Mass. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in accounting from Westfield State University. MBK also announced four promotions: Susan Stebbins, CPA to senior manager; Lisa White, CPA to senior manager; Joseph LeMay, CPA to manager; and Kara Graves, CPA to employee benefit plan niche leader. Stebbins, who has been with MBK since 1997, focuses on taxation. In her new position, she will be preparing and reviewing returns, as well as managing several professionals within the firm’s taxation department. A CPA licensed in Massachusetts and Maryland, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). She holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Bentley University. With more than 20 years of public accounting experience, White focuses primarily on federal and state income-tax compliance and planning within the construction and real-estate industries. In her new role as a senior tax manager, she will continue to mentor staff as well as manage the delivery of services directly to many clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University and is a member of the AICPA and the MSCPA. She is a CPA licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and in 2011 was named among the 40 Under 40: Members to Watch by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. LeMay joined MBK in 2015 and works with organizations throughout Western Mass. in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and other service organizations. In his new role as a manager, he will manage a team in the firm’s Accounting and Auditing department. In addition, he leads initiatives to provide the department with tech updates, serves as a mentor in the firm’s formal mentorship program, and is the leader for the firm’s wellness program. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westfield State University and a master’s degree in accountancy from Westfield State University. He is a CPA and certified valuation analyst in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of the AICPA and the MSCPA. Graves, who has been with MBK since 2011 and has more than 14 years of experience in accounting and auditing, specializes in employee benefit plans and commercial audits. In her new position, she will be overseeing all of the plans, scheduling teams and field work, researching changes on standards for pension audits, implementing any necessary updates, and facilitating training and annual planning for pension audits. She is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts and holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Roger Williams University and an master’s degree in accountancy from Western New England University. She is a member of the MSCPA and CPAmerica. She serves on the audit committee for the United Way of Hampshire County.

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Dawn Fleury

Dawn Fleury

Miriam Siegel

Miriam Siegel

Tom Wolcott

Tom Wolcott

Country Bank recently announced three executive promotions within the bank’s senior management team. Dawn Fleury, CPA, has been promoted to first senior vice president of Corporate Risk. Before joining Country Bank in 2012, she had a 21-year career with the FDIC as a commissioned senior bank examiner. In her current role, she oversees the bank’s comprehensive risk-management programs, including compliance, corporate risk, internal audit, BSA fraud, commercial credit, commercial loan workout, and residential collections. Miriam Siegel, CCP, CBP has been promoted to first senior vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity officer. When she joined Country Bank in 2018, she brought 26 years of professional experience as the senior vice president of Human Resources for United Bank. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of the bank’s human-resources initiatives, as well as driving talent-management strategies to lead the bank’s learning and development team. She serves on the board of Behavioral Health Network in Springfield and the Wilbraham Personnel Advisory Board. Tom Wolcott has been promoted to first senior vice president of the Commercial Lending and Business Banking divisions. He joined Country Bank in 2019 after a previous career in the financial-services industry that spanned more than three decades, including senior vice president roles at People’s United Bank, United Bank, Citizens Bank, and Fleet Bank, primarily in the Connecticut, Springfield, and Worcester markets. He has extensive expertise in managing diverse and complex commercial clients as well as assisting small businesses with creative solutions to help them achieve their financial goals.

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Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, announced the appointment of Dean Vitarisi as chief financial officer (CFO) at Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. Vitarisi’s prior experience included executive-level finance positions with Essen Health Care, Trinity Health Of New England, Yale New Haven Health, St. Mary’s Health System, and St. Raphael Healthcare System. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Bryant University. He then completed an MBA from Quinnipiac University, followed by a master certificate in healthcare leadership from Cornell University School of Human Ecology.

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The Valley Blue Sox announced that an alumnus of their 2016 season, Hezekiah (Hez) Randolph, will take over for John Raiola as head coach. Randolph has had a successful career in both high-school and collegiate baseball. He was a designated hitter and second baseman for the University of New Orleans Privateers, where he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in his freshman year and All-Louisiana First Team during his senior year. He joined the Blue Sox as a player in the summer of 2016, where he was selected for the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game, in addition to earning second-team honors. He then went on to join the Blue Sox coaching staff as a hitting coach in 2018.

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Peter Morales

Peter Morales

Country Bank announced that Peter Morales has joined its Innovation & Technology Division as senior vice president. Morales has held several technical leadership positions, most recently as vice president and chief information officer for an international educational organization supporting more than 45,000 students in more than 40 countries worldwide. He also held positions at New York University, (leading technology at the Law and Engineering schools), and the New York and American stock exchanges. Morales began his career developing diagnostic systems for the F18, the jet the Blue Angels currently fly. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in engineering management, and a doctorate in computer science and information systems. He continues to teach in two master’s programs at NYU and is on the board of directors for several incubator startups and nonprofits.

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Caitlin O’Connor

Caitlin O’Connor

Monson Savings Bank announced the hire of Caitlin O’Connor as vice president and marketing officer in the bank’s Marketing department. In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of the bank’s brand and business-line marketing, advertising, public relations, and communications efforts. She will also be responsible for establishing and implementing an effective, innovative, and comprehensive marketing plan that aligns with the bank’s vision, mission, values, and strategic goals. O’Connor has been in the banking industry for 13 years and has 17 years of experience in the marketing and design industry. She is a graduate of Mount Ida College in Newton, now a campus of UMass Amherst. Prior to joining Monson Savings Bank, she held the role of vice president and marketing manager of North Brookfield Savings Bank.

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Jeff Liguori, co-founder and chief investment officer at Napatree Capital, announced the addition of Matt Landon as a partner. With more than 26 years of broad investment experience, Landon began his investment career at MassMutual Financial Group, rising to the role of managing director after a series of promotions. He was later recruited to senior positions at investment-industry leaders Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price. He also founded Intelligent Portfolio Services, an early mover in the robo advisor space. Most recently, he held senior advisor roles at Commonwealth Financial Network and LPL Financial, helping families and business owners pursue their financial goals. Landon has earned a reputation as a skilled investment practitioner and trusted advisor to his clients. As a dedicated student of the financial markets and lifelong learner, he has been awarded the prestigious chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation. Locally, he serves as a trustee at Veritas Prep Charter School and is a member of its finance and investment committees. As a lacrosse fan and enthusiast, he also serves on the board of the Longmeadow Boys’ Lacrosse Assoc. and still suits up for an occasional over-40 lacrosse game.

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Alex Bennett

Alex Bennett

Pearson Wallace Insurance (PWI), with offices in Pittsfield, Amherst, and Boston, announced that Alex Bennett has been promoted to partner within the agency. Bennett has been with PWI from the beginning, most recently holding the position of vice president of Sales. He will continue to spearhead the growth of sales as well as become involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., and started his insurance career at Liberty Mutual in personal-lines direct sales in the Greater Boston area.

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Margaret Mack has joined Bulkley Richardson as a member of the law firm’s real-estate practice group. she earned her juris doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2019 and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the Catholic University of America in 2016. Prior to joining Bulkley Richardson, Mack was an attorney at the Global 200 law firm of Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen, and Lowey in New York City and a law clerk at Seyfarth Shaw in Boston, ranked 75th and 74th, respectively, among all law firms globally. She was also a research assistant for Suffolk University Law School and a legal associate at Integreon, a global provider of alternative legal solutions to leading law firms, corporations, and professional service firms.

Company Notebook

Health Partners New England Acquires Providence Hospital

HOLYOKE — Mercy Medical Center announced it has sold Providence Behavioral Health Hospital to HPNE, which will operate the facility under the name MiraVista Behavioral Health and resume operations of the Acute Treatment Service (detoxification), Clinical Stabilization Service (post-detoxification), and outpatient services, including the Intensive Outpatient Program, court-ordered services, and the Opioid Treatment Program without interruption of service. Additionally, HPNE plans to establish inpatient psychiatric services at the facility, and is currently working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to acquire licensure to provide up to 84 inpatient beds. The timeline for the opening of these inpatient beds is still being determined. Mercy Medical Center will assist colleagues who are affected by the sale, where possible, with Trinity transfers, statutory benefits for employment loss, referrals for alternative employment, and further educational opportunities, and through cooperation with MiraVista for those seeking employment with the new owner. Brightside for Families and Children will continue to provide services to the Western Mass. community under the umbrella of Mercy Medical Center/Trinity Health Of New England. Offices will remain in the former Providence Behavioral Health Hospital building under a lease agreement with HPNE.

 

State Files $400 Million Bond Bill to Rebuild Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

HOLYOKE — The Baker-Polito administration recently filed “An Act Financing the Reconstruction of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke,” which would provide $400 million in capital authorization for a major project to reconstruct the long-term-care facility at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. This bill provides the capital authorization that would allow the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to construct a new facility on the site of the current Soldiers’ Home that would meet the needs of the veterans of Western Mass. and their families. The capital project is on an expedited timeline, necessitated by the April 15 deadline for the VA State Home Construction Grant Program, which would provide 65% matching federal funds. To meet that deadline, DCAMM must have this authorization available by April 1, which requires this bond bill to be enacted by mid-March, with a terms bill filed and enacted soon afterwards. The design-development phase must be completed by Aug. 1 to be eligible for this cycle of the grant program.

 

Happier Valley Comedy Offers Free Happiness Program

HADLEY — After the year nonprofit organizations have had, who couldn’t use more happiness? On March 1, Happier Valley Comedy launched its Free Happiness Program, through which nonprofits serving underrepresented, marginalized communities can apply for a free Happier Valley Comedy event. Organizations can apply for the local comedy theater to provide a free improv show or a personal/professional development training session, either online or in person, when it’s safe to do so. Happier Valley Comedy developed the Free Happiness Program as part of its ‘green-lining’ efforts, which aim to provide some balance for the historic, unjust ‘red-lining’ of BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) individuals in the greater worlds of comedy, personal and professional development, and beyond. Applications open on March 1 and will be awarded by Happier Valley Comedy’s board of directors on a rolling basis through the Free Happiness Program page at happiervalley.com. Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to apply. Preference will be given to local organizations serving underrepresented, marginalized, and/or BIPOC individuals.

