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Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of January 2023. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

CHICOPEE

Fairview Medical LLC
1176 Memorial Dr.
$91,471 — Roofing

Kahn-Chicopee LLC
1339 Memorial Dr.
$18,000 — Demolish building

Walnut Properties LLC
1400 Memorial Dr.
$1,000 — Roof structure over storage containers

HADLEY

Seamrog LLC
3 Railroad St.
N/A — Remove window on first floor

LEE

Barry Bendes
880 East St.
$27,926 — Replace six windows, one patio door, and one entry door

Steven Bort, Kathleen Bort
45 Forest St.
$13,413 — Install fire-alarm system

Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy NFP
1565 Pleasant St.
$30,000 — Siding, repair decorative banding

Carol Lee Rainey
770 Summer St.
$4,000 — Remove existing wall, add new header

LENOX

Thomas Abate
522 Walker St.
$15,000 — Roofing

Lenox Realty Corp.
74 Main St.
$61,754 — Replace existing fire-alarm system

NORTHAMPTON

City of Northampton
80 Locust St.
$9,500 — Remove walls to create two classrooms at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

Dimension Realty LLC
23 Service Center Road
$1,200 — Non-illuminated sign for Daily Hampshire Gazette

Florence Civic & Business Assoc. Inc.
90 Park St.
$20,000 — Roofing

Kingdon LLC
143 King St.
$52,050 — Roofing and siding

Recovery Real Estate Holdings LLC
178 Industrial Dr.
$115,163 — Build new vault location

Smith College
44 College Lane
$250,000 — Renovate two rooms in Sabin-Reed Hall

Smith College
25 Henshaw Ave.
$9,655,794 — Miscellaneous structural, architectural, and MEP alterations

PITTSFIELD

BD Asset Co 5 LLC
343 Columbus Ave.
$16,750 — Install fire-alarm system

Christian Center of Pittsfield Inc.
193 Robbins Ave.
$29,261 — Roofing

Clock Tower Partners LLC
75 South Church St.
$27,000 — Create five small offices

Pak Jeong
271 Bradford St.
$1,500 — Replace six windows

Phoenix Merrill Road LLC
676 Merrill Road
$101,200 — Remodel T.J. Maxx store, including patching and painting all walls, replacing damaged floor tiles and ceiling tiles, installing new fixtures throughout, and minor electrical work

SPRINGFIELD

Academy Hill Center for Gifted Children Inc.
1190 Liberty St.
$14,881 — Roofing

Dina Bledsoe
17 Home St.
$65,000 — Install solar panels on roof of detached garage

James Belden
294 Harkness Ave.
$17,998.50 — Install solar panels on roof of detached garage

Craftsman’s Assoc. Inc.
257 Tyler St.
$25,000 — Roofing on Masonic Temple

Myron Katz
1214 Main St.
$56,700 — Roofing

Linden Shopping Center Inc.
479 Main St.
$230,000 — Alter interior space for use by Enlite cannabis dispensary

Lumpkin & Markarian Holdings LLC
459 Dwight St.
$30,000 — Roofing on All American Sports Bar

The Republican Co.
1860 Main St.
$11,035 — Roofing

Juan Rodriguez
656 Chestnut St.
$39,000 — Install solar panels on roof

 

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of January 2023. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

AGAWAM

Aspen Hill Farm
1207 North Westfield St.
Lenny Blews

Auto Point Motors
1039 Springfield St.
Moe Borhot

Claremont Home Improvements
166 Thalia Dr.
Robert Claremont

Culverine Firearms
1325 Springfield St., Suite 7
Jeffrey Smith

Easterntronics
425 Springfield St.
Dang Huynh

Everestcar
266 Walnut St.
Eduard Pomaznuk

Giovanni’s
719 Main St.
Bruno Russo

AMHERST

The Barbershop Whiskey Barrel
35 Montague Road, Unit E
Malynda Isabelle

The Corner Cupboard
314 College St.
KaiQi Herzig

Crowned by Cage
12 Longmeadow Dr., Unit 21
Monica Cage

Dream Glimmers
85 Amity St., Apt. 201
Jennie Moss

KDQ Designs
170 East Road, Unit 84
Kathleen DeQuence Anderson

Kensie Beauty LLC
150 Fearing St.
Lara Mackenzie

BELCHERTOWN

Aqua Vitae Woodworks
396 Michael Sears Road
Justin Satkowski

M&C Towing
117 South Washington St.
Michael Piechota, Craig Blazejowski

CHICOPEE

A&M Auto Sales & Repair
451 Granby Road
Waleed Obeid

Bias Family Childcare
73 Saint James Ave.
Destiny Sanchez

The Calming Rain Wellness, LLC
1262 Memorial Dr.
Marquise Edmunds

CHS Girls Basketball Booster Club
20 Lord Ter.
Diane Cross, Monica Torres

Eagle Designs & Labels
126½ Cochran St.
Darren Descoteaux

ED Transport LLC
45 Laclede Ave.
Edgardo Diaz

Freihofer Baking Co.
437 Irene St.
Robert Shiwa

EAST LONGMEADOW

413 Power Washing
30 Chadwyck Lane
Regan Held

A&E Styles Inc.
2 North Main St.
Emanuela Hernandez

Amanda’s Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
35 Donamor Lane
Amanda Bousquet

Architecture Environment Life Inc.
264 North Main St., Unit 2
Kevin Rothschild-Shea

Autumn Lane Decor
46 Shaker Road
Judith Cusano

Blend
173 Shaker Road
Jillian Lafave

Ciao Bella Salon
128 Shaker Road
Christine O’Connell

Elevated Anesthesia Service
34 Pembroke Terrace
Nathanael Rosario

Elite Image
489 North Main St.
Stephanie Reid

Exim Communications Inc.
200 North Main St., Unit 4
Jose Borges

Goosehead Insurance
200 North Main St.
Rana Morton

ENFIELD

All American Assisted Living at Enfield
118 Hazard Ave.
Glenn Kaplan

Coin Cloud
307 Hazard Ave.
Christopher McAlary

Forty-Two Ten Consulting
8 Sandpiper Road
Joel Cox Jr.

Joey’s Flooring
40 Indian Run
Joseph Gannuscio Jr.

Liquor Ox
10 Hazard Ave., Unit 6
Gaurav Bishndi

GRANBY

McPherson Consulting Services
111 Taylor St.
Jeffrey McPherson

Mountain View Training Center
203 Taylor St.
Daniel Haber

GREAT BARRINGTON

Allard Engineering
61 Blue Hill Road
David Allard

Barrington Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
20 Stockbridge Road
Erin Fleig

Berkshire Corporate Retreats
7 Meadow Lane
Sabrina Jaffe, Michael Jaffe

Birches-Roy Funeral Home
33 South St.
Joseph Roy

Blue Heron Reiki
388 Park St. North
Karen Smith Clark

Brownson’s Towing & Repair
115 Gas House Lane
Connor Brownson

Byzantiums
32 Railroad St.
Anne Minifie

Caretaking Unlimited
77 Egremont Plain Road
Jonathan Banks Shapiro

The Chef’s Shop
31 Railroad St., Suite 4
Robert Navarino

D.A. Dempsey Auto Sales
446 Stockbridge Road
David Dempsey

Derek Neaz-Nibur, PsyD
21 Pope St.
Derek Neaz-Nibur

Doula Odessa & Birth Services
80 Maple St., Suite 3
Odessa Bates

Fancy That Antiques
504 Stockbridge Road
Malena Teves

Great Barrington Community Acupuncture Clinic
294 Main St., Suite 6
Michelle Manto

Guarducci Stained Glass Studios
6 Stony Brook Road
David Guarducci

Handy Andy Utility Services
208 South St.
William Crowell Sr.

Happy Nails and Spa Inc.
329 Stockbridge Road, Suite 1
Binh Tran

Jay Amidon
437 Old Monterey Road
Jay Amidon

Leave ’em with Liv
276 North Plain Road
Olivia Van Sant

Lion Cleaning Services
12 Mechanic St.
Maritza Atehortua

GREENFIELD

A.B. Edmonds Construction
127 Shelburne Road
Alfred Edmonds

Aromatic Fillers LLC
38 Hayward St.
Todd Green

Artisan Beverage Corp.
324 Wells St.
Jeffrey Canter

Blake Equipment
28 Butternut St.
Blake Group Holdings

Blue Ganu
62 Grayes Road
Terry Gray

Connecticut River Acupuncture
14 Miles St.
Joshua Warren

Copycat
180 Main St.
Heewon Yang

Cowan Garage
93 Vernon St.
James Cowan, Alice Cowan

Designs by Monique
227 Colrain Road
Monique Richardson

GFC Inc.
347 Wells St.
Eugene Darmanchev, Dmitriy Darmanchev

Joan E. Bitters TBC
698 Country Club Road
Joan Bitters

Joseph S. Rae
347 Wells St.
Joseph S. Rae, LLC

Kathryn Martini LLC
42 Abbott St.
Kathyrn Martini

HADLEY

Budget Auto Repair
8 Pine Hill Road
Kevin Michelson

In the Green Gardens
243 Russell St.
In the Green Gardens Inc.

Kellogg Builders
12 Knightly Road
Larry Kellogg

Mobil
110 Russell St.
Gibbs Oil Co.

HOLYOKE

Brian Boru
37 Commercial St.
Carlo Sarno

China House
322A Appleton St.
China House

Izm Prizm
535 Main St.
Orlando Santos

Kim Lee Nails
322 Appleton St.
Luy Nguyen

LeafLux Cannabis
40 Lyman St.
Albert Babadzhonov

MammaRazzi Photography Inc.
4 Open Square Way
Jenna Medina, Jacqueline Slatton

LONGMEADOW

Aislinn Paige Art
47 Barclay St.
Aislinn Calabrese

Calming Goods
56 Lincoln Road
Kara Upperton, Constance Gumlaw

LUDLOW

A.K. Paint
9 Cady St.
Andrew Kessler

Balance Professional
77 East St.
Lori Miller

Bare Beauty
271 East St.
Katie Chicoine

The Chop Shop
123 Center St.
Jessica Lacosse

Dr. Binca Warren, DMD
77 Winsor St., Unit 102
Binca Warren

Envision Wellness-Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
77 Winsor St., Unit 101
Cristina Carreira

Head to Toe Day Spa
36 East St.
Danyun Huang

KWJ Mechanical Services
193 Marion Circle
Kris Johnson

MONSON

Allyson Heintz Eventing
147 Wales Road
Allyson Heintz

Bumblebee Quilting Service
17 Green St.
James Lynch

J&L Lawncare & More
72 Wood Hill Road
Joseph Tetreault IV, Luke Mitchell

Mystic Grove Goods
270 Silver St.
Tracey Kida, Paul Kida

NORTH ADAMS

KT Realty Management
118 Bracewell Ave., Unit 1W
Makayla Thomas

RJ’s Taxi
429 Curran Highway
Obilio Rodriguez

PITTSFIELD

27 Hull Ave.
27 Hull Ave.
Brian Boateng

28 Clinton Ave. LLC
144 Clinton Ave.
Jaryn Pierson

A-Go Transportation Services LLC
52 Linden St.
Michael Agovi

AK Online Store
1278 North St.
Arthur Friederick Jr.

Anna Maria Gifts
144 South St.
Joanna Sokolsky

Auto Tech Repair Inc.
1335 West Housatonic St.
Auto Tech Repair Inc.

Berkshire Automotive
607 West Housatonic St.
Berkshire Automotive Repair and Sales Inc.

Berkshire Screen
35 First St.
B&G Glass LLC

Blueprint Property Group
437 North St.
437 Property Management LLC

Cali Vera Skate Co.
75 Sherwood Dr.
Benjamin LaForest

Camp Arrow Wood
195 Cloverdale St.
Caw II LLC

The Central Downtown Inn and Suites
20 West Housatonic St.
Rivera Properties LLC

Chili’s Grill & Bar
555 Hubbard Ave., Suite 107
Pepper Dining Inc.

Deidre’s Special Day
2 South St.
Deidre Torra Inc.

Dotties Coffee Lounge
444 North St.
Jessica Rufo

Eastern Body Works and Reflexology
765 Tyler St.
Shu Tong Chau

Embrace Potential
26 Pleasure Ave.
Kathleen Riley

Emily Joy Seamstress
101 Gamwell Ave.
Emily Geary

Innovation Renovation & Construction Inc.
30 Warwick St.
Innovation Renovation & Construction Inc.

KJ Home Improvement LLC
200 Montgomery Ave. Ext.
KJ Home Improvement LLC

KRM Remodeling
82 Wilson St.
Skyler Cesan Karns

K’s Merchandise
301 North St.
Kyoung Ja Kim

SOUTH HADLEY

Jim’s Home Improvement
6 Lloyd St.
James Pouliot

Gorse Children’s Center
27 Morgan St.
Valley Opportunity Council

Sevarino Bookeeping Service
42 Lamb St.
Donna Sevarino

SOUTHWICK

40 Up Tackle Co.
813 College Highway
Nathan Kane

Coward Farms LLC
150 College Highway
John Coward

SPRINGFIELD

Arminder Singh MD P.C.
50 Maple St.
Arminder Singh, MD

The B Brand
68 King St.
Mattie McQuarley

Before After
686 Belmont Ave.
Jose Calderon

Beyond Glamorous
524 Main St.
Latisha Smith

Big D’s Collectibles
6 Campechi St.
Darren DiFronzo

Bkaye Self-Storage
553-555 St. James Ave.
St. James Place

A Brush and a Bucket
21 Higgins Circle
Shaquille Rodriguez

The Capanna
1655 Boston Road
Dawn Cincotta

City Beat Multi Media Group
95 Mill St.
Anthony Bass

Class Auto Sales
466 Main St.
Eddy Almanzar

Cortland Dental & Braces
1070 St. James Ave.
Hathaway Road Dental

Couture Property Group
465 Taylor St.
Robert Couture

Cumberland Farms #6717
66 Parker St.
Cumberland Farms

El Sazon Criollo
464 Bridge St.
Waleska Colon

Esporta Fitness
1150 West Columbus Ave.
LAF Inc.

Fired & Grilled Trap House
1269 Berkshire Ave.
Damall Dyer

Food Zone Supermarket
355 Belmont Ave.
D&F Food Service

Hatillo Restaurant LLC
810 Cottage St.
Angel Aviles Cruz

Home Improvement
61 Hall St.
Exal Gonzalez

Jacob Roofing
413 Nottingham St.
Dimas Castaneda

JV Consulting Firm
108 Mooreland St.
Jacqueline Velez

La3pleta
5 Fairdel St.
Yonad Sierra

Lai Z Auto Repair
62 Worcester Ave.
Vidal Morales

Lashed by Madison
143 Main St., Suite 316
Madison Rose

Little Workshop
4 Front St.
Paul Stasiak

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
807 Wilbraham Road
Margaret Mantini

M&J Illumination
18 Alderman St.
Jesus Rodriguez

Ma’Hjunie Customs
46 Montgomery St.
Kenyetta Hagans

WARE

LJG Properties
45 Old Gilbertville Road
Lisa Gauvin

M&R Concentrates
54 Greenwich Plains Road
Ryan Sinclair

WEST SPRINGFIELD

5 Star Bookkeeping Service
169 Main St.
Jeffrey Chickerella

Advanced Aesthetics Medi Spa LLC
120 Westfield St.
Yelena Ivanov

Atwood Fire & Security
33 Sylvan St.
George Condon

Berkshire Group
76 Van Horn St.
Gary Webster

Colorbomb Studios LLC
1417 Westfield St.
Daniel Soule

Detecto Guard
31-33 Sylvan St.
George Condon

Dr. Christine G. Whalen
1005 Elm St.
Christine Whalen

Dynamark Security Centers
31-33 Sylvan St.
George Condon

Eastern Builders
733 Memorial Ave.
Sergey Kaletin

Hydro Dog Town of West Springfield
640 Elm St.
Joseph Maple

Jen’s Custom Gnomes
176 Woodbrook Terrace
Jennifer Peterson

Landry Lock and Alarm
33 Sylvan St.
George Condon

Lily’s
6 Windpath West
Susan Melchin

Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Co.
174 Brush Hill Ave.
Roland Joyal

WILBRAHAM

Happy Goat Farm
26 Monson Road
Jeffrey Lotterer

Image ‘n’ Ink
2009 Boston Road
Barbara Christie

Picture This

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Trees of Hope

Ronald McDonald House of Springfield and partnering sponsor Gary Rome Hyundai raised $175,686 through the second annual Trees of Hope event, far surpassing last year’s tally of $126,823.

 

Trees of Hope

Pictured, from left: Cathy Riley of Gary Rome Hyundai (GRH); Rosemarie Zello and Celine Hamilton Quill from Ronald McDonald House (RMH); Brianna Zemrock, Daisy Rome, and Gary Rome from GRH; RMH Executive Director Michelle D’Amore; and Dara Davignon and Brittany Zabielski from GRH.

 

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The second annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive at bankESB collected $35,000 for 14 local food pantries. Throughout November, the bank invited customers, employees, and community members to donate at bankESB branches. All donations were matched by bankESB and the total divided equally among food pantries in Western Mass. communities the bank serves.

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Pictured: bankESB Vice President and Easthampton Branch Officer Gary Turku presents a $2,500 check to Jillian Morgan of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

 

New Name, Broader Mission

On Jan. 25, the Children’s Study Home rebranded as Helix Human Services. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and members of the community joined board members, faculty, staff, and Executive Director Will Dávila (pictured at podium) for the unveiling at the Merriam-Webster building in Springfield. The need to rebrand the agency was identified during a seven-month strategic-planning process that involved representatives of the board and staff. Now, Helix Human Services focuses on helping not only children and women, but all adults and families affected by trauma.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and members of the community joined board members, faculty, staff, and Executive Director Will Dávila (pictured at podium) for the unveiling at the Merriam-Webster building in Springfield

 

New Name, Broader Mission

Executive Director Will Dávila (pictured at podium) at the unveiling of the Merriam-Webster building in Springfield

 

Court Dockets

The following is a compilation of recent lawsuits involving area businesses and organizations. These are strictly allegations that have yet to be proven in a court of law. Readers are advised to contact the parties listed, or the court, for more information concerning the individual claims.

 

 

HAMPDEN SUPERIOR COURT

Nydia Burgos v. MGM Springfield Redevelopment LLC and MGM Resorts Springfield

Allegation: Negligence; slip and fall causing personal injury: $19,000

Filed: 11/29/22

 

Charles Mead v. Consolidated Rail Corp.

Allegation: Failure to use ordinary care and caution; failure to take effective action to reduce, modify, or eliminate duties, equipment, or practices to minimize or eliminate exposure; failure to test railroad facilities, locomotives, equipment, yards, buildings, and right of ways for the presence of toxic materials and carcinogens; failure to engage in followup monitoring of facilities, equipment, yards, buildings, and right of ways for the presence of toxic materials and carcinogens; failure to properly remediate known toxic materials and carcinogens from facilities, locomotives, equipment, yards, building, and right of ways; failure to periodically test employees for physical effects of exposure to toxic materials and carcinogens and failure to take appropriate action; failure to warn plaintiff of risk of contracting cancer or other diseases as a result of exposure to known carcinogens; failure to make reasonable efforts to inspect or monitor the level of exposure to carcinogens; failure to provide plaintiff with knowledge of reasonably safe and sufficient clothing and proper protective equipment to protect against exposure to carcinogens; failure to provide plaintiff with protective equipment designed to protect against exposure to toxic materials and carcinogens; failure to comply with existing federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to presence of toxic and carcinogenic substances and employee exposure; failure to undertake proper medical examinations and diagnostic studies to determine plantiff’s exposures; failure to promulgate, implement, and enforce rules, regulations, and policies to eliminate or reduce exposure; failure to ensure locomotives are in proper condition and are safe to operate without unnecessary danger as required by Locomotive Inspection Act; negligence resulting in personal injury: $525,000

Filed: 11/29/22

 

Maria Valego v. City of Holyoke and G&H Landscaping Inc.

