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CHICOPEE — College of Our Lady of the Elms will stage its 91st Commencement exercises on May 14 at 10 a.m., with the procession starting at 9:30 a.m., at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.  
More than 400 students — undergraduate, master’s, and doctor-of-nursing practice — will participate in the ceremony 
Francis Kirley, president and CEO of Nexion Health, will deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2022 and receive an honorary degree. As the founder and president and CEO of Nexion Health, Kirley leads more than 40 skilled nursing facilities in Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. He has more than 32 years of acute and long-term healthcare management experience and founded Nexion to be a strong clinically-driven healthcare organization. 
Honorary degrees will also be awarded to Karen Keating Ansara, founder and chair of the Network of Engaged International Donors, and Maureen Ann Kervick, SSJ, former administrator at Elms College, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the world. 
Ansara and her husband, Jim, make grants to end global poverty with a focus on Haiti. In late 2008, she launched New England International Donors, now the Network of Engaged International Donors, a nationwide network of more than 180 philanthropists, foundations, and impact investors learning and funding to address the world’s big problems. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Ansara co-founded the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, now the Haiti Development Institute, which strengthens Haitian-led organizations and connects funders to them. 

Sister Maureen taught at schools in the Springfield and Providence Dioceses before becoming administrator at Mont Marie Infirmary. She was director of student services and dean of students at Elms College, associate retreat director of Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery in West Springfield, and a nursing instructor at Springfield College. She also served as vice president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from 1987 to 1993. Sr. Maureen was both administrator and executive director at St. Gabriel’s Youth House, Shelter Island Heights, NY, and the administrator of Seton Manor, an agency of Catholic Charities in Boston. She returned to Elms College as director of campus ministry. Currently, she is administrator of The National Marian Shrine and former site supervisor for the Passionist Volunteers. More details on Elms College’s Commencement activities can be found at:  commencement.elms.edu/ 

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WESTFIELD — Area residents are invited to pedal for a great cause and help raise donations for Cancer House of Hope. A ride is scheduled on the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail for June 11 (rain date is June 12). 

In addition to a small registration fee, ride participants are asked to raise donations from family, friends, and colleagues, with an individual fundraising goal of $100, and a family fundraising goal of $150.  

The ride encourages and welcomes riders of all ages and skill levels. Participants can bike five, 10, or 20 miles. Support stations will be available at all turn-around points and the start/finish location — the Stop & Shop at 57 Main St. in Westfield. To register, visit chd.org/chainofhope. For more information, call Margaret Toomey, (413) 733-1858. 

   

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SPRINGFIELD — UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (UMassFive) announced that board member Julius Lewis was recently honored with the 2022 Social Justice Award for Entrepreneurship at the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Social Justice Awards Celebration. 

The virtual event took place on April 23 to honor the 2022 recipients, as well as to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of the late Ronn Johnson. 

Lewis, and his radio co-partner, Tom Morrow, received the award for their efforts to promote financial literacy to the greater Springfield Community, specifically through their radio show: The Lewis & Morrow Financial Hour. The radio show broadcasts weekly on WTCC FM 90.7 on Wednesday’s from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  

“It is quite clear that Julius and Tom share an enthusiasm for helping educate people on financial matters,” said Rich Kump, UMassFive president and CEO. “Their passion for empowering people in their financial lives, and supporting our local community, speaks to their character. Particularly with Julius, it is inspiring to have people on the UMassFive Board who truly embody our mission.” 

Following receipt of their award, Lewis and Morrow wasted no time in continuing to provide support for the local community. Raising funds from UMassFive, as well as from several local businesses, the duo recently provided a check for $5,500 to the South End Community Center. Springfield Mayor Dominic J. Sarno, Mayoral Aide Lavar Click-Bruce, and South End Community Center Executive Wesley Jackson joined Lewis and Morrow, as well as UMassFive President and CEO Rich Kump, for the special check presentation on April 29. 

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LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University will stage its 125th Commencement on May 15, at 4 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.  Approximately 800 students, including members from the classes of 2020 and 2021 who have elected to participate in the in-person ceremony, will be honored before more than 4,000 family and friends. 

Bay Path announced that the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees for 2022 will be granted to three individuals who through their efforts and dedication have had significant impact in the areas of education, the arts, and community service:  U.S. Representative Richard Neal, Ruth Carter, and Lynn Pasquerella. 

Since 1989, Neal has represented the state’s First Congressional District.  The chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Neal is the dean of both the Massachusetts delegation and the New England Congressional delegation, as well as the at-large whip for the House Democrats and the Democratic Leader of the Friends of Ireland Caucus. 

Ruth Carter, a Springfield (MA) native, is the 2019 Academy Award winner in Costume Design for Marvel’s Black Panther, making history as the first African-American to win in the category. With a career spanning more than three decades in theater, cinema, and television, Carter has teamed up with some of the most prolific directors from Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, Ava Duvernay, to Ryan Coogler. Her extensive body of work includes over forty film credits, two Academy Award nominations for Malcolm X (1993) and Amistad (1998), and an Emmy nomination for the reboot of the television mini-series Roots (2016).  Carter is a member of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation and co-founder of the Mildred Blount Scholarship Fund created to assist BIPOC costume designers. 

Lynn Pasquerella has served as president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities since July 2016. A philosopher whose career has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, she has continuously demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to ensuring that all students have access to excellence in liberal education, regardless of their socioeconomic background. For nearly four decades, Pasquerella has held leadership positions in higher education administration, including the presidency of Mt. Holyoke College.  Pasquerella has written extensively on medical ethics, metaphysics, public policy, and the philosophy of law. She serves as senator and vice president of Phi Beta Kappa, and as host of Northeast Public Radio’s The Academic Minute. 

Also to be acknowledged is Noel R. Leary, who was officially presented with an honorary degree by the Board of Trustees in 2020 but was unable to accept it in person due to pandemic restrictions. For more than 25 years he provided unwavering support to Carol Leary, president emerita of Bay Path University. Leary is a consultant concentrating on market research, organizational planning, and project management, primarily for not-for-profit organizations and has served on the boards of numerous organizations, and is currently a member of the board of directors for the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Me. 

In honor of Bay Path University’s 125th anniversary of its founding in 1897, Jonathan Besse, chair of the Board of Trustees, will give the commencement address to the 2022 graduating class. Besse joined the board in 2010, and is in the third and final year of his term as chair.  He is the managing director at Slalom Consulting, LLC, a global consulting firm.    

For more information and details on Bay Path’s 125th Commencement click here. 

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SPRINGFIELD — Maifest is a colorful, joyous tradition in Germany. It celebrates the arrival of spring where food is plentiful and spirits flow freely. The tradition unfolds in Springfield with the Maifest Block Party on May 20 and 21. 

The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant’s Maifest Block Party is an event for the community supported by Liberty Bank. This two-day event will take place outdoors on Fort Street. Live bands will fill the air with music while guests sip beer and dine on delicious Maifest spring delights.  

The festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. on May 20, with the ceremonial keg tapping headed by Peter Picknelly, Edison Yee, and more special guests.  

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SPRINGFIELD Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, who has more than 30 years of hospital operations experience and nursing excellence, has been named chief nursing executive for Baystate Health and chief nursing officer for Baystate Medical Center. 

Miller’s appointment, which becomes effective on May 29, follows a nationwide search during which time she served as interim chief nursing Officer for Baystate Medical Center since July 12, 2021. 

“During her time as interim chief nursing officer, Joanne has proven to be a dynamic leader supporting our caregivers as they have continued to provide exceptional care during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Marion McGowan, BSN, MPM, PhD, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baystate Health.  

For 20 years, Miller — who began her career as an oncology nurse — has served in various positions throughout the country, including senior vice president, Patient Care Services; vice president, Surgical Services; chief nursing officer and interim CEO in both major academic health systems and community-based hospitals. 

Prior to serving as Baystate Medical Center’s Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Miller served as chief nursing executive at Carson Tahoe Health System in Nevada and interim CEO and chief nursing officer at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla. Prior to Jupiter Medical Center, she served as CNO and VP of Patient Care Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine/Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. At Sibley, she led the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing practice and patient care standards across the acute care hospital, ambulatory sites and its skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. She led the Nursing Quality Clinical Community for the Johns Hopkins Health System.  

Miller holds a doctor of Executive Nursing Practice from Drexel University, a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Hartford, and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College. She is a Malcom Baldridge Executive Fellow. 

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BOSTON— MassDevelopment has awarded grants totaling $1,056,010 to 22 community health centers across Massachusetts through its Community Health Center Grant Program. The program offers grants of up to $50,000 each to fund capital improvement projects including construction, renovation, equipment, furniture, technology-related projects, as well as facility needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The Commonwealth is fortunate to be home to many first-rate community health centers that provide critical care to families and individuals,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, who serves as chair of MassDevelopment’s Board of Directors. “The Baker-Polito Administration is pleased to support these health centers that have proven themselves invaluable partners in our collective efforts to combat COVID-19 and address social challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.” 

Locally, the following organizations received Community Health Center Grant Program awards in FY22: 

 

Caring Health Center, Springfield — $47,725 

Founded in 1995, Caring Health Center (CHC) operates facilities in Springfield’s South End, Forest Park, and Pine Point neighborhoods. CHC provides a complete range of primary, dental, and behavioral health/substance use recovery services to more than 19,000 low-income and chronically ill patients each year including refugees, immigrants, and people experiencing homelessness. CHC will use grant funds to buy equipment and supplies for its proposed chiropractic and physical therapy programs. 

 

Holyoke Health Center Inc., Holyoke — $50,000 

Founded in 1970, Holyoke Health Center Inc. (HHC) is the only free-standing comprehensive health center serving adults and children in the greater Holyoke area with an on-site pharmacy, primary medical care, and integrated oral health and behavioral health services. HHC has two full-service sites in Holyoke and Chicopee, as well as dental sites at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home and the Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield. HHC recently bought a building near its existing Holyoke site that will be incorporated into the growing campus; the organization will use this grant for safety and security improvements to the new building’s parking lot, where patients can park for free.  

 

  

Community Health Programs, North Adams — $50,000 

Community Health Programs (CHP) is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in Berkshire County and exists to serve those who have limited access to care, including low-income, uninsured, underinsured, immigrant, migrant, seasonal, homeless, and public housing residents. CHP is a community-based nonprofit network of health centers, dental centers, mobile health units, and comprehensive family support programming. The organization will use grant funds to upgrade its North Adams Medical and Dental Center practice by equipping two additional dental exam rooms. 

 

Community Health Centers of Franklin County Inc., Orange — $50,000 

The Community Health Center of Franklin County, Inc. provides medical care, dental care, and behavioral health care and supports social services such as transportation, language interpretation, and insurance navigator services. The organization primarily serves vulnerable populations with barriers to care due to socioeconomic or other challenges. This grant will be used to support renovations to the organization’s Orange-based Health Center Plaza, specifically helping the center expand its operations and services into currently vacant areas of the building. 

 

“By providing affordable health care and social services to vulnerable populations across Massachusetts, community health centers are indispensable assets in our neighborhoods,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Dan Rivera. “As we try to bounce back from the pandemic, it’s as important as ever to support the critical capital projects and improvements of these organizations through our Community Health Center Grant Program.” 

 

The Community Health Center Grant Program is funded by the MassDevelopment/Massachusetts Health Educational Facilities Authority (HEFA) Charitable Trust. MassDevelopment offers other financing options to community health centers, including tax-exempt bond financing and TechDollars, a loan program to help nonprofits buy and install technology equipment. 

 

“These grants are critical in the ongoing work of community health centers to serve their under-resourced communities,” said Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers President and CEO Michael Curry, Esq. “Funding that invests in medical equipment upgrades and facility improvements for community health centers means more care for more patients in need.” 

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WEST SPRINGFIELD — Dropkick Murphys, one of America’s most celebrated Celtic punk bands, is headed to The Big E Arena on Sept. 16. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., exclusively at TheBigE.com. Concert tickets include admission to The Big E. 

Dropkick Murphys remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the band has created the kind of music that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period or ninth inning of a comeback rally.  

The band’s latest album, Turn Up That Dial (2021), released via Dropkick Murphys’ own Born & Bred Records, is its 10th studio album and fourth consecutive Billboard Top 10 album debut, joining 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (2017), Signed and Sealed in Blood (2013) and Going Out In Style (2011). Dropkick Murphys recently released a digital-only expanded edition of their Turn Up That Dial album, available in both stereo and 3-dimensional Dolby Atmos mixes. The expanded album features three bonus tracks including “We Shall Overcome” and the previously released B-sides, the cover songs “James Connolly” (by Larry Kirwan) and “The Bonny” (by Gerry Cinnamon). 

The band’s celebrated discography also includes gold-selling album The Warrior’s Code (2005), featuring the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”  

For more information on Dropkick Murphys at The Big E Arena, sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer, visit TheBigE.com. 

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SPRINGFIELD — The Marriott brand has been restored to a downtown Springfield hotel in preparation for a planned September opening. 

The Marriott ‘M’ logo was attached to the Tower Square Hotel this week, a milestone in a nearly four-year-long effort to restore a brand name that was lost in 2017. 

Extensive renovations of the property, projected to cost $40 million, are ongoing, with a grand reopening planned for this fall. 

The new Marriott will have 266 rooms. 

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SPRINGFIELD — MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their upcoming summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost 20 years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield. 

On June 23, MOSSO celebrates the music of the late, legendary Broadway composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, who penned the words and music to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods. Conductor Tim Stella will lead the program, joined by Broadway stars Hugh Panaro and Lisa Vroman. Also appearing are Ray Hardman and Kathleen Callahan-Hardman. 

Stella conducted The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and before that, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Hello Dolly!, and Legs Diamond. He served as vocal coach to Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler, who portrayed Christine and the Phantom respectively, in the movie version of Phantom. Stella is former resident music director of Goodspeed Musicals, and a conductor at Radio City Music Hall. 

Panaro is best known for having played the role of the Phantom in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera more than 2,000 times.  

On July 21, Maestro Kevin Rhodes returns to Springfield to conduct a MOSSO benefit concert, with a program of light classics and music of renowned composer John Williams, whose works include Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Schindler’s List. Rhodes will be joined by guest soloist, violinist Yevgeny Kutik, whose two prior solo appearances in Springfield were met with great acclaim. 

Rhodes served as music director and conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for 20 seasons, until the SSO paused performances in 2020. 

He continues to serve as music director and conductor of the Traverse Symphony in Michigan, and as principal conductor of Boston’s Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. In March 2021, Maestro Rhodes made his debut with the Orchestra of the Rome Opera in Italy, recording a live radio broadcast of Maurice Jarre’s score to Roland Petit’s ballet, Notre Dame de Paris. He will conduct productions of Giselle and La Bayadère for their 2022-23 season. 

Kutik, a native of Minsk, Belarus, immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of five, with the help of the Jewish Federations of North America. His 2014 album, Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures (Marquis Classics), features music he found in his family’s suitcase after immigrating to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1990. In 2021, Kutik launched Finding Home: Music from the Suitcase in Concert. Kutik’s additional releases on Marquis include his most recent album, The Death of Juliet and Other Tales. 

Tickets for both concerts, priced $60, $45, $25, and $10, will go on sale on May 9. For details, visit: SpringfieldSymphonyMusicians.com. 

MOSSO sponsors (to date) include: The Republican/MassLive, BusinessWest and Healthcare News, WWLP-22News & The CW Springfield, the Sheraton Springfield at Monarch Place, New England Public Media, the Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Bolduc Schuster Foundation. 

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HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College will mark its 75th anniversary on Thursday with events that celebrate its past, present, and future as the Commonwealth’s oldest community college.  

Festivities begin as early as 9 a.m. with special programming from the college radio station, continue throughout the day with student presentations, program tours, exhibitions, open houses, demonstrations, alumni panels, food, music, and dancing, and culminate with a community reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street. 

All events are free and open to the public.  