 

Shakespeare & Company Plans to Open 500-seat Amphitheater

LENOX — Shakespeare & Company hopes to open a 500-seat amphitheater on its grounds this summer. Founded in 1978, the theater company attracts more than 40,000 patrons to Lenox annually. “We’ve been considering this particular location on the property for a long time as part of our strategic plan,” Artistic Director Allyn Burrows said. Demolition has already begun on the buildings occupying the space where the new performance space, currently known as New Spruce Theatre, will sit. The theater company hopes it will be completed in time for the opening of King Lear this summer. The open-air theater comes after a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic forced the company to suspend all of its in-person activities.

 

Elms College, Big Y Partner on COVID-19 Vaccinations

CHICOPEE — Elms College and Big Y Supermarkets have formed a partnership to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible residents in Western Mass. In coordination with the Elms College School of Nursing, Big Y has established two COVID-19 vaccination clinics. One clinic site is in the former Staples store located in the Big Y Plaza at 443 North Main St. in East Longmeadow. The second is located in the Big Y Plaza at 237 Mohawk Trail in Greenfield, in a space formerly occupied by a mattress store. More than 200 Elms College School of Nursing students — sophomores, juniors and seniors — are participating in this joint effort with Big Y to administer and schedule COVID-19 vaccinations. While some nursing students are administering the vaccines, others help monitor patients after the shots are administered. Elms nursing students also help patients schedule appointments for their second vaccine shot. For more information on the clinics, to see if you qualify, and to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.bigy.com/pharmacy/covid19-vaccine-faq.

 

Girls Inc. to Receive Proceeds from Sen. Warren’s Children’s Book

HOLYOKE — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that a portion of the proceeds from Pinkie Promises, her new children’s book debuting this fall, will go to Girls Inc. of the Valley, as well as several other Girls Inc. chapters in Massachusetts. The book features illustrations by Charlene Chua. “We are completely blown away by this incredible act of generosity from Senator Warren,” said Suzanne Parker, Girls Inc. of the Valley’s executive director. “For the senator to think of Girls Inc. in this way is so special, and we are humbled to be among the Massachusetts Girls Inc. affiliates to receive this honor.” Girls Inc. of the Valley aims to inspire all girls to see themselves as leaders with the skills and capabilities to improve and influence their local communities.

 

Bradley International Airport Named in USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that USA Today has named Bradley International Airport a winner in its 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel contest in the “Best Small Airport” category. Bradley placed seventh out of 15 airports that were selected by industry experts as the best across the nation. In response to COVID-19, the CAA has continued to enhance services at Bradley International Airport over the past year, aimed at providing a safe, clean, and comfortable travel experience. More information about the safety measures undertaken and what travelers can expect can be found at www.bdlcares.com. On its website, USA Today noted that Bradley International Airport “ranks as the second-busiest airport after Boston Logan, yet it remains a convenient option with on-site parking, lots of charging stations, free wi-fi, and proximity to both New York and Boston.” Bradley was chosen by a panel of industry experts for inclusion in the USA Today contest, which was followed by four weeks of public voting nationwide. This is the airport’s second national recognition within the year after placing as a top-10 airport in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey.

 

GCC Introduces Scholarship for Frontline, Essential Workers

GREENFIELD — In response to the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greenfield Community College (GCC) has introduced a scholarship to support frontline and essential workers in their education. The award allows recipients to attend GCC tuition- and fee-free for up to three years of full- or part-time study. The Frontline & Essential Workers Scholarship was conceived last summer in conversations among GCC President Yves Salomon-Fernández; Regina Curtis, executive director of Institutional Advancement and the GCC Foundation; and Linda Desjardins, director of Financial Aid. The expenditures for the scholarship for this academic year are $16,227, and the total cost over three years will be approximately $50,000. The scholarship is primarily funded by GCC’s financial-aid resources, with the help of Big Y World Class Markets. Four students received the Frontline & Essential Workers Scholarship in the 2020-21 academic year: two Big Y employees, one ETM, and one Target employee.

Incorporations

The following business incorporations were recorded in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties and are the latest available. They are listed by community.

NORTH ADAMS

Fatih Corp., 315 Asland St., North Adams, MA 01247. Avni Elevli, 41-43, 43rd St. Sunnyside, NY 11104. Restaurant.

NORTHAMPTON

Alecho Inc., 84 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060. Gerardo Alicea, same. Sales.

SOUTH BARRE

BullGod, Inc., 21 Grove St., PO Box 60, South Barre, MA 01074. Michael Radesky, same. Lawn care services and landscaping.

PITTSFIELD

Element 7 Massachusetts Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Robert Divito, 7936 Hillside Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046. Consulting.

Garden Management Inc., 4 Eastbrook Lane, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Muhammad Khurram Zia, same. Real estate.

H and S Investigations Group Inc., 75 South Church St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Howard C. Siegel, 56 Brookside Dr. Pittsfield, MA 01201. Private investigation and security corporation.

SOUTH HADLEY

Chase Realty Holdings Inc., 95 Main St., South Hadley, MA 01075. Stephan C. Chase, 53 Griswold Rd. Ellington, CT 06029. Property ownership and management.

Coreseka Inc., 2 Linda St. South Hadley, MA 01075. Kathryn A. Hannon, same. Online retail and media.

SOUTHWICK

Designers Edge AA Inc., 549 College Highway, PO Box 450, Southwick, MA 01077. Ashley Augustus, 11 Beach Road, Southwick, MA 01077. Cosmetology and any other lawful purpose.

SPRINGFIELD

CZBW Inc., 102 Thompson St., Springfield, MA 01109. Calvin Samuel Rose, same. Full-service restaurant.

Garden Holistic Center Corporation, 441 White St., Springfield, MA 01108. Donovan Haywood Ma, same. Health, wellness, nutrition, fitness.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Atlantis Transport Corp., 22 Allen St., Floor 1, West Springfield, MA 01089. Adbi Mamedov, same. Trucking.

Bory’s Corporation, 36 Guy Place, West Springfield, MA 01089. Borys Andriychuk, same. Construction.

Community Developers Inc., 940 Westfield St., West Springfield, MA 01089. Wilfrid J. Bourque Jr., same. Real estate development corporation.

WILBRAHAM

Baystate Forktruck Inc., 2 Crane Park, Suite B, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Shawn Summers, same. Road mechanics.

EddBros Co., 60 Chilson Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Ketlyn Depaula, same. Shades installation.

Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcy petitions were recently filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Readers should confirm all information with the court.

Craigg, Kirk D.
122 Avery St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/21/2021

Harry, William A.
160 Point Grove Road, Apt. 25
Southwick, MA 01077
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/21/2021

Hawrylow, Christopher L.
4 Division St., West
Easthampton, MA 01027
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/20/2021

Kotright, Joe J.
Kotright-Gonzalez, Joe
39 Green St., Apt. 1
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/29/2021

Leaper, Michelle Y.
25 High St., Apt. 3R
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/26/2021

Logan, Ashlee L.
a/k/a Logan, Ashlee Lavonne Renae
165 Lebanon Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/30/2021

McAlister, Stephen E.
3 Warren Ave.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/30/2021

Morgan, Gordon Samuel
86 Lake Villa Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/19/2021

Ocasio, Migdalia L.
12 Trafton Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/21/2021

Pala, Serap
134 College Hwy., Apt. D-5
Southampton, MA 01073
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/21/2021

Seward, Wallace L.
43 Froman St.
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/21/2021

Somes, John Davison
50 Village Hill Road, Apt. 107
Northampton, MA 01060
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/25/2021

Turan, Arzu
96 Bluebird Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/21/2021

Walsh, Elizabeth Anne
a/k/a Santanello, Elizabeth
185 Allen St
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/25/2021

Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest available) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

ASHFIELD

536 Bellus Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $720,000
Buyer: Richard E. Rubin
Seller: Kathryn C. Precourt RET
Date: 01/29/21

812 West Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Michael McDonnell
Seller: Richard P. Fitzgerald
Date: 01/29/21

BERNARDSTON

27-A Eden Trail
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $325,500
Buyer: MTGLQ Investors LP
Seller: Stuart R. Provost
Date: 01/29/21

179 Shaw Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $154,875
Buyer: Steven Walter-Kubisch
Seller: Bank New York Mellon
Date: 02/05/21

267 Turners Falls Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: David J. Harris
Seller: David C. Lewis
Date: 02/05/21

CHARLEMONT

2065 Route 2
Charlemont, MA 01370
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Lawrence T. Shaw
Seller: Terri J. Peters
Date: 01/29/21

COLRAIN

8 Christian Hill Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Zachary Starr-Powell
Seller: Joan A. Powell
Date: 02/05/21

CONWAY

46 Delabarre Ave.
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Sophie P. Michaux
Seller: Amanda L. Nash
Date: 02/05/21

859 East Guinea Road
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Jacob Arnold
Seller: Richard G. Laroche
Date: 01/29/21

155 Sabans Road
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Jacob R. Coates
Seller: Scott M. Doneilo
Date: 01/29/21

DEERFIELD

299 Greenfield Road
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $146,500
Buyer: STS Properties LLC
Seller: Blaise P. Berthiaume
Date: 01/27/21

24 Pleasant Ave.
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Pervez Hai
Seller: Carrington Mtg Services LLC
Date: 02/02/21

ERVING

22 Prospect St.
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Melanie C. Breor
Seller: Philip R. Kavanaugh
Date: 02/05/21

58 River Road
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $294,300
Buyer: Jesse J. Taylor
Seller: Nancy S. Hammond
Date: 01/29/21

GREENFIELD

9 Cherry St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Jeffrey W. Whitney
Seller: Carmela Semonelli
Date: 01/26/21

139 Conway St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Shimon Ben-Shir
Seller: Paul A. Interlande
Date: 01/29/21

20 Ferrante Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $227,500
Buyer: Seth Rosenbloom
Seller: Kimberley G. Scammon
Date: 02/05/21