Allegation: Negligence; slip and fall causing personal injury: $14,600

Filed: 12/1/22

 

Marjorie Sullivan v. Big Y Express and Krishnakant Swadia as trustees of Yashvi Realty Trust

Allegation: Negligence; slip and fall causing personal injury: $60,000

Filed: 12/2/22

 

Linda Dobiecki v. Pamela Coe, personal representative for the estate of Nicholas Coe, MD; Carolyn Messere, MD; Pamela White, RN; John Doe, RN; and Baystate Medical Center

Allegation: Medical malpractice, medical negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress: $1,000,000

Filed: 12/2/22

 

Leilanie Jusino, a minor, by and through her parents and next friends, Michael Jusino and Carina Diaz v. Fun Z Trampoline Park Westfield LLC

Allegation: Negligence causing personal injury: $22,295.91

Filed: 12/5/22

 

Roberto Hernandez, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. DFA Dairy Brands Ice Cream, LLC

Allegation: Unpaid wages, violation of Massachusetts Overtime Act, violation of Massachusetts Wage Act, timekeeping system failure to properly account donning, doffing, and walking activities: $75,000+

Filed: 12/5/22

 

HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT

All Parts Racing LLC v. Energy Site Services LLC and the Minority Alliance Group LLC

Allegation: Breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment: $55,000

Filed: 12/16/22

 

Marc Whalen v. Hugh Manheim and Manheim Farm Plastics Inc.

Allegation: Motor-vehicle negligence resulting in personal injury: $52,631.20

Filed: 12/19/22

 

Liz Cross v. Enterprise FM Trust and Joss Dore

Allegation: Motor-vehicle negligence resulting in personal injury: $119,587.60

Filed: 12/20/22

 

Edward Scott Corbett v. Mananto Enterprises LLC, Tala Hotels Holding LLC, and Mansour Ghalibaf

Allegation: Employment discrimination, handicap discrimination and failure to accommodate, age discrimination, race discrimination, retaliation: $5,000,000

Filed: 12/20/22

 

People on the Move
Matt Garrity

Matt Garrity

Matt Garrity launched a new era for Florence Bank, taking the helm as president and CEO. He brings extensive experience as a leader and promoter of growth along with a broad base of knowledge in serving both business customers and general banking consumers. Garrity was formerly the executive vice president and chief lending officer and head of Residential Lending at Premier Bank, serving Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. He replaces Michael Lynch, senior vice president and senior commercial lender, who has served as interim president since former president and CEO Kevin Day retired on Nov. 25. In his first year — the 150th-anniversary year for Florence Bank — Garrity expects to focus on getting to know the Florence Bank staff and, over time, on growth, particularly further expansion into Hampden County, where the bank currently has three branches. John Ebbets, chair of the bank’s board of directors, said the search for a new president and CEO began in July and was led by Kaplan Partners, which broadcast the position throughout New England, parts of the mid-Atlantic, and Ohio. A pool of 125 candidates was methodically pared to two finalists, each of whom met live with the full board, which sought a leader with vision, a history of execution, and a willingness to embrace Florence Bank’s mutual culture. Garrity lived in Lee until seventh grade, when he moved to Ohio. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Ohio University and chose banking as a career so he could help consumers achieve their financial goals. His first job was in consumer banking, but he quickly learned he was drawn to commercial banking and took a job as a credit analyst; he rose into leadership steadily over the years. In 2009, he was recruited to serve as chief credit officer for a mid-size bank and rescued the organization from significant financial distress and the threat of closure via a federal cease-and-desist order.

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Megan Burke

Megan Burke

The trustees of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) announced the appointment of Megan Burke to the position of president and CEO (see story on page 4). Burke has been a Community Impact officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for more than seven years, most recently serving as its director of Community Impact Grantmaking. Burke has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, and philanthropy. She will begin her tenure at the Foundation on Jan. 18, succeeding Katie Allan Zobel, who moved forward in her career on Oct. 1 after navigating the pandemic and a period of tremendous growth for the foundation. Burke began her career working on international peace and security issues at the Ford Foundation and through the United Nations. She also lived in Nicaragua for several years, where her work supported the emerging LGBTQ+ movement and the development of a nationwide campaign to advance human rights. Prior to her most recent position at the Hartford Foundation, Burke led the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an international network of nonprofits engaged in advancing a ban on anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions worldwide. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master’s degree from Yale University.

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Michael Savitt

Michael Savitt

Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, announced the promotion of Michael Savitt to director of Domestic Sales. Savitt has held positions with increasing responsibility over his 10 years with Excel Dryer, most recently serving as Business Development manager for North America. In his new role, Savitt will supervise the U.S. sales team, explore opportunities to support the company’s growth, and work closely with architects, distributors, and end users to identify how high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers fit into cost-saving and sustainability initiatives. Prior to his role as Business Development manager for North America, Savitt started at Excel Dryer as a field sales manager and then became a national field sales manager. He has worked across all markets, verticals, and channels for Excel Dryer over the past decade. Before joining the company, Savitt worked at Avatar HR Solutions and Data Recognition Corp. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’a degree in journalism and went on to receive his master’s degree in journalism at Indiana University Bloomington. He completed the “Mastering Sales: A Toolkit for Success” course at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, “Coaching for Improved Performance & Results” with Leadership Dynamics Inc., and “Effective Personal Productivity” with Leadership Management International Inc.

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Ibrahim Alkahiabri

Ibrahim Alkahiabri

Dietz & Company Architects Inc. announced the addition of Ibrahim Alkahiabri in the role of architectural associate, where he will assist project teams throughout all phases of design.

Alkahiabri holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as a diploma in business and tourism from the Prince Sultan College of Business in Saudi Arabia. He comes to Dietz having worked at firms in Charlotte, N.C. and Atlanta, where he gained experience working on multi-family and single-family housing projects.

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Jake Hooker

Jake Hooker

Jake Hooker, a 2012 Northampton High School graduate, has passed the state’s bar exam and joined his father, Michael Hooker, in Hooker’s legal firm, Attorney Michael Hooker Elder Law, which serves elders and those living with disabilities. Jake Hooker is the second attorney at the firm, which also includes a Medicaid specialist, a social worker, a financial specialist, and two specialized paralegals. The practice is unique; its services extend beyond the realm of the law to provide financial and social services for elders and their families. Hooker began interning at the firm while he was attending Northampton High School and continued to assist while at Greenfield Community College and UMass Amherst, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2022. While there, he completed two internships — one at Attorney Michael Hooker Elder Law and one with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services at the General Counsel’s Office, where he assisted the MassHealth Estate Recovery Unit as well as the Litigation Department.

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Alexander Pattacini

Alexander Pattacini

Bacon Wilson, P.C. announced that attorney Alexander Pattacini has joined the firm. He is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law department. Pattacini earned his juris doctorate with a concentration in transactional law from Western New England University School of Law, where he served as a clinician in the Small Business Clinic. He previously earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Prior to joining Bacon Wilson, P.C., he interned with the Connecticut Department of Education Division of Legal Affairs, and served as legal counsel for the Connecticut House Majority Leader’s Office. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. as well as the Education Law Assoc. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and will be working in all Bacon Wilson office locations, but primarily in Springfield.

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The International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) recently welcomed Italian instructor Jennie Coletta, ESOL instructor Brandon LeBlanc, Spanish teacher Kara McBride, and Spanish instructor Boris Romero. Coletta has a bachelor’s degree in Italian studies from Brown University and a master of education degree from Lesley University. As an undergrad, she studied abroad at the Università di Bologna, and later au paired for a family in Sicily. She has taught Italian at a public high school in Massachusetts, and while living in Italy, she taught English to Italian adults. LeBlanc earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Pace University in New York City and a master’s degree in history from York University in Toronto. He has taught English in Spain, social studies/ESL in Bolivia, and most recently taught adult ESL in South Carolina. McBride has one master’s degree in Spanish from Purdue University and another in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Indiana University, and a PhD in second language acquisition and teaching from the University of Arizona. She first joined an improv group in St. Louis, where she was working as an associate professor of Spanish. After eight years at Saint Louis University, she moved to Valparaíso, Chile and opened the House of English. Her business offered immersive language learning experiences such as improv workshops and mystery dinner theater. She returned to the U.S. in 2016 to work as a senior education specialist for World Learning, the international development organization that grew out of the School for International Training. While living in Washington, D.C., she joined the Washington Improv Theater. She will be teaching Spanish improv at ILI this winter. Romero has taught Spanish since 2008 in institutes and universities of Colombia, Canada, and the U.S. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in modern languages and his master’s degree in applied linguistics of Spanish as foreign language at Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. He is in the last stages of his doctoral dissertation related to the connection between language and culture. He speaks English, Spanish, French, and a little Italian.

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Trevor Brice

Trevor Brice

The Royal Law Firm recently welcomed attorney Trevor Brice to the team. Brice received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his juris doctor and MBA from Suffolk University Law School. He has regularly advised and represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and other state agencies. Brice moved to Western Mass. after working for a large company in the Boston area, work that provided him with a detailed understanding of the difficult scenarios employers face when defending claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful terminations, and allegations of violations of FMLA. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New York, and New Hampshire.

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Bulkley Richardson announced that Sarah Willey has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Business/Finance Department, and Stephen Holstrom has been promoted to counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department. Willey’s practice includes a range of business services, including advising clients in business formation, mergers and acquisitions, business-succession planning, and corporate structuring of businesses in regulated industries, including cannabis. She also represents employers in a variety of matters before the MCAD, EEOC, and state and federal courts, and counsels clients in protecting and maximizing their intellectual property via trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. Holstrom joined the firm in 2018 as an associate. He is a general practice litigator with a focus on medical-malpractice defense. In addition to medical-malpractice actions, he has litigated other complex tort actions, commercial cases, insurance cases, complex class actions, and education cases.

Company Notebook

PeoplesBank Donation Supports Rent-stabilization Initiative

HOLYOKE — OneHolyoke Community Development Corp. announced a $20,000 donation from PeoplesBank to support OneHolyoke’s Working Families – Rent Stabilization initiative. The lead grant from PeoplesBank has allowed the organization to freeze rents for those in OneHolyoke housing units. “At a time when housing costs are spiking and rents are becoming unaffordable for many, OneHolyoke has maintained our rents without any increase over the past year,” Executive Director Michael Moriarty said. “We are able to accomplish this due to the community partnerships we have formed leading to grants such as this $20,000 gift from PeoplesBank. PeoplesBank understands the importance of community, and we appreciate their partnership in this important initiative to keep housing that is affordable to families in Holyoke.” OneHolyoke manages more than 160 units of non-subsidized housing in the Holyoke neighborhoods of the Flats, Churchill, and South Holyoke.

 

One Way Brewing Celebrates One-year Anniversary

LONGMEADOW — It’s been one year since One Way Brewing opened its taproom at 807 Maple Road in Longmeadow. In that year, the One Way crew has welcomed thousands of customers, released more than two dozen new beers, and made lots of friends in the community. In recognition of and gratitude for this milestone, One Way Brewing hosted a celebration on Jan. 22 at the brewery. The event featured live music from the Hard to Read band, as well as the release of a New England IPA anniversary beer that was brewed only for this occasion. Co-owners Jason Tsitso and Zach Schwartz also partnered with Fletcher’s BBQ Shop and Steakhouse for the event. “Zach and I would like to thank everyone who supported us this past year, from our awesome patrons to our One Way family,” Tsitso said. “But, to quote Bill Belichick, we’re on to year two.”

 

HCC Grant to Expand Outreach to Formerly Incarcerated

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been awarded an $81,605 Bridges to College grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to expand community outreach to adult learners who have been previously incarcerated. Specifically, the money goes to Western Mass CORE, an HCC program that works in partnership with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department to facilitate pathways to education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. CORE stands for community, opportunity, resources, and education. The program was founded in 2019 by two HCC professors, Nicole Hendricks (criminal justice) and Mary Orisich (economics). The Bridges to College grant will allow Western Mass CORE to expand office hours, advising services, and information sessions at the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department’s AISS facility, located in the WW Johnson Life Center on State Street in Springfield. AISS stands for Al Inclusive Support Services (formerly After Incarceration Support Services). The grant will also support the hiring of a new community-navigator position to lead this outreach work. This is Western Mass CORE’s third Bridges to College grant as project lead. The grant also will provide funding for Western Mass CORE to host a series of community events, including a monthly children’s story hour at the Holyoke Public Library for parents who have been previously incarcerated and their children, and community coffee hours at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street. On March 24, as part of the grant and in partnership with Western New England University, Western Mass CORE will host an expungement event and CORI-friendly career fair in HCC’s Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation, where formerly incarcerated individuals will be able to consult with lawyers to help have their criminal records expunged. In the meantime, Western Mass CORE will continue its work inside the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee. This spring, at the Ludlow jail, Hendricks will teach a criminology course, while Orisich will lead an economics class. HCC theater professor Patricia Sandoval will teach a fundamentals of acting class at the women’s jail.

 

UWPV to Distribute $258,500 in Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

SPRINGFIELD — The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and designed to supplement and expand the ongoing work of local social0service organizations to provide shelter, food, and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, homelessness or hunger. The United Way Pioneer Valley (UWPV) serves as the administrator for Hampden County, South Hadley, and Granby for all EFSP funds. With the help of a local board comprised of local community leaders, UWPV determines how funding is allocated through a competitive grant application process. EFSP funding for Phase 40 recently became available, resulting in the distribution of $258,500 to be disbursed on a reimbursement basis to local nonprofit organizations.

 

Bulkley Richardson Supports Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry

WESTFIELD — The Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry received recently a $2,000 donation from the Springfield-based law firm Bulkley Richardson. “Since the expiration of special government assistance during the pandemic, we have witnessed the need for additional aid in feeding the hungry,” said Rebecca Hart, director of the Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry. “Along with a dramatic rise in prices for food and housing, food insecurity remains a growing concern.” Mike Roundy, partner at Bulkley Richardson and longtime Westfield resident, added that “seeing the real struggles that members of our community face every day to meet basic needs is painful. I am pleased that our firm can be a small part of the solution to help combat hunger, but there is so much more work to be done. I encourage others to help in ways that they are able.” The mission of the Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry is to provide food to those in need in the Westfield area; to foster self-sufficiency in individuals through encouragement, support, guidance, and education; and to identify and address the root causes of hunger in the community and to strive to provide long-term solutions.

Incorporations

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

AGAWAM

Mass Auto Inc., 24 Highland Ave., Agawam, MA, 01001. George Pascaru, same. Transportation services.

AMHERST

Poetshuffle Inc., 70 North Whitney St., Apt. E, Amherst, MA, 01002. Samuel Murphy-Judelson, same. Charitable organization established to the make distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

BLANDFORD

Blandford Fair Preservation Association Inc., 55 Woronoco Road, Blandford, MA, 01008. David Hopson, same. Corporation established to promote the preservation of the Blandford Fairgrounds; promote the education of the public regarding agricultural exhibitions and provide appropriate facilities to host an annual agricultural fair.

CHICOPEE

Christ Community Church Chicopee Inc., 101-105 Springfield, Chicopee, MA 01013. Angela D Trueheart, same. Church, worship place for all people.

EAST LONGMEADOW

Golden Years Home Health Care Services Inc., 16 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Cesar Ruiz Jr., same. Provide skilled medical assistance in the patient’s home.

FEEDING HILLS

EZ Dump Inc., 69 Garden St., Feeding Hills, MA 01030. Vadzim Loban, 40 Dale Ct., Chicopee, MA 01020. Trash hauling services.

HOLYOKE

Trinity Senior Services Management Inc., 12 Gamelin St., Holyoke, MA, 01040. Janice Hamilton-Crawford, 20555 Victor Parkway Livonia, MI 48152. Management or continuing care services for third party healthcare providers.

LUDLOW

Quabbin Valley Eye Care Corporation, 135 Waverly Road, Ludlow, MA 01056. Rebecca L Maurer, same. Eye care services.

PITTSFIELD

Aidoc, Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Elad Walach, same. Online software sales.

Find Better Food Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. David Moosman, 8776 West 67th Dr. Arvada, CO 80005. Developer of a food-ordering platform between distributors and restaurants.

Revival Therapeutics, Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. George Mabry, same. Researching, developing and commercializing potential drug therapies.

SOUTH DEERFIELD

Logan Training Group Inc., 19 Kelleher Dr., South Deerfield, MA 01373. Richard F Logan, same. Tactical training for protection and defense.

SPRINGFIELD

All About You Creative Wellness Inc., 1 Crescent Hill, Springfield, MA 01105. David Mech, same. Wellness services for mind, body, and soul.

Famipak Inc., 267 Beacon Circle, Springfield, MA 01119. Nathalie Orelien, same. Non-profit organization designed to provide programs and services alongside of evangelism to women and children living in impoverished nations.

Lea’s Home Agency Inc., 1607 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Lea Leconte, same. Home care services.

Thffi Inc. Massachusetts Chapter, 138 Switzer Street, Springfield, MA 01109. Sharon Schweizer, 41 Asinof Ave., Chicopee, MA 01013. Not for profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for the purpose of: (a) receiving charitable contributions and bequests to provide for scholarships, (b) undertaking genealogical research into the spread of Hungerford diaspora throughout the world, (c) establishing a research library, archives and museum for the preservation of original historical artifacts, manuscripts, bibles, photographs and other materials pertaining to the Hungerford diaspora, (d) preserving and replacing Hungerford gravestones, and (e) undertaking educational activities pertaining to the Hungerford diaspora.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Aladdin Halal Market, Corp., 312 Memorial Dr., West Springfield, MA, 01089. Aladdin Halal, 292 Sherman Street Albany, NY 12206. Convenience store specializing in the sales of Mediterranean goods.

WESTFIELD

Ink Bros Corp., 77 Mill St., Unit 116, Westfield, MA 01085. Joshua Kelsey, same. Printing services.

WILBRAHAM

Dominic John Inc., 2039 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Daniel D. Kelly, 33 Mulberry Street, Springfield, MA 01105. Restaurant and bar.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of January 2023. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

AGAWAM

Quality Auto LLC
62 Ramah Circle North
Robert Smigiel

River Auto Services & Garden Auto Sales
204 Garden St.
Daniel Borkosky

Santo C Despirt Marble and Granite Inc.
2 South Bridge Dr.
Philip Scoville

Scissors and Razor Unisex Hair Studio
313 Springfield St.
Monica Orta

Set the Tone LLC
5 South Bridge Dr.
Maeghan Aberdale

Utopia
11 Herbert P Almgren Dr.
Seven Roads Media LLC

Western Mass Floor
779 Main St.
Timur Dadayev

CHICOPEE

MAR Auto Inc.
31 Prospect St.
Anthony Witman

The Place Chicopee
48 Center St., Units 215-216
Diane Tellier

Sandy’s Auto World
963 Meadow St.
Lyudmila Kudrya

Wicked Cycles Inc.
576 East St.
Scott Goncalves Machado

WickedSmart-SEO
22 Sachem St.
Jacob Stetson, Colleen Stetson

EAST LONGMEADOW

HUB International New England
96 Shaker Road
Timothy Marini

Jelly on My Belly
604 North Main St.
Thomas Costa

Renew Health LLC
124 Shaker Road
Alyssa Almeida

Shaker Bowl
168 Shaker Road
Justin Godfrey

ENFIELD

Exclusive Painting
11 Parker St.
Ryan Roberts

Fleet Management
89 Phoenix Ave.
Sean Grady

R&M Cleaning Solutions
2389 Main St., Suite 100
Ryan Gaetani

Reborns with Reasons
5 Raffia Road
Jaime Beebe

GREAT BARRINGTON

Marketplace Kitchen Table
128 Taconic Ave.
Kevin Schmitz

Salon Luna
789 Main St.
Lauren Germain

GREENFIELD

The Modern Design House
18 Laurel St.
Iancu Placinta, Ludmila Placinta

Mosquito Joe of Greenfield-Pittsfield
30 Plum Tree Lane
John Walker Jr., Thomas Glazier

Pioneer Ergonomics
152 Petty Plain Road
Gail Hegeman

Spectrum United
209 Barton Road
Joni Sue Hanley

Vlad Flooring
27 Washington St.
Vladimir Volosenco

Village Pizza
42 Bank Row
Walter Pacheco

Whole Foods Together
50 Orchard St.
Johnna Bossuot

HADLEY

Long River Budo
37 Lawrence Place Road
Beth Johnson

McDonald’s
374 Russell St.
Gomez Enterprises III LLC

Taco Bell
348 Russell St.
GF Enterprise LLC

Valley Excavating
39 Knightly Road
David Fill

LEE

Wadsworth Vinyl Windows and Siding
30 Union St.
Brian Wadsworth

Walgreens #19088
25 Park St.
Walgreens Eastern Co. Inc

LENOX

J’s Dog Haus Sheds
36 Pittsfield Road
Jason Smegal

Sonu Bridal and Beauty
4 Maple St.
Lani Mackie

LONGMEADOW

Hall & Hall Associates/CCH Consulting
76 Fernwood Road
Clair Hall

My Furry Faces
407 Frank Smith Road
Donna Calvanese

Vitality Massage and Pilates Center
175 Dwight Road
Marzena Glebocki

LUDLOW

Ludlow Public Market
48 Birch St.
Rosa Fernandes

Mad Wings
36 Westerly Circle
Alyssia Cust

NORTHAMPTON

Panacea Salon
28 Pleasant St., Unit 7B
Patricia Roguz-Britt

Pleasant Journey Used Cars
459 Pleasant St.
John Davey Jr., Cheryl Davey

River Valley Home Improvement
183 Grove St.
Tino Maric

Sacred Oak Homes
11 Bright St.
Steven MacLeay

Urgent Message Music
37 Woodmont Road
Peter Hamelin

Valley Recycling
234 Easthampton Road
Richard Pitts

PALMER

John’s Paint Store
1240 Park St.
Thomas Leecock

Le’s Auto Center Inc.
1575 North Main St.
Leslie Skowyra

Life’s Memories & More
2067 Main St.
Tanya Bullock

Luke’s Beer and Wine Convenience Store
1478 North Main St.
Joppu Lukose

Palmer Package
1615 North Main St.
Carlos Martins

Noah Lis Production
4 Springfield St.
Noah Lis

Northern Tree Service LLC
1290 Park St.
Philip Cambo, Timothy Lamotte

Palmer Hobbies LLC
1428 Main St.
William Lanzo

Sew Bizzie Quilting
4109 Main St.
Diana Ruth Doane

Walnut St. Café
8 Walnut St.
Barry Theodore

PITTSFIELD

Alarms of Berkshire County
326 Springside Ave.
The Professionals LLC

AR Rachielle Builder
55 Glenn Dr.
Anthony Rachielle

Atmosphere Printing Co.
137 North St.
Sire Press LLC

Bennington Banner
75 South Church St.
New England Newspaper Inc.