HCC was founded in September 1946 as Holyoke Graduate School, later changing its name to Holyoke Junior College, and finally Holyoke Community College.   

“Our 75th anniversary enables us to celebrate our remarkable past, and provides us an opportunity to define our bright future,” said President Christina Royal. “HCC was built and rebuilt by innovative and resilient individuals, who we are proud to honor as part of our history. That history has laid the foundation for who we are today, and it inspires us to advance excellence, increase equity, and foster innovation for years to come. Our celebration is for our community — past and present — and for the future of HCC.” 

Events will take place all around campus and online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., before concluding at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute  for the community reception, where guests will enjoy food prepared by HCC Culinary Arts students and chefs from MGM Springfield, beverages from White Lion Brewing and Arcpoint Brewing; live music performed by HCC music students and faculty; demonstrations of HCC’s workforce training programs; and brief remarks from current students and HCC alumni.  

Community members are encouraged to RSVP for the reception at hcc.edu/75th-event although walk-ins are also welcome.  

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ENFIELD, Conn. — The public is invited to make a reservation for a massage through Asnuntuck Community College’s massage clinic. 

Massages can provide physical and mental benefits. Massage can loosen tight muscles, lower blood pressure, and assist in recovery from injuries and illness. Students enrolled in ACC’s Massage Therapy program provide the massages for the clinic.  

The appointments begin May 23, and run until August 16 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Appointment times are 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Rates are $30 for 50 minutes, and $60 for 100 minutes. Gift certificates are available. Tipping is not allowed by state law.  

Reservations are required. Visit https://asnuntuck.edu/massage/ to learn more about the clinic. 

Class of 2022 Cover Story

Celebrating 15 Years
of Excellence

Call it a trend. What it means … well, we don’t really know, but it’s there.

When BusinessWest launched its 40 Under Forty in 2007 to honor young professionals in Western Mass. — not only for their career achievements, but for their service to the community — that first class featured far more men than women.

In recent years, the opposite has been true. Indeed, in 2021, there were 26 women and 14 men. This year? The pendulum has swung even further, with 28 women in the Class of 2022 and 12 men.

Again, we don’t really know what that means. What we do know is that beyond this bit of statistical intrigue, this class of honorees is like the 15 that came before it, in that it is diverse, in every way imaginable — ethnically, geographically, and professionally.

Indeed, the members of this class took a number of paths to this honor. Many are professionals, but there are also several entrepreneurs. There are nonprofit managers, college administrators, and a few public servants as well.

 

Each story is uniquely different, but there are, as always, some common denominators, including excellence within one’s profession, a commitment to giving back to the community, dedication to family and work/life balance, and a focus on how they can make this region better for all those who live and work here.

The judges for this year’s program — spotlighted below — reviewed more than 120 nominations, a number that speaks to the continued vibrancy of this program and the dedication of the region’s rising stars.

The class of 2022 will be celebrated on Thursday, June 16 at the annual 40 Under Forty Gala at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke. That gala will also feature the announcement of the winner of the eighth annual Alumni Achievement Award, a recognition program that salutes the 40 Under Forty honoree who has most impressively added to their accomplishments in the workplace and within the community, as chosen by a panel of judges.


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Xiomara Albán DeLobato, a member of the 40 Under Forty class of 2021, currently serves as chief of staff for the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, where she facilitates the growth and development of the regional economy by encouraging, influencing, and sustaining capital investment and quality job growth. She has dedicated her career and community involvement in serving as an active change agent and advocate for equitable access to economic and academic opportunities in the region and beyond.

Madeline Landrau, one of BusinessWest’s Women of Impact in 2021, works on MassMutual’s Community Responsibility team as a Program Engagement Manager. She oversees MassMutual’s Home Office Giving portfolio and associated relationship management, working with nonprofit organizations primarily in MassMutual’s home office community of Springfield. She’s the lead for LifeBridgeSM, MassMutual’s program that offers free life insurance coverage to eligible parents for the benefit of their children’s education. Landrau mentors young Latinas, providing informal mentoring and coaching, guiding them to make sound decisions, develop socially and enhance their educational skills.

Ryan McCollum, a 40 Under 40 winner in 2012, is the owner of RMC Strategies, which provides full service political consulting to candidates, elected officials, nonprofits and for-profit institutions. A founder of YPS of Greater Springfield, he is on several area boards, including 16 Lyrics, Suit Up Springfield, Square One, Healing Racism Institute, ROCA, NCCJ, and the marketing committee of the Springfield Museums. He sat on Longmeadow’s Coalition for Racial Justice Task Force, and also serves on the Rian Immigrant Center, which helps immigrants assimilate to our country. 

Chad Moir, president and CEO of DopaFit Parkinson’s Movement Center in Easthampton, was honored by BusinessWest with both its 40 Under Forty and Difference Maker awards in 2021. A graduate of American International College and its Public Health program, Moir created DopaFit in 2015. The company uses exercise prograns to help people stop or slow down the progression of Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disorder that increasingly robs the body of dopamine, which is released during exercise.

Amy Roberts, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer at PeoplesBank, has more than 18 years of experience working with business leaders to develop and implement people-management and talent-development strategies. An active member of the community, she has served on many boards including the United Way of Hampshire County, Leadership Pioneer Valley and CHD. She is a reader for the Link to Libraries program and serves on the Service Above Self Annual Luncheon Committee for the Springfield Rotary and Basketball Hall of Fame.

Alumni Achievement Award Judging Underway

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. 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.

Past winners include: 2021: Anthony Gulluni, Hampden County district attorney (40 Under Forty class of 2015); 2020: Carla Cosenzi, president, TommyCar Auto Group (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).

This year’s nominees are currently being weighed by three independent judges, including last year’s honorees. They are:

Anthony Gulluni was sworn into office as Hampden District Attorney in January 2015 and is currently serving his second four-year term. He earned both his bachelor’s degree (2003) and juris doctorate (2007) from Western New England University. As D.A., he has promoted his vision of safer communities by innovative and significant investment in community building and outreach, crime prevention and education, and by focusing efforts on the smart prosecution of violent offenders. The Hampden D.A.’s Office has engaged with many community-based organizations, including Roca, the Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley, and the YWCA to broaden its reach and provide equitable services to all communities in need.

Keith Ledoux is vice president, Commercial Line of Business and Business Development at Health New England, responsible for driving commercial sales, marketing, and business development. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has a background in sales, healthcare information technology, and strategy development. Previously, he held leadership roles with MiHealth, Tufts Health Plan, Fallon Health, Minuteman Health, and Constitution Health. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University and an MBA from Purdue in Health Care Adminsitration. He also completed the AHIP Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Kimberly Williams is vice president of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Stanley Black & Decker. She provides the center of excellence for the Stanley Black & Decker global DE&I community through the development and implementation of best practices, knowledge management, leadership development, and metrics that can be deployed by the local talent and affinity teams within each region. With more than 25 years of HR experience, she has supported and led DE&I initiatives in several organizations across industries, including, investment banking, health care, nonprofit, and aerospace manufacturing. She received her MBA in Human Resource Management from Syracuse University and her bachelor of Arts degree from American University.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Naismith memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced several appointments and promotions today: 

Andrew Brisport has joined the hall in the role of audio-visual technician. He graduated from University at Albany, State University of New York and most recently worked in Albany County as an AV production specialist. He will be focused on executing live events at the Hall of Fame, and assisting with supporting the technology inside the Hall of Fame Museum. 

Matt Belanger was promoted to Museum Operations manager after five years of working on the museum show staff as a part-time supervisor. He has his bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University; he is studying for his master’s degree currently with Southern New Hampshire University. He’s involved in all facets of museum operations, from daily operations to special events. 

Jennifer McManus has joined the hall in the Professional Relations department. She has a B.A. in Sport Management and M.E. in Athletic Administration. She is responsible for providing donor relations and stewardship to Hall of Fame members across multiple events and initiatives. Prior to joining the Hall of Fame, she served as an assistant director of Conferences & Special Events at Springfield College.  

 

Keneisha Simmons has joined the Event Operations and Sponsor Fulfillment team. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Education, (major in Kinesiology, a minor in Business). She has extensive experience, including the Alabama State High School Basketball Tournament, an internship with the NCAA Final Four, an Initiative Team Leader with Nike, as well as experience with the University of Alabama Athletic Department and the University of Alabama women’s basketball team.  

 

Nicholas Stafford has joined the hall in the role of director of Major Gifts and Legacy Planning. Originally from Springfield, he played basketball at Worcester Academy and the University of Dayton. He has been involved in the development field for the past 10 years having worked at the University of Minnesota and University of Cincinnati. Most recently, he served as the director of Leadership and Planned Giving at Wilbraham-Monson Academy. 

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EAST LONGMEADOW W.F. Young, a global leader in animal health products such as Absorbine® and The Missing Link®, today announced the appointment of Audra Mulligan as director of Regulatory Affairs and Development. 

Mulligan will help the company achieve its goals and objectives by directing the regulatory compliance process and technical product development. Additionally, she will oversee W.F. Young’s global compliance regulations and liaise with legal counsel and regulatory consultants. 

“Audra’s experience and expertise will be an incredible addition to our team,” said Jaime McKinley, president of W.F. Young. “As our company commemorates its 130th anniversary, it’s additions like Audra that speak to W.F. Young’s commitment to growth, innovation and a forward-looking vision.” 

Mulligan spent the last decade in regulatory management and customer service. She has additional certifications in pest management and horticulture. 

“I’m thrilled to become a part of W.F. Young’s rich history of providing high-quality products and exceptional customer care,” she said. “Every day there is a new opportunity to enrich the lives of our customers, and the animals they care for. As an owner of horses and dogs myself, I’m excited to combine my professional expertise with my love for animals, to help them live happier and healthier lives.”  

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Today at noon, Bulkley Richardson will present the final session in its Business Transitions webinar series. 

Attorneys Michael Sweet, Jenelle Dodds, and Ryan Barry will take a look at preparing for a transition. Guest speaker Chris Nadeau of Whittlesey will give his perspective on best practices. The session will be presented via Zoom. 

The session will focus on:  

  • Corporate records;
  • Disputes and contingent liabilities;
  • Financial statements;
  • Management team;
  • Assignable contracts;
  • Employee engagement and retention; and
  • ‘Preparing Yourself to Let Go’

 

Visit www.bulkley.com/exit-strategies for more details and to register. 

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NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank, was recently named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking.  

This award comes on the heels of the Community Choice Central Mass. Best Bank Award it received for 2021. 

North Brookfield Savings Bank was recognized with the institute’s Banky Award for its commitment to strong community banking. This recognition is given to top community banks across the country to help people find the best banks in their communities. 

“The team and I are humbled to be included in this group of iconic community banks,” said Marco Bernasconi, Jr., president and CEO of North Brookfield Savings Bank. “We continue to delight our customers with top 

notch, personal and customizable service so they have a partner to coach them through their financial journey.”  

  

40 Under 40 Class of 2022

Founder, MOVE Athletics; Age 32

Roger St. Onge is no stranger to physical challenges. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

While in the Marines, he developed a passion for helping others with their fitness.

“I was helping the Marines that weren’t passing their physical-fitness test or meeting the height and weight standard to be able to pass those standards and meet the requirements,” he explained, adding that this passion stayed with him after his service was over.

Indeed, while working toward his doctoral degree in physical therapy at American International College, he taught fitness classes in Springfield and competed in both CrossFit at the regional level and Olympic weightlifting.

It was during this time that St. Onge noticed there were many athletes and active adults who were having athletic aches and pains, or getting injuries that were preventing them from exercising — and they weren’t getting any help.

So he made it his mission to get them that help.

“I felt like it was my responsibility to figure out a way to provide that service to the community because there was nowhere for people to get that help,” he said, adding that this mindset compelled him to pursue his doctorate. What he realized was that the standard route of physical therapy wasn’t necessarily the best route.

“Most of the care given in the insurance-driven world is not designed to help people get better,” he said. “It’s designed to help overworked, burnt-out, underpaid therapists manage their time.”

St. Onge founded MOVE Athletics as an out-of-network practice that would operate in a manner best for the client.

“We have a whole mini-gym in here so we can do literally anything that anybody needs to do to get back to fitness and an active lifestyle without being limited by insurance,” he said.

Outside of work, he lives an active lifestyle and loves spending time with his two children.

“We’re either going on hikes or paddleboarding, or in the winter we’ll go snowboarding,” he said. “I’ll shoot hoops in the driveway with my son or take the dog for a 20-minute walk with my daughter … just being outside with the kids and enjoying nature.”

It is clear that, whether inside or outside of work, St. Onge is passionate about playing an active role in his community.

 

— Elizabeth Sears

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150th Anniversary Reception

To commemorate Monson Savings Bank’s incorporation on March 27, 1872, the bank recently invited members of the community to attend a 150th Anniversary Reception at the Monson branch. Dan Moriarty, president and CEO of Monson Savings Bank, along with MSB team members, welcomed guests as they joined the celebration. Dignitaries, including local professionals, government officials, and community members attended the reception to show their support for the institution.

State Sen. Anne Gobi and Rep. Brian Ashe (right), seen with Moriarty, presented Monson Savings Bank with citations, and commended the bank for reaching the momentous anniversary

 

From left, Michael Rouette, MSB’s executive vice president and COO; Laurel Peck, MSB Retail Operations specialist; Sandra Letendre, veteran MSB employee; and Moriarty

 

Moriarty, left, with past president Neil Marshall, center, and past president (and now chairman of the board) Steve Lowell

 


 

Soofa Wraps

Business and civic leaders gathered in downtown Amherst recently for the unveiling of new ‘Soofa signs,’ 100% solar-powered electronic displays placed in the downtown area to better communicate local events and resources, and to help promote local businesses. The signs will communicate COVID-19 updates, public health guidelines, town updates, and local business offerings. The initiative was sponsored by UMass Five College Credit Union.

From left: Claudia Pazmany, executive director, Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce; UMass Five College Credit Union team members: Taylor Robbins, Cash Management specialist; Craig Boivin, vice president of Marketing; and Rich Kump, President & CEO; Dave Ziomek, Assistant town manager/director of Conservation & Development, Town of Amherst; state Rep. Mindy Domb; and Jeff Simpson, chief Commercial Officer and vice president of Commercial Lending of UMass Five. (Missing are Gabrielle Gould, president of the Amherst Business Improvement District, and Brianna Sunryd, Communications manager and Community Participation officer for the Town of Amherst — partners who made the initiative possible).

 


 

Urban League Donation

Balise Toyota and Balise Lexus donated to the Urban League of Springfield and nominated the organization for additional funds through the Toyota Dealer Match Program, resulting in a total donation of $30,000. The funds will be used to support new development and improvements at the league’s historic Camp Atwater, with youth development activities and facilities upgrades as the primary objectives.

From left, Ken Maffia, general manager of Balise Toyota; Henry Thomas III, president and CEO of the Urban League of Springfield; Alex Balise, director of Marketing for Balise Auto Group; Dee Thomas; and Tim Cardillo, general manager of Balise Lexus.


 

Celebrating 125 Years

 

Bay Path University celebrated its 125th anniversary and the inauguration of its sixth president, Sandra Doran, on April 8. An evening gala at the MassMutual Center followed earlier inauguration ceremonies at Symphony Hall.

A wide view of the inauguration

 

At the ‘Presentation of Symbols’ are, from left, Jonathan Besse, chairman of the Bay Path board of trustees, Doran, retired Bay Path President Carol Leary

 

Later at the ball … clockwise, from left, with Doran, second from left, are Madeline Landrau, Relationship Manager at MassMutual, Judy Matt, president of the Spirit of Springfield, and Kathy Tobin, director of Annual Giving and Events at Baystate Health

 

Michelle and Peter Wirth, co-owners of Mercedes Benz of Springfield, rally the audience during the fund-raising segment of the program

 

Ruth Carter, Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design, addresses the audience

 


 

Chamber Corners

AMHERST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 253-0700; amherstarea.com

 

• May 11: After 5, 5-7 p.m., at the soon-to-open Drake, a one-of-a-kind, world-class performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Amherst, 44 North Pleasant St. Featuring Grayson Ty. Cash bar. Sponsored by Amherst College; featuring Downtown Amherst Foundation.