450 Green River Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Peter C. Perkins
Seller: R. B. & Tessa S. Taylor LT
Date: 02/05/21

145 Hope St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Dovrah Plotkin
Seller: Katryn V. Turk
Date: 02/01/21

117 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Cohn & Grader LLC
Seller: Ross D. Gorman
Date: 01/28/21

112 Maple St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $186,000
Buyer: Eli Liebman
Seller: Meghan S. Carroll
Date: 01/27/21

22 Riddell St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $192,000
Buyer: Mark A. Abraham
Seller: KWC 22 Riddell LLC
Date: 02/05/21

MONTAGUE

60 Central St.
Montague, MA 01349
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Samuel P. Gido
Seller: Andrew H. Killeen
Date: 02/05/21

94 Federal St.
Montague, MA 01349
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: William P. Freeman
Seller: Raymond P. Denkewicz
Date: 02/04/21

20-1/2 G. St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Marc Guillaume
Seller: David W. Collings
Date: 01/29/21

29 Greenfield Road
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Samuel I. Baker
Seller: Jarad Weeks
Date: 01/26/21

17 West Main St.
Montague, MA 01349
Amount: $192,000
Buyer: Yaritza Fuentes
Seller: Marilyn C. Watroba
Date: 01/29/21

ORANGE

54 Abbott St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Virginia Realty Inc.
Seller: Laurence P. Vallee
Date: 01/28/21

67 Logan Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Elwyn C. Hayden
Seller: Anne J. Hayden
Date: 01/27/21

77 Pleasant St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Brandon M. Coy
Seller: Jay Guilmette
Date: 02/05/21

241 Walnut Hill Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $245,900
Buyer: Agbenyo Dika
Seller: Jason A. Zanga
Date: 01/26/21

92 Wheeler Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Thomas W. Donahue
Seller: Teresa Richards
Date: 01/29/21

SHELBURNE

95 Main St.
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $162,500
Buyer: Noble Home LLC
Seller: Kara Ballentine
Date: 01/27/21

SHUTESBURY

338 Locks Pond Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $859,900
Buyer: Isaac M. Goldstein
Seller: Alan J. Lesser
Date: 02/02/21

Locks Pond Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: KJS Realty Inc.
Seller: Historical Enterprises
Date: 02/03/21

SUNDERLAND

267 River Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $316,500
Buyer: Wo Q. Zhu
Seller: James A. Kudrikow
Date: 01/29/21

WENDELL

143 Locke Hill Road
Wendell, MA 01379
Amount: $211,000
Buyer: Rachael Bean
Seller: Linda G. Bean
Date: 02/01/21

44 Wickett Pond Road
Wendell, MA 01379
Amount: $261,000
Buyer: Jonathan E. Skellie
Seller: Amie M. Keddy
Date: 01/28/21

WHATELY

202 River Road
Whately, MA 01373
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Leah R. Herd
Seller: John J. Symanski
Date: 02/04/21

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

38 Depalma St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $279,900
Buyer: Olga Arbuzov
Seller: MAA Property LLC
Date: 01/28/21

28 Doane Ave.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $216,000
Buyer: Andrea Efantis
Seller: Clifford M. Larsen
Date: 02/05/21

17 Duclos Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $322,000
Buyer: Lisa Crabtree-Kelliher
Seller: Dian D. Curran
Date: 02/05/21

263 Elm St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Natalia P. Trznadel
Seller: Simard, Charles F., (Estate)
Date: 02/03/21

71 Florida Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $299,900
Buyer: Stephen A. Bennett
Seller: Alicia Horning
Date: 01/29/21

82-84 High St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Agawam Rentals LLC
Seller: Samantha Gelinas
Date: 01/28/21

91 Liberty St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Christopher Deuso
Seller: Joslyn J. Luginbuhl
Date: 02/05/21

238 Maple St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $4,000,000
Buyer: Malka Apts. Equities LLC
Seller: Dow Realty Management LLC
Date: 02/05/21

41 Monroe St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Kevin R. Hill
Seller: Richard C. Gingras
Date: 02/05/21

483 North Westfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $245,051
Buyer: Deborah A. Senk
Seller: McCausland, Randy E., (Estate)
Date: 01/26/21

28-30 Orlando St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Zhi Q. Tan
Seller: Ali B. Kitchell
Date: 02/05/21

81 Pleasant Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Christine Croteau
Seller: Anthony F. Manzi
Date: 01/28/21

39 Robin Ridge Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $335,888
Buyer: Jennifer Mason
Seller: Kimberly Brantley
Date: 01/29/21

178 School St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Fabio J. Desousa
Seller: Dmitriy Brutskiy
Date: 02/02/21

22 Silver St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Papaoutai RT
Seller: Top Notch Service Provider
Date: 01/29/21

562 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $182,900
Buyer: Rosa F. Contrino
Seller: Brenda Gooch
Date: 01/29/21

55 Wilbert Ter.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Delanie Sapelli
Seller: Susan E. Smith
Date: 01/28/21

CHICOPEE

20 Alfred St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Anabel Vargas
Seller: Christina R. Hemond
Date: 01/29/21

206 Bridle Path Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Todd M. Diederich
Seller: Adam D. Corcoran
Date: 01/29/21

168 Britton St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Vyacheslav Pisarenko
Seller: Bernard G. St.George
Date: 02/02/21

295 Britton St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $189,900
Buyer: Samet Ozturk
Seller: Clark E. Matthews
Date: 01/29/21

544 Broadway St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Carlos J. Martinez
Seller: Noreen B. Candon
Date: 02/05/21

59 Carriage Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $520,000
Buyer: William R. Wisniewski
Seller: Melissa Dawn-Laflamme
Date: 01/29/21

725 Chicopee St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $172,000
Buyer: Mark Tefft
Seller: Timothy J. Driscoll
Date: 02/05/21

21 Depot St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Round 2 LLC
Seller: Michael Breor
Date: 01/29/21

6 Duncan St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Chelsey M. Kelley
Seller: Nicole E. Desrosiers
Date: 01/29/21

48 Edgewood Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $216,000
Buyer: Alisha L. Lugo
Seller: Stephanie A. Pelland
Date: 01/26/21

23 Francis St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $249,900
Buyer: Daniel R. St.Cyr
Seller: Cynthia A. Conklin
Date: 01/26/21

63 Fredette St.
Chicopee, MA 01022
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Jonathan R. Ash
Seller: N. Riley Development Inc.
Date: 01/29/21

310 Front St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $819,000
Buyer: PAF IRT
Seller: KV Properties LLC
Date: 01/29/21

318 Front St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $819,000
Buyer: PAF IRT
Seller: KV Properties LLC
Date: 01/29/21

339 Front St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $819,000
Buyer: PAF IRT
Seller: KV Properties LLC
Date: 01/29/21

43 Grace St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $257,500
Buyer: Michael Bogdanovich
Seller: Student Builders Inc.
Date: 01/29/21

181 Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Giovannie Luna
Seller: Lussier, Don E., (Estate)
Date: 01/27/21

33 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Kenney Commercial Group LLC
Seller: John W. Walz
Date: 01/28/21

37 Greenleaf St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $207,000
Buyer: Julio Vazquez-Roman
Seller: Emtay Inc.
Date: 02/05/21

57 Laramee St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $123,000
Buyer: Caleb P. Kabaniec
Seller: Steven C. Switalski
Date: 02/03/21

6 Lombard St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: A. Tia Lexandre-Taylor
Seller: Kevin Boisselle
Date: 02/05/21

52 Marlborough St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Jared J. Krause
Seller: Alzira Costa
Date: 01/29/21
132 Maryland Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $243,800
Buyer: Elsie Texidor
Seller: German Garcia
Date: 02/04/21

77 Meadow St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Nawar Tifour
Seller: Victoria Tokarev
Date: 01/29/21

930 McKinstry Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Eugene V. Shevchuk
Seller: Mariya Borisik
Date: 02/01/21

327 New Ludlow Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: German Garcia
Seller: DGL Properties LLC
Date: 02/04/21

9 Post Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Lisa Munoz
Seller: Lori J. Page
Date: 01/27/21

48 Rimmon Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Janet T. Brewster
Seller: Thomas A. Conroy
Date: 02/05/21

100 Saint James Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $223,000
Buyer: Fermin R. Rivera-Mercado
Seller: Steven M. Jimmo
Date: 02/05/21

563 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Pierre J. Saintilus
Seller: Oleksandr O. Barynov
Date: 01/29/21

581 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Duncan Daviau
Seller: Daviau, Richard G., (Estate)
Date: 01/29/21

48 Sycamore Lane
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Eric A. Ciecko
Seller: Grandview Development Assocs. LLC
Date: 01/29/21

153 Vadnais St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Patricia Hart
Seller: Amber L. Diederich
Date: 01/29/21

West St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Nicholas Ayala
Seller: Michael Lopes
Date: 02/05/21

EAST LONGMEADOW

8 Auburn St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $376,500
Buyer: Marisa H. Anthonis
Seller: John J. Kelly
Date: 01/25/21

131 Dwight Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01108
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Suzette Santiago
Seller: Luke Paull
Date: 01/29/21

87 Gates Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $299,900
Buyer: Jebuotao F. Lemont
Seller: Kelly Osada
Date: 02/01/21

64 Merriam St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $214,000
Buyer: Aaron L. Duncan
Seller: Thomas R. Reilly
Date: 01/26/21

51 Scantic Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Samuel Wheaton
Seller: Angela R. Tassinari
Date: 01/28/21

126 Westwood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Brittanie L. McGregor
Seller: HSB Investments LLC
Date: 01/28/21

61 Wood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Janet P. Hemond
Seller: Brandy Magdalino
Date: 01/27/21

GRANVILLE

75 Old Westfield Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Jeffrey C. Maceyka
Seller: Thomas A. Laptew
Date: 01/25/21

HOLLAND

33 Leno Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $179,900
Buyer: James W. Leaming
Seller: Jennifer Nardone
Date: 01/27/21

HOLYOKE

5 Adams St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: 33 34 Van Cort LLC
Seller: Riverdale Equities LLC
Date: 01/28/21