Brattleboro Reformer
75 South Church St.
New England Newspaper Inc.

Bugsy’s Dad Enterprises
419 Dalton Ave.
Mark White

CMG Financial
82 Wendell Ave.
CMG Mortgage Inc.

CMG Home Loans
82 Wendell Ave.
CMG Mortgage Inc.

Global Security & Investigation Solutions
82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100
Global Security Solutions Inc.

HomeFundIt
82 Wendell Ave.
CMG Mortgage Inc.

Johnson Family Partnership
694 East St.
Gary Johnson

Law Office of Shannon C. Plumb
205 South St.
Shannon Plumb

Manchester Journal
75 South Church St.
New England Newspaper Inc.

Network Connex
82 Wendell Ave.
Advantage Engineers LLC

Nexben Insurance Solutions
1830 Colonial Village Lane
Trovia Inc.

Nissan of Pittsfield
25 West Housatonic St.
Robert Urrutia

P&G Management
15 Clark Road
Jonathan Pierce

Pittsfield Lawn and Tractor Inc.
1548 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield Lawn and Tractor Inc.

The Pomeroy
76 East Housatonic St.
Springside Gardens LLC

Power Supply Mall
82 Wendell Ave.
Wellforces LLC

Sir Fix-a-Lot Home Services
101 Elberon Ave.
Wade Poplaski

South Berkshires Shoppers Guide
75 South Church St.
Birdland Acquisition LLC

TOG Property Management
35 Deborah Ave.
Tyrekee Gordon

Venus Temple
50 North Pearl St.
Dr. Marie Clifton

SOUTH HADLEY

Parthenon Restaurant
475 Newton St.
D.P. Parthenon

Pleasant Street Auto Sales
650 New Ludlow Road
Pleasant Street Auto Body & Repair Inc.

Stoney’s Pub
1 Bridge St.
Pioneer Valley Inc.

Vasily Morozov Electrical
5 Central Ave.
Vasily Morozov

The Writer’s Tech Shop
124 Alvord Place
Karin Ohlson

Yes Realty LLC
460 Granby Road
Yes Realty

SOUTHWICK

Billy C’s Raw Honey
18 Klaus Anderson St.
William Crawford III

Priority Skin Boutique LLC
208 College Highway
Cassandra St. Jean

SPRINGFIELD

Jah First Music and Cloth
57 Westford Ave.
Godfrey Smith

Keno White LLC
961 Worcester St.
Keno Lee White II

Libertas Counseling
181 Monrovia St.
Kency Gilet

Lily Crow Wellness Center
899 Carew St.
Lilian Ramos David

Main Street Auto Services
77 Main St.
Michael Belanger

Mamuchy Grocery Store
306 Belmont Ave.
Berta Luciano Fabian

Merri Maid Laundry
819 State St.
Yanghwa Chong

Mobile Man Details
105 Princeton St.
Andre Yarns Jr.

Monsoon Roastery LLC
270 Albany St.
Timothy Monson

Pure Medicine
18 Pine Acre Road
Anthony Chechile

Rivera Home Remodeling LLC
173 Tyler St.
Victor Rivera

Ross & Ross, P.C.
121 State St.
Ross & Ross Law

Sabis International Charter
160 Joan St.
Crystal Hodge-Lizana

Simply Serendipity/Dharma
1341 Main St.
SimpyGrace LLC

Sky Nails & Spa
1198 Parker St.
Thi Tai

Sky’s Home Improvement
120 Marengo Park
Dinh Thai

Smoke Shop
117 State St.
Yimaira Gines

StoneKoncepts
257 Dickinson St.
Pablo Morales

Touch of NYC Hair Studio
803 Belmont Ave.
Sophia Evans

Vega & Vega Financial Services
29 Melville St.
Willie Vega

WLC Electric
814 Roosevelt Ave.
William Collins

WARE

Pineda Real Estate
61 Babcock Tavern Road
Donna Pineda

Villa’s Restaurant
123 Main St.
Efren Steve Kolenovic

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Custom Build LLC
2405 Westfield St.
Dmytro Barynov

Lotus General Contracting
12 South Blvd.
James Stephenson

Texture and Fringe
249 Great Plains Road
Michele Shibley

Vista Home Improvement
2097 Riverdale St.
Brian Rudd

We & Co Designs
278 Ely Ave.
Wanda Estremera

West Springfield Veterinary Clinic
288 Westfield St.
Carolina Joos

Bankruptcies

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

Altomare, Jr., Salvatore P.
178 Shady Brook Lane
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/05/2023

Atalay, Ibrahim
25R Prospect Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/06/2023

Auclair, Amber L.
140 Pulaski St., Apt. A
West Warren, MA 01092
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/06/2023

Bonilla, Angel Isaac
837 State St., Apt. 146
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/04/2023

Brown, Richard W.
101 Dunham Road
Warren, MA 01083
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/11/2023

Clark, Eloise
110 Tilton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/09/2023

Collins, Jennifer
283 Wildermere St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/11/2023

Conde, Victor M.
Conde, Rachel R.
112 Pineview Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/12/2023

Daitch, Jason P.
Daitch-Bergeron, Jason P.
Daitch, Kristyana E.
a/k/a Digiovanni, Kristyana E.
175 West Allen Ridge Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/06/2023

Graham, Elizabeth A.
81 Fish St., Apt. 2
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/15/2023

Hutchinson, William
375 North St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/09/2023

McIntosh, Mellesha
121 Wayne St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/11/2023

Rivas, Libia
41 Chestnut St., Apt. 305
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/11/2023

Savage, Carol Nellyne
57 Warrenton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Date: 01/04/2023

Stamp, Angella C.
a/k/a Morgan, Angella C.
242 Cabinet St., #1
Springfield, MA 01129
Chapter: 13
Date: 01/13/2023

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

228 Plainfield Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $399,000
Buyer: Fidelis Bridge Loan Ventures V
Seller: Crowd Lending Fund One
Date: 01/05/23

BERNARDSTON

277 South St.
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $910,000
Buyer: Donna Giard
Seller: Pamela T. Buzzell Int.
Date: 12/29/22

COLRAIN

299 Adamsville Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $224,500
Buyer: Everest J. Peacock
Seller: Mandigo, Lester G., (Estate)
Date: 01/06/23

10 Purington Lane
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $117,500
Buyer: Virginia Brown
Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association
Date: 12/30/22

DEERFIELD

89 Upper Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $482,500
Buyer: Erin E. Madison
Seller: Richard E. Alber
Date: 12/28/22

GREENFIELD

130 Colrain Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $9,290,000
Buyer: Greenfield Mgmt. Systems
Seller: Charlene Manor LLC
Date: 12/30/22

186 Conway St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $121,938
Buyer: TD Bank
Seller: Eric C. Guba
Date: 01/05/23

57 Forest Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $287,500
Buyer: Donna M. Riggs
Seller: Kara J. Jacobsen
Date: 01/05/23

130 Franklin St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: K. P. Property LLC
Seller: Crawford K. Sweeley
Date: 01/05/23

46 French King Hwy.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Leah Daniels
Seller: Oleksandr Lyvytsky
Date: 12/30/22

17 Garfield St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Mark R. Penfield
Seller: Holmes, Donald K., (Estate)
Date: 12/28/22

45 Harrison Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Matthew T. Phillips
Seller: Isotti FT
Date: 12/28/22

318 High St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Liam Lane Holdings LLC
Seller: Doleva Real Estate Inc.
Date: 12/30/22

344 Log Plain Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Mark A. Wallace
Seller: Dauntless Path LLC
Date: 12/30/22

270 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: 270 Main Greenfield LLC
Seller: Greenfield Community College
Date: 12/29/22

48 Montague City Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Barlow Paving & Excavation
Seller: AR Sandri Inc.
Date: 12/29/22

361 Silver St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: Liam Lane Holdings LLC
Seller: Doleva, John E., (Estate)
Date: 12/30/22

MONTAGUE

6 11th St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Brianna C. Doxzen
Seller: Jose A. Ortiz
Date: 12/30/22

NORTHFIELD

Highland Ave.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $502,000
Buyer: Thomas Aquinas College
Seller: Mnorthfield1 LLC
Date: 12/29/22

491 Millers Falls Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Christopher C. Beckwith
Seller: James S. Rider
Date: 01/06/23

19 Moody St.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $502,000
Buyer: Thomas Aquinas College
Seller: Mnorthfield1 LLC
Date: 12/29/22

31 Moody St.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $502,000
Buyer: Thomas Aquinas College
Seller: Mnorthfield1 LLC
Date: 12/29/22

36 Winchester Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Thomas Aquinas College
Seller: Moody Center Inc.
Date: 12/29/22

ORANGE

19 Clifton St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $269,900
Buyer: Maris Clement
Seller: Ian Hurley
Date: 12/29/22

SHUTESBURY

163 Leverett Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $269,900
Buyer: Colin P. Davis
Seller: Stephen Mace
Date: 01/05/23

548 Wendell Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Laura J. Ketteringham
Seller: Tamie Kelsey-West
Date: 12/28/22

SUNDERLAND

129 Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $274,900
Buyer: MF Properties LLC
Seller: Gerald Baranoski
Date: 12/29/22

WHATELY

269 River Road
Whately, MA 01375
Amount: $460,000
Buyer: Jonathan C. Galenski
Seller: Pasiecnik, James M., (Estate)
Date: 12/28/22

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

136 Barry St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $457,000
Buyer: Melissa J. Losito
Seller: Mario Tedeschi
Date: 12/29/22

26 Brookside Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $396,000
Buyer: Sean Fitzgerald
Seller: Christopher Roos
Date: 01/05/23

24 Campbell Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Sergeo V. Arbuzov
Seller: Campbell Drive LLC
Date: 12/30/22

51 Fruwirth Ave.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Frederick S. Fruwirth
Seller: Frederick S. Fruwirth
Date: 12/29/22

1370 Main St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $401,000
Buyer: Geraldine O’Sullivan
Seller: Joshua W. Stanley
Date: 12/28/22

16 Norris St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Calabrese Construction LLC
Seller: Tifany Inacio
Date: 12/29/22

40 Plumtree Way
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $545,000
Buyer: Corey Jenks
Seller: Lisa M. Curry
Date: 12/30/22

248 South Westfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $142,000
Buyer: Scott Pattenaude
Seller: Dorothy J. Gallo
Date: 12/29/22

164 Southwick St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: Cil Realty of Mass. Inc.
Seller: Interbartolo & Ricupero L
Date: 01/06/23

1083 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Christine A. Elias
Seller: Sadiq A. Elias
Date: 12/29/22

216-218 Walnut St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Walnut Street RT
Seller: Deborah A. Andrews
Date: 12/28/22

BLANDFORD

11 Beulah Land Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: James Gaeta
Seller: Gladys T. Kazalski
Date: 01/04/23

145 Chester Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: MHI Properties LLC
Seller: Gary Fitzgerald
Date: 12/28/22

BRIMFIELD

18 Lyman Barnes Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $451,500
Buyer: Sean Moynagh
Seller: Alan M. Pelletier
Date: 12/30/22

CHESTER

258 Bromley Road
Chester, MA 01011
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Lisa P. Buckman
Seller: Daphne A. Janes
Date: 01/06/23

CHICOPEE

107 Britton St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $117,500
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Zhichun Tang
Date: 01/05/23

115 Cochran St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: David R. Pratt
Seller: John A. Ziemba
Date: 12/30/22

362 Front St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: ASP Home Improvement & Construction Corp
Seller: RCMC Grape St. Realty LLC
Date: 01/03/23

57 Gill St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $237,500
Buyer: Faruk Ocak
Seller: Henry A. Lapa
Date: 01/04/23

161 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: 161 Grattan TR
Seller: Lawrence R. Loranger
Date: 12/29/22

133 Hampden St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Nolava LLC
Seller: Partyka Partners Group TR
Date: 01/05/23

749 James St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $404,500
Buyer: Alden Credit Union
Seller: Bernashe RT
Date: 01/03/23

763 James St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $404,500
Buyer: Alden Credit Union
Seller: Bernashe RT
Date: 01/03/23

763 James St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $164,900
Buyer: Curtis Girard
Seller: Alden Credit Union
Date: 01/04/23

40 Marble Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Amanda Smith
Seller: Rose P. Benoit
Date: 12/30/22

529 Memorial Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $3,236,837
Buyer: Avodah 613 LLC
Seller: Orion Pro Friend KP LLC
Date: 12/27/22

999 Memorial Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $2,500,000
Buyer: MPK Properties LLC
Seller: Arbors Associates LLC
Date: 12/27/22

194 Montgomery St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Joseph Thibault
Seller: Cosmopoulos 2007 RET
Date: 01/06/23

35 Moore St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Nolava LLC
Seller: Partyka Partners Group TR
Date: 01/05/23

232 Pendleton Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $334,000
Buyer: Megan Lafrenaye
Seller: Mark E. Hayward
Date: 12/30/22

46 Saint James Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Emma L. Jopson
Seller: Marty K. Properties LLC
Date: 01/05/23

58 Silvin Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $197,000
Buyer: Natanoeal Crespo
Seller: Robert E. Dall
Date: 12/30/22

23 State St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Darlene Saczawa
Seller: Ibelis Mateo
Date: 12/30/22

230 Szetela Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $292,000
Buyer: Amy Meneguzzo
Seller: Ellen M. Johnson
Date: 12/28/22

20 Thomas St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Javier Garcia
Seller: Victor C. Colon-Vazquez
Date: 12/29/22

1721 Westover Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Orlando Quinones
Seller: Lisa K. Lewis
Date: 12/28/22

EAST LONGMEADOW

16 Black Dog Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Sarah M. Morrissey
Seller: Andrew R. Shpak
Date: 12/27/22

48 Edmund St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Benjamin D. Fordham
Seller: James M. Turnberg
Date: 01/05/23

Fernwood Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $520,000
Buyer: Bretta Construction LLC
Seller: Manchester Enterprises LLC
Date: 01/06/23

5 Harris Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Helen H. Huynh
Seller: Thomes, Barbara L., (Estate)
Date: 12/29/22

46 Lori Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Suman Sharma
Seller: Leah M. Kenney
Date: 01/05/23

362 Parker St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $520,000
Buyer: Bretta Construction LLC
Seller: Manchester Enterprises LLC
Date: 01/06/23

GRANVILLE

10 Julia Lane
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: Frank A. Soleimani
Seller: Joseph M. Ascioti
Date: 12/30/22

HAMPDEN

73 Allen St.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $266,000
Buyer: Giggle Gardens Inc.
Seller: Safford, Patricia N., (Estate)
Date: 12/29/22

261 Chapin Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Fumi Realty Inc.
Seller: Alphonse Mercurio
Date: 01/04/23

HOLLAND

30 Butterworth Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Benjamin Grajales
Seller: Hunter Boody
Date: 01/06/23

143 Vinton Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $202,000
Buyer: Maple Ledge Assocs. Inc.
Seller: Beres, Kenneth P., (Estate)
Date: 12/30/22

HOLYOKE

337-351 Chestnut St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,900,000
Buyer: Voces De Esperanza LLC
Seller: Voces De Esperanza LP
Date: 12/30/22

348 Chestnut St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,900,000
Buyer: Voces De Esperanza LLC
Seller: Voces De Esperanza LP
Date: 12/30/22

383 Dwight St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $12,000,000
Buyer: Open Square Realty LLC
Seller: Open Square Properties LLC
Date: 12/27/22

1159 Dwight St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: Dwight Arms LLC
Seller: Cha-Kat Realty LLC
Date: 12/30/22

811 High St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Raksha Properties LLC
Seller: A To Z Property Mgmt. LLC
Date: 01/06/23

493 Hillside Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Jeffrey Leclerc
Seller: B. J. Pietruszkiewicz
Date: 01/03/23

113 Jackson St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Ireydiza Perez
Seller: Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity
Date: 01/06/23

16 Laura Lane
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $259,000
Buyer: Gallagher Cap Group LLC
Seller: Lillian C. Guthrie
Date: 01/06/23

110 Lyman St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $12,000,000
Buyer: Open Square Realty LLC
Seller: Open Square Properties LLC
Date: 12/27/22

2-4 Portland St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $303,000
Buyer: Ashley L. Richard
Seller: Paola Ferrario
Date: 12/30/22

60 Westfield Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Mustafa Ibic
Seller: Elaina K. Paquette
Date: 12/30/22

107-109 Westfield Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: William Hannigan
Seller: Rosemarie McLaughlin
Date: 12/30/22

LONGMEADOW

123 Arlington Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Andrew Kessler
Seller: Lena P. Decarlo Realty NT
Date: 12/28/22

128 Benedict Ter.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $399,900
Buyer: Jennifer Coffin
Seller: Karen M. Carroll 2018 RET
Date: 01/05/23

62 Birch Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $361,000
Buyer: Maryna Gorbunova
Seller: Janell Sargent
Date: 12/28/22

85 Emerson Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Salvatore Anzalotti
Seller: Ann M. Lynch
Date: 12/28/22

82 Knollwood Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Hannah A. Driscoll
Seller: Brandon Stepp
Date: 12/30/22

31 Whitmun Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Rimantas Sturonas
Seller: Falcone Retail Property LLP
Date: 12/28/22

LUDLOW

20 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $3,500,000
Buyer: V & V Properties LLC
Seller: Walter S. Wood LLC
Date: 12/27/22

257-265 Fuller St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Shreekrupa LLC
Seller: Meadowbrook Plaza LLC
Date: 12/30/22

182 Karen Dr.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Dustin Gray
Seller: Ana M. Dias
Date: 01/05/23

59 Ray St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Lauren Cole
Seller: Goncalves RT
Date: 12/30/22

Riverside Dr., Lot C
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Stockhouse 122 Realty LLC
Seller: Westmass Area Development Corp.
Date: 12/30/22

60 Vienna Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $282,000
Buyer: Tyler A. Kareta
Seller: Adam J. Dube
Date: 12/30/22

237 Westerly Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $565,000
Buyer: Christopher M. Bordenca
Seller: Daniel T. Laing
Date: 01/06/23

MONSON

Hovey Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Town Of Monson
Seller: Booker, Jean, (Estate)
Date: 12/28/22

244 Main St.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Finnegan Properties LLC
Seller: Simon R. James
Date: 01/06/23

129 Upper Hampden Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Robert G. Pafumi
Seller: Carolyn A. Hyatt
Date: 12/28/22

218 Stafford Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $304,000
Buyer: Christopher Villa
Seller: Jennifer L. Tiraboschi
Date: 01/04/23

22 Wilbraham Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $207,000
Buyer: Thomas A. Yvon
Seller: Lorraine E. Kelly
Date: 12/28/22

PALMER

1-3 Bourne St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Fabio M. Rodrigues
Seller: Exultant RT
Date: 12/30/22

197 Flynt St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Travis D. Bonsant
Seller: Outhuse, Ruth, (Estate)
Date: 12/29/22

4425 High St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $197,467
Buyer: USA VA
Seller: Matthew Toelken
Date: 12/30/22

5 Holbrook St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $277,000
Buyer: Charla Bush
Seller: Jemel L. Williams
Date: 12/29/22