 

 

GREATER HOLYOKE CHAMBER

(413) 534-3376; holyokechamber.com

 

• May 18: Spring Fling at Westfield Bank, 4:30-7 p.m. Join us for a lawn party at Westfield Bank, enjoy the feel of spring, and make new connections. Hearty hors d’oeuvres, open bar, raffles, and more. Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Registration to open April 1.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD REGIONAL CHAMBER

(413) 787-1555; springfieldregionalchamber.com

 

• May 4: Mayor’s Forum 2022, 7:15-9 a.m., at MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield. Sponsored by Common Capital and Westfield Bank. A light-hearted conversation moderated by Dave Madsen of Western Mass News with our region’s mayors including, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia, and West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt. Cost: $35 (in advance), $45 non-members (in advance), $50 at the door. Register online at www.springfieldregionalchamber.com

 

• May 18: Fire & Ice Craft Cocktail Competition, 5:30-8 p.m., at Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm St., West Springfield. Sponsored by Florence Bank. Come and experience the ultimate social and networking event that offers local establishments an opportunity to showcase their expertise and skills. Cost: $75 for members (in advance, $85 at the door), $85 non-members (in advance, $95 at the door), $30 non-sampling ticket. Register online at www.springfieldregionalchamber.com.

 

• June 15: Annual Meeting Celebration 2022, 5:30–8:00 p.m., at Sheraton Springfield, One Monarch Place, Springfield. Sponsored by Florence Bank. Join us as we celebrate our chamber year, graduate our Leadership Class of 2022, fete our Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year, honor outgoing president, Nancy Creed, and welcome our incoming president, Diana Szynal. Cost: $75 for members (in advance, $85 at the door), $85 non-members (in advance, $100 at the door).Register online at www.springfieldregionalchamber.com.

 

GREATER WESTFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 568-1618; westfieldbiz.org

 

• May 11: After 5 Connections, 5-7 p.m.., hosted by Shaker Farms Country Club. Visit www.westfieldbiz.org for details.

 

• May 16: 61st annual Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., hosted by Shaker Farms Country Club, sponsored by Westfield Gas & Electric and Whip City Fiber. Visit www.westfieldbiz.org for details.

 

• May 26: Morning Brew, 8-9 a.m., hosted by Shaker Farms Country Club. Visit www.westfieldbiz.org for details.

Agenda

Get Hired Job Fair

May 5: Holyoke Mall will host an in-person job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on the lower level near Macy’s. Sponsored by Valley Opportunity Council, the Get Hired Job Fair is a convenient opportunity for Western Mass. employers to interview and hire workers, and to help job seekers connect with businesses who need their skills. Employers from a variety of industries will be in attendance looking for candidates at all skill levels. Several stores and venues at Holyoke Mall will also be in attendance to fill open positions. The event is free to attend for all job seekers. Employers that have already signed up to staff a table include MGM Springfield, Holyoke Medical Center, Springfield College, Trinity Senior Communities, and Valley Opportunity Council. Employers interested in participating in the upcoming job fair should contact Jim Geraghty, advertising representative for Holyoke Mall, at (617) 840-2998 or [email protected] For full details regarding the job fair, visit www.holyokemall.com/event/get-hired-job-fair.

 

Annual Shred Day

May 7: The Wealth Transition Collective of Holyoke is partnering with Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice for their annual shred day. Anyone who has financial or sensitive documents that need shredding may bring them to the VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, 168 Industrial Dr., Northampton from 9 to 11 a.m. A donation of $5 per paper box will directly benefit the VNA & Hospice. Shredding will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis until the truck is full or 11 a.m., whichever comes first. Only paper items will be accepted. For more information, visit www.twealthtc.com.

 

Jack’s Walk

May 14: Jack’s Walk, a fundraiser to benefit the Jack Jonah Foundation, will take place at the Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke. The foundation has a stated mission to “encourage, foster, teach, engage, and provide opportunities, specifically in the areas of drug awareness.” The foundation also provides assistance (financial or otherwise) at the local, state, and/or national level in the promotion of drug awareness and education. The foundation is named in honor of Jack Jonah, who died of a heroin overdose. Jack’s Walk features a full schedule of activities. The day begins with a pre-walk tie-dye party and check-in beginning at 9 a.m. There will then be several guest speakers, including West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, and Jack Jonah Foundation Founder Kirk Jonah for closing comments and a moment of silence. The walk begins at 11, and there will be a post-walk reception at the Elks from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults. Youths 18 and under are admitted free. To register online, visit Jackjonahfoundation.org.

 

sheLEADS Conference

May 20: The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce will host sheLEADS, a woman’s conference aimed at building a bold, brave community of women in the 413 with an eye on professional development and beyond. The day begins at the Boylston Room in Easthampton at noon and ends with networking at Abandoned Building Brewery. In between, attendees can look forward to “Activating Your Leadership Strengths,” facilitated by Colleen DelVecchio of Colleen DelVecchio Consultants; “The Language of Leadership,” a panel discussion featuring Pia Kumar, chief strategy officer at Universal Plastics, Lynnette Watkins, president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, and Waleska Lugo-DeJesus, CEO of Inclusive Strategies; and “Be Great Where Your Feet Are,” featuring keynote speaker Robyn Glaser Sr., vice president, Business Affairs for the Kraft Group. For tickets and details, visit www.easthamptonchamber.org.

 

40U40 Meet & Greet

May 20: Mercedes Benz of Springfield will host a gathering of the 2022 40 Under Forty honorees as well as the members of the first 15 classes of rising stars. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a meet-and-greet for members of the Class of 2022, who are profiled in this edition. From 6-8, there will be a networking event for all of the 16 classes of 40 Under Forty honorees. Food will be provided by Log Rolling Catering. Forty Under 40 is sponsored this year by: Presenting Sponsor PeoplesBank; Alumni Achievement Award Sponsor Health New England; and supporting sponsors Comcast Business, Live Nation, Mercedes Benz of Springfield, The Mill District, Stand Out Truck, and the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Business.

 

MOSSO Summer Concert Series

June 23, July 21, Aug. 13: MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, announced a summer concert series of three programs, two in Springfield Symphony Hall and the third, an outdoor brass quintet program, in Forest Park in Springfield. On Thursday, June 23, MOSSO will celebrate the music of the late, legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who penned the words and music to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and others. Broadway conductor Tim Stella (of The Phantom of the Opera and Hello, Dolly!) will lead the program, joined by some major Broadway stars. The program will be announced later this month. On Thursday, July 21, Maestro Kevin Rhodes will return to Springfield to conduct a program of light classics and music of renowned composer John Williams, whose works include Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Schindler’s List. Rhodes will be joined by a guest soloist. This will be a benefit concert for MOSSO, so that the nonprofit organization can continue to deliver professional symphonic music to Greater Springfield and Western Mass. The program will be announced later this month.Tickets for both Symphony Hall concerts will go on sale on May 9. To get on the mailing list for information on these programs, visit springfieldsymphonymusicians.com. On Saturday, Aug. 13 (rain date: Sunday, Aug. 14), a MOSSO brass quintet will perform a free concert at Camp Star Angelina on Trafton Road in Forest Park. This concert will be produced for MOSSO by Bing Productions. No tickets are required.

 

 

People on the Move
Jane Albert

Jane Albert

Jane Albert, senior vice president and chief consumer officer at Baystate Health, will retire on July 1, following 20 years of service with the system. Albert joined Baystate Health in 2002 as manager of Medical Practices Marketing and developed the first marketing plan to integrate legacy physician groups into the organization known today as Baystate Medical Practices (BMP). She then expanded her scope as manager of Corporate Marketing for the whole health system. She went on to deepen her focus on the external environment in subsequent roles in Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Community Relations. Albert then returned to BMP to stand up its first Office of Physician Referral Services, with a focus on improving access to care. She was recruited back to the system level with a promotion to vice president of Philanthropy and executive director of Baystate Health Foundation (BHF). During four years at the foundation, she developed a comprehensive strategic plan that led to a more balanced portfolio of events, major gifts, and planned giving, all tracked by a dashboard of performance metrics. Her work led to significant growth in overall giving and greater diversification of BHF’s philanthropic activities. She was promoted again in 2017 to senior vice president of Marketing, Communications and External Relations, a role which included the areas of BHF and Government & Community Relations. She brought in experienced leaders for all three areas and oversaw dramatic growth across all her areas of responsibility. Key activities included the “Advancing Care. Enhancing Lives” brand campaign, the growth of more broad and sophisticated governmental advocacy efforts, and continued growth in philanthropy. During the pandemic, Albert’s scope was enlarged yet again to her current role. She collaborated with other members of the President’s Cabinet to develop the health system’s 2025 Consumer Strategy with a focus on access to care, a new digital platform, and the importance of recognizing the unique needs of individual patients and families.

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Ryan Shorette

Berkshire Bank announced the promotion of Ryan Shorette to senior vice president, Retail Branch Banking. In this new role, he will oversee all 105 branches across Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. Prior to this promotion, he was first vice president, regional branch manager at Berkshire Bank for the last eight years. Shorette has more than 25 years of retail banking experience and has held a number of leadership positions. Before joining Berkshire Bank, he worked at Bank of America and Webster Bank. He has been nominated for the New Leaders in Banking Honors Award from the Connecticut Bankers Assoc. and has a proven track record of successfully developing leaders and enhancing the customer experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Central Connecticut State University. Outside of work, Shorette is an active volunteer, coaching youth sports for the towns of Bristol and Plainville, Conn. He has also participated in Christmas in April, the United Way Day of Caring, and Hands on Hartford, a COVID-19 virtual event assembling comfort kits for those in need. Beyond these civic efforts, he also served as an executive board member for the American Heart Assoc. Heart Walk in Hartford, Conn.

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Patrick O’Hara

Patrick O’Hara

Country Bank, announced that Patrick O’Hara has joined its Commercial Lending Division in Worcester. A 17-year industry veteran with immersive client engagement, O’Hara will architect and deliver strategies to support growth in the commercial banking portfolio. O’Hara has held several positions in commercial lending and business development with SunTrust Bank, Bank of America, Santander Bank, and, most recently, Citizens Bank covering the Worcester and MetroWest Boston markets before joining Country Bank. In his new role, he will serve Central and Eastern Mass. to support businesses throughout the region. O’Hara holds a bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College, he is accredited in Commercial Credit from Omega Performance, and has received multiple top performer and excellence awards throughout his career. He is also an avid supporter of St. Vincent De Paul and New Horizons, which supports veteran’s issues and mental health. “I’m extremely excited to join a bank with such an impressive history of helping businesses grow and thrive in our region,” said O’Hara. “Country Bank is one of the most well-capitalized banks in the market, with a tremendous reputation for integrity and service to the community.I look forward to contributing to our continued growth and success across central and eastern Massachusetts, and beyond.”

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James Martin

James Martin

Attorney James Martin has joined the Springfield office of Pullman & Comley, LLC. Martin has more than 43 years of experience practicing in the areas of corporate and business counseling, commercial real estate, real estate planning and permitting, solar and wind, and litigation. He is also recognized as a leading automotive franchise attorney throughout New England. He has handled the purchase and sale of numerous car dealerships and related real estate, franchise negotiations, floor plan and real estate financing, in addition to litigation arising from the operation of a dealership. ​​He is a member of the National Assoc. of Dealer Counsel and the Massachusetts Automobile Dealer Association. Martin received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court and the Massachusetts and U.S. Tax Court. He has been named to Best Lawyers every year since 2001 and Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2009. He previously practiced with the law firm Robinson Donovan, P.C. The addition of Martin and his team marks a noteworthy expansion for Pullman & Comley’s Springfield office, which was established in 2019. Drawing on resources from across the firm’s eight offices, in addition to Martin’s areas of practice, the Springfield office specializes in commercial property tax appeals and eminent domain matters, employment law and more. Martin is the former chairman and a former trustee of Baystate Medical Center and was recently appointed as a trustee for Springfield Museums, where he also serves as vice chair of the Museum Committee. He serves on the Springfield Riverfront Development Commission and is the chairman of the board of directors of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. He has also served as a youth sports coach in Springfield and Longmeadow.

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John Roberson

John Roberson

Pathlight, an organization serving people in Western Mass. with developmental and intellectual disabilities, has named human services leader John Roberson as its new executive director. Throughout his career, Roberson has designed and implemented programs tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families. He brings an extensive background in leadership and operations for community-based residential programs and a passion for improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Most recently, Roberson was vice president of Children & Families for the Center for Human Development (CHD), where he was responsible for management of a $25 million annual budget and expansion of services with local, state and federal agencies for a division that provides housing, child development, behavioral health and court guided support services. Prior to becoming vice president, he served in a variety of capacities including managing two large residential facilities as CHD’s director of Juvenile Justice Programs. Previously, he was a lead treatment supervisor for the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, where he supervised treatment staff and developed treatment programs for inmates housed in the Pre-Release Center. Roberson is a member of the Child Welfare League of America and the American Correctional Association. He has served as a board member of the Correctional Association of Massachusetts, the Restorative Justice Collaborative of Hampden County, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence. He holds an M.S. from Cambridge College in Springfield. He will assume his responsibilities as executive director of Pathlight on May 2.

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Sam Killings

Sam Killings

Jeremiah Bentley

Jeremiah Bentley

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (UMassFive) announced the retirement of board member Sam Killings at its 55thAnnual Meeting on March 23. New director Jeremiah Bentley was elected to the open position at the virtual event.Killings is retiring from the UMassFive Board of Directors after serving since 1998. During his tenture, Killings served on the credit union’s Asset and Liability Management Committee, which he chaired for several years, as well as the Human Resources Committee and the Diversity Task Force. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 42 years of experience as an internal auditor and assistant controller for Research Accounting at UMass Amherst. With his retirement, Killings was recently honored with the status of director emeritus, the first person to hold this title at the credit union. Bentley has been a member of UMassFive since 2015, when he moved to the area after completing his Ph.D. in accounting from Cornell University. He previously served as a volunteer on the credit union’s Asset and Liability Management Committee. He currently serves as a research foundation director for the Institute of Management Accountants, and in multiple positions with the American Accounting Association. He is also the Richard Dieter & Susan Dieter Faculty Fellow and associate professor at UMass Amherst, where he teaches financial and managerial accounting and examines how accounting systems change the way people think about and report on their performance.

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Amy Handelsman

Amy Handelsman

Shakespeare & Company, a theater performance, education, and training outfit now celebrating its 45th year, announced the appointment of Amy Handelsman as managing director, effective May 1. Handelsman accepted the position following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG), and comes to the company with more than two decades of diverse experience in theater, dance, film, and television, particularly in the areas of nonprofit management, business development, and strategic planning.In her new position, Handelsman will be responsible for championing Shakespeare & Company’s artistic vision through the development of new and expanded income streams, expansion, and cultivation of the company’s Board of Trustees; supervision of administrative, marketing, and fundraising efforts, and ongoing engagement with various constituents in the Berkshire County community. Most recently, Handelsman served as managing director of GALLIM, a movement production company based in Brooklyn, N.Y., which has staged productions at Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza, New York City Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ailey II Dance Company, and other venues.She serves on the Artistic Council of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Playwrights Conference, and has worked as a curator, dramaturge, project manager, and consultant for a wide range of clients including the Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Hi-ARTS), HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and locally with Jacob’s Pillow and the Batsheva Dance Company’s 2018 Summer Tour.