341 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $187,000
Buyer: Patalano Property Mgmt. LLC
Seller: Anthony Patalano
Date: 02/01/21

Bullard Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $515,000
Buyer: Albert R. Axe
Seller: Steven Tenenbaum
Date: 02/01/21

121-123 Clemente St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,350,000
Buyer: 121131 Clemente Holyoke
Seller: Posiadlosc LLC
Date: 01/25/21

1000-1002 Hampden St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $262,650
Buyer: Allan E. Nolan
Seller: Amer Ahmed
Date: 01/25/21

35 Holy Family Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $2,000,000
Buyer: Holyoke Realty Investments LLC
Seller: Sisters of Providence
Date: 02/03/21

46 Magnolia Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Javier A. Villa-Hernandez
Seller: Damaris S. Martinez
Date: 01/28/21

12 Montgomery Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $515,000
Buyer: Albert R. Axe
Seller: Steven Tenenbaum
Date: 02/01/21

5 North Canal St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Paul D. McBride
Seller: Henry Varick-Pelton
Date: 01/29/21

1736 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Naomi Henderson
Seller: Charles Haluck
Date: 02/04/21

2010 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Vanessa R. Farrell
Seller: Douglas J. Fountain
Date: 01/29/21

41 Queen St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $286,000
Buyer: Jared A. Herman
Seller: Karen L. Kleszczynski
Date: 01/28/21

79-81 Taylor St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Biano D. Thiombiano
Seller: Kevin J. Godek
Date: 02/01/21

348 West Franklin St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Amer Ahmed
Seller: US Bank
Date: 01/25/21

LONGMEADOW

122 Ardsley Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $835,000
Buyer: Raymond L. Adams
Seller: Richard E. Spencer
Date: 01/25/21

214 Captain Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Rebecca S. Reiff
Seller: Christina Ly
Date: 01/29/21

158 Edgewood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $257,500
Buyer: Teresa C. Reppucci
Seller: Hession, Lee C., (Estate)
Date: 01/27/21

133 Lawnwood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Zachary Kushner
Seller: Kaaren M. Maloney
Date: 01/29/21

447 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Brian E. Chiesi
Seller: Athena P. Pappas
Date: 01/29/21

14 Riverview Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $266,000
Buyer: Vinod Hareendrannair
Seller: Albina M. Belisle
Date: 01/29/21

24 Roseland Ter.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $308,111
Buyer: David Freeman-Evans
Seller: Annette M. Scheidecker
Date: 02/05/21

41 Roseland Ter.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $393,000
Buyer: Gerald M. Foley
Seller: Deeba A. Zaher
Date: 01/29/21

93 Wheel Meadow Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $560,000
Buyer: Anthony W. Bunn
Seller: Howard A. Goldberg
Date: 01/29/21

LUDLOW

695 Chapin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Antwain Bridges
Seller: Richard A. Thibeault
Date: 01/26/21

71 Crest St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Jennifer L. Castro
Seller: Jose Alves
Date: 01/29/21

23 Focosi Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Mike I. Imbale
Seller: Platinum Homes LLC
Date: 02/04/21

64 Kirkland Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $252,000
Buyer: Edward J. Rondeau
Seller: Eurico F. Ferreira
Date: 02/01/21

55 Manor Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Tyler Redzko
Seller: Roger P. Ledoux
Date: 02/05/21

614 Moore St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $259,000
Buyer: Jorge Jimenez
Seller: Markez F. Cotto
Date: 01/29/21

76 Rood St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $291,500
Buyer: Nikolaus K. Schloesser
Seller: Carvalho, Alfred M., (Estate)
Date: 01/29/21

287 West St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $188,000
Buyer: GJL RNL NT
Seller: Ryan J. Pazcoguin
Date: 01/27/21

MONSON

10 Hilltop Dr.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Jarett K. Greene
Seller: Thomas M. Greene
Date: 01/29/21

275 Lower Hampden Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $292,000
Buyer: Paula M. Aversa
Seller: Michael J. Stacy
Date: 02/04/21

14 Main St.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $242,000
Buyer: Lauri Aliengena
Seller: James P. Moran
Date: 02/03/21

308 Main St.
Monson, MA 01036
Amount: $239,900
Buyer: Cynthia Gleason
Seller: 4 Season Realty Development LLC
Date: 01/29/21

113 Thayer Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Richard Keefe
Seller: Christopher P. Tranghese
Date: 01/26/21

3 Woodridge Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: David A. Robitaille
Seller: Property Advantage Inc.
Date: 01/29/21

PALMER

53 Commercial St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $174,900
Buyer: Keith S. Karrmann
Seller: Brandon T. Moser
Date: 01/29/21

2187-2189 Main St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Andres Camacho
Seller: Waseem Ahmad
Date: 02/05/21

58 Olney Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Branden P. Cavanaugh
Seller: Patrick J. Cavanaugh
Date: 01/29/21

34 Shearer St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $253,000
Buyer: Maurice L. Young
Seller: Laurie A. Lafleche
Date: 01/25/21

RUSSELL

146 Huntington Road
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Frederick Fopiano
Seller: Marie A. Fisk
Date: 01/29/21

21 Main St.
Russell, MA 01008
Amount: $176,400
Buyer: FHLM
Seller: Edward M. Donnachie
Date: 01/26/21

SPRINGFIELD

53 Abbott St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Reinaldo J. Rivera
Seller: Golden Gates Realty Assocs.
Date: 01/29/21

92 Acushnet Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Adriana B. Bello
Seller: Global Homes Property LLC
Date: 02/01/21

80 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $204,000
Buyer: Julianny Ortiz-Diaz
Seller: Hector E. Lorenzo
Date: 01/28/21

600 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Travis M. Orszulak
Seller: Clinton R. Stonacek
Date: 02/01/21

60 Aspen Road
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Barbara Racine
Seller: George W. Andrews
Date: 01/29/21

55 Bellevue Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Genevieve Construction Development Group
Seller: John Piekutoski
Date: 01/26/21

19 Birch St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $252,000
Buyer: Jenoy Barnett
Seller: Thomas P. Hanifan
Date: 02/03/21

47 Bither St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Nichole M. Bourke
Seller: Jordan Gilliam
Date: 01/29/21

55 Blodgett St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Samantha Clinton-Aimable
Seller: Blythewood Property Mgmt. LLC
Date: 01/29/21

178 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Shelby Real Estate LLC
Seller: 180 Boston Road LLC
Date: 01/26/21

73 Canton St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $142,000
Buyer: Rhonda M. Soto
Seller: Anne E. Welz
Date: 02/05/21

1542-1548 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $259,900
Buyer: Wahid Uddin
Seller: Shaw, William D., (Estate)
Date: 01/26/21

39 Cedar St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $270,750
Buyer: Brett H. Albert
Seller: Antonio Aro
Date: 01/26/21

240 Centre St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Donny Taimanglo
Seller: Miles Alden Bus Agency
Date: 02/02/21

11 Chase Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $164,850
Buyer: PHH Mortgage Corp
Seller: Campagnari Construction LLC
Date: 02/01/21

282 Commonwealth Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $138,000
Buyer: William M. Collins
Seller: Jerine Blissett
Date: 01/25/21

235 Connecticut Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Jade V. Lebel
Seller: Andrew Barcomb
Date: 02/02/21

259 Cuff Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Rebecca M. Feist
Seller: Renata J. Peloquin
Date: 01/29/21

124 Donbray Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Tam T. Le
Seller: Binh T. Le
Date: 01/26/21

62-64 Dunmoreland St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Frank Ofori-Boateng
Seller: Salim Abdoo
Date: 01/26/21

131 Dwight Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Suzette Santiago
Seller: Luke Paull
Date: 01/29/21

3 Elaine Circle
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Evandro Dessani-Gomes
Seller: Juan Esteves
Date: 02/01/21

81 Emerson St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $192,000
Buyer: Yamary Vazquez-Salgado
Seller: Dawn P. Moriarty
Date: 01/29/21

52 Euclid Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Nguyen T. Tien-Pham
Seller: Son Vo
Date: 01/28/21

74 Forest Park Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $228,000
Buyer: Reginald V. Patterson
Seller: Carmen Reyes
Date: 02/05/21

141 Forest Park Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $197,999
Buyer: Jillian K. Rexford
Seller: Thomas Vuong
Date: 01/28/21

94 Fort Pleasant Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Jasmin Vazquez
Seller: Deniz M. Kan
Date: 01/28/21

372-374 Franklin St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Carol Pennant
Seller: Andrew J. Witman
Date: 01/29/21

281 Gilbert Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Jullisses A. Perales
Seller: Bretta Construction LLC
Date: 01/26/21

77 Gillette Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Sarah E. Cagan
Seller: Susan S. Cagan
Date: 02/04/21

50 Glencoe St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Milagros Rivera
Seller: Therese S. Hastings
Date: 01/27/21

195 Glenoak Dr.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Loretta Heady
Seller: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Date: 01/29/21

256 Gresham St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Marcia Johnson
Seller: Basile Realty LLC
Date: 02/01/21

386 Hancock St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $147,000
Buyer: Farrah Quiles-Mason
Seller: Miguel Otero
Date: 01/26/21

88 Jardine St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $194,900
Buyer: Alefe M. Phakos
Seller: Abigail Rodriguez
Date: 01/29/21

121-123 Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Kamlesh Mistri
Seller: William S. Duggan
Date: 02/05/21

67 Jeffrey Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Ashley M. Rodriguez
Seller: Christopher J. Behnk
Date: 02/02/21

105 Joan St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $171,000
Buyer: Mario Tascon
Seller: Bank New York Mellon
Date: 01/27/21

119-121 Johnson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Nelson Dela-Cruz
Seller: Anelson DelaCruz
Date: 01/29/21

28 Kazbeck St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Louis R. Bortolussi
Seller: Roginski, Joseph S., (Estate)
Date: 01/29/21

101 Larkspur St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Karla Wilder
Seller: Deacon, Frank J., (Estate)
Date: 02/03/21

11 Laurelwood Lane
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $266,500
Buyer: Narad M. Adhikari
Seller: Barry S. Cady
Date: 01/28/21

