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


Fubar Inc., 85 Mill St., Amherst, MA 01002. Samuel Bromell, same address. Professional screen writing services.


Hometown Exteriors Inc., 641 Daniel Shays Highway, Belchertown, MA 01007. Timothy Drost, 102 Oak Ridge Dr., Belchertown, MA 01007. Home renovation and construction.


Alyson Wanat Aesthetics Inc., 44 Parenteau Ct., Chicopee, MA 01020. Alyson R. Wanat, same address. Aesthetics and skin care services.

DDKB Enterprises Inc., 447 East St., Chicopee, MA 01020. Daniel Joseph Siano, same address. Software applications.


K&K’s Industry Supplies Inc., 25 Henry St., Feeding Hills, MA 01030. Kristen L. Sgroi, 291 Loomis St., Westfield, MA 01085. Supply and distribution.


Amped Aviation: America’s First All Electric Flight School Inc., 17 Stanford St., Holyoke, MA 01040. Robert Riddles, same address. Pilot training on fully electric aircraft.

Concilio Iglesia De Dios Poder Y Uncion Inc., 504 South St., Holyoke, MA 01040. Pastor Javier Pomules, 811 High St., Apt. 1, Holyoke, MA 01040. Prayer and bible studies.


R.M.M.C. Foods Inc., 121 Main St., Monson, MA 01507. Richard Mancuso, 16 Woodland St., Millbury, MA 01527. Restaurant and food service.


Journal of Buddhist Philosophy Inc., 4 Chaplin Way, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Jay L. Garfield, 105 January Hills Road, Amherst, MA 01002. Publisher of scholarly journal of Buddhist philosophy.

Translate Gender Inc., 25 Main St., Suite 220, Northampton, MA 01060. Shannon Sennott, same address. Provides educational programs addressing gender oppression.


A&J Handyman Services, Corp., 53 Hall St., Springfield, MA 01108. Alba J. Figueroa, same address. Handyman services, maintenance, and repairs.

Always F.A.I.R. Inc., 17 Ringgold St., Springfield, MA 01107. Furquan Davis, same address. Promoting temperance in the Commonwealth.


Tillierose Acres Farm Corp., 108 Fisherdick Road, Ware, MA 01082. Toryn M. Lane, same address. Accommodations, equine therapy, and events.


Guru Gobind Inc., 41 Merrick St., West Springfield, MA 01089. Bhupinder Singh, same address. Dine in and take-out pizza restaurant and bar.


Mahan Dreams Inc., 10 Hemmingway Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Matthew Mahan, same address. E-commerce.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of September 2021. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).


Fastenal Co.
147 North Main St.
Sheryl Lisowski

Lamore Lumber Co.
724 Greenfield Road
William Lamore

93 Lee Road
Matthew Arnold

Old Deerfield Antiques
663 Greenfield Road
Brian Rider

Sugarloaf Laundromat
5 Elm St.
James Golonka, Lawrence Golonka


Adventure East
12 Breckenridge Road
Brian Pearson

Brian Pearson
12 Breckenridge Road
Brian Pearson

200 Venture Way
Diagnostic Equip SC

Firestone Complete Auto Care
366 Russell St.
Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC

103 Burke Way
John Brouillette

Losoon Park
367 Russell St.
Kim Mili


Ambient Oaks
239 North King St.
Karissa Rigali

Dobra Tea
186 Main St.
Allissa Jukiro, Joel Jukiro

Familiars Coffee and Tea
6 Strong Ave.
Isaac Weiner, Dan McColgum

Futuro Enlightened
25 Henshaw Ave., Apt. 2
Adela Penagos

Good Girl Pottery
181 Prospect St.
Liana Marks

Hampshire House Publishing Co.
8 Nonotuck St.
O. Stan Freeman

Infinite Self Massage & Energetics
150 Main St., Suite 340
Gwendolyn Lee

Jupiter Girl
221 Pine St.
Caitlin Carvalho

Movement Voter Project
31 Trumbull Road, Unit B1
John Flajnik

Raps Real Estate
79 Masonic St.
Joseph Curran, Dan Berger

River Valley Insight Meditation Community
575 Bridge Road, Unit 11-4
Kim Weeber

Therapeutic Massage
16 Center St., #222
Janice Luzzi



Bengston Painting Services
12 Secluded Ridge
Max Bengston

Daily Dose Yoga + Cycling LLC
610 College Highway
Lindsey DaRosa

The Dance Slipper
10 Industrial Road
Julianne Wendzel

Nicole Gendreau LMT
320 College Highway
Nicole Gendreau

Salon Sage+
320 College Highway
Rebecca Scala

Southwick Builders
104 Fred Jackson Road
Brian Drenen

The Summer House
552 College Highway
Richard Frimaldi

Sunflower Smoothie Café
208 College Highway, Suite C
Margaret Funk


AOC Services
373 White St.
Luis Matthews

All Things Lexiii
1655 Boston Road
Alexis Perez Harley

American Wings
880 Sumner Ave.
American Wings Inc.

Ang T’s Pet Care
44 Ina St.
Angela Teles

Arnold Financial Services
240 Arnold Ave.
Quinnell Jorden Arnold

C5R Why
275 Chestnut St.
Bertrand Daniel

Cafetero’s Lounge
1655 Boston Road
Hector Rosado Torres

Carlos Bibles Books & More
40 West St.
Carlos Torres

Carry Transit
85-121 Shaws Lane
Carry Transit LLC

Cen’s Transportation
47 Westminster St.
Cenia Sanchez

E&M Construction Service
385 Worthington St.
Egidio Morales

EWB Lawn Care & Snow Removal
30 Gatewood Road
Ernest Wilbert

Expert Staffing Partners
1350 Main St., Suite 100
Karen Courville

Gaston Corp.
156 West Alvord St.
Althea Christian

JB Jewelry Inc.
1307 Liberty St.
Jao Lee

John A. Rasmussen
178 Maple St.
John Rasmussen

Johnstone Supply
105 Avocado St.
J.R. Balsam Inc.

JRC Family
372 Sumner Ave.
Rafael Sanchez

Locust Mini Mart
261 Locust St.
Richard Agin

Marissa’s Gifted Creation
115 Firglade Ave.
Marissa Click

Mexico Money Express and Variety Store
2766 Main St.
Ady Nelson Rosario

Mi Favorita Food Truck
21 Trafton Road
Jose Jusino

Mr. Tint of New England
1576 State St.
Noorzad Muhammad

MR Transportation
11 Horace St.
Moyses Roman

SNS Detailing
181 Massasoit St.
Siniel Adon

Schmidt Equipment
1620 Page Blvd.
United Construction & Forestry

Shooting Star Dance Center
1196 Parker St.
Carol Ann Boardway Chapin


AG Hydroseeding
Aleksandr Govor
51 Murray Ave.

All Service Home Repair
18 Belvedere Gardens
Mark Ugrin

Blooms Flower Truck and Studio
77 Mill St.
Blooms Flower Truck and Studio

Caillo Product Services
23 Summer St., Suite 1
Sheila Maldonado

Chloe’s Petals
288 Russellville Road
Judith Radle

Curtis Jones and Associates Inc.
199 Servistar Industrial Way
Curtis Jones and Associates Inc.

Designs by Wendy
20 Pearl St.
Designs by Wendy

Emerald Painting Co.
9 Westwood Dr.
Marcus Kane

Hampden County Wildlife and Pest Control
23C George St.
Hampden County Wildlife and Pest Control