Company Notebook

State Awards $30 Million to STCC to Relocate Health Programs

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College has received $30 million in state funding to move healthcare programs out of an aging building on campus that has outlived its usefulness. Gov. Charlie Baker announced the award on Wednesday. College officials in December asked the state for the maximum amount of $30 million to vacate Building 20, which houses 18 degree and certificate allied health programs as well as the acclaimedSIMS Medical Center. STCC has secured $11.5 million from other sources for the $41.5 million project. The award announced by the governor comes from the state Division of Capital Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). Constructed in 1941, Building 20 is past its useful life and has a history of expensive emergency repairs. The healthcare programs in the School of Health and Patient Simulation educate more than 700 students per semester and employ more than 120 faculty and staff. The STCC Board of Trustees committed $6 million from the college’s budget to the project. Trustees Chair Marikate Murren said, “We’re thrilled and grateful to Gov. Baker and DCAMM for their support to make this move possible. The relocation of the programs in the School of Health and Patient Simulation will allow STCC to continue to prepare students for healthcare careers. The investment in this project represents an investment in the City of Springfield and the region. To best summarize the outlook for the College, Cook said, “I am delighted for our students and faculty as this ensures that STCC stays on the leading edge of healthcare education; the future of STCC is bright.”

 

Monson Savings Launches 150 Build-a-Bike Campaign

MONSON — The celebratory planning for Monson Savings Bank’s 150thanniversary continues, with the bank pledging to show extra support to nonprofits and have an extra level of community participation throughout the year. A large and very fun part of that support comes in the form of theMonson Savings Bank 150 Build-a-Bike Campaign. For this campaign, MSB will be purchasing more than $20,000 worth of children’s bicycles and helmets from the Family Bicycle Shop in East Longmeadow, with guidance from the shop’s owner Ray Plouffe. To gear up for the campaign, Monson Savings Bank has also teamed up with five local non-profits to identify children who are in need of a bicycle: the YMCA of Greater Springfield; the YWCAof Western Massachusetts; I Found Light Against All Odds; Educare Springfield; and the South End Community Center. Beginning this spring, MSB will be planning events hosted with each nonprofit. The bank’s team members will assemble the bikes, when possible alongside the very children who will be receiving them. Nonprofit employees will be welcomed to join the activity, and representatives from the Family Bicycle Shop will be on site to assist and ensure children are properly fitted with helmets and training wheels. Monson Savings Bank will provide and share a meal for attendees. “When exploring the various ways we could celebrate Monson Savings Bank’s 150thAnniversary, there were so many ideas,” said Dan Moriarty, president and CEO of Monson Savings Bank.“We wanted to be sure to do something that would make a difference on many fronts and spread some joy. With the 150 Build-a-Bike campaign, we are able to connect with the vital community nonprofits and their leaders. Our team gets to work together on hands-on projects to further foster our culture of teamwork and community support. Plus, we are able to provide the children with the experience of building and riding a bike, a joy-filled activity, and something they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to experience. I could not think of a better way to commemorate our 150thAnniversary.” To see a full schedule of events for MSB’s 150th anniversary, visit www.monsonsavings.bank/anniversary.

 

Big Y Express Launches New Downtown Format

SPRINGFIELD — Big Y has announced plans to build a new concept Big Y Express Fresh Market at 1500 Main St. as part of Tower Square in Springfield. The new, 10,000-square-foot Big Y Express Fresh Market will be tailored to fit the needs of the city’s downtown community. Currently, there are workers and area residents who are eager to have access to delicious, nutritious and affordable offerings that are not currently available in a convenient way, said Colin D’Amour, senior director of Big Y Express. “Between the UMass classrooms, YMCA daycare, area office workers and downtown residents, many are looking for an option to meet their food needs.” While not a complete supermarket due to its size, this location will have a full assortment of items from each department, he said. The offerings will include prepared meals and sandwiches along with natural and organic products and everyday necessities. In addition, there will be an inhouse sushi chef preparing fresh sushi daily. “We are excited to bring an entirely new concept to downtown Springfield,” said D’Amour. “We know that there has been an appetite for Big Y’s fresh and local foods for many years now. We are confident that customers will enjoy our many offerings. We are working diligently with our contractors to establish a timeline for opening and are excited to be a part of the downtown community.”

 

Rocky’s Ace Hardware Purchases Nine New Stores in Ohio

SPRINGFIELD –Rocky’s Ace Hardware, one of the country’s largest family-owned Ace Hardware dealers, has purchased the nine Ohio-based Handyman Ace Hardware stores, which have been family-owned and operated since 1939. The new Ohio stores are located in Dayton, Fairborn, Xenia, Centerville, New Carlisle, Kettering, Springfield, and Miamisburg. Rocky’s Ace Hardware now has 47 locations in nine states. “It is very exciting for us to be expanding into a new state and continuing the family-owned values and service Handyman customers have come to expect,” said Rocky’s Ace Hardware President Rocco Falcone. “We are also family-owned and share many of the same values as Handyman, including putting the customer first in all business actions.”alcone noted that customers will see the same faces from Handyman at Rocky’s, and former owner David Grimes, who is retiring, will be integral in the transition. Falcone also said customers will benefit from some exciting changes over the next few months including expanded Ace Rewards features, product selection and online capabilities. “We plant roots in each of our neighborhood locations and intend to maintain this community focus in our Ohio stores,” he said. “We’re excited to be a part of the greater Dayton community.”

 

Baystate Health Awards $1 Million in Better Together Grants

SPRINGFIELD —Baystate Healthhas awarded $1 million in Better Together Grants to five community initiatives with partner organizations as part of itsCommunity Benefits Program. “Baystate Health is proud to invest our Determination of Need (DoN) Community Health Initiative (CHI) funding in the communities served by our four hospitals. It is an honor to partner with these very deserving local non-profit organizations over the next three years,” said Annamarie Golden, director, Community Relations for Baystate Health

This year’s recipients, who submitted requests for proposals in January 2022 include: Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation in partnership with the Town of Ware, The Care Center in partnership with Greenfield Technical Community College, Westfield State University in partnership with Springfield Technical Community College, Montague Catholic Social Ministries in partnership with The Brick House Community Resource Center, and the Western Mass. Training Consortium in partnership with the Bridge Program community organizations — The Recover Project, The Salasin Project and The Wildflower Alliance. “Baystate’s Community Benefits Program, in partnership with our hospital Community Benefits Advisory Councils (CBACs) and Grant Review Teams, is making investments through Better Together grants that will have lasting and meaningful impacts on health outcomes, health equity, and social determinants of health throughout the Pioneer Valley,” said Golden. Funding for the Better Together grants is made possible through the Mass. Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Determination of Need (DoN) requirements related to the replacement of Baystate Medical Center’s Operating Rooms approved in November 2020. Although this project was unique to the hospital, Baystate Health’s goal is to equitably distribute the Community Health Initiative funds for grant making to all four Baystate Health hospitals. This was an intentional step toward health equity, recognizing that Baystate’s community hospitals historically have lower likelihood of accessing DoN CHI funds. The aim of the Better Together grant opportunity is to develop approaches that by targeting the social determinants of health, will improve people’s overall well-being and make our communities healthier places to live in, while complementing the health care system’s current offerings. In addition to funding the grantees, Baystate Health has also contracted with the Public Health Institute of Western Mass. to provide technical assistance and evaluation support to the grantee cohort over the next three years.

 

OneZo Opens in the Holyoke Mall

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Mall has welcomed, OneZo, with its unique house-made boba, to the shopping center. Boba tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink with sweet balls or “pearls,” made from tapioca starch and can be made from milk tea, green tea or fruit tea. Established in Taiwan in 2015, OneZo was the first café in the world to make their own boba in-store.Their goal is to serve the freshest boba drinks and use their creativity to develop new boba flavors. Some of the more popular flavors include Brown Sugar Bubble Latte, Hong Kong Style Milk Tea, Strawberry Slush Milk Tea, Grapefruit Green Tea, and Thai Tea.

OneZo tea can be found in 17 countries and has several locations in Massachusetts including Quincy and Worcester.Holyoke Mall guests can experience freshly made bubble tea in their new location in Café Square.

 

CDK Global Named Presenting Sponsor for Tom Cosenzi Driving for The Cure Golf Tournament

HADLEY — The 14th Annual Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 27 at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, and will be joined by presenting sponsor, CDK Global. The 14th Annual Driving for the Cure Charity Golf supports neuro-oncology research in honor of Tom Cosenzi, a successful businessman and father of four who succumbed to brain cancer in 2009 at 52. Since its inception, this annual golf tournament has raised more than $1.3 million with its partnership with the Jimmy Fund, one of the largest organized golf programs in the U.S. All proceeds support Dr. Patrick Wen and his team of researchers in the Neuro-Oncology Department at Dana Farber Cancer Institute “My brother Tom and I started this charity golf tournament to honor the legacy of our dad,” said TommyCar co-owner, Carla Cosenzi. “His vision was that no other family would experience the pain that he and his family endured. It was Tom’s wish that his family and friends continue to raise money for Neuro Oncology Research so the burden of Cancer can be eliminated for patients and their families. We’re so thankful to CDK Global for their partnership and we are proud to be able to support the world class research that is ongoing at Dana-Farber.” The scramble style tournament features a “Tee off against Cancer” shotgun start. Players will enjoy 18 holes of golf at one of the area’s top private golf courses, lunch, on-course activities, an evening cocktail reception with live entertainment, a gourmet dinner, raffle prizes, and silent and live auctions. For more information on the Tom Cosenzi Driving For The Cure Charity Golf Tournament visit www.TomCosenziDrivingForTheCure.com.

 

Leadership Pioneer Valley Accepting Applications for LEAP Class of 2023

SPRINGFIELD — Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) is now accepting applications for enrollment in the LEAP class of 2023, a regional leadership-development program. This year’s class is expected to have a fully in-person experience. Applicants are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The LEAP program engages the Pioneer Valley’s most promising emerging leaders through learning, exploration, and connecting. Participants are trained in applied leadership skills by experts. They also explore critical community issues by connecting with local leaders and visiting businesses and local towns across the region. The upcoming program runs from September through May. In its 12th year, more than 350 individuals representing more than 125 companies, organizations, and municipalities have participated. The program has filled a critical need for a leadership program that builds a network of emerging leaders to address the challenges and opportunities of the region. Fifty-three percent of alumni have a new leadership role at work, 64% have joined a new board of directors, and 99% made new, meaningful connections. LPV is seeking applicants from all over the Pioneer Valley, including Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, representing different employment sectors. The program is made for those in nonprofits, businesses, and government who are eager to increase their leadership skills and take action to better the region. Applicants are considered in a competitive application process that prioritizes diversity by employment sector, geography, race, gender, and sexual orientation. Emerging leaders, mid-career professionals with leadership potential, and those looking to better the Pioneer Valley should consider applying. The deadline for LPV class of 2023 applications is July 1. Applications and further information can be found at www.leadershippv.org.

 

Veritas Prep Charter School Establishes Teacher Diversification Fellowship Fund

SPRINGFIELD — Veritas Prep Charter School(VPCS) has been awarded $53,883from theMass. Teacher Diversification Pilot Program, a state-funded grant program that provides approximately $2 million in competitive funding to support local school and district efforts to strengthen and diversify existing teacher recruitment and retention programs. VPCS is using this grant to establish the Veritas Prep Teacher Diversification Fellowship Fund to help educators and aspiring educators who identify as people of color enter or remain in education by removing common financial barriers. Candidates can apply for access to funding for education, MTEL test fees, relocation assistance and tuition and loan reimbursement. New and current associate teachers and lead teachers are eligible to apply, and Teach Western Mass (TWM) residents can also apply for TWM tuition coverage. Recipients must commit to working at Veritas Prep middle or high school for three years. All recipients will receive access to free MTEL test preparation, if applicable. Launched in April 2019, the Massachusetts Teacher Diversification Pilot Program provides tuition assistance to support enrollment into an approved-educator preparation program and MTEL preparation and examination. Schools and districts may also use grant funds to enhance teacher recruitment and retention efforts. Educators and aspiring educators who identify as people of color can learn more about the Veritas Teacher Diversification Fellowship Fund and apply for support here: veritasprepma.org/teacher-diversification-fund/.

 

Former Landsdowne Dormitories Renovated into Apartments

WESTFIELD — Shawna Gutowski and Maritza Zavala, of the Slope to Shore Team of William Raveis Real Estate, announced that the former Landsdowne Dorms in Westfield have been fully renovated and are officially on the market for lease under the name Landsdowne Place. “We’re excited to make these beautifully-renovated apartments available in downtown Westfield, where residents can shop, experience downtown events, and enjoy quick access to the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail right outside their door,” said Project Manager Anthony Leroux. The newly renovated apartments are a mixture of one bedroom/one bath and two bedroom/two bath units, which were formerly used as housing for Westfield State College students. The complex also features gym and laundry facilities on-site, as well as access to the bike trail. Apartment leases start at $1,400 per month and will require first, last, security, and credit check.

Incorporations

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

AGAWAM

Elite Care Agency Inc., 320 Adams St., Agawam, MA 01001. Juuko Ronald, same address. Home health care services.

BELCHERTOWN

Baystate Building Solutions Inc., 207 Rockrimmon St., Belchertown, MA 01007. Dave Burnham, same address. Construction consulting and real estate investing.

Setaro Electric and Energy Solutions Inc., 3 Blacksmith Road, Belchertown, MA 01007. Steven Setaro, same address. Electrical and energy solutions.

CHICOPEE

Spectrum Cable Offers Inc., 50 Austin St., Chicopee, MA 01013. Michael Barrasso, same address. Cable TV hardware.

Tre Corporation, 100 Colonial Circle, Unit D, Chicopee, MA 01020. Edem Ayedinov, same address. General freight transportation.

HADLEY

Banas Foundation Inc., 10 Mill Valley Rd., P.O. Box 597, Hadley, MA 01035. Brent Banas, 5 Hillside Dr., Hadley, MA 01035. Religious organization.

HOLYOKE

HD Logistics Inc., 98 Lower Westfield Road, Suite 101, Holyoke, MA 01040. Darnel Hunter, same address. Logistics and package delivery.

IK Onkar RK Mart Inc., 539 Pleasant St., Holyoke, MA 01040. Rajinder Kaur, 48 Westwood Dr., Westfield, MA 01085. Convenience grocery store.

SOUTH HADLEY

In the Green Gardens Inc., 146 Ferry St., South Hadley, MA 01075. Stephen R. Vaiano, same address. Landscaping sales and service.

Parabola Center for Law and Policy Inc., 40 Viviani St., South Hadley, MA 01075. Shaleen Title, same address. Research, education, and training on drug policy.

SPRINGFIELD

950 Worcester Street, Corp., 1571 Page Blvd., Springfield, MA 01104. Sergey Privedenyuk, same address. Real estate ownership and leasing.

DJ Home Remodeling Inc., 142 Methuen St., Springfield, MA 01119. Domone Donovan Stewart, same address. Home remodeling.

DJ & T Investments Inc., 154 Catharine St., Springfield, MA 01109. Denzel Williams, same address. Real estate and retail.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

A & F Remodeling, Corp., 38 Guy Place, West Springfield, MA 01089. Albina Andriychuk, 44 Hillside Ave., South Hadley, MA 01075. Remodeling.