44 Leland Dr.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Huiqing Zhu
Seller: Michael R. Leblanc
Date: 02/04/21

31 Leyfred Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Carol Pennant
Seller: Natalya Pavlichenko
Date: 01/29/21

1114-1116 Liberty St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Christopher D. Malone
Seller: Kandice Boyd
Date: 01/28/21

34 Lorimer St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Emely Figueroa
Seller: Xaver A. Sierra
Date: 01/25/21

49 Merida St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $198,000
Buyer: Carmen N. Nater-Valentin
Seller: Emtay Inc.
Date: 01/29/21

253-255 Mill St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Charles R. Burgess
Seller: Mark A. Pease
Date: 01/29/21

24 Montgomery St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $273,000
Buyer: Ana M. Alvarado
Seller: Augusto G. Crespo
Date: 01/26/21

90 Mooreland St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Lewis G. Grant
Seller: Emely Figueroa
Date: 01/25/21

238 Newhouse St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Isannette Gomez
Seller: Juan Adorno
Date: 02/02/21

25-27 Nye St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $153,000
Buyer: Joejoe Properties LLC
Seller: Gilda M. Garcia
Date: 01/29/21

253-255 Oak St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $169,027
Buyer: Deutsche Bank
Seller: Alfredo Garcia-Escalera
Date: 01/29/21

104 Old Lane Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $196,000
Buyer: Sandra A. Fraser
Seller: Rondeau, Rose, (Estate)
Date: 02/01/21

14 Parkside St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Omar Martinez-Albaladejo
Seller: 613 LLC
Date: 01/25/21

97 Parkside St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Enid Y. Liberato
Seller: Dambrosio, Kathleen A., (Estate)
Date: 01/29/21

97-99 Prospect St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $222,000
Buyer: Einer A. Argueta
Seller: H&P Investments LLC
Date: 01/29/21

8 Putnam St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Brital 1987 LLC
Seller: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Date: 02/05/21

586 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Judit I. Duran-Castillo
Seller: Karla A. Ardolino
Date: 01/26/21

28 Rutledge Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: A. R. Stallworth-Cummings
Seller: Edwin Ortiz-Gonzalez
Date: 02/03/21

1129 Saint James Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: Edward Hernandez
Seller: Michael S. Banks
Date: 01/29/21

53 Seneca St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $189,500
Buyer: Mary Lynn R. Metivier
Seller: Jennifer L. Castro
Date: 01/29/21

22 Sewell St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Gogri Inc.
Seller: Gail Green
Date: 02/04/21

17 Skyridge Lane
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Jennifer Germain
Seller: Jason Pressey
Date: 02/03/21

101 Stuart St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $161,999
Buyer: Short 4U RT
Seller: FHLM
Date: 01/25/21

95-97 Suffolk St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Cristian G. Ortiz
Seller: Round 2 LLC
Date: 02/01/21

42 Terrence St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $116,500
Buyer: Emilio Figueroa
Seller: Victor M. Colon
Date: 02/05/21

22 Thornfell St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $118,500
Buyer: Alex Owusu
Seller: Nasser Zebian
Date: 02/01/21

25 Tourigny St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Callie Kazalski
Seller: Lisa J. Russell
Date: 02/02/21

40 Tulsa St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: William Sanchez
Seller: Diane Markham
Date: 01/28/21

293 Tyler St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $121,500
Buyer: Raul O. Gomez
Seller: Myrna Oquendo
Date: 01/28/21

87 Whittier St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $117,000
Buyer: CIG 4 LLC
Seller: Frank C. Agiato
Date: 02/03/21

43 Winding Lane
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Michael Poole
Seller: Jeffrey W. Cramton
Date: 02/01/21

SOUTHWICK

5 Evergreen St.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Tyler D. Simmitt
Seller: Tyler Burnham
Date: 01/29/21

47 Lexington Circle
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $518,000
Buyer: Jennifer L. Knoop
Seller: Angela M. Whitcher
Date: 02/04/21

38 Mort Vining Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $369,900
Buyer: Rachel M. Maxton
Seller: RM Blerman LLC
Date: 01/25/21

10 Sawgrass Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Hamelin Framing Inc.
Seller: Doreen Dargon
Date: 01/27/21

WALES

80 McBride Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $357,000
Buyer: Dinis S. Martins
Seller: Tracey Robertson
Date: 02/04/21

WEST SPRINGFIELD

79 Bear Hole Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Brian W. Farnsworth
Seller: William Lyons
Date: 01/27/21

29 Field St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Mumtaz B. Shah
Seller: Jonathan S. McFadden
Date: 01/26/21

55 Fox St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: Robert G. Bedard
Date: 01/27/21

30 Hanover St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: G&C RE Investments LLC
Seller: Kenneth B. Kimball
Date: 01/27/21

207 Labelle St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Paul C. Hoover
Seller: Kurt C. Hoernig
Date: 02/01/21

670 Main St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Rebecca A. Wise
Seller: TM Properties Inc.
Date: 02/04/21

57 Maple Ter.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: Raynna S. Crump
Seller: Cynthia Capella
Date: 02/03/21

131 River St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $5,250,000
Buyer: Imperial Apts. Equities
Seller: Dow Realty Management LLC
Date: 02/05/21

155 River St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $5,250,000
Buyer: Imperial Apts. Equities
Seller: Dow Realty Management LLC
Date: 02/05/21

39 Sunnyside St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Sue Ann Hilton
Seller: Jullisses A. Perales
Date: 01/25/21

60 Terry Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Micheal Parrish
Seller: John L. Dowd
Date: 02/03/21

WESTFIELD

23 Green Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $384,000
Buyer: Mejias LLC
Seller: Woodsville Realty Inc.
Date: 02/03/21

25 Green Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $384,000
Buyer: Mejias LLC
Seller: Woodsville Realty Inc.
Date: 02/03/21

27 Green Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $384,000
Buyer: Mejias LLC
Seller: Woodsville Realty Inc.
Date: 02/03/21

20 Jefferson St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Nicole L. Anderson
Seller: Patrick G. Smith
Date: 01/25/21

11 Knollwood Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $263,000
Buyer: Peter A. Rocca
Seller: Michael F. Crow
Date: 01/29/21

5 Magnolia Ter.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $472,000
Buyer: Marisa Masciadrelli
Seller: David L. Haight
Date: 02/01/21

282 Montgomery Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Antonio F. Basile
Seller: Diplomat Property Manager LLC
Date: 02/05/21

124 New Broadway
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Karen Kleszczynski
Seller: Vladimir Andrusiv
Date: 01/28/21

27 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Peter Sychev
Seller: William W. Boisseau
Date: 01/28/21

9 Parker Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Priscilla A. Lysak
Seller: Anita L. Huckins
Date: 01/28/21

297 Russell Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Westfield Baptist Church TR
Seller: Christian & Missionary
Date: 02/02/21

50 Sackett Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Stephen Harland
Seller: Michael E. Fregeau
Date: 02/05/21

1082 Shaker Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Kenneth J. Bassett
Seller: Gloria J. Hunter
Date: 01/25/21

34 Squawfield Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $219,000
Buyer: Ryan M. Fanion
Seller: Ingalls, Glenice H., (Estate)
Date: 02/01/21

375 Steiger Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: Joan Ascolese
Seller: Shana Dubay
Date: 01/28/21

WILBRAHAM

2773-2775 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Landmark Partners Inc.
Seller: Jose A. Andre
Date: 01/29/21

12 Delmor Circle
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $252,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Behnk
Seller: Near, Michael A., (Estate)
Date: 02/02/21

5 Edgewood Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $132,264
Buyer: Bank New York Mellon
Seller: Eddie E. Owens
Date: 01/28/21

4 Oakridge Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Kara L. Rice
Seller: Mary M. Danio
Date: 02/05/21

555 Ridge Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $276,000
Buyer: Rakeshkumar V. Patel
Seller: Mark Bates
Date: 02/05/21

791 Ridge Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $832,000
Buyer: Timothy Marini
Seller: Lorrijane Massa
Date: 01/29/21

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

236 Aubinwood Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $615,000
Buyer: Kyle Busacker
Seller: Paul Dibenedetto RET
Date: 01/29/21

12 Cranberry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $367,700
Buyer: Rolla S. Herman
Seller: Brian P. Hayes
Date: 02/05/21

6 Evening Star Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $1,380,000
Buyer: Bouton RET
Seller: Pollin, Irene S., (Estate)
Date: 01/28/21

76 Stony Hill Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $321,000
Buyer: Kevin M. Boissonnault
Seller: Rebecca Hull
Date: 02/01/21

30 Ward St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Emmanuel N. Cheo
Seller: Ellen T. Middleton
Date: 02/01/21

BELCHERTOWN

9 Chartier Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Santos Rosario-Gonzalez
Seller: Newell, Gordon A., (Estate)
Date: 01/28/21

6 Jackson St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Costas Mathews
Seller: Redwood Properties LLC
Date: 01/25/21

16 Maple St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Marc B. Moro
Seller: Belchertown Historical
Date: 01/29/21

57 Magnolia Lane
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $449,900
Buyer: Allen H. Brainerd
Seller: JN Duquette & Son Construction
Date: 02/02/21

5 Woodhaven Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Seth Lakso
Seller: Seth Lakso
Date: 02/05/21

CHESTERFIELD

62 Willicutt Road
Chesterfield, MA 01012
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Amber L. Spiess
Seller: Thomas E. Dawson-Greene
Date: 01/26/21

EASTHAMPTON

19 Deerfield Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $283,000
Buyer: Charles W. Dunham
Seller: Shirley N. Lavalley
Date: 01/29/21

53-55 Emerald Place
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Zoe M. Johnson
Seller: Herman R. Copen RET
Date: 01/29/21

177 Ferry St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Nicholas D. Duprey
Seller: F&H Property Funding TR
Date: 02/01/21

168 Northampton St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $1,088,871
Buyer: 906-908 Belmont RT
Seller: Aubuchon Realty Co. Inc.
Date: 01/29/21