18-24 Stewart St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Peter Topor
Seller: Norval N. Rose
Date: 01/05/23

1186 Thorndike St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $2,300,000
Buyer: Palmer Retail Mgmt. LLC
Seller: J. W. Lizak Indenture RET
Date: 12/28/22

1190 Thorndike St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $2,300,000
Buyer: Palmer Retail Mgmt. LLC
Seller: J. W. Lizak Indenture RET
Date: 12/28/22

RUSSELL

123 Main St.
Russell, MA 01008
Amount: $202,000
Buyer: Javier Melendez
Seller: Russell Community Church
Date: 12/30/22

15 River St.
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $914,000
Buyer: Hurricane Properties LLC
Seller: Thomas N. O’Brien
Date: 12/30/22

81 Valley View Ave.
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Jennifer Puthycheat-Ros
Seller: Cheryl A. Denardo
Date: 12/27/22

SOUTHWICK

12 2 States Ave.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Bruce K. Staubley
Seller: Rotondo, Anthony A., (Estate)
Date: 01/06/23

427 College Hwy.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Ian Hurley
Seller: Kari L. Scott
Date: 12/30/22

140 Hillside Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $442,000
Buyer: Kyle P. Davidson
Seller: Bonnie L. Willey
Date: 12/28/22

42 Point Grove Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Sebastian P. Roy
Seller: Daniel J. Towle
Date: 12/30/22

9-B Sawgrass Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $715,000
Buyer: Vimal Patel
Seller: Hamelin Framing Inc.
Date: 01/03/23

SPRINGFIELD

270 Arcadia Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Andrew M. Siano
Seller: Value Properties LLC
Date: 01/03/23

61 Arden St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Kernandhe D. Dardompre
Seller: Kevin M. Edwards
Date: 01/06/23

234 Arnold Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $163,000
Buyer: Douglas J. Dichard
Seller: Katie R. Lewis
Date: 01/05/23

134 Avocado St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: JVLV Realty LLC
Seller: BML Holdings LLC
Date: 12/30/22

18-20 Banbury St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $177,000
Buyer: Sukna Mhanna
Seller: Carol Lee
Date: 12/28/22

5 Barber St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Pearwood LLC
Seller: PVIC Realty LLC
Date: 12/28/22

34 Brandon Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $120,200
Buyer: Wicked Deals LLC
Seller: Russell J. Boothe
Date: 12/30/22

63 Bridle Path Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $319,900
Buyer: Brian Henderson
Seller: Gary Munn
Date: 01/06/23

89 Brightwood Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $217,500
Buyer: Angel L. Salcedo-Rodriguez
Seller: Jorge Baez
Date: 12/28/22

23 Campechi St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Damarr Duncanson
Seller: Jennifer A. Modest
Date: 01/04/23

43 Castle St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Kevin Darjee
Seller: Ellen Spritzler
Date: 01/04/23

223-235 Centre St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Doms Home Improvement LLC
Seller: New Man Ventures LLC
Date: 12/30/22

162 Chalmers St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $276,000
Buyer: Namarig Attahauir-Mohamed
Seller: Narayan Adhikari
Date: 12/30/22

45 Cloran St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $409,900
Buyer: Carline D. Mondesir
Seller: Global Homes Property LLC
Date: 01/06/23

33 Colony Road
Springfield, MA 01106
Amount: $729,500
Buyer: Joshua W. Stanley
Seller: Hans J. Vonnahme
Date: 12/28/22

22-24 Cortland St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $208,000
Buyer: Jerrell Glass
Seller: Kristol Griffith
Date: 12/29/22

39 Cortland St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $208,000
Buyer: Jerrell Glass
Seller: Kristol Griffith
Date: 12/29/22

134-136 Darling St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Shanice L. Reid
Seller: DB Real Estate LLC
Date: 12/30/22

91 East Park St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $1,185,000
Buyer: Round Two LLC
Seller: 91 East Park Inc.
Date: 01/05/23

43 Eddywood St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: 43 Eddywood LLC
Seller: Tascon Homes LLC
Date: 12/30/22

43 Eddywood St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Tascon Homes LLC
Seller: Smith, Virginia K., (Estate)
Date: 12/30/22

108 Ellsworth Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $162,000
Buyer: Pah Proerties LLC
Seller: Donald W. Hoynoski
Date: 01/05/23

55 Elmore Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $152,000
Buyer: Amber L. Dutton
Seller: David Kachinski
Date: 01/04/23

211 Emerson St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Myra Oppel
Seller: Lynn Landry
Date: 12/28/22

14 Endicott St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Ian T. Morrissey
Seller: Campagnari Construction LLC
Date: 12/28/22

74 Everett St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $278,000
Buyer: Simeon P. Eustaquio
Seller: BRVS LLC
Date: 12/30/22

53 Fox Hill Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $317,000
Buyer: Spencer McKay
Seller: Raymond Jenkins
Date: 12/28/22

14-1/2 Girard Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $222,400
Buyer: Eric A. Safner
Seller: Elsi L. Lemus-Ochoa
Date: 01/03/23

36-38 Greenacre Square
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $272,900
Buyer: Javier A. Gonzalez
Seller: Springfield Ventures RT
Date: 01/06/23

83-B Hampshire St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Christian M. Mackenzie
Seller: Bretta Construction LLC
Date: 12/30/22

83-A Hampshire St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Christian M. Mackenzie
Seller: Bretta Construction LLC
Date: 12/30/22

51-53 Horace St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Francisco Dejesus
Seller: Javier Garcia
Date: 12/29/22

58-60 Howes St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $346,000
Buyer: Katharine Hickson
Seller: Winners O. LLC
Date: 01/06/23

11 Intervale Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Equonda Bercy
Seller: Short4u RT
Date: 12/30/22

80 Jerilis Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $224,450
Buyer: Patricia Rios
Seller: Steven D. Mackay
Date: 12/30/22

68 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Deniker Jean-Charles
Seller: Round Two LLC
Date: 12/30/22

162 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Mohamud Hussein
Seller: Djuan J. Barklow
Date: 12/27/22

84-86 Lebanon St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Hourglass Property Solutions LLC
Seller: Michael W. Sales
Date: 12/30/22

255 Liberty St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $400,000
Seller: KMM Properties LLC
Date: 12/29/22

331 Liberty St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $2,000,000
Seller: Liberty St. Acquisitions LLC
Date: 12/29/22

774-776 Liberty St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: NRES LLC
Seller: JJJ17 LLC
Date: 01/04/23

54 Littleton St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Asmenne Derolus-Aurelien
Seller: Ahmed Aljashaam
Date: 12/30/22

231 Louis Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $276,300
Buyer: Raymond B. Jenkins
Seller: Ruth M. Rivera
Date: 12/28/22

97-99 Madison St.
Springfield, MA 01020
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Santo Aybar-Percel
Seller: Danoma LLC
Date: 12/27/22

184 Monrovia St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Teresa A. Novotny
Seller: Rabecca A. Tysz
Date: 01/04/23

9 Morris St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Derrick Bonnah
Seller: Todd J. Illingsworth
Date: 01/04/23

37-39 Nathaniel St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $249,900
Buyer: Fermin B. Navarro
Seller: Dani Tleis
Date: 01/04/23

127 Old Brook Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Joseph H. Ely
Seller: Ruby Realty LLC
Date: 01/06/23

908 Parker St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Carla Maisonet-Machado
Seller: Michael Kamrowski
Date: 12/27/22

276 Parkerview St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Nathanael Cruz-Vargas
Seller: Dreamwake Homes Inc.
Date: 12/30/22

7 Patrick St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Jilena M. Cichon
Seller: David M. Dollar
Date: 12/27/22

20-22 Pequot St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $310,500
Buyer: Melissa Bautista
Seller: Edwin E. Pagan-Suro
Date: 12/29/22

33 Pembroke St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $158,000
Buyer: Brenda L. Berrios
Seller: Juana Ramirez
Date: 01/06/23

34 Preston St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Felix Antigua
Seller: Nancy I. Valle
Date: 01/06/23

54 Queen St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $223,000
Buyer: Carmen I. Navedo-Aviles
Seller: Rafael Capellan-Polanco
Date: 12/29/22

277 Redlands St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: Jose A. Berrios
Seller: Phoenix Development Inc.
Date: 12/29/22

43 Reed St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Doms Home Improvement LLC
Seller: Copenger LLC
Date: 12/30/22

14 Rittenhouse Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $187,000
Buyer: Michael Visneau
Seller: Roger F. Dialessi Ft
Date: 01/03/23

80 Roy St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $237,500
Buyer: Hasiah Williams
Seller: William F. Norman
Date: 01/05/23

181 Shawmut St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Lumturi RT
Seller: Daniel P. Miller
Date: 12/29/22

17 Sorrento St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Shamella F. Kearse
Seller: Michael Gonzalez
Date: 12/28/22

35-37 Suffolk St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Ericka Gonzalez-Carrillo
Seller: Alberta Williams
Date: 12/30/22

266 Sunrise Ter.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Cheryl D. Lynch
Seller: Jerzy J. Letkowski
Date: 01/06/23

120 Talmadge Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Christina Valle
Seller: Florissa L. Fuentes
Date: 01/04/23

82 Temple St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Temple G3 Realty NT
Seller: Living Stone LLC
Date: 12/30/22

82 Timber Lane
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Joseph Prete
Seller: V. I. O. LLC
Date: 01/06/23

25 West Canton Circle
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Barbara Torres-Colon
Seller: Angelina V. Estrada
Date: 01/04/23

17 Wellesley St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Roberto Lopez
Seller: Tolliver Carrie
Date: 01/06/23

1413 Worcester St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Eric Agyare-Yankyera
Seller: Property Advantage Inc.
Date: 01/06/23

50 Wrona St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Jerry Torres
Seller: Emmett Potter
Date: 12/29/22

WALES

4 Lake George Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Benjamin Payne
Seller: 123 Kids LLC
Date: 12/30/22

WESTFIELD

40 Adams St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: John Quigley
Seller: FHB Realty LLP
Date: 01/03/23

41 Claremont St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $310,500
Buyer: WS & Sons Realty LLC
Seller: Dlemelin Property Mgmt. LLC
Date: 01/05/23

69 East Silver St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Francis J. Simmitt
Seller: Mary J. Lamb
Date: 01/06/23

35 Gary Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $537,500
Buyer: Richard A. Esposito
Seller: Peter J. Fiore
Date: 12/30/22

3 Gillette Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Daniel S. Dembek
Seller: Holly A. Prater
Date: 12/28/22

30 Jefferson St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: Joshua J. St. Onge
Seller: John J. Sampson
Date: 01/06/23

87 Northridge Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $412,000
Buyer: Jorge Rodriguez
Seller: William J. Rhodes
Date: 01/06/23

372 Russellville Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Silver Snake Properties LLC
Seller: Stephanie Horkun
Date: 12/28/22

4 Saint Paul St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Obelisk Holdings LLC
Seller: James R. Christofori
Date: 12/30/22

242 West Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Kari L. Scott
Seller: Maria Diaz
Date: 12/30/22

49 Western Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $401,700
Buyer: Jonathan R. Surratt
Seller: Mark R. Bollenbach
Date: 12/30/22

WILBRAHAM

224 3 Rivers Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Amjad Real Estate LLC
Seller: Conley, Eugene M., (Estate)
Date: 12/30/22

4 Christopher Circle
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $620,000
Buyer: Collin Carlone
Seller: Cynthia Schultz
Date: 01/06/23

687 Glendale Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $306,500
Buyer: Matthew Nataloni
Seller: Steven R. Denby
Date: 12/28/22

10 McIntosh Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $449,000
Buyer: Jemel L. Williams
Seller: Kevin W. Rossmeisl
Date: 12/30/22

980 Tinkham Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Joann L. Demore
Seller: NKZ Realty Inc.
Date: 12/29/22

WEST SPRINGFIELD

96 Garden St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Ruth Rivera
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 12/29/22

51 Glenview Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Tianyi Zhou
Seller: Shashi M. Bharvirkar
Date: 12/27/22

28 Lombra Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Lombra Realty NT
Seller: Living Stone LLC
Date: 12/30/22

15 Oleander St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: S & A Property Mgmt. LLC
Seller: Diplomat Property Manager LLC
Date: 12/29/22

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

24 Tanglewood Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $635,000
Buyer: Xuhui Li
Seller: Eric H. Kleinberg
Date: 12/28/22

20 Western Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Ngoc D. Pham
Seller: Phoebe J. Merriam-Welcome
Date: 12/28/22

BELCHERTOWN

55 Chadbourne Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Thomas A. Whelan
Seller: Declan McCarthy
Date: 12/29/22

9 Chauncey Walker St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Caitlin McCabe
Seller: Gary R. Wilkinson
Date: 12/28/22

154 Chauncey Walker St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Nicholas Dente
Seller: Kyle M. Belanger
Date: 12/28/22

5 Diane Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $490,000
Buyer: Robert H. Adair
Seller: Diane M. Lemire
Date: 12/29/22

119 Franklin St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $615,000
Buyer: Brendan M. Coughlin
Seller: Robert Morra
Date: 12/30/22

12 Jabish St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $4,250,000
Buyer: Land Of Oz LLC
Seller: Jackson Brothers Property Mgmt. LLC
Date: 12/30/22

203 Orchard St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $216,600
Buyer: Daniel A. Hebert
Seller: Jeffrey N. Cosgrove
Date: 12/29/22

121 South Washington St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Nicole Wilcox
Seller: SNAB LLC
Date: 01/04/23

1 Stadler St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $4,250,000
Buyer: Land Of Oz LLC
Seller: Jackson Brothers Property Mgmt. LLC
Date: 12/30/22

EASTHAMPTON

35 Clapp St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $531,000
Buyer: Pamela B. Kennedy
Seller: Richard P. Bangham
Date: 01/03/23

16 Lyman St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $352,800
Buyer: Cheryl A. Thomas-Camp
Seller: John G. Tenczar RET
Date: 12/28/22

30 Overlook Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Charles O’Dowd
Seller: Carole N. Gross
Date: 12/30/22

101 West St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $187,500
Buyer: Angela C. Olson
Seller: Mark D. Wheaton
Date: 01/06/23

GRANBY

197 Batchelor St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $266,000
Buyer: Andrew W. Serra
Seller: Karin M. Eichelman
Date: 12/30/22

187 West St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Matthew D. Cayer
Seller: Nicholas Dente
Date: 12/28/22

HADLEY

13 Middle St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $575,000
Buyer: Kipa Realty Inc.
Seller: Barbara L. Palangi
Date: 12/29/22

329 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $4,100,000
Buyer: 329 Hadley LLC
Seller: Amherst Development Assocs. LLC
Date: 01/04/23

HATFIELD

102 Main St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Martha E. Kinney
Seller: Nicholas M. Hebert
Date: 12/30/22

343 West St.
Hatfield, MA 01066
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Craig Bell
Seller: Keith F. Papageorge
Date: 12/30/22

HUNTINGTON

94 Goss Hill Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $306,000
Buyer: Samantha J. Wetherell
Seller: Michael A. Tremble
Date: 01/04/23

NORTHAMPTON

30 Baker Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Matthew J. Kozuch
Seller: Ankudowich Mass. Properties LLC
Date: 12/29/22

7 Bardwell St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Rhyan F. Sullivan
Seller: Shebek RET
Date: 01/06/23

345 Haydenville Road
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $21,620,000
Buyer: Northampton Mgmt. Systems
Seller: Zoe Senior Retirement
Date: 12/30/22

349 Haydenville Road
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $14,490,000
Buyer: Northampton Mgmt. Systems
Seller: Linda Manor LLC
Date: 12/30/22

51 Linseed Road
Northampton, MA 01088
Amount: $825,000
Buyer: Elizabeth D. Morgan
Seller: John P. O’Grady
Date: 12/30/22

68 Masonic St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Lilia R. Olpindo
Seller: Barbara A. Fingold TR
Date: 01/03/23

21 Park St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Kris Baker
Seller: Platt, Constance A., (Estate)
Date: 12/29/22

95 Sylvester Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Karen E. Natsios
Seller: Christopher C. Beckwith
Date: 01/06/23

PLAINFIELD

130 West Hill Road
Plainfield, MA 01070
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Risa F. Harris-Gerstein
Seller: Daniel K. Lederer
Date: 12/29/22

SOUTH HADLEY

11 Central Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Elias Daniel
Seller: Cecilia A. Hripak
Date: 01/03/23

56 Lyman St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Gallagher Properties LLC
Seller: George L. Leduc
Date: 12/30/22

40 Pittroff Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $490,000
Buyer: Kristin M. Phelan
Seller: Amanda J. Beaudry
Date: 12/30/22

50 Spring St. Ext.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $151,000
Buyer: Etabav Rt
Seller: Leo J. Tetrault
Date: 12/30/22

21 Yale St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Sarah G. Ritchie
Seller: David P. Brochu
Date: 01/04/23

SOUTHAMPTON

Florence Secondary Tract
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Southampton Town
Seller: Pioneer Valley Railroad Co.
Date: 12/27/22

18 Noreen Dr.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Philip Corbeil
Seller: Mark W. Hagelstein
Date: 12/28/22

WARE

26 Grove St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Upland Mortgage Loan TA
Seller: Rudolph J. Sojka
Date: 12/30/22

7 Longview Ave.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $241,224
Buyer: Newrez LLC
Seller: Brian Rein
Date: 12/28/22

34 Pine St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Rated Speed LLC
Seller: Forty Pine LLC
Date: 12/29/22

WILLIAMSBURG

Old Goshen Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Hilltown Land Trust Inc.
Seller: Hull Forestlands LP
Date: 01/05/23

WORTHINGTON

24 Indian Oven Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $139,772
Buyer: HUD
Seller: Towd Point Master Funding TR
Date: 12/28/22

132 Scott Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $297,500
Buyer: Alfred A. Clay
Seller: Paul A. Labonte
Date: 12/28/22

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of January 2023. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

CHICOPEE

Fairview Knights of Columbus
1599 Memorial Dr.
$8,100 — Install fire-alarm system

Fairview Medical LLC
1176 Memorial Dr.
$19,045.10 — Interior renovations to two exam rooms

Manchem LLC
836 East Main St.
N/A — Commercial fire alarm

Dennis Menard
21 Tourtellotte Ave.
$2,471 — Remove and replace two windows

Abdullah Zahraa
147 School St.
$12,000 — Roofing

HADLEY

Pyramid Mall of Hadley Newco LLC
367 Russell St.
N/A — Remove Sephora from space, reconfigure fixtures

Walter Wanczyk Jr.
180 Russell St.
N/A — Install new sign on barn building

LEE

Berkshire Corporate Realty LLC
480 Pleasant St.
$931,501 — Roofing

LENOX

Chucky’s LLC
90 Main St.
$11,700 — Exploratory demolition of interior walls, ceiling, and insulation

PITTSFIELD

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
70 South St.
$9,500 — Create two new offices and reception area on third floor

Tower 21C LLC
123 North St.
$15,000 — Cut and remove brick walls and portions of concrete slab for new piers and repair existing plumbing waste line

SOUTH HADLEY

Mount Holyoke College
50 College St.
$120,000 — Minor demolition and removal of finishes, new interior walls, new lighting, new plumbing for kitchen, new cabinets and flooring, minor HVAC work

SPRINGFIELD

Mary Vargas Alcala
23 Glenham St.
$10,500 — Install solar panels to roof of detached garage

Behavioral Health Network
401 Liberty St.
$6,703 — Alter cafeteria space at Cole’s Place into new food pantry

Boston Road/Pasco Rt 20 Retail LLC
1340 Boston Road
$420,000 — Alter interior tenant space for Kay Jewelers

Jewish Community Center
1160 Dickinson St.
$80,000 — Install new fire-alarm system

Red Diamond Properties LLC
281 State St.
$14,000 — Install new fire-alarm system at Playful Minds

Glenda Serrano
66 Redlands St.
$26,535 — Install solar panels to roof of detached garage

Springfield Qoz Self-Storage II LLC
55 Emery St.
$495,000 — Roof removal over ballast and decking, interior demolition, and removal of windows and doors in former Kittredge Building

Zhengs 168 Enterprise LLC
20 Montgomery St.
$26,000 — Remove and replace retaining wall at rear of property

Business Talk Podcast Special Coverage

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

Go HERE to view all episodes

Episode 146: January 23, 2023

George Interviews Christina Royal, president of Holyoke Community College

Christina Royal

Christina Royal, president of Holyoke Community College, is the guest on the next installment of BusinessTalk. In a wide-ranging discussion  with BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien, she talks about what might come next for her — she announced last fall that she will moving on to the next stage of her career later this year — and what will likely come next for the area’s community colleges, a key cog in regional economic development efforts. It’s all must listening, so tune in to BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local 413 and sponsored by PeoplesBank.