Carmona & Co., Corp., 18 Budford Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089. Noshkami Carmona, same address. Distributor of baked goods.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of April 2022. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

WEST SPRINGFIELD

American Dream Home Remodel
90 Union St.
John Guagliardo

Anthony Dedinelli Photography
2052 Westfield St.
Anthony Robert

Atlas Technical
73 William Franks Dr.
Sheree Garber

Bitcoin Depot
173 Elm St.
Brandon Mintz

Bitcoin Depot
1150 Union St.
Brandon Mintz

Chapin Baby
81 Riverdale St.
Tatyana Gut

Chris Gates Auto Detailing
115 Bretton Road
Christopher Gates

Doce Vita
1020 Memorial Ave.
Sarah Perez

Elegant Lighting
1651 Riverdale St.
Tatyana Gut

Final Phaze Retro Gaming
130 Elm St.
Alexis Santiago

Gelz By Mels
2260 Westfield St.
Melissa Nguyen

Green Coat Record Shop
2052 Westfield St.
Anthony Robert

Greenstone Landscape Construction
306 Westfield St.
Sami Hajrizi

H & S Siding
203 Circuit Ave.
Marlon Mendoza

Lauras Unique Boutique
209 Elm St.
Laura Roe

Majestic Theater
131 Elm St.
Todd Kadis

Naya Vastra
39 Thomas Dr.
Rena Rai

Northeast Labor Services
230 High Meadow Dr.
Ann Simonet

Reswood Creations
86 Wolcott Ave.
Katarzyna Nowakowska

The Cleaning Bee
114 Highland Ave.
Emily Davila

The Wellness Drip Inc.
1817 Riverdale St.
Alyssa McKenna

Thera Feet
1680 Riverdale St.
Darus Flipiak

WESTFIELD

AC Auto Services
766 Southampton Road
Charles Croney

All Energy Solar
66D Mainline Dr.
All Energy Solar

BCA Property Management
404 Southwick Road
Brandon Avery

Berkshire Hathaway Home Serv Realty Pro
54 Court St.
WMass Realty Prof

Broken Wolf BBQ
6 Hickory Ave.
Eric Lacombe

Honeyland Farms Food Shop
4 Russell Road
Kandy 2022 LLC

Hourglass Half Full
932 Russell Road
Kevin Weldell

Lady Vee Soapery
10 Smith Ave., Apt 1
Lady Vee Soapery LLC

Louis & Clark Country Gifts
1029 North Road
Clark E Matthews

Ortiz Lawn Care Services
8 Morris Ave.
Angel Ortiz

Tierney Properties
22 Pearl St.
MTB Real Estate LLC

Bankruptcies

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

Batiste, Laura A.
15 Kenilworth St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/28/2022

Corriveau, Brian
70 Lathrop St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/29/2022

Elmore, Melinda M.
4 Aspen Court
Ware, MA 01082
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/28/2022

German, Richard H.
54 Johnson St., Unit 2
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/28/2022

Heroux, Robert E.
P.O. Box 601
Chicopee, MA 01021
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/25/2022

Ketchum, Holly H.
a/k/a Houldsworth-Ketchum, Holly
1160 Churchill St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/25/2022

King, Nicholas Robert
322 Abbott St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/22/2022

Klusman, Brandon K.
29 Concord St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/18/2022

Lefebvre, Kristine C.
27 Coolidge Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/29/2022

Mann, Holly Marie
219 Osborne Road
Ware, MA 01082
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/21/2022

Mao, Khey
68 Fargo St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/18/2022

Marshall, Justin P.
Marshall, Jaime L.
40 Belanger St.
Three Rivers, MA 01080
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/23/2022

Mayes, David Alan
128 Avery St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/30/2022

Nisbet, Scott A.
805 Fairview Ave.
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/22/2022

Rodriguez, Jenny
a/k/a Rodrigiez Ortiz, Jenny
31 Strathmore St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/29/2022

Stone, Eric Richard
125B Capt. Beers Plain Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/18/2022

Wall, Brent T.
Wall, Lynn Ann
36 Rivers Ave., Apt. 4
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/30/2022

Warner, Emily J.
34 Thayer Road
Monson, MA 01057
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/22/2022

Weber, Michael E.
Weber, Lindsey C.
68 Duxbury Lane
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/17/2022

Wetherington, Sierra
a/k/a McQuarrie, Sierra
120 Homer St.
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/23/2022

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

588 Old Stage Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $289,000
Buyer: Robert Marseglia
Seller: Roger W. Rice RET
Date: 04/01/22

BUCKLAND

7 Bray Road
Buckland, MA 01370
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Steven R. Finck
Seller: Finck INT
Date: 03/29/22

CHARLEMONT

54 South Road
Charlemont, MA 01346
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Nicholas J. Johnston
Seller: Patricia McGahan RET
Date: 03/30/22

COLRAIN

27 Frankton Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $397,500
Buyer: Jeffrey Cochran
Seller: Steven D. Shippee
Date: 03/22/22

CONWAY

522 Hoosac Road
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $454,000
Buyer: Martin Dellert
Seller: Michael R. McDowell
Date: 03/28/22

214 Thompson Road
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Jesse D. Barba
Seller: David B. Dugan
Date: 04/01/22

ERVING

58 State Road
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Brian Campbell
Seller: Anthony Manzi
Date: 03/31/22

19 Swamp Road
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $465,000
Buyer: Curtis R. Brunelle
Seller: Justin Fellows
Date: 03/23/22

GREENFIELD

8 Maple Lane
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $181,000
Buyer: Douglas P. Clarke
Seller: Allen, James E., (Estate)
Date: 03/21/22

125 Mohawk Trail
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $2,750,000
Buyer: MAG Real Estate Holdings-Greenfield
Seller: Parmar Properties North LLC
Date: 03/31/22

3 Park St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $452,000
Buyer: Cameron Awkward-Rich
Seller: Urban Veneer LLC
Date: 04/01/22

4 Phillips St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Leslie A. Janka
Seller: Bonnie L. Bobetsky
Date: 03/21/22

59-61 West St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Daryl R. Springman
Seller: Charles E. Dodge
Date: 04/01/22

1 Wheeler Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $2,750,000
Buyer: MAG Real Estate Holdings-Greenfield
Seller: Parmar Properties North LLC
Date: 03/31/22

18 Wheeler Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $2,750,000
Buyer: MAG Real Estate Holdings-Greenfield
Seller: Parmar Properties North LLC
Date: 03/31/22

HEATH

54 South Road
Heath, MA 01346
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Nicholas J. Johnston
Seller: Patricia McGahan RET
Date: 03/30/22

LEYDEN

298 River Road
Leyden, MA 01337
Amount: $349,000
Buyer: John E. Murphy
Seller: Regan D. Gorneault
Date: 03/28/22

MONTAGUE

222 Federal St.
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Oliver G. Williams
Seller: Mary L. Stone INT
Date: 04/01/22

9 Madison Ave.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $239,800
Buyer: Griffin W. Buell
Seller: Harris INT
Date: 03/30/22

130 Millers Falls Road
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $320,250
Buyer: Marc A. Burdick
Seller: Tracy L. Mantell
Date: 04/01/22

58 Wes Mineral Road
Montague, MA 01349
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Patrick C. Lashway
Seller: Donald W. Miller
Date: 04/01/22

NORTHFIELD

91 East St.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Benjamin M. Emberley
Seller: Carlton Brown
Date: 03/25/22

8 Holly Ave.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Elizabeth Pastorfield-Li
Seller: Stewart, Marjorie B., (Estate)
Date: 04/01/22

687-B Millers Falls Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Michael R. Ryan
Seller: Jonathan J. Vantland
Date: 03/24/22

1026 Millers Falls Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Deutsche Bank
Seller: Ray E. Harris
Date: 03/21/22

ORANGE

1 Cheney St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: M3 Innovations Inc.
Seller: Roma Realty Inc.
Date: 03/29/22

174 East Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Jacob Audy
Seller: Thomas J. Doane
Date: 03/22/22

110 Horton Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $224,500
Buyer: Aidan J. Molloy
Seller: Nick H. Steiman
Date: 04/01/22

77 Pleasant St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Katie A. Sicotte
Seller: Brandon M. Coy
Date: 03/22/22

196 West River St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Rick J. Disalvo
Seller: Sovereign Group Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

SHELBURNE

27 Frankton Road
Shelburne, MA 01340
Amount: $397,500
Buyer: Jeffrey Cochran
Seller: Steven D. Shippee
Date: 03/22/22

SHUTESBURY

West Pelham Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Ashley Ocana
Seller: Bradford Spry
Date: 03/25/22

SUNDERLAND

17 North Plain Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $545,000
Buyer: Michelle B. Wynn
Seller: Ronald W. Ward
Date: 03/25/22

WHATELY

61 State Road
Whately, MA 01093
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Tay-Fal NT
Seller: 5 Dawg NT
Date: 03/30/22

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

15 Belvidere Ave.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $307,000
Buyer: Ericka Rivera-Lefebre
Seller: Alison Bonafini
Date: 03/30/22

21 Edgewater Road
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Alex Gomes
Seller: Brital 1987 LLC
Date: 03/22/22

38 Forest Road
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $313,000
Buyer: Zachary M. Gosciminski
Seller: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

19 Hamilton Circle
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Hunter W. Laughlin
Seller: US Bank
Date: 03/29/22

48 Liquori Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Rachel Miller
Seller: Joshua J. Devine
Date: 03/21/22

1251 River Road
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: 1251 River Road TR
Seller: Neu Corp.
Date: 03/25/22

24 Rowley St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Recai Bayram
Seller: Armand D. Normandin
Date: 03/31/22

67 South West St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $249,900
Buyer: Natasha Vasylyshyn
Seller: Nikita S. Peabody
Date: 04/01/22

317 Southwick St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $239,900
Buyer: Frank & Luigi Realty Inc.
Seller: Rose T. Cavanaugh
Date: 03/30/22

BLANDFORD

16 Beulah Land Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $525,000
Buyer: Pamela J. Dirschka
Seller: Waldemar Wronski
Date: 03/31/22

BRIMFIELD

10 Hastings Lane
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $580,000
Buyer: Erik T. Anderson
Seller: Mark T. Denning
Date: 03/23/22

Haynes Hill Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Adam Blais
Seller: Haynes Hill Road LP
Date: 03/25/22

35 Oakwood Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $176,000
Buyer: Scribner Development LLC
Seller: Michael A. Goodwin
Date: 04/01/22

26 Washington Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $141,000
Buyer: Mark Waydaka
Seller: Angela J. Doyle
Date: 03/31/22

CHICOPEE

19 Ames Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $296,625
Buyer: STP Properties LLC
Seller: Richard Bernard
Date: 03/25/22

137 Bay State Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: S&P Property Group LLC
Seller: Malia Homebuyers LLC
Date: 03/25/22

130 Beauregard Ter.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Hope Pau
Seller: Starcun, Dorothy C., (Estate)
Date: 03/24/22

17 Boulay Circle
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Carlene Marcotte
Seller: Sharif K. Bilodeau
Date: 03/31/22

20 Chester St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Richard A. Henry
Seller: Michael J. Gosselin
Date: 03/31/22

811 Chicopee St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Milestone Funeral Services Mass.
Seller: Carriage Funeral Holdings Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

824 Chicopee St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: 826 Chicopee LLC
Seller: Nexius LLC
Date: 03/28/22

826 Chicopee St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: 826 Chicopee LLC
Seller: Nexius LLC
Date: 03/28/22

6 Cinnamon Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Evan E. Welch
Seller: Janice C. Rusinowski
Date: 03/28/22

69 Claire St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $271,000
Buyer: Derek J. Jenkins
Seller: Michael D. McGregor
Date: 03/22/22

23 Dixie Ter.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $402,000
Buyer: Anthony Thornton
Seller: Aguasvivas Realty LLC
Date: 03/31/22

10 Everett St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $326,000
Buyer: Ritza T. Rodriguez-Rivera
Seller: CIG 4 LLC
Date: 03/22/22

118 Fernwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Wrecker LLC
Seller: Cahill, Helen, (Estate)
Date: 04/01/22

58 Goodhue Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Tracey L. Cadieux
Seller: Chad B. Delude
Date: 03/31/22

699 Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $162,500
Buyer: JJJ 17 LLC
Seller: David Stokowski
Date: 03/24/22

Joy St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $117,000
Buyer: Salim Abdoo
Seller: Ziad O. Awkal
Date: 03/28/22

50 Joy St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $117,000
Buyer: Salim Abdoo
Seller: Ziad O. Awkal
Date: 03/28/22

191 Lafayette St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: JCG Investments LLC
Seller: Anita F. Leborgne
Date: 03/22/22

15 Lavoie Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Lindsay K. Pelkey
Seller: Jonathan M. Pasternak
Date: 04/01/22

84 Marion St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Cameron Reid-Hartling
Seller: Sliski FT
Date: 03/30/22

89 Mathieu Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Abbas Youness
Seller: Zahra Younes
Date: 03/25/22

337 Montcalm St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Lauren M. Magri
Seller: Nelson Pantoja
Date: 03/29/22

145 Nonotuck Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Harshawardhan Banda
Seller: David M. Aucoin
Date: 03/31/22

243 Nonotuck Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Roberto C. Milan
Seller: Michael Lopes
Date: 04/01/22

91 Royal St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: N. Delrosario-Melendez
Seller: Robin M. Parncutt
Date: 03/22/22

23 Smith St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $307,000
Buyer: Jessica Alvarado
Seller: Petr Gavel
Date: 04/01/22

487 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $540,000
Buyer: Springfield Marion RT
Seller: Partyka Partners LP
Date: 03/22/22

68 State St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Brooke A. Gonzalez
Seller: Pedro L. Olivo
Date: 03/21/22

43 Tourtelotte Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Ismael Bernabel
Seller: Douglas M. Bernashe
Date: 03/28/22

42 Yvonne St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: The H. Lieu
Seller: B9 Industries Inc.
Date: 03/25/22

EAST LONGMEADOW

47 Dearborn St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $269,900
Buyer: Kaitlyn Kelly
Seller: Krista A. Callahan
Date: 03/23/22

18 Hidden Ponds Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $685,000
Buyer: Gaurav Patel
Seller: Black River RT
Date: 04/01/22

115 Lasalle St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $231,000
Buyer: Desiree Miller
Seller: Michael Carabetta
Date: 03/31/22

82 Lee St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $512,000
Buyer: Jonathan W. Burnham
Seller: Michelle A. Provencher
Date: 03/23/22

14 Maple Court
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: 14 Maple Court NT
Seller: David Fortier
Date: 03/23/22

243 North Main St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Edith A. Folta
Seller: Anne M. Dewolf
Date: 03/31/22

526 Parker St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Joseph J. Masse
Seller: EAW IRT
Date: 03/28/22

27 Skyline Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $640,000
Buyer: Jeremy Casey
Seller: Teresa M. Petit-Demange
Date: 03/23/22

66 Smith Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Michelle Gonzalez
Seller: Kristin M. Lapointe
Date: 03/22/22

58 Wood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $202,000
Buyer: Sareen Properties LLC
Seller: Gale Kuhn
Date: 03/24/22

HOLLAND

24 Forest Park Dr.
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Marissa Torres-Lebron
Seller: Charles Cloutier
Date: 03/30/22

20 Old Acres Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Dwayne Pafumi
Seller: Douglas S. Columb
Date: 03/22/22

16 Vinton Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $387,500
Buyer: Herbert Saperstone
Seller: Keith M. Corey
Date: 03/28/22

62 Vinton Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Joseph J. Gilfoy
Seller: Katrina J. Martel
Date: 04/01/22

HOLYOKE

342 Apremont Hwy.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Abriele A. Guaren
Seller: Paul Gallagher
Date: 03/28/22

37 Congress Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Claricelys Andujar
Seller: Clarissa Fargas
Date: 03/21/22

32 Edbert Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Daniel Cimini
Seller: Nicole Linscott
Date: 03/30/22

31 Erie Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Sara L. Zahler
Seller: Matthew C. Schmidt
Date: 03/21/22

44 Francis Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $306,000
Buyer: Kara N. Nye
Seller: Danica Achin
Date: 03/29/22

316 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Robert J. Schroeter
Seller: David C. Bergeron
Date: 03/28/22

44 Lower Westfield Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $201,000
Buyer: Kelly L. Beaudoin
Seller: Robin L. Roberts
Date: 03/30/22

61-65 Lyman St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $540,000
Buyer: Shree Ramkrishna LLC
Seller: Daction Enterprises LLP
Date: 03/29/22

228-236 Lyman St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $540,000
Buyer: Shree Ramkrishna LLC
Seller: Daction Enterprises LLP
Date: 03/29/22

470 Maple St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Standard Properties Inc.
Seller: Enviroserv Inc.
Date: 03/25/22