50 Overlook Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $309,000
Buyer: Mikena L. Wood
Seller: Ronald D. Bishop
Date: 01/28/21

11 Union Court
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Michael P. Keeney
Seller: John M. Fish
Date: 01/27/21

 

GRANBY

56 Harris St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Anne Marie Smith
Seller: Alfred L. Martin
Date: 01/27/21

76 Kendall St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Andrew Chagnon
Seller: Rebecca L. Barlow
Date: 02/05/21

108 Maximilian Dr.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $428,900
Buyer: Megan Yee
Seller: Kevin D. Mahoney
Date: 02/05/21

158 Taylor St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: Mark Jackson
Seller: Patricia Miller RET
Date: 01/26/21

70 West State St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $2,922,600
Buyer: Aubuchon Realty Co. Inc.
Seller: Pride LP
Date: 02/03/21

HADLEY

118 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $306,000
Buyer: Joseph F. Cebula
Seller: Kathleen M. Iles
Date: 01/29/21

45 Old Mountain Road
Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Rosemund LLC
Seller: Sidney B. Simon T
Date: 01/25/21

HATFIELD

151 Elm St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Richard J. Ross
Seller: Jeffrey C. Zgrodnik
Date: 01/28/21

43 Straits Road
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $502,000
Buyer: Paul Satriano RET
Seller: Paul M. Kelly
Date: 02/01/21

NORTHAMPTON

38 Franklin St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: Katherine A. Markelz
Seller: Anne West-Church
Date: 02/05/21

21 Mountain Laurel Path
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Cordelia C. McKusick TR
Seller: Hermit Thrush LLC
Date: 02/05/21

North King St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Damon Lane LLC
Seller: Lane Construction Corp.
Date: 01/28/21

451 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $311,800
Buyer: Jessica Hertzberg
Seller: Sean P. Carroll
Date: 02/01/21

267 South St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Good View LLC
Seller: Joan M. Hart RET
Date: 02/05/21

91 South St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $1,110,000
Buyer: Kalyan Kari LLC
Seller: Yarland Properties LLC
Date: 02/01/21

Sylvester Road #2
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $152,000
Buyer: Andrew R. Burque
Seller: Judith L. Snyder
Date: 02/01/21

PLAINFIELD

296 Main St.
Plainfield, MA 01070
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Matthew B. Marotte
Seller: Joan A. Bianchi
Date: 02/01/21

SOUTH HADLEY

30 Alvord St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Brian J. O’Toole
Seller: Richard W. Adams RET
Date: 01/29/21

3 Eagle Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $485,000
Buyer: Kristen S. Gardner
Seller: Dorothy J. Ross
Date: 01/28/21

431 East St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Timothy Trombley
Seller: Emtay Inc.
Date: 02/05/21

99 Lyman Ter.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $470,000
Buyer: Dean R. Riel
Seller: Russell F. Degenza
Date: 01/29/21

334 North Main St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $274,000
Buyer: Jennifer B. Jarrell
Seller: Elizabeth A. Grant
Date: 02/05/21

56 Old Lyman Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Christopher Kleeberg
Seller: Kyle J. Levreault
Date: 01/28/21

Riverlodge Road #3
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Anthony R. Witman
Seller: Patrick J. Spring
Date: 02/03/21

33 Spring St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: DS Group Investments LLC
Seller: RGS Realty LLC
Date: 01/29/21

8 Sunrise Circle
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $663,000
Buyer: April S. Grudgen
Seller: Michael C. Bean
Date: 02/05/21

10 The Knolls
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Lena Dohlman-Gerhart
Seller: Lisa Uyehara
Date: 02/05/21

SOUTHAMPTON

106 Clark St.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Kelly J. Light
Seller: John & Clarie Martin RET
Date: 01/29/21

10 Fitch Farm Way
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $685,000
Buyer: Christopher M. Buell
Seller: Thomas Quinlan
Date: 01/25/21

5 Strong Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Wendy Snape
Seller: Paul E. Truehart
Date: 01/28/21

WARE

321 Beaver Lake Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Michael Sanuita
Seller: Gary B. Barnes
Date: 01/27/21

246 Belchertown Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Michael Hackett
Seller: Randy J. Wessels
Date: 01/27/21

77 Coffey Hill Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Jorge A. Marrero
Seller: Coffey Hill Property LLC
Date: 02/01/21

31 Homecrest Ave.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Erin E. Letourneau
Seller: Gerard D. Demers
Date: 01/29/21

45 Old Poor Farm Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Hua Z. Zhao
Seller: Sam Zhao
Date: 02/05/21

17 Smith Ave.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $208,000
Buyer: Christy M. Batungbacal
Seller: Donna Brunelle
Date: 01/25/21

WESTHAMPTON

Main Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: William H. Truswell
Seller: Philip J. Norris
Date: 02/04/21

WORTHINGTON

16 Old North Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Mercedes Zavala
Seller: Byrnes, Michael P., (Estate)
Date: 01/27/21

32 Old Post Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: Leigh P. Tutka
Seller: Norman S. Stafford
Date: 01/25/21

 

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of February, 2021. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

CHICOPEE

Andrew Bardon
234 Exchange St.
$2,500 — Remove wall, sheetrock, rehang drop ceiling, paint, ceiling tiles, flooring

LEE

Vaishali, LLC
170 Housatonic St.
$58,000 — Relocate breakfast room and alter interior for new exercise room

LENOX

Hillcrest Educational Center
349 Old Stockbridge Road
$12,500 — Install fencing and gate on existing fire escape

MRG CRW Holdings, LLC
55 Lee Road
$19,200 — Selective demolition within guest-room bathrooms on second floor

MRG CRW Holdings, LLC
55 Lee Road
$229,600 — Renovate existing guest-room bathrooms on second floor; replace existing tubs with showers, replace existing sinks, finish upgrades

Town of Lenox
18 Main St.
$10,000 — Construct two catwalks in attic space above dome room

NORTHAMPTON

Gretna Green Development Corp.
118 Conz St.
$3,500 — Non-illuminated wall sign

Gretna Green Development Corp.
118 Conz St.
$2,400 — Non-illuminated ground sign

Gretna Green Development Corp.
118 Conz St.
$1,500 — Non-illuminated ground sign

Sunwood Builders
117 Olander Dr.
$30,000 — Two carports in north parking lot

PITTSFIELD

A. Leo Nash Realty, LLC
99 Hawthorne Ave.
$5,000 — Remove interior sheetrock and framing

Allendale Shopping, LLC
898 Crane Ave.
$24,990 — Alter existing fire, burglar, and camera system

Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield Inc.
16 Melville St.
$15,000 — Remove and replace frame and four doors

City of Pittsfield
70 Allen St.
$45,000 — Remove existing roof drain pipe and patch hole

City of Pittsfield
200 West Union St.
$45,000 — Replace ceiling tile throughout Conte Community School

Hillcrest Educational Centers Inc.
400 Columbus Ave. Ext.
$40,000 — Install HVAC and acoustic drop ceilings in two rooms

Pittsfield Masonic Assoc.
116 South St.
$5,570 — Add emergency lighting for new egress

Pittsfield News Co. Inc.
180 South St.
$80,000 — Demolish existing structure

Pittsfield News Co. Inc.
184 South St.
$50,000 — Demolish existing building

Stop & Shop
1 Dan Fox Road
$90,000 — Create online fulfillment area inside supermarket

SPRINGFIELD

Baystate Medical Center Inc.
280 Chestnut St.
$268,000 — Roofing

Baystate Medical Center Inc.
759 Chestnut St.
$17,609 — Build an IT closet on sixth floor

Baystate Medical Center Inc.
380 Plainfield St.
$179,600 — Roofing

Frank Erricolo
737 Liberty St.
$40,000 — Repair fire-damaged unit previously used as beauty salon; remove and replace insulation, sheetrock, and drop ceiling

Tim Farina
1600 Boston Road
$64,800 — Remodel Citizens Bank in Stop & Shop to install ATM kiosk

Derrick Hatwood, Dana Hatwood
50 Chapel St.
$30,000 — Remove and replace three antennas and three remote radio units on telecommunications tower

Sumner Avenue 473-477, LLC
473 Sumner Ave.
$57,685 — Remove and replace roof on former Goodwill

Daily News

BOSTON — Holyoke Community College (HCC) President Christina Royal is among the Massachusetts women featured in a photo exhibition and story project in the State House unveiled last month by Senate President Karen Spilka.

The photo exhibition on display in the Senate president’s office suite celebrates the often-unsung stories of women of color throughout Massachusetts’ history. “HERstory: Volume II” is the second installment of photos in the president’s suite to acknowledge the accomplishments of women with connections to Massachusetts.

“Every day I go to work in the State House, I am surrounded by paintings and photos of prominent men from Massachusetts’ history,” said Spilka, the third woman elected president of the Massachusetts State Senate. “The stories of the many, many incredible women who have contributed to this great Commonwealth — and our great nation — have too often been lost to history. It is therefore my great honor and privilege to help to tell their stories, and to make the faces that we see in the State House more representative of the rich diversity that make our state great.”

The exhibition features the photos of 91 women, ranging from 17th-century tribal leader Weetamoo and black landowner Zipporah Potter Atkins to living pioneers Justice Fernande Duffly, the first Asian-American to serve on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter; and poet Amanda Gordon.

In 2017, Royal became HCC’s fourth president and the first woman to hold the position.

“I want to thank Senate President Spilka for creating the HERstory initiative,” Royal said. “This is a time for us to recognize that the lived experiences of women in the Commonwealth matter, and that we are a diverse group of women of different races, ethnicities, social classes, abilities, educational levels, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. I am proud to share my story as a multi-racial, queer woman so that girls and young women can see representation of themselves in society, and grow up believing in their limitless potential.”

Since the State House is currently closed to the public, a website containing photos and short biographies of each of the honorees can be found at malegislature.gov/statehouse/herstory.

Daily News

BOSTON — On Feb. 26, Michael Weekes of Longmeadow was celebrated as a 2021 Black Excellence on the Hill honoree at a virtual ceremony hosted by the Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC) in celebration of Black History Month. Weekes, who serves as president and CEO of the Providers’ Council, was nominated by state Sen. Eric Lesser as a black leader, trailblazer, and changemaker who contributes to his local community.