 

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No Shave November

No Shave November campaign 1

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No Shave November campaign 2

 

TommyCar Auto Group joined forces with the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Patrick Cahillane for their No Shave November campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year, the Sheriff’s Office raised $2,440, which was matched by TommyCar Auto Group. In addition, TommyCar customers were also able to donate their TommyCar rewards points (which can be earned through vehicle servicing and spent toward a new car), adding another $3,736 for a grand total of $8,616, topping last year’s tally by $2,700.

 

 

 

Fighting Hunger

Pictured: two staff members at the Center for Access Services at STCC — Helen Angeles, assistant, and Luis Martinez, special programs coordinator — stand in the food pantry on campus known as the Ram Minimart.

Pictured: two staff members at the Center for Access Services at STCC — Helen Angeles, assistant, and Luis Martinez, special programs coordinator — stand in the food pantry on campus known as the Ram Minimart.

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) received a $180,000 state grant to help students facing food insecurity. The Hunger Free Campus Initiative, a grant program funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, is intended to support college students who are experiencing food insecurity to reduce barriers to success.

 

 

Sparking Change

Monson Savings donation

Pictured, from left: MSB President and CEO Dan Moriarty with Girls Inc. of the Valley’s Adrienne Garcia, Marketing & Communications coordinator; Ciara Speller, board member; and Alyssa Sirani, Development coordinator.

Monson Savings Bank (MSB) recently donated $1,000 to Girls Inc. of the Valley in support of its event, Speaking Out: Sparking Change. “This event invited members of the community to network and listen to a panel of inspiring local leaders,” said Suzanne Parker, executive director of Girls Inc. of the Valley.

Court Dockets

The following is a compilation of recent lawsuits involving area businesses and organizations. These are strictly allegations that have yet to be proven in a court of law. Readers are advised to contact the parties listed, or the court, for more information concerning the individual claims.

 

HAMPDEN SUPERIOR COURT

Melissa Stetson v. Lower Mill Inc. and Jelly Belly’s Pools & Spas Inc.

Allegation: Negligence; slip and fall causing personal injury: $53,182

Filed: 11/15/22

 

Justin Fernengel v. RCW Inc.

Allegation: Breach of employment contract: $150,000

Filed: 11/15/22

 

Daniel Poe and Brittney Poe v. Bretta Construction LLC, Thomas Jendrysik, Amy Beth Jendrysik, Dennis Powers and Richard Brooslin

Allegation: Legal malpractice, breach of contract, negligence, breach of contract of good faith and fair dealing, trespassing: $275,000

Filed: 11/16/22

 

Dennis Leclerc v. David Kalman, MD; Vikram Budhraja, MD; Linda Preston, MD; Jay Kuhn, MD; Holly Michaelson, MD; Rodrick Williams, MD; Milliam Kataoka, MD; Hampshire Gastroenterology Associates LLC; CentMass Imaging Inc.; Northampton Radiologic Associates Inc.; and New England Medical Imaging, P.C.

Allegation: Medical malpractice: $50,000

Filed: 11/16/22

 

Miguel Rivera v. Norberto Diaz and City of Springfield

Allegation: Negligence; motor-vehicle negligence causing personal injury: $7,068

Filed: 11/16/22

 

Brad Emmonds and Mary Ann Emmonds v. Jan Wojcik, MD; Trinity Health of New England Corp. Inc.; and Riverbend Medical Group

Allegation: Medical malpractice, negligence: $289,538.83

Filed: 11/18/22

 

Edgardo Gonzalez v. 659 State Street Apt LLC

Allegation: Negligence resulting in personal injury, failure to maintain property in a reasonable and safe manner: $32,628

Filed: 11/21/22

 

Maria Carrion v. PRRC Inc.

Allegation: Negligence resulting in personal injury: $35,854.92

Filed: 11/21/22

 

Catalina Davis v. Daniel Pava and Progressive Insurance

Allegation: Fraud, violation of HIPAA, falsifying medical document, emotional distress, harassment

Filed: 11/29/22

 

Quantum Properties LLC v. ESG Clean Energy LLC and Nicholas Scuderi

Allegation: Breach of contract, breach of purchase and sale agreement: $700,000

Filed: 11/29/22

 

HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT

Florence Cichocki and Robert Cichocki v. Pikeshukumar Patel, M.D. and Baystate Gastroenterology

Allegation: Medical malpractice, negligence resulting in personal injury, pain and suffering, breach of expressed and implied warranties, failure to inform plaintiff of risks and potential consequences of choice of treatment, failure to inform plaintiff of alternative treatments, emotional distress, breach of warranties, failure to obtain informed consent, failure to adequately and properly diagnose plaintiff’s medical condition, failure to prescribe proper and timely treatment for condition: $50,000+

Filed: 12/7/22

 

Norman Guertin v. Gomez Enterprises I LLC and Jorge Gomez

Allegation: Employee discrimination, wrongful termination: $50,000+

Filed: 12/12/22

 

Brian Maraglia v. Joseph Chehade and Tall Cedar LLC

Allegation: Construction dispute, consumer-protection violations, breach of contract, negligence, misrepresentation: $41,210.07+

Filed: 12/13/22

 

Neighborhood Enterprises LLC v. 27 Brown Street LLC and Farmhouse Properties LLC

Allegation: Breach of contract: $1,011,320.23

Filed: 12/14/22

 

Agenda

Applications for Local Farmer Awards

Through Jan. 31: Farmers in Western Mass. are invited to apply for Local Farmer Awards of up to $2,500. These awards are for capital/infrastructure improvement projects related to growing, harvesting, and processing that will help farms compete in the marketplace. The Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Big Y and with the support of other funders, is entering the ninth year of the awards program, which has helped more than 235 farmers carry out a total of 474 projects. Some examples of how the awards have been used include electric fencing, no-till equipment, irrigation improvements, frost-free water systems, feed troughs, and shade cloth for greenhouses. To be eligible, farms must have gross sales of $10,000 or above and either be a member of buy-local organizations Berkshire Grown or Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) or farm in one the four counties of Western Mass. For a full list of eligibility requirements and application information, farmers are encouraged to visit www.farmerawards.org.

 

YPS Membership Drive

Jan. 19: The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host its annual membership-drive networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Springfield Country Club. This ‘Throwback’ Third Thursday membership drive and board alumni night will be hosted by former YPS board members Amie Miarecki and Alfonso Santaniello. Presented by the Westfield Starfires with support from America’s Box Choice and LiftTruck Parts & Service, the event will feature discounted membership rates, available exclusively on the night of the networking event. The membership drive is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Former YPS board of directors members are encouraged to attend the event early for a cocktail hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the 15th anniversary of YPS. The champagne toast will be sponsored by Sumner & Toner Insurance Agency Inc. and NRG Real Estate. Advance registration is requested. To register, visit www.springfieldyps.com/events.

 

Easthampton WinterFest

Feb. 11: The 10th annual Easthampton WinterFest will be held in locations throughout the city. The festival is organized by the Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee and is a fundraising event created to bring public awareness about ongoing efforts needed to keep Nashawannuck Pond healthy for generations to come. More than 35 family-friendly activities and events are scheduled, and most are free to attend due to generous business sponsorship. Donations are accepted. Outdoor activities include a historical ice harvest on Nashawannuck Pond featuring historian Dennis Picard. Participants can try their hands at using a pond saw to ‘harvest’ blocks of ice as they learn about Easthampton’s part in the area’s ice industry. Other outdoor activities include a nature walk at Arcadia, Clay Hill Farm draft-horse wagon rides, and a fire by the pond. Ice carver Mike Rondeau will create an ice bar, luge, and tabletops on the Keystone Mill patio. Indoor activities at Keystone Mill, 122 Pleasant St., include a vendor/artisan/craft fair, Art in Motion dance demonstration, Dennis the Magician, puppeteer Tom Knight, a martial-arts demonstration, Emily Foxtrot dance lessons, and a Juggernaut Glass and Go with the Float open house. Emily Williston Library, the Council on Aging, and Easthampton Media are also planning events. Adult fun includes the first Winterfest Deca-Dance Gala, a ticketed event, at Boylston West Room featuring Johnny & the Flashbacks and appetizers by Meyers Catering and ice bar/luge outdoors on the Keystone patio featuring two signature drinks. Other events include a chili tasting hosted by Big Bear Used Books and Café, WinterFest After Dark with live music at Abandoned Building Brewery, 1 Man Party trivia at New City Brewery, and bingo at Abandoned Building Brewery. To view the full list of activities, visit www.nashawannuckpond.org/winterfest.html.

 

MOSSO Concert Series at Westfield Athenaeum

Feb. 23, March 23, April 20: The Westfield Athenaeum will present a three-concert chamber-music series with MOSSO (Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra) performing. This is the second year of this partnership. Guy McLain, executive director of the Westfield Athenaeum, will offer a pre-performance talk at 6 p.m., which is free to ticket holders. The Westfield Athenaeum series opens with MOSSO and Friends on Feb. 23. Violinist Beth Welty, horn player Sarah Sutherland, and pianist Elizabeth Skavish will perform horn trios of Frédéric Duvernoy, Trygve Madsen, and Johannes Brahms. Welty, chair of MOSSO, is acting principal second violin of MOSSO and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO). Sutherland, MOSSO and SSO horn player, is also MOSSO’s finance director. The series continues on Thursday, March 23 with a performance by the Vermont-based Champlain Trio, which includes MOSSO and SSO principal cello Emily Taubl. The Champlain Trio will perform “Brilliant Colors,” a program that features music by Tchaikovsky, Erik Neilsen (“Trio No. 2” written for the ensemble), Jennifer Higdon, Amy Beach, and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” The series concludes on Thursday, April 20 with MOSSO and SSO horn player Robert Hoyle’s quintet, the Connecticut-based Harmonia V. The quintet will celebrate April in Paris with an all-French program, featuring pieces by Barthe, Fauré, Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy, Pierné, and Lefebvre. Tickets for the concerts, $25 per person, must be purchased in advance at the Westfield Athenaeum during business hours, or online at www.westath.org.

 

Chamber Corners

1BERKSHIRE

(413) 499-1600; www.1berkshire.com

 

Jan. 20: Women & Minority Owned Business Certification Summit, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Berkshire Innovation Center, 45 Woodlawn Ave., Pittsfield. 1Berkshire, EforAll Berkshire County, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp., Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, and Berkshire Innovation Center welcome any women- and/or minority-owned businesses in the Berkshires to join us for this free event that will provide information about becoming a certified women- and minority-owned business enterprise (WMBE), a space to network with fellow businesses, and direct access to resource providers who can walk you through the process of certification. This event is free and includes lunch. Registration is required at www.1berkshire.com.

 

Jan. 31: 1Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup, 4:30- 6 p.m., hosted by Anahata Schoolhouse Yoga and Wellness Center, 201 North Summer St., Adams. Join us for our first Entrepreneurial Meetup of 2023. Reconnect with your colleagues and hear from owner Howard Rosenberg about his entrepreneurial journey. This event is free to attend and made possible through the support of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. Registration is required at www.1berkshire.com.

 

GREATER EASTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 527-9414; www.easthamptonchamber.org

 

Jan. 19: Annual meeting, 12-2 p.m., hosted by the Boylston Room, 122 Pleasant St., Easthampton. Join us as we share the successes of the last year, what we have learned, and where we are headed. Cost: $35 for members, including lunch; $40 for future members, including lunch. To register, visit easthamptonchamber.org.

 

GREATER WESTFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 568-1618; www.westfieldbiz.org

 

Jan. 26: Morning Brew, 8-9 a.m., hosted by Shortstop Bar & Grill, 99 Springfield Road, Westfield. Join us for a great networking opportunity. Introduce yourself and your business to the attendees. Everyone has a chance to discuss what their business does and what they are looking for to expand and improve. This event is free to attend. To register, visit www.westfieldbiz.org.

People on the Move
Megan Lagoy

Megan Lagoy

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announced that Megan Lagoy has been promoted to assistant vice president (AVP) of Loan Operations. Lagoy began her career at UMassFive in 2012 as a call-center representative before taking on other various Contact Center roles, eventually becoming assistant vice president of the Contact Center and Interactive Teller Machine department. More recently, she held direct oversight of UMassFive’s flagship Hadley branch in the position of assistant vice president of Retail Services. Her various roles at the credit union over the past 10 years have prepared her for this transition to assistant vice president of Loan Operations.

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Girls Inc. of the Valley recently welcomed five new members to its board of directors: Nikai Fondon, George Keady, Alaina Macaulay, Cheri Mills, and Ciara Speller. These new members join the current board of directors to support strategic planning to map out the future of the organization. Fondon has worked at Marketing Doctor Inc. since January as a marketing specialist and previously worked at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) as a donor-engagement coordinator and scholarship program associate for four years. She currently serves as a board member for the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS). She has been a panelist for the 2020 Girls and Racism Virtual Town Hall and has worked with Girls Inc. teens on creative writing and marketing projects. She was recognized as a Dream Maker at Spirit of Girls 2022. Keady has worked at UBS Financial Services/Wealth Management in Springfield for 39 years and, upon retirement this year, was a managing director. He has served as a board member for CFWM and Saint Michael’s College, and was a chairperson for Glenmeadow Retirement Community and Bay Path University. He has been a long-time champion for girls and friend of Girls Inc. Macaulay is the senior director for Inclusion and Strategic Engagement at UMass Amherst. She worked previously at UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management for three years as the executive director of Diversity and Inclusion and, before that, at Elms College as the director of Diversity and Inclusion for two years. She has been involved with Girls Inc. through support of the 2020 Girls and Racism Virtual Town Hall. She currently serves as a board member for YPS and Chester Theatre Co. Mills has worked at PeoplesBank for eight years as a Business Banking manager and is currently the assistant vice president. She has been involved with Girls Inc. as a volunteer through the finance committee this past year. She also served on the corporate and community impact committee and helped secure sponsorship commitments for Spirit of Girls 2022. Speller has worked at WWLP as an evening anchor for five years. She has been involved with Girls Inc. for the past couple of years, including as the moderator for the 2020 Girls and Racism Virtual Town Hall and host for Spirit of Girls 2021. She and WWLP did the news broadcast live for Spirit of Girls 2022 on location at the Big E, where she was also a recipient of a Girls Inc. Dream Maker award. She also serves as a board member for the nonprofit I Found Light Against All Odds.

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Monte Belmonte

Monte Belmonte

New England Public Media has hired local radio personality Monte Belmonte as host and executive producer of a new radio show and podcast celebrating life in Western Mass. Belmonte comes to New England Public Media (NEPM) from 93.9 the River/WRSI, where he’s hosted the popular “Mornings with Monte” since 2006. The new show and podcast will launch later this winter. Belmonte will be joined by Kaliis Smith, who also comes to NEPM from the River, where she hosted weekday evenings and was a regular guest on “Mornings with Monte.” Smith will be the show’s digital producer and will join Belmonte on air. Belmonte plans to bring some of his regular guests and popular segments to the live, daily program, along with new segments and opportunity for regular audience call-ins. The show will be available as a podcast and on YouTube. Belmonte will also have a presence at NEPM events and other station initiatives.

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After a yearlong national search, the board of directors at Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (JFSWM) announced the hiring of a new CEO, Rabbi James Greene, who brings more than two decades of expertise in the Jewish nonprofit world from the interdenominational space of Jewish community centers (JCCs) and independent camps. JFS’s current CEO, Maxine Stein, whose vision and leadership was responsible for the agency’s unprecedented growth and expansion during her tenure, will retire at the end of January 2023. After 20 years of professional communal work, Greene sees the need for bringing core Jewish values to the work of building a stronger community and is excited by the challenge of empowering people to build better lives and growing organizational capacity to meet the needs of this unique moment at JFS. He spent nine years in the JCC movement, first as the program director at the Addison-Penzak JCC, and more recently as the assistant executive director for the Springfield JCC. In early 2020, he stepped into Jewish camping full-time as the executive director at Camp Laurelwood, where he successfully guided the agency through the pandemic, grew fundraising and grant revenue, took new programs from vision to successful execution in partnership with community agencies around the state, and oversaw the creation of a strategic vision to guide the organization into the future. Greene has a bachelor’s degree in Holocaust and Judaic studies from Florida Atlantic University, and a master’s degree in Hebrew letters rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Company Notebook

Hot Plate Brewing Co. Receives National Recognition

PITTSFIELD — Hot Plate Brewing Co., a Latina-owned brewery opening in downtown Pittsfield in early 2023, was selected as one of the Imbibe 75 in the January/February 2023 issue of Imbibe. According to the magazine, the Imbibe 75 features “individuals, organizations, and businesses that are dedicated to creating a more positive, sustainable, inclusive, and equitable drinks world.” As a BIPOC- and women-owned business, Hot Plate was selected by Imbibe because of the company’s mission to make the craft-beer world more accessible and inclusive. According to the Brewers Assoc., less than 1% of all American craft breweries are owned by women of color, which makes Hot Plate stand out in a crowded, maturing marketplace. Beyond representation, Hot Plate also seeks to leverage its founders’ professional skillsets to execute on their brand promise in a data-driven way. With almost 40 years of combined experience in market research, brand development, and data analysis, founders Sarah Real and Mike Dell’Aquila plan on implementing tools and best practices to reach, inspire, and engage historically underrepresented consumers. In addition to its beers and marketing plans, Hot Plate also intends to make a tangible, positive impact in the Berkshires with its Community Line, which will feature collaborations with a rotating list of mission-aligned nonprofit organizations and raise money for a variety of causes; proceeds from these collaborative beers will go directly to the charitable organizations with whom they are partnering.

 

PeoplesBank Donates Record $2.3 Million in 2022

HOLYOKE — For a second year in a row, PeoplesBank set a new annual record for donations to civic and charitable causes. The bank tallied $2.3 million in donations for 2022, which is $1 million dollars more than last year’s record. Since 2011, the bank has donated well over $13 million to area causes. “Supporting the community is essentially what we were set up to do,” said Tom Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank. “We are a mutual bank, chartered to serve our customers and the communities they live in. As a mutual bank, we do not have stockholders who would divert profits. Therefore, we are able to significantly support nonprofits and other community causes.” As a large regional employer whose values include community service, Senecal added, PeoplesBank is able to increase its support to the community and social-service organizations through volunteerism. “We have a lot of talent in our organization, and because of that, we have a significant presence on area nonprofit boards of directors. We also look for opportunities to roll up our sleeves and serve, and we spend thousands of hours each year doing that.”

 

Tighe & Bond Acquires WorldTech Engineering

WESTFIELD — Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering, design, and environmental consulting, announced it has acquired WorldTech Engineering, a full-service transportation and civil-engineering firm. This strategic acquisition aligns with the firm’s vision of being a trusted advisor by offering clients a comprehensive, single-source solution to their engineering, design, and environmental-science needs. The addition of WorldTech’s staff bolsters Tighe & Bond’s transportation services across a complementary client base. Tighe & Bond’s current offices in Eastern Mass. offices are now augmented by WorldTech’s Woburn office, bringing the total number of offices to 13 across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine.

 

MassDevelopment, PeoplesBank Complete Financing Package for New Girls Inc. Facility

HOLYOKE — The new Girls Inc. of the Valley headquarters and program center is one big step closer to reality thanks to a new financing package developed by MassDevelopment and PeoplesBank. Girls Inc. recently announced the closing of financing on a $2,275,000 MassDevelopment revenue bond for the new program center in Holyoke. PeoplesBank was the purchaser of the bond, continuing the bank’s longtime support of Girls Inc. of the Valley. MassDevelopment enhanced the bond with a $455,000 mortgage insurance guarantee. The newly renovated, 16,000-square foot facility will allow the organization to consolidate its programs at one location. It will include a cutting-edge STEM makers’ space, a library, two multi-purpose rooms, a teen lounge, a kitchen and dining area, and administrative offices.

 

ILI Awarded Five-year Grant for Free English Classes

NORTHAMPTON — In mid-December, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the results of its competitive grant program to fund free English classes for immigrants and refugees across the state. The International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI), located in Northampton, was on the list. “We were thrilled to get the good news,” said Macey Faiella, director of ILI’s English programs. “The pandemic shed new light on the disparities that face immigrants and refugees, and we reassessed our program to include greatly expanded offerings. DESE responded positively — all to the benefit of the students.” For 34 years, ILI has partnered with the state to provide free English classes in Western Mass. The new award extends the partnership for an additional five years and funds about two-thirds of the overall program. ILI is responsible for the remaining costs, raised primarily from individual donors and local businesses and foundations.