1944 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Milestone Funeral Services Mass.
Seller: Carriage Funeral Holdings Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

521 Pleasant St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Villa Verde LLC
Seller: Carmen M. Gonzalez
Date: 03/29/22

27 Scott Hollow Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Patrick M. Redmond
Seller: Heather Ogden
Date: 03/25/22

LONGMEADOW

73 Bliss Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $289,900
Buyer: Justin Kowalski
Seller: Janet J. Danek
Date: 03/25/22

46 Caravelle Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Julian M. Vogel
Seller: John V. Demarsico
Date: 03/30/22

125 Deepwoods Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $399,900
Buyer: Quercus Properties LLC
Seller: Germaine Israel RET
Date: 03/21/22

38 Fairview St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Veronica Marin
Seller: Sherie L. James
Date: 03/28/22

70 Hazelwood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: David A. Topolenski
Seller: Robert H. Caldwell
Date: 03/30/22

256 Laurel St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Taryn N. Baldwin
Seller: Patrick M. Flanagan
Date: 03/22/22

117 Massachusetts Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Matthew Hertzog
Seller: Melissa D. Williams
Date: 03/22/22

20 Regent Circle
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $312,000
Buyer: 20 Regent LLC
Seller: Leonard J. Sophinos
Date: 03/25/22

52 Riverview Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Xuanjian Chen
Seller: Carrasquillo Fix Up LLC
Date: 03/22/22

123 Westmoreland Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $363,000
Buyer: Benjamin Schueler
Seller: Anthony D. Santamaria
Date: 03/24/22

LUDLOW

52 Bliss St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Emily J. Stearns
Seller: Homestead Connections LLC
Date: 03/24/22

142 Cady St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Victor Rodrigues
Seller: Debora M. Johnson
Date: 03/25/22

22 Carol St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $236,900
Buyer: William R. Fairlie
Seller: Kevin Garabedian
Date: 03/28/22

44 Cedar St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Stephen J. Foltz
Seller: Arlene F. Gunn
Date: 03/22/22

100 Cislak Dr.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: Kaan Turkmen
Seller: Nancy G. Authier
Date: 03/25/22

43 Watt Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $262,500
Buyer: Alexander Reyes
Seller: Hector E. Brookman
Date: 03/25/22

336 Winsor St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Equity T. Co
Seller: Alves, Raymond, (Estate)
Date: 03/21/22

MONSON

32 Bennett Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $505,000
Buyer: Theo G. Theocles
Seller: Michael L. Delisle
Date: 03/29/22

127 Moulton Hill Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $434,900
Buyer: Pamela Quick
Seller: Elaine H. Anderson-Clark
Date: 03/25/22

 

PALMER

1015 Baptist Hill Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $204,900
Buyer: Samantha Mars
Seller: Shirley E. Archambault
Date: 03/22/22

3280 Boston Road
Palmer, MA 01095
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Robert M. Richardson
Seller: Jeffrey Allard
Date: 03/21/22

268 Flynt St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $148,560
Buyer: Dino Paul Demonti LT
Seller: Peter M. Paradiso
Date: 03/25/22

39 Knox St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: CNC Management LLC
Seller: Real Estate Restoration Inc.
Date: 03/24/22

1001 Maple St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Mark A. Robleto
Seller: Ware Housing Co-op
Date: 03/21/22

Mount Dumplin Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $435,413
Buyer: Michael Strzemienski
Seller: Lauren Battaglia
Date: 03/31/22

1 New Hampshire Ave.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: David M. Loveridge
Seller: John E. Germain
Date: 03/24/22

207 Old Warren Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $158,000
Buyer: Chelsey R. Manley
Seller: Kenneth R. Belanger
Date: 03/25/22

89 Peterson Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: John V. Bennici
Seller: Anthony Patalano
Date: 03/23/22

26 Saint John St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Angela McGrath
Seller: Roger Sabourin
Date: 03/25/22

123 Springfield St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $256,000
Buyer: Christopher L. Shaink
Seller: Dianne M. Rice
Date: 03/25/22

RUSSELL

1201 General Knox Road
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Michael N. Cross
Seller: Apex Property Group LLC
Date: 03/31/22

5 Huntington Road
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: AAN Brothers LLC
Seller: Josephine Paulson
Date: 03/22/22

SPRINGFIELD

67 Alexander St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Raquel Villar
Seller: Gulf 16 LLC
Date: 03/23/22

90 Allen St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $154,000
Buyer: Roseline Chiuwa
Seller: Stanley J. Hernandez
Date: 03/30/22

49 Andrew St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Joseline Bermudez
Seller: Emerald City Rentals LLC
Date: 04/01/22

114 Appleton St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Daniel Levulett
Seller: Allyson Lamondia
Date: 03/31/22

150 Ashbrook St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $249,500
Buyer: Quincy P. Wilkins
Seller: Joan B. Sulzer
Date: 03/29/22

13 Atwood Place
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Michael Ramirez
Seller: Edward L. Ogilvie
Date: 03/31/22

138 Avery St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Irina O. Molina
Seller: David Caraballo
Date: 03/31/22

36 Barry Wills Place
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: William T. Mulhern
Seller: Margoles, Debra J., (Estate)
Date: 03/31/22

1255 Berkshire Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Center For Human Development Inc.
Seller: Amat Victoria Curam LLC
Date: 03/30/22

896 Berkshire Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Adam Amaral
Seller: Maria M. Lord
Date: 03/25/22

102-104 Blaine St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Marcus A. Jubrey
Seller: Anthony Thornton
Date: 03/31/22

180 Blanche St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Nicholas Noto
Seller: Barbara E. Paquette
Date: 03/29/22

115-117 Bloomfield St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Elsie Garcia
Seller: Richard Morales
Date: 03/29/22

138 Bloomfield St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $155,900
Buyer: Casa Trio LLC
Seller: Josephine Sarnelli
Date: 03/24/22

70-72 Burr St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Jose C. Sanchez
Seller: Junior Properties LLC
Date: 03/29/22

793 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $7,824,585
Buyer: ARG BCSPRMA001 LLC
Seller: ARCP Mt. Springfield Mass. LLC
Date: 03/23/22

24 Bryant St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Blackrock Shm Group LLC
Seller: Domenic V. Battista
Date: 03/25/22

216 Cabinet St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $334,000
Buyer: Waleska Espinosa
Seller: PAH Properties LLC
Date: 03/23/22

132 Carroll St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $150,100
Buyer: Prestigious 1 LLC
Seller: Sharyn S. Schofner
Date: 03/24/22

74 Catalina Dr.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Mike Nguyen
Seller: Holly C. Tuttle
Date: 03/29/22

92 Cedar St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Alycar Investments LLC
Seller: Grice, Leon, (Estate)
Date: 03/21/22

842-844 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $256,500
Buyer: Lise M. Lawrence
Seller: Wayne J. Lawrence
Date: 03/30/22

58 Colorado St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $289,900
Buyer: Anthony Detora
Seller: Charlene B. Kras
Date: 03/22/22

20 Connolly St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Taryn B. Smith
Seller: John R. Schulte
Date: 03/21/22

642 Cooley St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $254,650
Buyer: Sarah A. Baiye
Seller: Jaim 4 Realty LLC
Date: 03/23/22

17 Dalton Place
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $307,000
Buyer: Tara L. Harris
Seller: Equity Trust Co.
Date: 03/22/22

28 David St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Lismel Luciano
Seller: USA HUD
Date: 03/24/22

58-60 Davenport St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $291,000
Buyer: Lorena E. Acevedo-Perez
Seller: Winners O. LLC
Date: 04/01/22

48-50 Dresden St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $314,000
Buyer: Nicki C. Uy
Seller: Kevin D. Tran
Date: 04/01/22

35-37 Dorne St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $292,000
Buyer: Ruben J. Maldonado
Seller: M. A. Gonzalez-Rodriguez
Date: 03/25/22

127-129 Draper St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Siomara D. Vega
Seller: Jagat Biswa
Date: 03/22/22

111 Drexel St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Juan A. Rodriguez-Figueroa
Seller: Lucia Breton
Date: 03/31/22

83-85 East Alvord St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Colleen M. Walsh
Seller: Daniel V. Walsh
Date: 03/31/22

939-943 East Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Wicked Deals LLC
Seller: JLL Realty Developers LLC
Date: 03/24/22

104 Eastern Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Arylis Nieves-Figueroa
Seller: London Realty LLC
Date: 03/25/22

210 El Paso St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Laurie J. Preston
Seller: Dirico Property & Management LLC
Date: 03/31/22

49 Euclid Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $236,500
Buyer: Daniel Della-Giustina
Seller: Thong D. Nguyen
Date: 04/01/22

22 Felicia St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Cesar Beard-Espinosa
Seller: Eleanor J. Cachat
Date: 03/29/22

130 Fenwick St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $123,600
Buyer: Evan J. Santos
Seller: Linda M. Sheehan
Date: 03/31/22

138-140 Firglade Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Malayna Burris
Seller: Yassine Zian
Date: 04/01/22

258-260 Fountain St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Camoy Campbell
Seller: Mark V. Umland
Date: 04/01/22

574-578 Gardner St.
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Sareen Holdings LLC
Seller: Roger P. Derosier
Date: 04/01/22

Gardner St. (SS)
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Sareen Holdings LLC
Seller: Roger P. Derosier
Date: 04/01/22

17 Garibaldi St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Jeremy St.Laurent
Seller: Julissa M. Garib
Date: 03/31/22

25 Gladstone St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $116,000
Buyer: PAH Properties LLC
Seller: Melvin Murry
Date: 03/29/22

19 Gordon St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Oscar Nuala
Seller: Tomasa Picot
Date: 04/01/22

47 Granger St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Bretta Construction LLC
Seller: Clark Dore
Date: 03/31/22

23 Grover St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Hong Qian
Seller: HSBC Bank
Date: 03/31/22

23 Hamburg St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $550,000
Buyer: M&A Circle LLC
Seller: Russs Place LLC
Date: 03/25/22

27 Hamburg St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $550,000
Buyer: M&A Circle LLC
Seller: Russs Place LLC
Date: 03/25/22

28-34 Indian Leap St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Blackrock Shm Group LLC
Seller: Elizabeth Garner
Date: 04/01/22

5 Irene St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Christopher Ruiz
Seller: Denise Garay
Date: 03/31/22

111 Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Sylvia J. Montanez
Seller: North End Housing Initiative
Date: 04/01/22

183 Jewett St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $276,000
Buyer: Roberto Galvan
Seller: Natasha Cintron
Date: 03/29/22

31 Kenilworth St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Kiara Ortiz
Seller: Leoncio Delgado
Date: 03/23/22

161 Laconia St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Kingkeo Daolusay
Seller: Eastcoastbuyers LLC
Date: 03/21/22

152 Lake Dr.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $226,000
Buyer: Nate Pucko
Seller: ZF SPV LLC
Date: 03/23/22

55 Lakeside St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Isaac Williams
Seller: Rodolfo Irizarry
Date: 03/23/22

226 Laurelton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Maria L. Mestre
Seller: Waleska Espinosa
Date: 03/23/22

127 Lebanon St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $145,900
Buyer: Prestigious 1 LLC
Seller: Citizens Bank
Date: 04/01/22

185 Leyfred Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Carlos A. Cotte-Lopez
Seller: James W. Fiore
Date: 03/28/22

198-200 Leyfred Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Miosol R. Rodriguez
Seller: Gary E. King
Date: 03/25/22

54 Littleton St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Ahmed Aljashaam
Seller: Rosemary Reyes
Date: 03/31/22

139 Maebeth St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Jose J. Torres
Seller: ML Saleh Holdings Inc.
Date: 03/30/22

56 Mapledell St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: Jeniffer M. Gonzalez
Seller: Prime Partners LLC
Date: 03/31/22

177 Marion St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $540,000
Buyer: Springfield Marion RT
Seller: Partyka Partners LP
Date: 03/22/22

86 Mayfield St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Luis J. Rodriguez
Seller: Christopher Q. Brown
Date: 03/22/22

226-228 Mill St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Sancia A. Morgan
Seller: Erasmito Gonzalez
Date: 04/01/22

148 Monrovia St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Francesca Perez-Tyburski
Seller: Frances Velez
Date: 04/01/22

43 Montmorenci St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Enrique J. Sanchez-Lebron
Seller: Sue Kuang
Date: 03/21/22

84-86 Oak Grove Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Liora Lan
Seller: Wallace, Kathleen S., (Estate)
Date: 03/31/22

45 Oregon St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Kenneth Korzec
Seller: Andrew Manzi
Date: 03/25/22

53-55 Orpheum Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Camilo Catarino
Seller: Jason P. Catarino
Date: 04/01/22

27 Overlook Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Brittany Tobey-Bowers
Seller: Leticia Vazquez
Date: 03/23/22

26 Paramount St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Luis G. Valcarcel-Colon
Seller: Veronica Z. Velez
Date: 03/29/22

70-72 Pasadena St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Blackrock Shm Group LLC
Seller: Gaiel V. Paterson-Thompson
Date: 03/25/22

37 Pembroke St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Ibrahim Aljashaam
Seller: Mallalieu, R. Marie M., (Estate)
Date: 03/25/22

605 Plainfield St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Nexius LLC
Seller: SAW Contracting LLC
Date: 03/30/22

38 Ramah St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $205,500
Buyer: David Audet
Seller: Brett W. Duchon
Date: 03/31/22

18-20 Rifle St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Marilu M. Cirilo
Seller: JJJ 17 LLC
Date: 03/21/22

5 Rimmon Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $550,000
Buyer: M&A Circle LLC
Seller: Russs Place LLC
Date: 03/25/22

1019 Saint James Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: T&W Realty Associates LLC
Seller: William A. Julian
Date: 03/25/22

174 Sawmill Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Kathryn Reynolds
Seller: Donald T. Eddy
Date: 03/29/22

15 Snowden St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $465,000
Buyer: Albert Cestarys-Ramos
Seller: Bretta Construction LLC
Date: 04/01/22

7 Spruce St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $900,000
Buyer: Woburn3step LLC
Seller: Derrick J. Hatwood
Date: 03/23/22

432 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Isaac Grullon-Colon
Seller: Bay Voyagers LLC
Date: 03/29/22

27 Thorndyke St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $233,000
Buyer: Marvin Regis
Seller: Jeffrey M. Holmes
Date: 03/31/22

30 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $281,000
Buyer: Jeffrey Shen
Seller: Maria R. Woods
Date: 04/01/22

447 Trafton Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Benjamin Devoie
Seller: Kenneth M. Devoie
Date: 04/01/22

11 Vale Circle
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $391,000
Buyer: Julissa M. Garib
Seller: Lisa M. Rodriguez
Date: 03/31/22

155 West Canton Circle
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Rene Rivera
Seller: Christina F. Smith
Date: 03/28/22

54 West Crystal Brook Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Cristydiam Colon
Seller: Jeffery S. Devine
Date: 04/01/22

911 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Heather Petitti
Seller: Robert J. Choinere
Date: 03/24/22

142 Windemere St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Pablo J. Soto
Seller: Jose Bautista
Date: 03/24/22

156 Windemere St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Jahaira L. Alamo-Rodriguez
Seller: Albert Cestarys-Ramos
Date: 03/31/22

18 Windsor St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Samuel Guzman-Alcequiez
Seller: Round 2 LLC
Date: 03/30/22

201 Winterset Dr.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $371,000
Buyer: Gopal Dulal
Seller: Theo G. Theocles
Date: 03/29/22

Worcester St. Lot B
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $156,800
Buyer: Super Worcester LLC
Seller: Solutia Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

173 Wrentham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Alycar Investments LLC
Seller: Melro Associates Inc.
Date: 03/29/22

SOUTHWICK

105 Feeding Hills Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Fred Dudek
Seller: Dorothy A. Lenk
Date: 04/01/22

12 George Loomis Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Ashton Reme
Seller: Jean M. Holl
Date: 03/30/22

1 Mallard Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $496,000
Buyer: Sean Metz
Seller: Patrick E. Hawley
Date: 03/31/22