When he appeared on Lesser’s Lunchtime Livestream in late May, Weekes spoke about how human service and direct care provide a safety net for communities and also shared stories of challenges that workers face to provide adequate care, especially during the pandemic.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to my friend, Michael, on this well-deserved award,” Lesser said. “Michael’s care and leadership for the community over the years has been consistent and unwavering, advocating for some of the most vulnerable children in the Commonwealth in his many years with the Department of Children and Families, and now his continued work as a voice for human-service and direct-care workers. I am grateful to the MBLLC for hosting this virtual event and for highlighting black leaders and trailblazers across the Commonwealth.”

As president and CEO, Weekes is responsible for the overall management of the Providers’ Council and its related foundation, the Human Services Providers Charitable Foundation Inc. His continued work with the Providers Council allows him to promote the wider community of families and individuals impacted by human services that support and improve the quality of life for so many across the Commonwealth.

“On behalf of the women and men providing human services in over 185,000 jobs in the state, I accept this award as a testament to their essential value,” Weekes said. “I am humbled as a recipient of this award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus and very appreciative of Sen. Eric Lesser, who is a champion of human services here and throughout the state, for recognizing the role the Providers’ Council plays in building stronger communities.”

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NORTHAMPTON — The Deck at Union Station has opened 10 outdoor heated dining igloos. These state-of-the-art facilities comfortably have a seating capacity of four to six people. All COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC are stringently followed by all restaurant staff on the premises, and all units are thoroughly sanitized prior to and following every dining reservation.

Since assuming the position of general manager in 2013, co-owner Jeremiah Micka and his team have transformed the Union Station banquet and dining complex in Northampton into a popular hospitality destination, featuring the Roosevelt Room, the Tunnel Bar, the Platform Sports Bar, Union Station Northampton Catering, and the Deck outdoor restaurant and bar.

Like many other seasonal outdoor dining venues, the Deck is typically open during the spring, summer, and fall months. But following a massive exterior expansion to the Deck early last year and record-breaking attendance throughout the 2020 season, Micka wanted to do something special for his patrons.

“We continually strive to offer our customers the best outdoor dining experience in New England, and they’ve proven their loyalty,” he said. “It was a lot of work last year, but even with these challenging times, we had the best season at the Deck in the venue’s history. So I wanted to give our patrons something back. We officially opened the igloos last weekend and were sold out for dining reservations. Due to this success, I plan on continuing this tradition for many years to come.”

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SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University will host high-school students and their parents in a virtual open house that will be streamed live on Saturday, March 6 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The event is free, but advance reservation is required by visiting visit.wne.edu or calling the Admissions Office at (413) 782-1312.

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions Michelle Goodfellow will lead guests on a live, virtual tour of the campus; introduce them to the university’s new President, Robert Johnson; and show them what life is like as a Golden Bear. Along the way, prospective students and their families will interact with current students, learn about how the university has been able to safety welcome our students back to campus, win prizes, and learn about academic opportunities within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering. Also featured will be the new 4U University Advising Program and options for academic support, admissions and financial aid, living on campus and commuting, student activities, athletics, and more.

“I am so excited to have a chance to meet our prospective students at this event,” Goodfellow said. “Even though we are not able to have large numbers of students on campus, I am confident that those that attend virtually will get a true sense of the Golden Bear spirit that exists on our campus.”

To wrap up the event, Goodfellow will host a live panel, where guests will be able to ask questions directly to current Western New England students.

Business Talk Podcast Special Coverage

We are excited to announce that BusinessWest, in partnership with Living Local, has launched a new podcast series, BusinessTalk. Each episode will feature in-depth interviews and discussions with local industry leaders, providing thoughtful perspectives on the Western Massachuetts economy and the many business ventures that keep it running during these challenging times.

Episode 54: Mar. 1, 2021

George O’Brien talks with Aaron Vega, the former state representative who is now director of Planning and Economic Development in the city of Holyoke

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BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Aaron Vega, the former state representative who is now director of Planning and Economic Development in the city of Holyoke. The two discuss the city’s efforts to recover momentum lost to the pandemic, and zero in on efforts to expand a budding cluster of cannabis-related businesses in this former mill town. New operations are opening soon, said Vega, and many more are on the drawing board. It’s must listening, so join us on BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local.

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NORTHAMPTON — Vince Jackson, executive director of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, was recognized last week with the Black Excellence Award, given by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.

Jackson was nominated by state Sen. Jo Comerford to receive the award as part of the third annual Black Excellence on the Hill event, a celebration of black culture, excellence, and achievement in the Commonwealth organized by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.

As executive director of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce and the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council, Jackson brings nearly two decades of experience in business, including as the founder, president, and CEO of Marketing Moves Inc., as well as a successful career at PepsiCo, Kraft, and Procter & Gamble. His background also includes an appointment as lecturer of marketing courses at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

“Vince has led the chamber and council throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis with grace and grit,” Comerford said. “I am humbled by his generosity and passion to help Main Street businesses, his unparalleled willingness to collaborate, and his commitment to and leadership focused on equity. I am beyond proud to honor Vince and celebrate his impact on our community.”

Jackson has diversified the chamber’s board of directors, which now more closely reflects the broader community. Under his leadership, the chamber revised its mission statement based on a diversity training by Human in Common. The chamber is also conducting a survey to identify businesses that are owned by black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), intending to maintain a listing and encourage the community to increase their support of these businesses.

Jackson has an MBA in marketing and finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in information systems and accounting from Grambling State University.

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WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts invites the community to apply for its 2021 Creative Awards. Entries are open through April 18.

The Ad Club, the premier organization for marketing and communications professionals in Western Mass. and Northern Conn, is encouraging the community to join it in celebrating the region’s best creative projects of the past year. The club has simplified the rules and eliminated physical entries entirely, due to COVID-19 restrictions. As always, Ad Club members will receive a discounted rate; members will receive a personalized discount code via e-mail. Participants will have the opportunity to virtually meet the agencies, marketing departments, and freelance artists behind the work. Award winners will be announced at the Ad Club’s Creative Awards show scheduled for Thursday, May 20.

Categories that qualify participants for entry include advertising, copywriting, design, interactive and web media, photography, video and motion, and student work.

“We are super-excited to see all of the submissions for this year’s award show and are beyond excited for our virtual celebration to highlight and honor all of the hard work and dedication that went into projects of the past year,” said Susie Howard, Creative Awards co-chair.

Visit www.adclubwm.org/events/creativeawards2021 for the guidelines and application form, or contact the Ad Club at (413) 342-0533 or [email protected].

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ENFIELD, Conn. — Asnuntuck Community College announced that, for the 14th year, the college has earned the 2021-22 Military Friendly School designation.

Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-22 survey, with 747 earning the designation.

“This designation confirms that we are providing our student veterans with valuable services as they continue their education. We appreciate the sacrifices these students and their families have given to our country,” said James Lombella, North-West regional president of the Connecticut Community College System. “I am proud to support ACC’s Veteran Oasis Center on campus. This center provides our veterans with a space to connect with their peers and find specialized services and programs to support their academic success.”

Michelle Coach, CEO of Asnuntuck Community College, added that “we are honored that our active-duty students and veterans choose Asnuntuck for their education. These individuals have served our nation, and we are committed to providing them a supportive and enriching educational environment. Our Veteran’s Oasis provides them with a location to work and spend time with fellow military members and veterans. We are proud to attain the 2021-22 Military Friendly School designation for the 14th year.”

Asnuntuck has had nearly 300 active-duty and/or veteran students enrolled during the last three years. The college offers a multitude of services to these students. Asnuntuck and other campuses in the North-West Region worked with Resilience Grows Here to each offer a “No Wrong Door” training at the campuses last year.

Asnuntuck, in partnership with Tunxis Community College, has done community outreach by sponsoring the Hartford Yard Goats Military Family of the Game for each of the baseball team’s home games.

“I’m pleased, once again, that we received Military Friendly status,” said Beth Egan, Asnuntuck’s veterans coordinator. “Our veteran students and active military are an important part of our Asnuntuck community. Anything we can do to ease the transition from boots to books, we strive to do.”

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EAST LONGMEADOW — Shawna Gutowski and Heidi Pafumi, founders of Team 413, announced their move to the East Longmeadow office of William Raveis Real Estate. Team 413 finished 2020 top five in sales volume for all real-estate transactions in Hampden County.

When asked why they decided to move their team, Gutowski noted that, “as we quickly grew from two to 16 agents, we realized a partnership with a name and reputation like William Raveis was the next step. Using their structure, technology, and years of experience, we plan to continue to exponentially grow.”

In the previous four years, Team 413 has consistently ranked in the top 1% of Hampden County teams, with more than 500 transactions and $100 million in closed volume. The team has sold homes in more than 30 towns across Western Mass. and Northern Conn. Team 413 prides itself on its cultural diversity, as well as its extensive resources, spanning from contractors to interior designers.

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BOSTON — With public-health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, the Baker-Polito administration announced that Massachusetts would advance to step 2 of phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan on Monday, March 1, and also announced its plan to transition to step 1 of phase 4 on Monday, March 22.

On May 18, 2020, the administration released a four-phased plan to reopen the economy conditioned on sustained improvements in public health data. As of October, the reopening had proceeded to step 2 of phase 3 of the plan. On Dec. 13, in response to an increase in new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Commonwealth returned to step 1 of phase 3, reducing capacities across a broad range of sectors and tightening several other workplace restrictions.

Since the beginning of this year, key public-health data, such as new cases and hospitalizations, have been closely monitored, and a significant decline has been documented, allowing for a return to step 2 of phase 3, effective March 1 for all cities and towns. This includes the following updates to businesses, activities, and capacities:

• Indoor performance venues, such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces, will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 in attendance;

• Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity;

• Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50%, excluding employees;

• Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table, and 90-minute limits remain in place; and

• Residents must continue to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and are encouraged to avoid contact outside of their immediate households, and the travel advisory and other public-health orders remain in effect.