 

Country Bank Grants $30,000 to Revitalize CDC

WARE — Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving Central and Western Massachusetts, announced a $30,000 grant to support Revitalize Community Development Corp. (CDC) in Springfield. Revitalize CDC performs critical repairs, modifications, and rehabilitation on the homes and nonprofit facilities of low-income families with children, elderly military veterans, and people with special needs. In 2022, the organization served 826 households with 2,309 individuals across Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee, and completed 75 home repairs, nine owned by military veteran families.

 

AIC Receives Second Grant to Expand Scope of DEIB Objectives

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) announced it has received a $35,000 grant from the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation to support the college’s commitment to embracing diversity and fostering a sense of belonging. The grant will assist in establishing an Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) on campus to expand the breadth and scope of activities and initiatives that support the College’s DEIB objectives as outlined in AIC’s newly released five-year strategic plan, “AIC Reimagined.” On Dec. 6, the college also received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to support the establishment of this office. With these grants, the creation of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging will help AIC create and sustain an organizational environment and culture that readily acknowledges and celebrates DEIB by achieving a more diverse and inclusive undergraduate and graduate student body, faculty, and staff.

 

Bank of America’s Support for Massachusetts Food Relief Tops $1,175,000 in 2022

BOSTON — Bank of America announced a $275,000 donation to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and the Worcester County Food Bank to help address food insecurity in the state. The donation is part of a unique program to encourage bank employees to support the health and safety of their teammates and help address one of the most critical needs facing communities: food insecurity. As part of this program, Bank of America donated $50 to local hunger-relief organizations on behalf of employees who got their annual flu shot and an additional $50 donation for those who received and recorded their coronavirus vaccine booster before Nov. 23. The $275,000 donation builds on the bank’s first phase of the vaccine campaign, which resulted in $575,000 raised earlier this year. Along with other financial support, Bank of America has given more than $1,175,000 to help fight hunger in Massachusetts in 2022. The overall commitment is part of the bank’s longstanding efforts to address hunger relief and support the health and safety of its employees and community. As a result of these efforts, Bank of America has committed nearly $19 million to local hunger-relief organizations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, as well as to the World Central Kitchen and World Food Programme globally.

 

STCC Awarded $1.17 Million to Expand Adult-education Services

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) received $1,174,200 in state funding to expand adult-education services after submitting for a competitive grant. The Baker-Polito administration announced historic funding amounts to STCC and 73 other adult-education providers and seven correctional institutions in the state. The awards total $250 million over the next five years. Statewide, adult education services will expand to new programs not currently funded and provide 5,000 total seats for adult basic education students and more than 16,000 for adult English learners. The Workforce Development Center at STCC provides free adult education through the Springfield Adult Learning Center. The community can take classes to further their education by obtaining a high-school equivalency certificate, which includes preparing for a GED or HiSET exam; developing computer, email, or internet skills; learning English as a second language; or enrolling as a student at STCC after earning a high-school equivalency certificate. STCC will receive funding for fiscal 2024, which starts July 1, 2023.

 

Westfield State Receives $1 Million in Community Project Funding

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University was included in community project funds secured by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. Of the $20,367,800 included in the final 2023 appropriations government-funding package for the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts, $1 million will go toward supporting Westfield State University’s training capacity for nursing and health science students and providing a space for healthcare practitioners from both academia and practice sectors to explore, design, and prototype solutions to current healthcare gaps. Funding will be used to expand and enhance Westfield State’s simulation spaces, including the development of a new ‘Easy Street’ simulation space that will allow healthcare students to apply concepts of home-based and community care in their learning.

 

Franklin-Hampshire CASA Receives $31,000 Grant

NORTHAMPTON — Franklin-Hampshire CASA has been awarded a $31,000 needs-based grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Assoc. for Children (CASA/GAL). Franklin-Hampshire CASA recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The national CASA/GAL needs-based grants are designed to help sustain the capacity of local programs to recruit, screen, train, supervise, and retain CASA/GAL volunteers while maintaining quality advocacy and supporting initiatives to increase the number of children served. The $31,000 grant will enable Franklin-Hampshire CASA to focus on sustaining service to qualifying children in Franklin and Hampshire counties. Friends of Children was formed as a nonprofit child-advocate organization in 1990 to address the needs of high-risk children who are not readily supported by systems designed to protect them and encourage their full participation in society. Friends of Children has provided child-advocacy services to more than 15,000 children, 99% of whom are low-income.

 

STCC Receives $75,000 State Grant to Help Close Achievement Gaps

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) received a $75,000 state grant to increase the faculty’s core equity competencies and knowledge about racial equity, social justice, and structures that have an impact on student success. The Massachusetts Higher Education Innovation Fund grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education will support professional development for 20 faculty members. The goal of the project is to help underserved and underrepresented students — especially students of color — succeed along their academic journey, from applying to STCC to graduation. With the funding in hand, STCC plans to recruit faculty who will join a core coaching group known as Equity Leaders & Guides who will train in equity-minded practices. At the conclusion of their work, they will share their discoveries with STCC colleagues. The faculty will work together to discover new teaching techniques and will attend workshop training with the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton. In addition, they will engage in a virtual book club, among other tasks. STCC, which has a technical focus in all its programs, is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. About 30% of the student body are Latino, Latina, or Latinx.

 

HCC Grant to Expand Outreach to Formerly Incarcerated

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been awarded an $81,605 Bridges to College grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to expand community outreach to adult learners who have been previously incarcerated. Specifically, the money goes to Western Mass CORE, an HCC program that works in partnership with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department to facilitate pathways to education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. CORE stands for community, opportunity, resources, and education. The program was founded in 2019 by two HCC professors, Nicole Hendricks (criminal justice) and Mary Orisich (economics). The Bridges to College grant will allow Western Mass CORE to expand office hours, advising services, and information sessions at the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department’s AISS facility, located in the WW Johnson Life Center on State Street in Springfield. AISS stands for Al Inclusive Support Services (formerly After Incarceration Support Services). The grant will also support the hiring of a new community-navigator position to lead this outreach work. This is Western Mass CORE’s third Bridges to College grant as project lead. The grant also will provide funding for Western Mass CORE to host a series of community events, including a monthly children’s story hour at the Holyoke Public Library for parents who have been previously incarcerated and their children, and community coffee hours at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street. In the meantime, Western Mass CORE will continue its work inside the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee. This spring, at the Ludlow jail, Hendricks will teach a criminology course, while Orisich will lead an economics class. HCC theater professor Patricia Sandoval will teach a fundamentals of acting class at the women’s jail.

Bankruptcies

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

Andert, John T.
96 Everett St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/06/2022

Balg, Christopher J.
15 Athol Road
Philipston, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/02/2022

Battles, Jeffrey Keith
P.O. Box 2426
Westfield, MA 01086
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/07/2022

Bezio, Janice M.
111 Wildwood Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/06/2022

Bushey, Anthony Troy
92 Grove St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/14/2022

Cerrone, Joan J.
630 Chicopee St., Apt. 307
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/01/2022

Colon Rodriguez, Noelia
4 Sawmill Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/09/2022

Foucher, Christopher J.
17 Tracy St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/05/2022

Madden, Michael Ewen
12B North Farms Road
Haydenville, MA 01039
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/12/2022

Moran, Stephen E.
9 Cricket Dr.
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/08/2022

Nilsen, Leigh C.
88 Narragansett Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/09/2022

Peixoto, Marlene J.
39 Eunice Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/02/2022

Richards, Victoria O.
86 Redden St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/12/2022

Sherwin, James A.
226 Sewall St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/07/2022

Simonz, Eilbra
32 Winthrop St., 2nd Fl.
Springfield, MA 01105
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/12/2022

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

1910 Cape St.
Ashfield, MA 01096
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Madeline Leue
Seller: Edward T. Landers IRT
Date: 12/16/22

BERNARDSTON

11 Deacon Parker Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $5,300,000
Buyer: All Purpose Storage
Seller: Bernardston Self Storage
Date: 12/15/22

Northfield Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $5,300,000
Buyer: All Purpose Storage
Seller: Bernardston Self Storage
Date: 12/15/22

DEERFIELD

208 Greenfield Road
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $226,000
Buyer: Finance Of America Structured
Seller: Margaret A. Robbins
Date: 12/19/22

6 Keets Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $196,500
Buyer: Kyle A. Johnson
Seller: Brandon Tessier
Date: 12/16/22

Mill Village Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $139,000
Buyer: Bar-Way Farm Inc.
Seller: Pasiecnik, James M., (Estate)
Date: 12/21/22

North Main St.
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: James Heller
Seller: John Bysiewski
Date: 12/19/22

144 North Main St.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $510,000
Buyer: James Heller
Seller: John Bysiewski
Date: 12/19/22

46 Old Main St.
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $1,750,000
Buyer: Trustees Of Deerfield Academy
Seller: Fenwick LLP
Date: 12/21/22

GREENFIELD

2 Birch St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Carol Martin
Seller: Chad D. Morey
Date: 12/15/22

147-151 Conway St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $905,000
Buyer: 407 Water Street LLC
Seller: David J. Larue
Date: 12/20/22

153 Conway St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $905,000
Buyer: 407 Water Street LLC
Seller: David J. Larue
Date: 12/20/22

355 Conway St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $169,900
Buyer: Thomas E. Mimitz
Seller: Alexander J. Erviti
Date: 12/14/22

16 Grove St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $905,000
Buyer: 407 Water Street LLC
Seller: David J. Larue
Date: 12/20/22

76 Hope St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $640,000
Buyer: James B. Stillwaggon
Seller: Christopher J. Ethier
Date: 12/21/22

84 Hope St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $640,000
Buyer: James B. Stillwaggon
Seller: Christopher J. Ethier
Date: 12/21/22

246-248 Hope St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $377,000
Buyer: Lauren E. Harris
Seller: MJDB Construction Services LLC
Date: 12/16/22

Newton St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Premier Self Storage LLC
Seller: George Marchacos
Date: 12/19/22

133 School St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Donna Manuel
Seller: EDS Enterprises LLC
Date: 12/16/22

151 Wells St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Karen Calderon
Seller: Jeffrey Phillips
Date: 12/19/22

HAWLEY

17 Bozrah Road
Hawley, MA 01339
Amount: $341,500
Buyer: James McNaughton
Seller: Angela M. Clark
Date: 12/19/22

LEVERETT

2 Chestnut Hill Road
Leverett, MA 01054
Amount: $668,000
Buyer: Catherine M. Rubinstein
Seller: Anne Beresford-Clarke
Date: 12/15/22

16 Long Hill Road
Leverett, MA 01054
Amount: $697,000
Buyer: Christine G. McDannald
Seller: Charles H. Urquhart
Date: 12/12/22

MONTAGUE

9 Burnett St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $311,000
Buyer: Joseph F. Katz
Seller: Russell F. Dean IRT
Date: 12/16/22

62 Montague St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Laurie F. Devino
Seller: William P. Devino
Date: 12/20/22

51 Swamp Road
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Robert L. Boulanger
Seller: Michael R. Boulanger
Date: 12/21/22

34 Turners Falls Road
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $277,000
Buyer: Grace A. Moore
Seller: Kassandra R. Rounds
Date: 12/12/22

NORTHFIELD

60 Ashuelot Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Peter Orlowski
Seller: Steven C. Wiggin
Date: 12/15/22

ORANGE

77 High St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Robyn L. Gintner
Seller: Kathryn M. Ahearn
Date: 12/22/22

SHELBURNE

65 Fiske Mill Road
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $149,000
Buyer: Wicked Deals LLC
Seller: John Dawicki
Date: 12/15/22

SUNDERLAND

100 Bull Hill Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $234,000
Buyer: Thomas J. Sheridan
Seller: William Case
Date: 12/23/22

167 North Main St.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $411,807
Buyer: Todd Campbell
Seller: Laurel Turk
Date: 12/15/22

197 River Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Christopher Haas
Seller: Ferdene I. Chin-Yee
Date: 12/23/22

WENDELL

22 Checkerberry Lane
Wendell, MA 01379
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Laura A. Torraco
Seller: Abigail R. Shapiro
Date: 12/16/22

Gate Lane
Wendell, MA 01379
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Mass. Audubon Society Inc.
Seller: James M. Killay
Date: 12/16/22

WHATELY

61 Old State Road
Whately, MA 01373
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Ruchi Grover LLC
Seller: Niemiec 2014 RET
Date: 12/22/22

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

18 Damato Way
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $740,000
Buyer: Sajid Khan
Seller: Bretta Construction LLC
Date: 12/16/22

52 Edgewood Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $379,900
Buyer: Alma Garcia
Seller: John E. Currier
Date: 12/15/22

72 Granger Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Cameron Davidson
Seller: Phyllis J. Harrison
Date: 12/14/22

54 Hampden Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $395,000
Buyer: Sean K. O’Connor
Seller: L. William Fradet TR
Date: 12/16/22

13 James St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $279,500
Buyer: Andrew Minicuccvi-Gold
Seller: Joseph Rufino
Date: 12/15/22

22 Kathy Ter.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: ZF SPV LLC
Seller: Timothy D. Pelletier
Date: 12/20/22

17 Liberty St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Elaine Della-Ripa
Seller: Della Ripa Re LLC
Date: 12/21/22

154 Nicole Ter.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $560,000
Buyer: Scott P. Smith
Seller: Hillside Development Corp.
Date: 12/20/22

40 Nolan Lane
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $485,000
Buyer: Ba Vantran
Seller: Robert L. Bell
Date: 12/22/22

54 Ramah Circle
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $640,000
Buyer: Blue Fields Property LLC
Seller: Marlene A. Christy
Date: 12/23/22

55 Royal Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $240,100
Buyer: Stephine S. Busbee
Seller: Amanda M. Cotto
Date: 12/22/22

960 Springfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Heidi L. Dintzner
Seller: Lawrence F. Army
Date: 12/16/22

976 Springfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $138,000
Buyer: Heidi L. Dintzner
Seller: Lawrence F. Army
Date: 12/16/22

1001 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Fahad Rajee
Seller: Anthony J. Smigelski
Date: 12/20/22

130 Valentine St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $312,500
Buyer: Diane L. Jones
Seller: Brett M. Gearing
Date: 12/21/22

BLANDFORD

28 Herrick Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Joseph Sanctuary
Seller: Wilford A. Taylor
Date: 12/12/22

CHESTER

100 Prospect St.
Chester, MA 01011
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Joseph M. Barnicle
Seller: Susan E. Berger
Date: 12/19/22

CHICOPEE

70 Arthur St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Kristin McCoy
Seller: At Home Properties LLC
Date: 12/16/22

24 Beesley Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Rachael Kaplan
Seller: Adam Eckert
Date: 12/16/22

190 Bemis Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $282,000
Buyer: Fidelino R. Morales-Perez
Seller: Maple Tree Investors LLC
Date: 12/22/22

8 Bonneta Circle
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Fatima Z. Azouina
Seller: Douglas J. Dichard
Date: 12/22/22

105 Britton St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Joseph R. Lepage
Seller: Barbara A. Hebert-Pranes
Date: 12/19/22

25 Clinton St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Abdullah Mutar
Seller: Naser Thajeel
Date: 12/12/22

84 East Meadow St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: 84 East Meadow St. LLC
Seller: Edwin J. Malikowski
Date: 12/14/22

135 East St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Brent Shy
Seller: Anthony Gallant
Date: 12/12/22

Griffith Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $8,500,000
Buyer: Griffith Road Property Owner
Seller: Leoni Wire Inc.
Date: 12/13/22

301 Griffith Road
Chicopee, MA 01022
Amount: $8,500,000
Buyer: Griffith Road Property Owner
Seller: Leoni Wire Inc.
Date: 12/13/22

274 Hampden St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $363,000
Buyer: Michelle Rosa
Seller: Nres LLC
Date: 12/23/22

163 Ingham St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Ethan Bloomfield
Seller: Krzysztof J. Przybylek
Date: 12/19/22

173 Irene St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Ethan Bloomfield
Seller: Krzysztof J. Przybylek
Date: 12/19/22

119 Jamrog Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Ryan W. Jopson
Seller: Robert D. Mashia
Date: 12/16/22

148 Joy St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $139,000
Buyer: Ted Popper
Seller: J. Hunter Properties LLC
Date: 12/22/22

8 Leclair Ter.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Revampit Holdings LLC
Seller: Maureen A. Gagne
Date: 12/13/22

100 Manning St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Malia Homebuyers LLC
Seller: Donald B. Pringle
Date: 12/13/22

71 Maple St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $288,000
Buyer: Gloria Vasquez
Seller: Lisa A. Rubner
Date: 12/19/22

126 Mountainview St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $364,000
Buyer: Victoria M. Gagnon
Seller: Rachael L. Kaplan
Date: 12/16/22

163 Mountainview St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Sarah B. Fisher
Seller: Sarah Ledoux-Bielecki
Date: 12/23/22

327 New Ludlow Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Samuel Sharpe
Seller: German Garcia
Date: 12/19/22

100 Northwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: Angela D. Soto
Seller: Tina L. Defranco
Date: 12/16/22

31 Ohio Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Lisa L. Dashnaw
Seller: Julia Albizu
Date: 12/22/22

31 Prospect St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: MAR Real Estate LLC
Seller: Michael F. Pawlishen
Date: 12/20/22

172 Rimmon Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $246,000
Buyer: Priscilla F. Rucks-Smith
Seller: Caroline E. Dziel
Date: 12/16/22

26 Sampson St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $239,900
Buyer: Ilya Matiach
Seller: Diane E. Page
Date: 12/14/22

188 School St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Ethan A. Iglesias
Seller: Raquel M. St. Pierre
Date: 12/21/22

159 Silvin Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Jeffrey Chagnon
Seller: Chouinardloretta, C., (Estate)
Date: 12/22/22

49 Washington St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $244,000
Buyer: Nathan B. Shaheen
Seller: Nicole M. Lopez
Date: 12/16/22

123 Wheatland Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $281,000
Buyer: Landny Khampaeng
Seller: Michael S. Duffus
Date: 12/12/22

86 Woodstock St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Jesenia Garcia
Seller: Nelson Garcia
Date: 12/23/22

EAST LONGMEADOW

56 Avery St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $449,900
Buyer: Grace N. Lacharite
Seller: John Foster
Date: 12/23/22

10 Callender Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Juliana M. Evans
Seller: Michael R. Greene
Date: 12/12/22

15 Channing Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01108
Amount: $398,900
Buyer: Hien P. Nguyen
Seller: Tayyab Rahil
Date: 12/19/22

54 Dearborn St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Michael R. Henshaw
Seller: Judith A. Bocchino
Date: 12/22/22

34 Favorite Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $253,000
Buyer: Aaron Richards
Seller: Panther NT
Date: 12/22/22

20 Hampden Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Matthew K. Smith
Seller: Gary R. Underhill
Date: 12/15/22

15 High Meadow Circle
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $880,000
Buyer: Leah M. Kenney
Seller: Nancy Weithofer
Date: 12/15/22

16 Maynard St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Angel L. Serrano-Rios
Seller: MTGLQ Investors LP
Date: 12/13/22

393 Pease Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: Teodoro Torres
Seller: Michelle Segura
Date: 12/12/22

41 Rollins Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $630,000
Buyer: Ryan McCarthy
Seller: Thomas P. Sweeney
Date: 12/21/22

37 Taylor St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $299,900
Buyer: Vanessa Byrnes
Seller: Marissa N. Rocha
Date: 12/12/22

GRANVILLE

1012 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Peter B. Crowley
Seller: Rita Martin
Date: 12/16/22

HAMPDEN

19 Deerfield Circle
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Peter E. Miccoli
Seller: Zachary J. Muscaro
Date: 12/21/22

319 Main St.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $126,500
Buyer: James W. Fiore
Seller: Thomas Joseph
Date: 12/15/22

HOLLAND

24 East Brimfield Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Steven F. Whittredge
Seller: 2019 Donald Demetrius IRT
Date: 12/19/22

29 Kimball Hill Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Justin D. Kelsey
Seller: Positive Spin Real Estate Inc.
Date: 12/14/22

134 Mashapaug Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Thomas J. Sparling
Seller: Shaina Labonte
Date: 12/23/22

517 Old Turnpike Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $499,853
Buyer: Ryan G. Beecher
Seller: Cormier & Sons Construction
Date: 12/23/22

97 Sandy Beach Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Noelle Bonnevie
Seller: Michael S. Melville
Date: 12/15/22

HOLYOKE

16 Cranberry Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $331,400
Buyer: Kamil Bak
Seller: Tyler M. Limoges
Date: 12/22/22

979-981 Dwight St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $242,060
Buyer: Phantom Holdings LLC
Seller: Patriot Property Management Group
Date: 12/12/22

15 Green Willow Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Onix Cruz
Seller: Stankiewicz Sr., V. J., (Estate)
Date: 12/23/22