18 Noble Steed Xing
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $660,000
Buyer: Emanuel Diaz
Seller: Saltmarsh Bro Construction Inc.
Date: 03/23/22

1 Overlook Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $627,500
Buyer: Joshua A. Narkawicz
Seller: Joseph J. Narkawicz
Date: 04/01/22

WEST SPRINGFIELD

824 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Madison S. Rodriguez
Seller: Robert Haas
Date: 04/01/22

39 Baldwin St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $283,500
Buyer: Ali M. Ahmed-Sameem
Seller: Elida Gashi
Date: 03/31/22

193 Cayenne St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $486,000
Buyer: Elizabeth M. Burch
Seller: Perry R. French
Date: 03/24/22

389 Cold Spring Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Yesenia Santiago
Seller: Mark L. Richey
Date: 03/25/22

298 Elm St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $341,700
Buyer: Joel A. Lugo
Seller: Real Estate Investments Northeast
Date: 03/28/22

34 Fox St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Brandon M. Fields
Seller: Joseph M. Werner
Date: 03/25/22

15 High St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: Enhui Zhao
Seller: Joanne D. Zucco
Date: 03/21/22

51 Hillside Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Nadezhda V. Hussein
Seller: Cynthia G. Elderkin
Date: 03/25/22

1161 Morgan Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $426,000
Buyer: Vitaliy S. Mudry
Seller: Diane H. Sapelli
Date: 03/31/22

187 Morton St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $233,000
Buyer: Toni Larochelle
Seller: Justin L. Enriquez
Date: 03/25/22

681 Prospect Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Courtney L. Lapalme
Seller: William J. Kolodziej
Date: 03/29/22

158 Riverdale St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $218,120
Buyer: Jennifer Baez
Seller: Karen E. Smith
Date: 03/28/22

54 Sprague St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Rudolfo Fossa
Seller: Schiappa & Mirti Properties LLC
Date: 03/24/22

730 Union St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: AGA Brothers LLC
Seller: Kelly, George A., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/22

740 Union St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: AGA Brothers LLC
Seller: Kelly, George A., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/22

58 West School St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Lola Johnson
Seller: Charles M. Maranga
Date: 03/29/22

WESTFIELD

46 Day Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: John H. Trudeau
Seller: Steven Fernandes
Date: 03/25/22

173 Eastwood Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Lynne A. Petrosino
Seller: Paul Hudson
Date: 03/31/22

38 Greenwood St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $192,904
Buyer: Viktor N. Burunov
Seller: Alexsandr P. Vasilchenko
Date: 03/24/22

45 Holland Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: James Ahearn
Seller: Daley, Dorothy A., (Estate)
Date: 03/31/22

22 Mechanic St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Michael Geary
Seller: Angelo A. Liquori
Date: 04/01/22

13 Myrtle Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Candace Champagne
Seller: JV Realty LLC
Date: 03/31/22

36 Orange St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,500
Buyer: Muhammad M. Taqi
Seller: Gilbert L. Rodriguez
Date: 03/31/22

148 Pontoosic Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $299,000
Buyer: Serhii Tsap
Seller: Ronald R. Dumont
Date: 03/28/22

4 Princeton St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Princeton Realty LLC
Seller: Burl RT LLC
Date: 03/25/22

158 Roosevelt Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Emma Cowhey
Seller: Mariana L. Albert
Date: 03/29/22

88 Western Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Jacob Bear
Seller: Diaz Properties LLC
Date: 03/25/22

8 William St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: 502 Union Station LLC
Seller: Dubs Capital LLC
Date: 03/28/22

55 Wood Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $455,000
Buyer: Matthew C. Schmidt
Seller: Denise E. Rebmann
Date: 03/21/22

29 Woodmont St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Viktor Baranov
Seller: Mariana L. Albert
Date: 03/29/22

WILBRAHAM

103 3 Rivers Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $279,000
Buyer: Nicole M. Libiszewski
Seller: Gary L. Libiszewski
Date: 03/28/22

8 East Colonial Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Roger Sabourin
Seller: Rafael Santiago
Date: 03/25/22

593 Main St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $379,525
Buyer: Mary A. Beman
Seller: Matthew D. Wrisley
Date: 03/24/22

23 Rochford Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $262,000
Buyer: Golden Gorillas LLC
Seller: Frances M. Shaw
Date: 04/01/22

5 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Double R. Enterprises LLC
Seller: Edward R. Jensen
Date: 03/30/22

643 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Jessica Demaio
Seller: Colin M. Deforge
Date: 03/31/22

Squire Dr., Lot 12
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Grahams Construction Inc.
Seller: Crane Hill LLC
Date: 03/31/22

Squire Dr., Lot 14
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Grahams Construction Inc.
Seller: Crane Hill LLC
Date: 03/31/22

10 Weston St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: William Younes
Seller: Helena C. Kwapisinski
Date: 03/25/22

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

20 Allen St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $799,500
Buyer: 20 Allen Street Investments LLC
Seller: Charles L. Burke
Date: 03/31/22

30 Bridle Path
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $475,900
Buyer: Michael E. Morris
Seller: Angela B. Danger
Date: 03/21/22

301 East Hadley Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Jordan Hayslip
Seller: Robert Saul
Date: 03/31/22

180 East Leverett Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $678,000
Buyer: David A. Ettelman
Seller: Nahoma Clinton
Date: 03/25/22

30 Harris Mountain Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $610,000
Buyer: Takuma Umeya
Seller: Demerath INT
Date: 03/25/22

273 Leverett Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: Michelle Saunders
Seller: John G. Bryan RET
Date: 03/31/22

671 North East St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Kaitlin M. Thomas
Seller: Soyeon Choi
Date: 03/25/22

172 Rolling Ridge Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $750,000
Buyer: Madeline Peskoe-Yang
Seller: Paul D. Wilson
Date: 04/01/22

1120 South East St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $474,476
Buyer: Henry E. Whitlock
Seller: Franklin-Douglas Inc.
Date: 03/30/22

515 Station Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $840,000
Buyer: Thomas L. Lewis
Seller: Stephen R. Bruner
Date: 03/31/22

44 Western Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $525,300
Buyer: John Bilderbeck
Seller: Ezekiel W. Kimball
Date: 04/01/22

BELCHERTOWN

200 Allen St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $419,000
Buyer: Vicki L. Bartolini
Seller: Gary G. Decoteau
Date: 03/31/22

12 Canal Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Erou Flemming-Foster
Seller: Amelia M. O’Brien
Date: 03/22/22

16 Clark St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Brandon M. Coy
Seller: Audrey A. Lepage
Date: 03/22/22

287 Federal St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Dexter J. Labonte
Seller: ARPC LLC
Date: 03/28/22

7 Old Enfield Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Kolten Crump
Seller: Sarah Mansfield
Date: 03/31/22

23 Oliver St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: MA Banach TR
Seller: Elizabeth Wood
Date: 03/23/22

16 Pendleton Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $378,250
Buyer: Scott M. Stawas
Seller: Daniel P. Racine
Date: 03/31/22

314 South Liberty St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Angela Krim
Seller: Zglobicki FT
Date: 04/01/22

316 Springfield Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Andrew I. Rainaud
Seller: Robert G. Charette
Date: 03/31/22

5 Tucker Lane
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Gary Bosselait
Seller: Marianne Waszkelewicz
Date: 03/29/22

CHESTERFIELD

261 Old Chesterfield Road
Chesterfield, MA 01096
Amount: $610,000
Buyer: Leah Abuza
Seller: Daniel P. Lamontagne
Date: 03/28/22

CUMMINGTON

73 West Main St.
Cummington, MA 01026
Amount: $590,000
Buyer: Every Other Number LLC
Seller: Laura M. Goodspeed
Date: 04/01/22

EASTHAMPTON

69 Loudville Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: Loudville Condo LLC
Seller: Cynthia J. Steplar
Date: 03/28/22

73-R Loudville Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: Loudville Condo LLC
Seller: Cynthia J. Steplar
Date: 03/28/22

73 Loudville Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: Loudville Condo LLC
Seller: Cynthia J. Steplar
Date: 03/28/22

5 Maxine Circle
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Alex Marchand
Seller: Elaine A. Bracci
Date: 03/30/22

GOSHEN

75 Pond Hill Road
Goshen, MA 01096
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Travis Wolf
Seller: Michael J. Cesario
Date: 03/25/22

GRANBY

7 Acrebrook Dr.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: James M. Gallagher
Seller: Sadakierski, Carol A., (Estate)
Date: 03/31/22

21 Taylor St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Sadie Trombetta
Seller: Wenda M. Luff
Date: 03/21/22

39 West State St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Ally&Manny LLC
Seller: Daniel J. Darcy
Date: 03/30/22

HADLEY

81 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Alex P. Rytuba
Seller: Charles J. Rytuba
Date: 03/29/22

33 Rocky Hill Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $685,000
Buyer: JJJ 17 LLC
Seller: Joanne M. Despres
Date: 03/31/22

HATFIELD

15 King St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Douglas C. Finn
Seller: Beattie, Joan, (Estate)
Date: 03/25/22

134 Main St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Thomas M. Glynn
Seller: Carolyn M. Iacovone
Date: 03/21/22

13 South St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Catherine E. McNally
Seller: Daniel B. Start
Date: 03/31/22

16 West St.
Hatfield, MA 01088
Amount: $525,000
Buyer: 16 West Street LLC
Seller: Droescher-Myers LLP
Date: 04/01/22

HUNTINGTON

26 Blandford Hill Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Eileen Narad
Seller: Ronald D. Knowlton
Date: 03/24/22

NORTHAMPTON

252 Acrebrook Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Joshua B. Cavagnac
Seller: Charles L. Coleman
Date: 03/30/22

274 Bridge St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $481,000
Buyer: Lailye M. Weidman
Seller: Katharine J. Waggoner
Date: 04/01/22

359 Bridge St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $338,000
Buyer: Michael J. Cunningham
Seller: Carolyn J. Nestor
Date: 04/01/22

968 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $3,170,000
Buyer: JK Real Estate LLC
Seller: DGA Realty LLC
Date: 03/22/22

Chesterfield Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Rebecca Constantine
Seller: Melissa A. Fowler
Date: 03/29/22

87 Chesterfield Road
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $547,000
Buyer: Joseph E. Saphire
Seller: Kenneth Strong
Date: 03/29/22

259 Elm St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $3,390,000
Buyer: Smith College
Seller: Ellery Owner LLC
Date: 04/01/22

155 Emerson Way
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $857,413
Buyer: Gary E. Ahearn
Seller: Sovereign Builders Inc.
Date: 03/25/22

125 Main St.
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $810,000
Buyer: Tigre Opportunity Fund
Seller: Timothy E. Shea TR
Date: 03/31/22

291 Riverside Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Kristin N. Ruben
Seller: Nu-Way Homes Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

75 South St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $745,000
Buyer: 75 South Street LLC
Seller: Kucz Realty LLC
Date: 04/01/22

27 Stonewall Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $383,000
Buyer: Jessie E. Gonzalez
Seller: Willard C. Tannatt
Date: 03/22/22

4 Warner St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: Emma K. Thacker
Seller: Nu Way Homes Inc.
Date: 03/31/22

PELHAM

39 Boyden Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: John Page
Seller: Norman L. Page
Date: 03/24/22

8 Bray Court
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $508,800
Buyer: Zahava Friedman
Seller: Harry H. Brakeley
Date: 03/29/22

25 Butterhill Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $855,000
Buyer: Arwen Staros-Duffy
Seller: Christopher St.Cyr
Date: 04/01/22

SOUTH HADLEY

1 Bolton St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Kyle D. Robinson
Seller: Dakota P. Richards
Date: 03/30/22

4563 Cordes Ct
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $328,000
Buyer: Karina Fernandez-Montilla
Seller: Vincent J. Cole
Date: 03/31/22

25 Maple St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $292,000
Buyer: Evan Maryea
Seller: Whisperwood RT
Date: 03/25/22

95 Richview Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $308,000
Buyer: James R. Bennett
Seller: David F. Isakson
Date: 03/25/22

50 San Souci Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $550,000
Buyer: Michael Chee
Seller: James C. Milewski
Date: 03/23/22

SOUTHAMPTON

8 Brittney Lane
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $630,000
Buyer: William L. Rice
Seller: Wilber FT
Date: 03/31/22

98 Fomer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $466,000
Buyer: Katherine Cruz-Santiago
Seller: A. D&Y Hernandez-Madsen TR
Date: 03/21/22

Gil Farm Road, Lot 4
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: David A. Hardy Contractor
Seller: Gil Farm Road Estates Inc.
Date: 03/25/22

Gil Farm Road, Lot 7
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: David A. Hardy Contractor
Seller: Gil Farm Road Estates Inc.
Date: 03/25/22

77 Gunn Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $427,000
Buyer: Jessica A. Reed
Seller: New England Remodeling General
Date: 03/24/22

2 Hillside Meadows Dr.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $432,000
Buyer: Jason Phaneuf
Seller: Robin L. Digiammo
Date: 04/01/22

81 Valley Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Ravshan Agayev
Seller: New England Remodeling General
Date: 03/29/22

WARE

99 Church St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Joseph Tomlin
Seller: John R. Weise
Date: 03/28/22

106 Greenwich Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Jared Jacob
Seller: Dylan C. Courtney
Date: 03/30/22

12 Mountainview Dr.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $282,000
Buyer: Daniel P. Racine
Seller: Lucille M. Lacoste
Date: 03/31/22

44-46 Park St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Eurides Batista
Seller: WKG Investment Group LLC
Date: 03/31/22

21 School St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $148,082
Buyer: Rocket Mortgage LLC
Seller: Marc Lavallee
Date: 03/21/22

WILLIAMSBURG

49 Main St.
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $710,000
Buyer: Lau Family LLC
Seller: Colonial Shoppes Williamsburg
Date: 03/21/22

5 Petticoat Lane
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: John C. McGill
Seller: Christine M. Orwat
Date: 03/25/22

7 Pine St.
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $408,000
Buyer: Eric M. Dembinske
Seller: Harold A. Asher
Date: 03/25/22

WESTHAMPTON

134 Chesterfield Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Wesley P. Newton
Seller: James E. Prickett
Date: 03/25/22

109 Northwest Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $284,000
Buyer: Rory Liimatainen
Seller: Amber L. Kellogg
Date: 03/25/22

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of April 2022. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

CHICOPEE

Wilmary Lobonte
107 South St.
$25,000 – Roof replacement

Chicopee Housing Authority
198-204 Meetinghouse Road
$195,750 – Siding repairs, canopy repairs/replacement

Chicopee Housing Authority
80-86 Meetinghouse Road
$195,750 – Siding repairs, canopy repairs/replacement

Chicopee Housing Authority
104-106 Meetinghouse Road
$195,750 – Siding repairs, canopy repairs/replacement

LEE

CMB Park Street LLC
17 park St.
$23,335 – All units, insulate attic, air seal, vent bath fan to roof

Lee Premium Outlets
17 Premium Outlets Boulevard
$10,000 – Repair storefront struck by car

LENOX

Lenox Realty Corp
74 Main St.
$81,000 – Roofing

Marc B Lasky
1-8 Rolling Hills Condo
$8,000 – Interior renovations

PITTSFIELD

Tyler Street Pizza
692 Tyler St.
$3,695 – Install fire alarm system

Fenn Street Apartments LLC
301 Fenn St.
$13,300 – Install fire alarm system

Mill Town Foundation Inc
100 Dan Fox Dr.
$37,982 – Demolition of pool

Mill Town Foundation Inc
100 Dan Fox Dr.
$20,923 – Demolition of gazebo

WEST SPRINGFIELD

635 Riverdale Street LLC
635 Riverdale St.
$55,300 – Fire Sprinkler System

Town of West Springfield
115 Southworth St.
$5,000 – Commercial kitchen hood fire suppression

Imperial Apts. Equities LLC
155 River St.
$15,500 – Plumbing and electrical upgrades

Town of West Springfield
429 Morgan Road
$5000 – Offices

DDRM Riverdale Shops LLC
955 Riverdale St.
$30,000 – Selective interior demolition

Daily News


SPRINGFIELD — Fontaine Bros. Inc., a construction management and general contracting firm serving the public and private sectors since 1933, announced that it has established a corporate foundation. The Fontaine Community Foundation, led by Fontaine’s director of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Impact, Elizabeth Wambui, is committed to developing partnerships with organizations that help build stronger communities with a mission to contribute to the common good. The foundation envisions communities that thrive in quality education, have access to affordable healthcare, and have the resources to help young people grow and learn.  