Provided public-health metrics continue to improve, effective on March 22, all communities in Massachusetts will move into step 1 of phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. This will open a range of previously closed business sectors under tight capacity restrictions that are expected to be adjusted over time if favorable trends in the public-health data continue. Effective on the planned advancement to step 1 of phase IV, indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas, and ballparks will be permitted to operate at a strict 12% capacity limit after submitting a plan to the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Also effective on March 22, gathering limits for event venues and in public settings will increase to 100 people indoors and 150 people outdoors. Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in private backyards will remain at a maximum of 25 people, with indoor house gatherings remaining at 10 people.

Additionally, dance floors will be permitted at weddings and other events only, and overnight summer camps will be allowed to operate this coming summer. Exhibition and convention halls may also begin to operate, following gatherings limits and event protocols. Other phase 4 sectors must continue to remain closed.

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SPRINGFIELD — Time is just about up to nominate a deserving individual for BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty class of 2021. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. today, Feb. 26.

Launched in 2007, the program recognizes rising stars in the four counties of Western Mass. Nominations, which should be as detailed and thorough as possible, should list an individual’s accomplishments within their profession as well as their work within the community. Nominations can be completed online at businesswest.com/40-under-forty-nomination-form.

Nominations will be weighed by a panel of judges, and the selected individuals will be profiled in BusinessWest in May and honored at the 40 Under Forty event in late June. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.

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SPRINGFIELD — MassMutual is launching a new $50 million investment fund to support black-owned businesses across the state and tech startups outside of the metro Boston area, the Boston Globe reported.

The Springfield-based life insurer unveiled the MM Catalyst Fund on Thursday. MassMutual plans to divide the money evenly between the two groups: $25 million for equity and debt investments in black-owned or -managed businesses either based in Massachusetts or with significant operations here, and $25 million for equity investments in tech companies outside of metro Boston.

The fund will make investments ranging in size from $250,000 to $2.5 million over the next four to five years. The goal is to serve as a catalyst in less economically developed areas of the state. MassMutual portfolio manager Rilwan Meeran, who is based in Boston, will oversee the fund.

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LONGMEADOW — In honor of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, Bay Path University, Springfield Museums, and UnityFirst will present the fifth annual On the Move Forum to Advance Women on Monday, March 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This year’s theme, “Women in Leadership: This Is What Change Looks Like — Past, Present, and Future,” offers virtual attendees an intergenerational, cross-cultural, gender-inclusive, and history-infused conversation focused on women. Now in its fifth year, the event has engaged more than 1,000 women in community conversations and presentations on women’s history, empowerment, and advancement.

This year’s event aligns with the priority theme of the 65th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” According to Catalyst, in 2020, women of color represented only 18% of entry-level positions, and few advanced to leadership positions. While white women held almost one-third (32.8%) of total management positions in the U.S. in 2020, Asian women (2.2%), black women (4.1%), and Hispanic women (4.5%) held a much smaller share.

The 2021 On the Move Forum will feature an opening perspective by Ariana Curtis, director of Content: Race, Community, and Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past at the Smithsonian Institution. The keynote presentation will be given by On the Move’s inaugural scholar, Laura Lovett, associate professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and author of With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Activism. Her book is the first biography about Pitman Hughes, a trailblazing black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the 1970s women’s movement.

Lovett is currently co-editing a collection of essays on African-American women leaders who helped frame the U.S. answer to the call by the United Nations to identify a nationwide agenda for International Women’s Year. That book — It’s Our Movement Now: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference — was co-edited by Kelly Giles, a sociology professor at UMass, and Rachel Daniel of Massasoit Community College, and features a chapter by On the Move founder Janine Fondon, chair of Undergraduate Communications and assistant professor at Bay Path University.

“As a college dedicated to the advancement of women, On the Move is a signature event that brings the community together to discover and learn about the women who have and are paving the way for all women,” said Sandra Doran, president of Bay Path University. “In addition, the event creates an opportunity to have safe, meaningful conversations about change, allowing all voices to be heard and all individuals to feel they belong.”

Kay Simpson, president and CEO of Springfield Museums, added that “the Museums, historically known as the People’s College, are proud to be a part of the conversation orchestrated by the On the Move Forum. As a gathering place for curious people, the Museums strongly support collaborative efforts to help us all engage through authentic educational and social experiences that foster connection.”

This event is free and open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with a range of organizations, including Springfield Museums, Women Innovators and Trailblazers, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Girls Inc. of the Valley, Arise for Social Justice, the African American Female Professors Assoc., NAMIC New England, Creative Futures, LLC, and others.

Registration is required. To register, visit baypath.edu/onthemove.

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MONSON — Monson Savings Bank announced the promotion of Paul Shepardson to digital systems officer.

“We are very happy to have Paul lead our digital banking team and for his continued growth with the bank. He has been instrumental in ensuring our customers receive the service and support needed in order to bank digitally,” said Dan Moriarty, president and CEO of Monson Savings Bank. “Digital banking services have become increasingly valuable and popular, especially in the last year. With Paul at the helm, we know that our customers will be well taken care of and that we will continue to be at the forefront of adoption when it comes to the latest and greatest digital services for our customers.”

In his role as digital systems officer, Shepardson is responsible for overseeing Monson Savings Bank’s electronic banking services and support. Additionally, he is responsible for staying up to date on cutting-edge and convenient digital banking options that could be offered to the bank’s customers.

Shepardson began his career in the banking industry with Monson Savings Bank 10 years ago. He initially worked as a customer service associate before being promoted to customer service representative. He later became the bank’s first business banking administrator and e-banking specialist. Since then, he has excelled in the electronic-banking department. He is a graduate of the New England School of Financial Studies.

“I am excited for what the future holds in regard to online banking technology and the many conveniences it will provide to our customers,” Shepardson said. “I am proud to be a member of the Monson Savings Bank team, for it is comprised of passionate, hardworking individuals who stop at nothing to ensure that the customer is nothing less than completely satisfied.”

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SPRINGFIELD — Time is almost up to nominate a deserving individual for BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty class of 2021. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 26.

Launched in 2007, the program recognizes rising stars in the four counties of Western Mass. Nominations, which should be as detailed and thorough as possible, should list an individual’s accomplishments within their profession as well as their work within the community. Nominations can be completed online at businesswest.com/40-under-forty-nomination-form.

Nominations will be weighed by a panel of judges, and the selected individuals will be profiled in BusinessWest in May and honored at the 40 Under Forty event in late June. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.

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SPRINGFIELD — The law firm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley announced that attorneys Thomas Downey, Peter Moran, and Michael Cardaropoli have been made partners in the firm.

“We are pleased that Tom, Peter, and Mike have become shareholders and partners in our law firm. This change in status is natural for each of these long-term, dedicated lawyers,” said Charlie Casartello, the firm’s managing partner. “The promotion is meant to convey our firm’s appreciation for their efforts, our confidence in their performance, and our recognition of their longevity as lawyers committed to their clients. We know that they will continue to be strong leaders and that each of them will continue to provide high-quality legal services to people in need.”

Downey is a graduate of Norwich University. He holds both an MBA and a juris doctor degree from Western New England College. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Massachusetts and before the Social Security Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. He has been with the firm since 2003.

Moran obtained his bachelor’s degree at Boston College and his juris doctor degree at Boston University School of Law. For more than 30 years, he has focused his area of practice on workers’ compensation law, and has been with the firm since 2005.

Cardaropoli joined the firm in 2008, concentrating his practice in workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and personal-injury litigation. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from American International College and his juris doctor degree from Western New England University. He is the vice chair of the MBA Workers’ Compensation Committee.

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SOUTH HADLEY — Stephen Duval, CFP, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in South Hadley, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business.

The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of the nation’s most productive advisors. Duval was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, compliance record, and best practices, as well as his approach to working with clients. He is part of Summit House Wealth Partners, a private wealth-advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Duval graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst with a degree in business administration.

As a private wealth advisor practice, Summit House Wealth Partners provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, while fostering one-on-one relationships with clients. Duval has 29 years of experience with Ameriprise Financial.

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SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) announced it has earned the 2021-22 Military Friendly School designation.

Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-22 survey, with 747 earning the designation.

The 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

Methodology and criteria were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly​ ​Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher-education and military-recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources within a logic-based scoring assessment. The institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan-default rates for all students are measured.

“American International College is proud to be recognized as an institution that assists men and women who serve our country,” AIC President Vince Maniaci said. “The college appreciates the value of the many educational and leadership experiences that occur in the Armed Forces and the excellent foundation that military service provides. In turn, we give transfer credits for students’ time in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, helping active-duty service members and veterans get a head start on earning their degrees.”

Kayla Lopez, national director of Military Partnerships for Military Friendly, added that “Military Friendly is committed to transparency and providing consistent, data-driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the military community.”

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SPRINGFIELD — The Children’s Study Home will host a virtual panel discussion, “The COVID Vaccine: Personal & Professional Perspectives within African-American and Latino Communities,” on Friday, March 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in partnership with the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts. Click here to register for the event.

Panelists include Ronn Johnson, president and CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Inc.; Dr. Sarah Perez McAdoo, Population Health Capstone director at UMass Medical School – Baystate; Dr. Miguel Rodriguez, pulmonologist at Holyoke Medical Center; and Frank Robinson, vice president of Public Health for Baystate Health.

Jessica Collins, executive director of the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, will moderate the panel discussion. William Dávila, executive director of the Children’s Study Home, will host the event.

“We are excited to be bringing this conversation, along with our partner agencies on the panel, to the community,” Dávila said. “We are a diverse organization, serving diverse populations, and know that the COVID vaccine is something that is on everyone’s mind. As individuals decide whether or not to be vaccinated, we want to give them an opportunity to make informed decisions on the topic. What better way than to hear from members of the community who also happen to be experts in social services, public health, and medicine, and to be able to ask them questions directly about their professional and personal experiences with this pandemic and the vaccine?”