1059 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $298,000
Buyer: Cecily Selden
Seller: Daunheimer, Grace S., (Estate)
Date: 12/16/22

155 Huron Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $278,000
Buyer: Liam Fitzgerald
Seller: Laurie A. Gaulin
Date: 12/14/22

40-42 James St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Germika L. Davis
Seller: Pioneer Valley Redevelopment LLC
Date: 12/23/22

49 Liberty St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $540,000
Buyer: Andrew Freed
Seller: Michael P. Stoddard FT
Date: 12/23/22

32 Lindbergh Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: James C. Gilbert
Seller: Irwin, Sheryl A., (Estate)
Date: 12/22/22

284 Maple St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Ryan E. Knoechelman
Seller: Salim Abdoo
Date: 12/21/22

30 Myrtle Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Travis McBryde
Seller: Thomas W. Spencer
Date: 12/23/22

51 North Summer St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: Carmen R. Martinez
Seller: Western Mass Realty LLC
Date: 12/22/22

1697-1699 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $408,000
Buyer: Three Lions LLC
Seller: Stanley Hill
Date: 12/20/22

90 Pleasant St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $655,000
Buyer: Rachel Sadler
Seller: Kenneth A. Foley
Date: 12/13/22

40 River Ter.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $373,000
Buyer: Steven Flynn
Seller: Anna C. Colvin
Date: 12/12/22

24 Rugby St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Perry R. Dulude
Seller: Joanne J. Finck
Date: 12/12/22

15 Steiger Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $314,000
Buyer: Lucy K. Kaminsky
Seller: Scott A. Taupier
Date: 12/15/22

51 Taylor St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $264,000
Buyer: Jennifer Calvo
Seller: Renovations Of RE LLC
Date: 12/21/22

LONGMEADOW

111 Academy Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $365,625
Buyer: Susan K. Carey IRT
Seller: Cheryl A. O’Connor
Date: 12/21/22

104 Ardsley Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Seeley
Seller: Peter Novak
Date: 12/12/22

61 Birch Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $430,200
Buyer: Susanita Carvajal
Seller: Matthew K. Smith
Date: 12/12/22

209 Birch Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $276,000
Buyer: Jackie Tang
Seller: Maryann E. Moquin
Date: 12/12/22

33 Eton Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $483,000
Buyer: Adam J. Dube
Seller: Bertrand, Joanne H., (Estate)
Date: 12/21/22

29 Eunice Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Stanislav Yagudaev
Seller: Deborah L. MacDonald
Date: 12/15/22

72 Fairway Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $372,400
Buyer: Wojciech Z. Grochowski
Seller: Ray A. Thomas TR
Date: 12/15/22

113 Franklin Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $362,500
Buyer: Matthew Fratini
Seller: Marc E. Sandler
Date: 12/13/22

34 Hillcrest Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $490,000
Buyer: Michael J. Mazur
Seller: Ryan W. Tunstall
Date: 12/23/22

125 Meadowbrook Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $640,000
Buyer: Richard Plaut
Seller: Regina M. Shriver RET
Date: 12/16/22

32 Meadowlark Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $401,450
Buyer: Kylee C. Granfield
Seller: Chun K. Wun
Date: 12/16/22

110 Rugby Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Christine Aye
Seller: Denis, Louis B., (Estate)
Date: 12/20/22

LUDLOW

2 Alvin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $525,000
Buyer: Krzysztof J. Przybylek
Seller: Bruce Tetrault
Date: 12/19/22

29 Baker St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: JT Realty Associates Inc.
Seller: Patnode, Robert J., (Estate)
Date: 12/23/22

22 Eden St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Alicia M. Ferreira
Seller: Diane A. Drozdowski
Date: 12/19/22

37 Massachusetts Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Ryan J. Kazeroid
Seller: Daniele A. Decesare
Date: 12/16/22

42 Perimeter Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Deliso Development LLC
Seller: C&J Realty LLC
Date: 12/15/22

160 Pine St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Greg Lesniak
Seller: Megliola Realty LLC
Date: 12/15/22

160 Pinewood Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Brianna Novaris
Seller: Peter E. Miccoli
Date: 12/16/22

257 State St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $530,000
Buyer: Julima Property Mgmt. LLC
Seller: David F. Huot
Date: 12/14/22

346-348 West Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Miguel Goncalves
Seller: J. A. Properties LLC
Date: 12/16/22

MONSON

4 Fern Hill Road
Monson, MA 01069
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Priscilla Chan
Seller: Brittany A. Williams
Date: 12/16/22

3 Heritage Lane
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $401,000
Buyer: Brent Ketner
Seller: Kyle Williams
Date: 12/19/22

77 May Hill Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Christine M. Mannis
Seller: US Bank
Date: 12/16/22

12 Munn Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $369,900
Buyer: Choctaw American Insurance Inc.
Seller: Luc Hardyn
Date: 12/19/22

120 Stebbins Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Benjamin K. Barton
Seller: William F. Lemon
Date: 12/16/22

11 Upper Hampden Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $253,000
Buyer: Samuel A. Duarte
Seller: A. R. Phillips Survivors TR
Date: 12/23/22

296 Wales Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $332,000
Buyer: Daniel Edgerton
Seller: Faerie Hill RT
Date: 12/19/22

MONTGOMERY

78 Pineridge Road
Montgomery, MA 01085
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: No Limit Assets LLC
Seller: Cormier, Nancy, (Estate)
Date: 12/22/22

PALMER

9 Countryside Dr.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Bailey T. Canedy
Seller: Michael J. Olbrych
Date: 12/21/22

68 Flynt St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $283,290
Buyer: Dwayne Jolicoeur
Seller: Monique Vadnais
Date: 12/16/22

97 Laurel Road
Palmer, MA 01095
Amount: $287,000
Buyer: Joshua Labarre
Seller: Jonathan D. Jedziniak
Date: 12/21/22

2358 Main St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Renee R. Butler
Seller: Jacqueline Rygiel
Date: 12/21/22

66 Randall St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $336,000
Buyer: Marlene M. Williams
Seller: Todd M. Kirkland
Date: 12/20/22

SOUTHWICK

662-A College Hwy.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Premier Self Storage LLC
Seller: Ralph Depalma
Date: 12/23/22

45 Coes Hill Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Ann M. Goucher
Seller: Richard P. Marshall
Date: 12/16/22

83 College Hwy.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Sean Bienvenue
Seller: R. M. Blerman LLC
Date: 12/15/22

136 Hillside Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Eric Shilyuk
Seller: Janet C. Whitney
Date: 12/23/22

7 Logie Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Joshua Gibbs
Seller: Bonnie M. Girard
Date: 12/19/22

8 Noble Steed Xing
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $549,000
Buyer: Lyudmila A. Maksyuk
Seller: Hedge Hog Industries Corp.
Date: 12/19/22

81 Point Grove Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $1,000,000
Buyer: Frank Grillo Ent LLC
Seller: Tri-Pbj Enterprise LLC
Date: 12/21/22

9-A Sawgrass Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $697,600
Buyer: Ashish Patel
Seller: Hamelin Framing Inc.
Date: 12/16/22

SPRINGFIELD

105 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Serapio R. Perez
Seller: R. M. Blerman LLC
Date: 12/22/22

853 Armory St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $151,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: John Burlingham
Date: 12/16/22

59 Ashley St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Carlos Vargas
Seller: Iris N. Baez
Date: 12/14/22

770 Bay St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Argenis Ramos
Seller: MMF Realty LLC
Date: 12/21/22

225 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $352,000
Buyer: Kinan Al Haffar
Seller: Nodia W. Wright
Date: 12/20/22

486-494 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 77056
Amount: $850,000
Buyer: Nalani Capital LLC
Seller: JK Wave Inc.
Date: 12/14/22

300 Birnie Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $12,000,000
Buyer: Neos Realty LLC
Seller: Birnie Medical LLC
Date: 12/21/22

977 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Nilsa E. Laboy
Seller: Jart RT
Date: 12/22/22

995 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $302,500
Buyer: H&F Properties Inc.
Seller: Jart RT
Date: 12/21/22

163 Bowles St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Linnette N. Barbosa-Ortiz
Seller: OPM Investments LLC
Date: 12/23/22

165 Brewster St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $262,000
Buyer: Rafael A. Rodriguez
Seller: Cory L. Phillips
Date: 12/16/22

10-12 Brookline Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $395,000
Buyer: Marie N. Stilus
Seller: Dubs Capital LLC
Date: 12/22/22

49 Campechi St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $184,000
Buyer: William T. Raleigh
Seller: Mark A. Phaneuf
Date: 12/16/22

27 Castle St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Qais M. Malalla
Seller: Andrew M. Siano
Date: 12/14/22

117 Cheyenne Road
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Yadira Rivera
Seller: James Broderick
Date: 12/14/22

78 Coral Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Raymond G. Turcotte
Seller: Joshua M. Gibbs
Date: 12/13/22

206 Corcoran Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: John J. Beas
Seller: Kimberly A. Santiago
Date: 12/19/22

31 Cottonwood Lane
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Matthew P. David
Date: 12/16/22

36 Crestwood St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Justice H. Pellegrino
Seller: J. Norbert Properties LLC
Date: 12/21/22

40 Dennis St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: James Coombs
Seller: Nationwide Abstract LLC
Date: 12/21/22

371 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Forest Orchard LLC
Seller: Jessica Demarco
Date: 12/12/22

376 Dwight Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Daniel Torres
Seller: Luis Rosa
Date: 12/13/22

103 El Paso St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: Bertha Mahue
Seller: Ronnie E. Crapps
Date: 12/15/22

111 Elijah St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Alexandra L. Ortiz
Seller: Rose M. Soto
Date: 12/16/22

294 Gifford St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Justin Harrison
Seller: Glen J. Jusczyk
Date: 12/22/22

7 Gilmore St.
Springfield, MA 01013
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Chanel Gamble
Seller: Steven W. Lewis
Date: 12/15/22

326 Goodwin St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Miguel Vazquez
Seller: Joao A. Bernardo
Date: 12/12/22

24-26 Grove St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Angel Rios
Seller: Home LLC
Date: 12/13/22

62-64 Groveland St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $277,000
Buyer: Jose L. Santiago-Alicea
Seller: Long K. Tran
Date: 12/13/22

54-56 Grover St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Diana Morales-Ramirez
Seller: Moises Zanazanian
Date: 12/23/22

97 Hadley St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $279,900
Buyer: Jeffrey Donaruma
Seller: Michael J. Avigliano
Date: 12/21/22

70 Harrow Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Bryan Rae
Seller: Juan R. Rodriguez
Date: 12/23/22

12 Haskin St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $251,000
Buyer: Mirtha Laguerre-Lundy
Seller: Alex Owusu
Date: 12/20/22

10 Hemlock Court
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Gage M. Miller
Seller: Ming Tsang
Date: 12/20/22

25 Hilltop St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Daniel P. Candido
Seller: Christopher G. Roig TR
Date: 12/16/22

412 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Alexandra Charette
Seller: M&F Vazquez Home Improvements
Date: 12/15/22

99 Jenness St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $251,000
Buyer: Cynthia L. Maldonado
Seller: Jerry Luciano
Date: 12/21/22

116-118 Johnson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Anthony Gibbs
Seller: Kelnate Realty LLC
Date: 12/12/22

103-105 Kent Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Mark Melikian
Seller: Michael J. Jolicoeur
Date: 12/23/22

391 Kent Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Amber Jaeger
Seller: Hien P. Nguyen
Date: 12/16/22

113-115 Knollwood St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $295,874
Buyer: Lycaste LLC
Seller: Jose R. Escribano
Date: 12/14/22

47 Kulig St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Yadira Rivera
Seller: Robert J. Schroeter
Date: 12/14/22

246 Lamont St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $269,000
Buyer: Matthew Bourque
Seller: Joan Diaz
Date: 12/20/22

5 Lynebrook Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Ruet Properties LLC
Seller: Michael Palmer
Date: 12/20/22

50 Macomber Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Jacob Martinez
Seller: Blythewood Property Mgmt. LLC
Date: 12/16/22

396 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Forest Orchard LLC
Seller: J. L. H. RT
Date: 12/23/22

56 Mandalay Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $214,500
Buyer: Ruth M. Holland
Seller: Lori A. Beston
Date: 12/22/22

179-181 Massasoit St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Felix Gyabaa
Seller: Brian Thai
Date: 12/15/22

110 Mill St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Patricia Patterson
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 12/14/22

281 Newton Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $294,685
Buyer: Freedom Mortgage Corp.
Seller: Wilfred Fontaine
Date: 12/21/22

6 North Chatham St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $189,900
Buyer: Van Tran
Seller: ALDD Real Estate LLC
Date: 12/15/22

91 Northampton Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Andres Martinez-Matamoros
Seller: Bailey, Wylene, (Estate)
Date: 12/22/22

121 Northampton Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Quaker Capital LLC
Seller: Mark Glenn
Date: 12/21/22

98 Patricia Circle
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Daniel R. Dacruz
Seller: D&V RT
Date: 12/16/22

191 Pine Acre Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $237,500
Buyer: Nancy Vaz
Seller: Diane S. Salstead
Date: 12/19/22

260 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Tynisha A. Henderson
Seller: Christopher S. Gaffney
Date: 12/19/22

24 Putnam St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Aaron Rothwell
Seller: Phyllis R. Lacasse
Date: 12/21/22

43 Ringgold St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Kerline Prophete
Seller: Selocin Inc.
Date: 12/19/22

18 Rittenhouse Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $362,000
Buyer: Hawa Kibodya
Seller: Joejoe Properties LLC
Date: 12/21/22

30 Scott St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Erasmito Gonzalez
Seller: J3 LLC
Date: 12/19/22

198 Senator St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Alexander Sierra
Seller: Thomas A. O’Sullivan
Date: 12/22/22

47 Silver St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Jasmine Owen
Seller: Rose A. Owen
Date: 12/16/22

1447 South Branch Pkwy.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $268,000
Buyer: Deon Charles
Seller: Julian Colo
Date: 12/13/22

691 State St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: M. Mistri LLC
Seller: 691 State Street LLC
Date: 12/20/22

73-75 Sterling St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $307,000
Buyer: Janthony R. Molina
Seller: Jens Martinez
Date: 12/21/22

390 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Sumner Avenue LLC
Seller: Andrew W. Vivenzio
Date: 12/20/22

419 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Ty G. Mezzetti
Seller: University Of St. Joseph
Date: 12/21/22

1164 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Armando Zayas-Izquierdo
Seller: Manchester Ent. LLC
Date: 12/16/22

Tyler St.
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Tyler Street LLC
Seller: Central City Boxing & Barbell
Date: 12/22/22

22-24 Tyler St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Tyler Street LLC
Seller: CEntral City Boxing & Barbell
Date: 12/22/22

28 Van Buren Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $127,500
Buyer: Strategic Homes Inc.
Seller: Alfred B. Roy
Date: 12/12/22

145 Vincent St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Dimitri Brutskiy
Seller: Janeczek, Gary, (Estate)
Date: 12/22/22

20 Wallace St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $209,000
Buyer: Exavier J. Adorno
Seller: Naylor Nation Real Estate LLC
Date: 12/16/22

30 Wallace St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Miriam Ortiz
Seller: Equity TR Co.
Date: 12/12/22

72 Waverly St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Neha Chavan
Seller: 72 Waverly Street LLC
Date: 12/22/22

96 Wheeler Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Horatio Lennox-Pinnock
Seller: Rodriguez, Maria C., (Estate)
Date: 12/22/22

59-61 Willard Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Rury A. Vasquez-Juarez
Seller: Danoma DG LLC
Date: 12/14/22

114 William St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: RBT Enterprise LLC
Seller: Isidoro R. Sanchez
Date: 12/21/22

116-120 William St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Rbt Enterprise LLC
Seller: Isidoro R. Sanchez
Date: 12/21/22

5 Wilshire Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Megliola Realty LLC
Seller: Brian K. Scott
Date: 12/16/22

31 Wilton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $232,500
Buyer: Jeremy A. Powloka
Seller: Tara T. Woods
Date: 12/16/22

72 Wrentham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Reinaldo Perez-Rodriguez
Seller: Jjj17 LLC
Date: 12/23/22

WALES

75 Main St.
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Nathan R. Quattrocelli
Seller: Kerrie A. Manchester
Date: 12/19/22

185 Union Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: Sonja J. Majstoravich
Seller: John Grasso
Date: 12/16/22

WESTFIELD

9 Bates St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Kathleen S. Wiechec
Seller: John P. Wiechec
Date: 12/14/22

9 Charles St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Jennifer A. Mason
Seller: Andrzej Rokicki
Date: 12/12/22

32 Cleveland Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $323,000
Buyer: Kayla A. Beany
Seller: Charles McNutt
Date: 12/15/22

49 Ely St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Amanda R. Pelletier
Seller: Betty J. Welch
Date: 12/22/22

135 Meadow St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $185,840
Buyer: Kmak LLC
Seller: Kimberly Sulek
Date: 12/22/22

145 Miller St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Shanil Bhujel
Seller: Valerie M. Cabral
Date: 12/16/22

539 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $2,480,000
Buyer: Nizan Holdings LLC
Seller: Djj 539 LLC
Date: 12/20/22

4 Oak St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Stephen Hupfer
Seller: Amanda R. Pyzocha
Date: 12/19/22

132 Pontoosic Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $262,000
Buyer: Anthony Bortolussi
Seller: Joan C. Bryskiewicz
Date: 12/20/22

19 Rider Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Ihor Sazhai
Seller: Jose A. Figueroa
Date: 12/16/22

30 Tanglewood Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $364,000
Buyer: Mitchell R. Barnes
Seller: Sean F. Smith
Date: 12/12/22

70 West Silver St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $242,000
Buyer: John R. Ciampaglia
Seller: Great Brook TR
Date: 12/15/22

WILBRAHAM

6 Birch St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Brittany M. Dussault
Seller: Todd N. Ashford
Date: 12/15/22

52 Brookside Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $477,000
Buyer: Erica Etchells
Seller: Irwin W. Wilk
Date: 12/16/22

18 Circle Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Patrick Duncan
Seller: Circle Drive RT
Date: 12/20/22

10 Forest Glade Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $639,000
Buyer: Jonathan Mish
Seller: Jeffrey D. Wicks
Date: 12/21/22

11 Hunting Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $399,900
Buyer: Keith A. Nunes
Seller: Elizabeth A. Chmura
Date: 12/21/22

4 Laurel Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $494,000
Buyer: Alireza Jarihi
Seller: Paul E. Dernavich
Date: 12/20/22

166 Manchonis Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Marcel Nunes
Seller: Brian S. Lashway
Date: 12/16/22

15 Maplewood Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Megan F. Hill
Seller: Richard Butler
Date: 12/15/22

11 Old Orchard Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $427,000
Buyer: Marcus D. Verteramo
Seller: Nancy Labrie
Date: 12/22/22

6 Patriot Ridge Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $640,000
Buyer: Hunter E. Boody
Seller: Adam May
Date: 12/19/22

2 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $158,000
Buyer: Chad Roy
Seller: Robert T. Kelliher
Date: 12/23/22

463 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $339,900
Buyer: John F. Gamba
Seller: Todd R. Burke
Date: 12/16/22

78 Stony Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Teodosia C. Sanchez
Seller: Edwin Misiaszek
Date: 12/12/22

WEST SPRINGFIELD

61 Alderbrook Lane
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $333,000
Buyer: Erik Tancrati
Seller: Strout, Kenin, (Estate)
Date: 12/23/22

92 Bonnie Brae Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $314,900
Buyer: Jennifer Curtis
Seller: Michael Vincent
Date: 12/14/22

905 Dewey St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Sirat Byati
Seller: Bikash Chhetri
Date: 12/21/22

23 Elm Circle
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Malia Homebuyers LLC
Seller: Debbie D. Leavitt
Date: 12/20/22

69 Hanover St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Adriel E. Hernandez
Seller: Anthony Becker
Date: 12/19/22

25 Hayes Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Tempus Unlimited Inc.
Seller: Normandeau Realty LLC
Date: 12/23/22

440 Massachusetts Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Zeiad Zaitoun
Seller: Ebi Poudyel
Date: 12/15/22

15 Oleander St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $199,500
Buyer: MFRA TR
Seller: Anthony P. Ceccheteli
Date: 12/21/22

1240 Piper Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Nicole C. Brochu
Seller: Jerrold F. Granger
Date: 12/13/22

288 Westfield St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Westfield St. Group LLC
Seller: West Springfield Animal
Date: 12/16/22

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

24 Dickinson St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: 24 Dickinson LLC
Seller: Sea Gull Properties LLC
Date: 12/15/22

145 Glendale Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $349,600
Buyer: William M. Palmer
Seller: Mark C. Moriarty
Date: 12/16/22