“Through the Fontaine Community Foundation, we can further enhance and expand our commitment to supporting the communities where we build and where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Dave Fontaine Jr., vice president of Fontaine Bros.  

A unique feature of the Fontaine Community Foundation is that each Fontaine team member will be able to direct a portion of the foundation’s annual giving to worthy organizations and causes of their choosing. 

“By creating and funding an employee directed giving component of the Foundation’s efforts, we are excited to not only connect with a broad range of worthy causes that are personally important to our team members, but also to create and grow the habit of philanthropic giving at every level of our organization,” said Wambui.    

This summer, the foundation will host an inaugural golf tournament at Longmeadow Country Club on August 8. 

Proceeds from the tournament, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, and an evening program, will benefit dozens of organizations including the Nativity School of Worcester, the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control Center, and many more throughout Massachusetts.   

To learn more about the foundation or the golf tournament, visit  [email protected]. 

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Citizens announced today that the national Citizens Business Conditions Index (CBCI) reached 59.5 for the first quarter of 2022, up markedly from 54.4 at the end of 2021 and reaching its highest level since Citizens began tracking the data in 2014, suggesting that lessons learned by businesses during the pandemic coupled with strong consumer demand were a potent combination. 

The CBCI has been in expansionary territory (above 50) for six consecutive quarters, but the latest value exceeds even the first ‘reopening rebounds’ that emerged in early 2021 and signals that resilient businesses that streamlined operations during early waves of the pandemic were able to benefit from a super-charged post-Omicron bounce. 

“Demand is still strong, leading to strong business conditions,” said Eric Merlis, managing director, Global Markets, for Citizens. “However, inflation is a major concern. It’s not just a strong economy that’s driving it — the pressures from supply-chain backlogs and the invasion of Ukraine have aggravated the situation. It’s a critical moment for policymakers to contend with all of these issues.” 

Positive indicators regarding business conditions are reaching new heights just as uncertainty escalates in a number of areas. Inflation continues to move higher, posting a year-over-year pace of 8.6% in March, the highest level since 1981. Multiple factors aggravated price pressure, including COVID’s continued hold on critical production pipelines, especially in China, and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Against this backdrop, the Federal Reserve implemented a 25-basis point rate hike last month in its first tightening measure of this business cycle and market expectations for future rate hikes adjusted even higher. 

All five components of the Index were additive in the first quarter, an atypical scenario even in other periods of robust business activity. Both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) posted expansionary levels even though their readings were down from the fourth quarter.  

Employment levels also boosted the Index reading. Initial jobless claims ticked downward, and job openings continued to eclipse the number of job seekers. Meanwhile, applications for new business formation were also strong.  

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Work Opportunity Center Inc. announce that it is a recipient of a grant to help purchase a wheelchair-accessible minivan. 

The Beveridge Family Foundation Inc. contributed $8,000 towards obtaining this important means of transportation for program participants of the Community Based Day Services program (CBDS). The program will use the funds to obtain a wheelchair-accessible vehicle that will bring people to activities in the community, which will positively impact the organization’s participants who need this type of vehicle to access the community. They will be able to use generic resources such as the library, stores, fitness centers, and museums as well as go to volunteer sites and jobs.  

CBDS enables individuals with developmental disabilities to enrich their lives and enjoy community activities by providing activities in five core fundamentals: education, social, health and wellness, life skills, and employment/volunteer. Career exploration, community integration experiences, skills development and training, volunteer opportunities with local non-profits, health and fitness classes, and socialization experiences are some of the activities provided within the program. The CBDS program currently services 84 individuals in the Greater Springfield area.   

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EASTHAMPTON — The Wild & Precious Arts Festival brings two days of lively musical performances, art exhibitions, and street parades to the city of Easthampton. The festival, staged on May 27 and 28, celebrates the creative work of women over 50, including poetry, installation, cabaret, gospel music, a visual exhibit, and a dance band. 

Easthampton’s unique locations such as Luthier’s Co-op, Galaxy, Marigold Theater, the Blue Room at CitySpace, Elusie Gallery, Easthampton Congregational Church and Nini’s Ristorante are but a few of the participating venues.  

Ellen Cogen, professor of Music at Holyoke Community College and Music Director at The Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, is the festival’s creator. Not only is she an organizer and idea maker, she will also accompany the cabaret performers and is the pianist and one of the singers in the gospel group Giving Voice. 

“To society, as women age, they become less visible and valued, although as older artists, many of us feel that we are just starting to reach our full creative potential,” she said. “This festival is designed to spotlight these women artists and an opportunity for folks of all ages and genders to enjoy their works and celebrate their unique talents.”   

“Featuring women musicians over 50 showcases the years of performing plus the passion that these divas bring,” said Mary Witt, a local visual artist and the accomplished band leader of The O-Tones. Along with her work organizing the festival, she performs with the Dance Band and Giving Voice, and her art will be on display in the Elusie Gallery.  

For a schedule of events for the Wild & Precious Arts Festival, visit  wildpreciousartsfestival.com.  

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The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Commonwealth, but prohibit wagering on college sports. 

The legislation was narrower than the version the House passed last summer, which allowed for betting on both professional and college sports.  

If signed into law, the new gambling program would bring in a projected $35 million in annual revenue to the state, according to Senate Ways and Means Chairman Michel Rodrigues. 

Passage of the measure sets up negotiation between the two chambers before the end of the formal session in July. 

The Senate measure prohibits the use of credit cards to place bets, allows people to set limits on how much money, and how often, they gamble, and addresses compulsive and problem gambling. 

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HOLYOKE — Before an audience of more than 200 guests, including college presidents, faculty, entrepreneurs, and students, three students among 12 contestants from area colleges were selected as winners of the annual Live Elevator Pitch Contest on Wednesday at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. 

The event, featuring a 90-second pitch, was part of the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative “Celebration of Entrepreneurial Spirit.”   

 

The three winners are: 

 

  • Matthew Fontaine-Dulude a student at Elms College, for Mall Specials, an app that provides location-based deals for malls and other retail stores. The app provides discounts and deals through targeted pop ups. The company garners revenue through advertising and sharing consumer information for more targeted shopping experiences;
  • Juliana Makonise, a student at Smith College, for Impumelelo Career Network, a career advisory firm connecting young people in Zimbabwe to professional development opportunities; and 
  • Alexandra Pinschmidt, a student at Holyoke Community College, for the Hip Squeezer, a safe, ergonomic device designed to significantly reduce the intense pain experienced during childbirth. Squeezing the mother’s hips together during contractions provides optimal relief and comfort.

 

Representatives from five area banks sponsored and judged the pitch competition —Berkshire Bank, Country Bank, PeoplesBank, People’s United Bank, and Westfield Bank. 

The event also included the presentation of the annual Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Alumni Entrepreneurship Award and $1,000 to an individual continuing to advance as an entrepreneur after previously receiving the Grinspoon Spirit Award. The 2022 winner is Mount Holyoke graduate Regina Ye, co-founder and CEO of Topsort, a company now valued at $110 million. Topsort has developed a state-of-the-art platform for conducting advertising auctions used by companies around the world to host revenue-generating advertising on their websites. Ye won the Grinspoon Spirit Award in 2017 for her entrepreneurial energy. 

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HOLYOKE — Girls Inc. of the Valley has named nine recipients of its first-ever Dream Maker Award ahead of the agency’s Spirit of Girls event on May 5.  

During the past two years, several members of the community have stepped up to provide high-quality learning opportunities for youth, advocate for funding for Girls Inc. programs, and volunteer their time, talents, and treasure to benefit 

Girls Inc. of the Valley. Girls Inc. is awarding the following people the Dream Maker Award. 

 

  • Mary Kay Brown is director of Partnerships at John J. Duggan Academy, a Social Justice Magnet School, Kennedy Middle School, and the Academy at Kiley. She has been the liaison to get Girls Inc. programming in Springfield schools and has advocated for funding from the district for Girls Inc.’s healthy sexuality curriculum;

 

  • Angelina Cicerchia graduated from UMass Amherst in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree and currently works at Mass General Hospital. She has been a champion for youth, which includes her dedication as a mentor in Girls Inc.’s College Access Now (CAN) Mentor Program;

 

  • Cady Coleman is a former NASA Astronaut and Air Force colonel with more than 180 days in space, accumulated during two space shuttle missions and a six-month expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), where she acted as the Lead Robotics and Lead Science officer. Coleman is a vocal advocate for inclusion in STEM fields. She has hosted workshops to energize youth about space and science careers, and inspired girls to dream bigger and pursue a career as an astronaut;

 

  • Rep. Patricia Duffy represents the state’s Fifth Hampden District, which consists of Holyoke and is expanding to include Chicopee Ward 3B in January 2023. She continues to advocate for state funding for Girls Inc. and hosted the press event at Girls Inc.’s new home at 480 Hampden Street. Rep. Duffy’s weekly resource meetings for organizations during the height of the pandemic were also impactful;

 

  • Sarah Etelman has been a part of the Girls Inc. family for more than 12 years (which includes nearly a year as a consultant before a full-time position opened up). During that time, she’s been witness to the many transformations that Girls Inc. inspires. During the pandemic, she helped keep girls creatively engaged with felting workshops, and outfitted Girls Inc. staff with handmade masks.

 

  • Nikai Fondon is a recent graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, and now works at a woman-owned marketing agency. She hosts her own podcast called She Did That!, dedicated to highlighting women of color leaders in our community. She has lent her voice to the Girls and Racism Town Hall, and worked with Girls Inc. teens to develop their own Zine

 

  • Jean Mendoza currently serves as the director of Marketing & Communications for Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst, where she facilitates and leads high- level marketing projects and strategic plans for the campus community and beyond. A Springfield native, her commitment to enrich, empower, and engage her local community has been a priority throughout her career. She has shown up for youth in many ways, most recently as a mentor in the CAN Mentor Program.

 

  • Senator John C. Velis represents the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire district in the Massachusetts State Senate, which includes the City of Holyoke and 10 other cities and towns in Western Massachusetts. He has been a champion of the Eureka! Program, secured a $50,000 earmark for Girls Inc.’s new building on 480 Hampden St., and continues to advocate for state funding.
  • WWLP-22News, an NBC affiliate, is the area’s multimedia leader and the most watched television station in the market. The station and its reporters have participated in important conversations that center and elevate girls’ voices in the community, like Project Red to bring awareness to the inaccessibility of period products during the pandemic, and Project TEAL, to shine a light on the hyper-sexualization of girls and women of color.
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NORTH ADAMS — MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will stage a virtual information session at 5 p.m. on May 3 for community members interested in the college’s Master of Education (MEd) and teacher licensure programs, master of Business Administration (MBA), graduate certificate in Business Administration, master of Education program, Leadership Academy, and bachelor’s degree completion programs.  

This info session is free and open to the public and is tailored to community members interested in advancing their education at MCLA.   

To register, visit mcla.edu/infosession, or email DGCE at [email protected]for more information.   

Community members interested in pursuing a graduate degree or finishing their bachelor’s degree with evening classes at MCLA’s location in Pittsfield, are encouraged to attend. Representatives from each program will answer questions related to academics, the application process, education timelines, and more.   

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Patricia Begrowicz, president and co-Owner of Onyx Specialty Papers in Lee, was elected Thursday as chair of the board of directors of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), the statewide business association. 

A respected business and community leader in Berkshire County, Begrowicz has led the rebirth of a successful manufacturing company she acquired with a partner from MeadWestvaco during the great recession. She will become the second woman to chair the board of the largest business group in the Commonwealth and the first person from Berkshire County to lead AIM since 1953. 

Representatives of 3,400 AIM-member businesses elected Begrowicz during the association’s annual business meeting. Members also elected Donna Latson Gittens, principal and Founder of MORE Advertising in Watertown, as clerk of the corporation, and Gregory Buscone, executive vice president and senior commercial banking officer, Eastern Bank, Boston, as treasurer. 

“Our new leadership epitomizes AIM’s commitment to diversity in all its forms – racial, gender, geographic, industry and company size,” said outgoing board Chair Joanne Hilferty, president and CEO of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries in Boston. “Pat Begrowicz is an accomplished entrepreneur and manufacturing executive who will be the perfect leader for Associated Industries of Massachusetts as it renews its commitment to helping businesses succeed.”  

Begrowicz bought the MeadWestvaco specialty papers business with partner Christopher Mathews in December 2009 and formed Onyx Specialty Papers. The company, which currently employs 150 people, provides skilled manufacturing jobs in a region that has seen many manufacturers downsize or close. Onyx produces highly engineered papers for technically demanding applications in global markets including automotive, medical filters, fine art, decorative surfaces and filtration.  

A native of New Jersey, Ms. Begrowicz earned a bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and a master of Science in Paper Science and Technology from Lawrence University. She serves on the boards of directors for Power Options, 1 Berkshire, the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires and the Berkshire Business Roundtable. She also serves on the University of Notre Dame Engineering College Advisory Council.  

“I am honored to chair the board of directors of AIM at a time when the need has never been greater for business organizations to create a sense of collective purpose among employers,” she said. “We are proud that everyone involved in the legislative or business life of Massachusetts praises the professionalism, preparation and civility that AIM shows on behalf of employers and the jobs they create.”   

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SPRINGFIELD — Big Y World Class Markets added to the collected donations from customers and employees from March 17 to March 30 through their traditional registers, online and myExpress check out for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief. Community and employee donations along with additional support from Big Y resulted in a donation of $100,000, which will be donated to the global Red Cross network response to provide humanitarian relief to people affected by the crisis in Ukraine.  

As the conflict continues, the Red Cross continues to help families impacted by this devastating conflict. International Red Cross teams are currently on the ground in the region distributing food, delivering medicine and medical supplies, assisting with evacuations, and providing shelter.  

“Thanks to Big Y’s generous support, the global Red Cross network continues to help families impacted by continued fighting in Ukraine,” said Anne McKeough, chief Development officer at the American Red Cross, “We are grateful for partners like Big Y as we work together to help provide critical humanitarian relief response to the Ukraine crisis.”  

Said Big Y President and CEO Charles L. D’Amour, “We have all witnessed the heartbreaking effects particularly on children and families in Ukraine. We are grateful to partner with the International Red Cross to provide some measure of support for their innocent victims. Our thanks go out to our entire Big Y Family, including our customers and employees for joining us to support this humanitarian relief.” 

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Lathrop, a senior living community with campuses in Northampton and Easthampton, recently welcomed Cindy Jerome as its new chief executive officer.  Jerome is a seasoned executive leader with 23 years of leadership experience in senior living communities in New England. 

“We knew what we were looking for, and Cindy meets all our requirements,” said Acting Board Chair Chuck Johnson. “She will oversee initiatives in facilities stewardship, strategic planning, program development, and ensuring Lathrop is well-positioned to serve and thrive for generations to come.” 

A non-profit founded in 1989, Lathrop is a Kendal affiliate, serving older adults in the Quaker tradition. “I was delighted to receive a call inquiring about my interest in leading a Kendal community,” said Jerome. “Kendal’s values and my own have great affinity.”   

Both of Lathrop’s campus communities offer independent living in townhomes. The Easthampton campus is also home to The Inn, an Enhanced Living option offering meals and daily support.   

Jerome has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. Most recently she was the senior leader of Alice Peck Day Lifecare and, prior to that, of Garden Path Elder Living. 

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