30 Hitching Post Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $460,000
Buyer: Sophie Lippert
Seller: Mehta, Surinder K., (Estate)
Date: 12/13/22

81 Memorial Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $487,000
Buyer: David Salutric
Seller: Aaron D. Rubinstein
Date: 12/14/22

340 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $321,750
Buyer: Jonathan Obert
Seller: Amherst College Trust
Date: 12/15/22

15 Teaberry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $749,000
Buyer: Joseph L. MacDonald
Seller: Terry S. Johnson
Date: 12/16/22

BELCHERTOWN

71 Bardwell St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Nohika Cherubin
Seller: M&G Land Development LLC
Date: 12/22/22

181 Franklin St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $331,750
Buyer: Katherine Nadeau
Seller: Jessica M. Daly
Date: 12/14/22

11 Rita Lane
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $308,000
Buyer: Alison Montemagni
Seller: Enix Zavala
Date: 12/14/22

475 South Washington St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $585,000
Buyer: Paul A. Valentine
Seller: JHP Builders LLC
Date: 12/21/22

59 Springfield Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $311,900
Buyer: Stacey Kronenberg
Seller: Benjamin A. Graham
Date: 12/14/22

Upper Pond
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $337,500
Buyer: Sharon S. Carty
Seller: Linda Tolpa
Date: 12/16/22

167 Warren Wright Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: James L. Beadle
Seller: Trexler M. Topping
Date: 12/13/22

CUMMINGTON

59 Dodwells Road
Cummington, MA 01026
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Harrison Datkowitz
Seller: Cristi K. Lindblom
Date: 12/15/22

61 Nash Road
Cummington, MA 01026
Amount: $451,000
Buyer: Lisa A. Harvey
Seller: Aaron Robb
Date: 12/22/22

EASTHAMPTON

13 Carillon Circle
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $381,500
Buyer: Alberto Perez
Seller: Philip F. Civello
Date: 12/16/22

17 Hill Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Christopher Langevin
Seller: Antonio Langevin
Date: 12/14/22

30 Pomeroy St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Olaleye A. Aina
Seller: David Marek
Date: 12/19/22

GRANBY

134 Aldrich St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Craig Helbok
Seller: David R. Jodoin
Date: 12/19/22

549 Amherst Road
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $294,000
Buyer: Jonathan M. Larder
Seller: Barbara Martino RET
Date: 12/15/22

601 Amherst Road
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $163,000
Buyer: Michael Pancione
Seller: Megliola Realty LLC
Date: 12/16/22

144 Carver St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Harold A. Chua
Seller: Sawicki, Thaddeus J., (Estate)
Date: 12/14/22

HADLEY

46 Huntington Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Jeremy Ober
Seller: Ronald J. Barrett
Date: 12/21/22

30 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $750,000
Buyer: 30 Russell Street LLC
Seller: Gregory F. Hancock
Date: 12/22/22

HATFIELD

58 Linseed Road
Hatfield, MA 01088
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Izabela Wasylik
Seller: Gretchen M. Adamski
Date: 12/21/22

NORTHAMPTON

485 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $397,950
Buyer: Kenneth Lee
Seller: Jay Cebik
Date: 12/23/22

128 Cross Path Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Talmas LLC
Seller: Reil, Nancy, (Estate)
Date: 12/15/22

23 Fort Hill Ter.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $530,000
Buyer: Luca Capogna
Seller: Scott R. Hodges
Date: 12/13/22

34 Fort Hill Ter.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $262,400
Buyer: Jeffrey T. Massimino
Seller: John G. Tenczar RET
Date: 12/13/22

21 Harold St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Jon Paul Stracco
Seller: Paul Stracco
Date: 12/16/22

1 Market St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: Goodmarket Properties LLC
Seller: E. Paul Brown LT
Date: 12/15/22

661 Park Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $675,000
Buyer: Elisa S. Daus
Seller: Jeanne A. Kelley LT
Date: 12/19/22

451 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $367,100
Buyer: Adam Freed
Seller: Jessica Hertzberg
Date: 12/19/22

PELHAM

39 Harkness Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $357,500
Buyer: Jessica R. Ladin
Seller: Pamela K. Borglum
Date: 12/21/22

166 Packardville Road
Pelham, MA 01007
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Dimiero Investments LLC
Seller: Robert L. Vallee
Date: 12/23/22

SOUTH HADLEY

48 Amherst Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $133,000
Buyer: Paul Viens
Seller: John Arthur
Date: 12/13/22

13 Lyon Green
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: JN Duquette & Son Construction
Seller: Mountain Brook LLC
Date: 12/22/22

17 Lyon Green
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: JN Duquette & Son Construction
Seller: Mountain Brook LLC
Date: 12/22/22

21 Lyon Green
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: JN Duquette & Son Construction
Seller: Mountain Brook LLC
Date: 12/22/22

33 Mary Lyon Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Patricia Hourihan
Seller: Jane M. Joslyn
Date: 12/21/22

147 Mosier St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Patrick K. Asselin
Seller: Partyka, Eva Agnes R., (Estate)
Date: 12/23/22

4 Pershing Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: James Takuraneyi-Hokonya
Seller: Kerry L. Hussey
Date: 12/22/22

93 Pittroff Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: Jacob Bacis
Seller: Johnson, Robert C., (Estate)
Date: 12/15/22

SOUTHAMPTON

126 East St.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Stephen A. Miller
Seller: David M. McGrath
Date: 12/19/22

WARE

1 Anna St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Allen C. Edwards
Seller: Power, Christopher T., (Estate)
Date: 12/16/22

8 Highland St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Jacob Mingels
Seller: M&G Land Development LLC
Date: 12/15/22

19 Horseshoe Circle
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $636,000
Buyer: David Swirk
Seller: Clifford D. Heaton
Date: 12/14/22

150-R North St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Sainphonie Berlus
Seller: James E. Beauregard
Date: 12/23/22

126 West Main St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: David P. Bourdeau Realty
Seller: Melha Temple Holding Corp.
Date: 12/16/22

WESTHAMPTON

356 Northwest Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: Gary Wickland
Seller: David R. Morin
Date: 12/16/22

Reservoir Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Kestrel Land TInc
Seller: Harris, Nancy T., (Estate)
Date: 12/21/22

WILLIAMSBURG

88 Old Goshen Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Robert B. Longley
Seller: Luciano E. Barrios
Date: 12/13/22

Court Dockets

The following is a compilation of recent lawsuits involving area businesses and organizations. These are strictly allegations that have yet to be proven in a court of law. Readers are advised to contact the parties listed, or the court, for more information concerning the individual claims.

 

HAMPDEN SUPERIOR COURT

Thomas Murtha v. Sturdy Home Improvements Inc.

Allegation: Breach of contract: $59,000

Filed: 11/1/22

 

Marie Norgaisse v. City of Springfield Historical Commission, Robert McCarroll, Ralph Slate, Philip Bromey, Alvin Allen, and Thomas Belton

Allegation: Fraud, financial damages, withholding evidence, mental stress, prosecution, harassment, humiliation: $170,400

Filed: 11/4/22

 

Hemant Ajbani v. Sterling Architectural Millwork, Demetrios Cenetis, Jeffery Struck, C&S Building and Renovations Inc., and Craftwork Inc.

Allegation: Failure to pay wages, breach of contract, retaliation, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing: $500,000+

Filed: 11/7/22

 

Raymond Knapp v. Town of West Springfield

Allegation: Tortious action involving municipality: $256,500+

Filed: 11/8/22

 

Javier Acovedo Aponte v. Department of Unemployment

Allegation: Failure to pay wages: $11,600+

Filed: 11/9/22

 

RK on Main Street LLC v. Isla Associates I LLC

Allegation: Breach of contract: $100,000+

Filed: 11/22/22

 

Scott Wall v. John Doe and Brown Packaging

Allegation: Negligence; slip and fall resulting in personal injury: $150,000

Filed: 11/30/22

 

HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT

Chocorua Realty Investments LLC v. Anne Frey, Sarah Spencer, and Greenfield Savings Bank

Allegation: Breach of contract: $70,880

Filed: 12/5/22

 

Chamber Corners

1BERKSHIRE

(413) 499-1600; www.1berkshire.com

 

Jan. 20: Women & Minority Owned Business Certification Summit, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Berkshire Innovation Center, 45 Woodlawn Ave., Pittsfield. 1Berkshire, EforAll Berkshire County, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp., Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, and Berkshire Innovation Center welcome any women- and/or minority-owned businesses in the Berkshires to join us for this free event that will provide information about becoming a certified women- and minority-owned business enterprise (WMBE), a space to network with fellow businesses, and direct access to resource providers who can walk you through the process of certification. This event is free and includes lunch. Registration is required at www.1berkshire.com.

 

Jan. 31: 1Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup, 4:30- 6 p.m., hosted by Anahata Schoolhouse Yoga and Wellness Center, 201 North Summer St., Adams. Join us for our first Entrepreneurial Meetup of 2023. Reconnect with your colleagues and hear from owner Howard Rosenberg about his entrepreneurial journey. This event is free to attend and made possible through the support of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. Registration is required at www.1berkshire.com.

 

EAST OF THE RIVER FIVE TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 575-7230; www.erc5.com

 

Jan. 4: ERC5 After 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., location to be announced. ERC5 After 5s happen on the first Wednesday of every other month. Please be sure to RSVP for future dates and secure your spot before they sell out. Cost is free, but registration is limited and required. To register, visit www.erc5.com.

 

GREATER EASTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 527-9414; www.easthamptonchamber.org

 

Jan. 19: Annual meeting, 12-2 p.m., hosted by the Boylston Room, 122 Pleasant St., Easthampton. Join us as we share the successes of the last year, what we have learned, and where we are headed. Cost: $35 for members, including lunch; $40 for future members, including lunch. To register, visit easthamptonchamber.org.

 

GREATER WESTFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(413) 568-1618; www.westfieldbiz.org

 

Jan. 4: Mayor’s Coffee Hour, 8-9 a.m., hosted by Westfield Gas & Electric Operations Center, 40 Turnpike Industrial Road, Westfield. Join us for the first Mayor’s Coffee Hour of 2023. Mayor Michael McCabe will update attendees on City Hall activities, and there will be an opportunity to ask the mayor questions. This event is free to attend. To register, visit www.westfieldbiz.org.

 

Jan. 26: Morning Brew, 8-9 a.m., hosted by Shortstop Bar & Grill, 99 Springfield Road, Westfield. Join us for a great networking opportunity. Introduce yourself and your business to the attendees. Everyone has a chance to discuss what their business does and what they are looking for to expand and improve. This event is free to attend. To register, visit www.westfieldbiz.org.

Agenda

IRS Tax Changes

Jan. 12: The Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council Inc. announced that its next event will be held at the Hotel Northampton. The planned topic is an update on IRS tax changes that may result in changes to the tax code and estate-planning techniques. A buffet-style breakfast will be served. Social hour begins at 7:30 a.m. The event cost is $40 for both members and non-members. Checks will be accepted at the door. As an update, the council received $800 from the National Council as reimbursement of fees for the current fiscal year, helping to replenish its bank account. Full details will be provided at the January meeting.

 

Cirque du Soleil Presents ‘Corteo’

Jan. 12-15: Corteo, the arena production from Cirque du Soleil, is back in North America and heading to Worcester. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed more than 10 million spectators in 20 countries on four continents. Corteo will be presented at the DCU Center on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. Corteo, which means ‘cortege’ in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a performer’s eye view of the audience, an atmosphere never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. Tickets for Corteo in Worcester are currently available at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.

 

 

World Affairs Council

Jan. 13: The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts announced that its next Instant Issues brown-bag lunchtime discussion will take place at noon on the new, ninth-floor event space at 1350 Main St. in downtown Springfield. Longtime friend of the council Mahsa Khanbabai, an attorney with Khanbabai Immigration Law, will speak on the current status of women in Iran. Khanbabai was born in Iran and raised in Western Mass. She is regularly interviewed by news agencies such as NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, MSNBC, and others. Her legal advocacy and strategic use of the media spotlight has led to numerous high-impact immigration changes, including the reinstatement of deferred action. Admission to the event is $5 for council members without a lunch provided, or $20 with a box lunch. Non-members’ admission cost is $10 without a lunch or $25 with a lunch. For those who purchase a meal, box lunches with a choice of sandwich — turkey, tuna, roast beef, or vegetarian — will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunches also include a deli salad, cookie, chips, and soda or water. At the request of the speaker, this event will not be recorded. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/instant-issues-mahsa-khanbabai-on-women-youth-movements-in-iran-tickets-490513698677.

 

SSO to Celebrate MLK

Jan. 14: The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will celebrate the life and spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. on the Symphony Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Music of African-American composers will be performed by the orchestra and guest pianist Artina McCain, and highlighted by a spoken-word presentation by Springfield’s poet laureate, Magdalena Gómez.

Tickets are on sale, starting at $15, on the SSO website, www.springfieldsymphony.org. Kevin Scott, an African-American conductor, composer, and native New Yorker, will lead the orchestra on Jan. 14. Born in the Bronx and raised in Harlem, Scott has led various orchestras, choruses, and bands throughout the Greater New York area and in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Varna, Bulgaria. His works have been performed by the orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Concert attendees will hear works such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson, arr. Hale Smith); “Rise to the Occasion” (Quinn Mason); “The Audacity of Hope” (Ozie Cargile II); and “Fannie’s Homecoming,” composed by the evening’s conductor, who has been inspired by the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a leader in the civil-rights movement. Music of Florence Price and William Grant Still will also be performed. A ‘classical conversation’ with Scott will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 for all ticketholders, and there will be a meet and greet following the performance in the Mahogany Room.

 

MOSSO Concert Series at Westfield Athenaeum

Feb. 23, March 23, April 20: The Westfield Athenaeum will present a three-concert chamber-music series with MOSSO (Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra) performing. This is the second year of this partnership. Guy McLain, executive director of the Westfield Athenaeum, will offer a pre-performance talk at 6 p.m., which is free to ticket holders. The Westfield Athenaeum series opens with MOSSO and Friends on Feb. 23. Violinist Beth Welty, horn player Sarah Sutherland, and pianist Elizabeth Skavish will perform horn trios of Frédéric Duvernoy, Trygve Madsen, and Johannes Brahms. Welty, chair of MOSSO, is acting principal second violin of MOSSO and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO). Sutherland, MOSSO and SSO horn player, is also MOSSO’s finance director. The series continues on Thursday, March 23 with a performance by the Vermont-based Champlain Trio, which includes MOSSO and SSO principal cello Emily Taubl. The Champlain Trio will perform “Brilliant Colors,” a program that features music by Tchaikovsky, Erik Neilsen (“Trio No. 2” written for the ensemble), Jennifer Higdon, Amy Beach, and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” The series concludes on Thursday, April 20 with MOSSO and SSO horn player Robert Hoyle’s quintet, the Connecticut-based Harmonia V. The quintet will celebrate April in Paris with an all-French program, featuring pieces by Barthe, Fauré, Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy, Pierné, and Lefebvre. Tickets for the concerts, $25 per person, must be purchased in advance at the Westfield Athenaeum during business hours, or online at www.westath.org.

Company Notebook

MassMutual Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to Way Finders

SPRINGFIELD — Way Finders and the MassMutual Foundation announced that Way Finders has been provided with a $2 million gift from the MassMutual Foundation to help fund its City of Homes (COH) initiative. This pilot program will address the need for quality, affordable homeownership opportunities in Springfield, the headquarters city of MassMutual and Way Finders. COH will create homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers by leveraging the receivership process to acquire and rehabilitate single-family homes or properties for sale at affordable prices in pilot neighborhoods in Springfield. To qualify for the applicant lottery, prospective homebuyers must have either attended a first-time-homebuyer seminar with Way Finders or another certified organization and secured mortgage funding with MassHousing or a private lender. By focusing on Springfield’s North End and Mason Square neighborhoods, where 75% or more of the residents are Black or Hispanic and 50% or more live below the poverty line, the project will provide much-needed access to homeownership opportunities traditionally unavailable to many residents in these communities. Since 2018, the MassMutual Foundation has supported Way Finders’ financial-capability programming, which lays the groundwork for homeownership with financial education and first-time homebuyer workshops. Through the COH pilot program, Way Finders will be able to help Springfield residents turn this education into action as they become first-time homebuyers. In 2022, Way Finders programs impacted the lives of more than 46,000 people through services including homelessness and foreclosure prevention, financial education and first-time homebuyer workshops, and small-business loans.

 

 

MassDevelopment, PeoplesBank Complete Financing Package for New Girls Inc. Facility

HOLYOKE — The new Girls Inc. of the Valley headquarters and program center is one big step closer to reality thanks to a new financing package developed by MassDevelopment and PeoplesBank. Girls Inc. recently announced the closing of financing on a $2,275,000 MassDevelopment revenue bond for the new program center in Holyoke. PeoplesBank was the purchaser of the bond, continuing the bank’s longtime support of Girls Inc. of the Valley. MassDevelopment enhanced the bond with a $455,000 mortgage insurance guarantee. The newly renovated, 16,000-square foot facility will allow the organization to consolidate its programs at one location. It will include a cutting-edge STEM makers’ space, a library, two multi-purpose rooms, a teen lounge, a kitchen and dining area, and administrative offices. “We are thrilled to be able to continue our support of Girls Inc. of the Valley and be a part of this exciting project,” said Vicky Crouse, senior vice president, Commercial Banking at PeoplesBank. “Their mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing them the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential is one that we embrace as well.” Dan Rivera, president and CEO of MassDevelopment, noted that “Girls Inc. has a proven track record of supporting girls in all their academic and social endeavors, while also empowering them to unlock the best version of themselves. We are pleased to partner with PeoplesBank to help this nonprofit purchase a new building in Holyoke to call home.”

 

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures Awards Grant to Gould Farm

GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire Agricultural Ventures (BAV) awarded Gould Farm a resilience grant of $5,000 to complete construction of a new hoop house that will enable the farm to extend its growing season. This grant was awarded in conjunction with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Services. Gould Farm will use this hoop house (also known as a ‘high tunnel system’) to cover and protect crops from sun, wind, excessive rainfall, and frost, and increase spring and fall crop production in an environmentally safe manner. Gould Farm produces crops as part of its mental-health programming, through which clients grow, cook, and consume vegetables from the farm. During the growing season, Gould Farm also supplies the multicultural BRIDGE food pantry. With the hoop-house addition, Gould Farm will be able to increase the amount and availability of fresh produce for the farm and pantry.

 

Rocky’s Raises Nearly $26,000 to Support Children’s Hospitals

SPRINGFIELD — Rocky’s Ace Hardware, one of the country’s largest family-owned Ace Hardware dealers with 47 locations in nine states, kicked off the season of giving in November with its semi-annual Round Up for Kids fundraiser, raising a grand total of $25,908 across all participating locations. Customers were asked to round up their purchase total to the next dollar, and the difference was donated to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. This was the third Round Up for Kids fundraiser Rocky’s has held this year, with 100% of the money raised going to benefit local CMN hospitals, including Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Participating Rocky’s locations included the Island Pond Road and Liberty Street stores in Springfield and the stores in Agawam, East Longmeadow, Westfield, Ludlow, Palmer, and South Hadley. Since 1983, CMN hospitals have helped fill funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

 

 

Country Bank Supports Nonprofits During ‘Season of Difference’

WARE — Children, seniors, and those who are most in need got a lot of care this holiday season from Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving Central and Western Mass. The bank’s 210 team members gathered on Dec. 14 to write holiday greetings, wrap gifts, and pack homeless care bags in a show of support for the numerous nonprofits that serve the region. During the bank’s Season of Difference Campaign event, team members (also called Difference Makers) wrapped gifts for 400 children at the Worcester and Springfield YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs and the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club, along with 300 gifts for local nursing homes, including Quaboag Rehabilitation Center & Skilled Care and Brookhaven Assisted Care in West Brookfield, as well as Life Care Center in Wilbraham. They also packed 300 homeless care bags, which were delivered to Friends of the Homeless in Springfield and St. John’s Food for the Poor Program in Worcester. Team members volunteered at other local nonprofits, including the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Juniper Outreach, Wreaths Across America, Friends of the Homeless dinner service, St. John’s Food for the Poor breakfast service, and local senior-center holiday celebrations, as well as ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in Ware and Belchertown. Country Bank also announced donations to 21 senior centers throughout the region. A total of $42,000 in donations were made to local senior centers. These donations are made without restriction for those necessary items that may not be met within annual budgets. In addition to its annual monetary support, Country Bank also sends teams of its Difference Makers to volunteer at local senior centers on a monthly basis.