The Hero Foundation Inc.
30 Noble St.
Eliezer Garcia

Mac Mamma
134 Pineridge Dr.
Ashley Ragusa


Allegiance Truck Springfield
268 Park St.
Michael Chadwick

Citi Trends
786 Memorial Ave.
Henry Thompson

Euro Market LLC
122 Heywood Ave.
Asmir Katica

Fathers & Sons Volkswagen
434 Memorial Ave.
Damon Cartelli

Paul’s Roofing and Repairs
107 Norman St.
Paul Morin

Pioneer Valley Chimney Sweeps
362 Amostown Road
Thomas Cowell

Roche Realty & Associates
425 Union St.
Cassie Roche

Building Permits

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


18 Piece Chicopee LLC
15 Railroad Row
$18,000 — Install fire-alarm system

City of Chicopee
154 Grove St.
$810,985 — Demolition and asbestos removal

City of Chicopee
154 Grove St.
$21,000 — Five concrete masonry unit infills on back side of building with rebar every 24 inches on center

Crown Atlantic Co. LLC
514 Montgomery St.
$70,000 — Dish Wireless to install antennas, ancillary tower, and ground equipment at unmanned wireless facility

Guardian Property Management
82 Rivers Ave.
$2,793.05 — Modify existing fire-alarm system, install cellular communicator for fire-alarm monitoring, replace heat detectors on exterior porches

Guardian Property Management
88 Rivers Ave.
$2,793.05 — Modify existing fire-alarm system, install cellular communicator for fire-alarm monitoring, replace heat detectors on exterior porches

Karen Hansmann
238 School St.
$64,944 — Replace siding, 25 windows, and entry door

Orange Park LLC
35 Center St.
$30,000 — Roofing

Joaquin Rodriquez
1098 Chicopee St.
$7,000 — Overhead door, drywall, and service door


CBR Realty Corp.
191 Russell St.
N/A — Install exterior door in Tandem Bagel office


Exotic Auto Service & Sales LLC
12 Russell St.
N/A — Install four new signs

North Hadley Properties LLC
2 East St.
N/A — Renovate two bathrooms

W/S Hadley Properties II LLC
353 Russell St.
N/A — Remove exterior wall mural at LL Bean and replace with exterior insulation finishing system


M&M Lodging LLC
435 Laurel St.
$7,500 — Replace windows and sliding patio door


Housatonic Hotel LLC
194 Pittsfield Road
$200,000 — Demolition and removal of asbestos material in hotel


1924 LLC
49 Round Hill Road
$8,000 — Bathroom renovation

American Tower Corp.
114 Glendale Road
$35,000 — Install antennas and radio heads, ground equipment

Colvest/Northampton LLC
327 King St.
$35,000 — Install antennas

Continental Cablevision of Western New England Inc.
790 Florence Road
$35,000 — Install antennas

Florence Cannabis
131 Texas Road
$88,000 — HVAC minisplits and dehumidifiers

LLC Nine Pearl
9 Pearl St.
$1,000,000 — Interior renovation to District Attorney’s Office and interior buildout of Massachusetts State Police

RVC Properties
330 North King St.
$7,895 — Replace post bases at front canopy with plinths


El Gato Grande LP
455 Dalton Ave.
$8,400 — Modify existing fire-alarm system for new construction

Foresight Associates LLC
1496 Housatonic St.
$43,264 — Roof construction

O’Connell Oil Associates Inc.
480 West Housatonic St.
$3,500 — Install fire-suppression system in commercial kitchen exhaust hood

White Terrace Realty Inc.
592 North St.
$5,000 — Securing and boarding up due to fire


88 Birnie EAT LLC
88 Birnie Ave.
$147,575 — Install pre-fabricated storage lockers in lower level of U-Haul Moving & Storage

Patrick Alexander, Janice Alexander
22 Hiram Ave.
$18,000 — Install solar panels to detatched garage roof

2760 Main St.
$20,000 — Patch roof for new kitchen hood and wall

Big Y Foods Inc.
90 Memorial Dr.
$70,000 — Dish Wireless to add three cellular antennas and associated equipment to existing monopole tower

Big Y Foods Inc.
2145 Roosevelt Ave.
$861,225 — Alter cafeteria and kitchen facilities at Big Y Foods Support Center

John Brown
115 Starling Road
$18,297.60 — Install solar panels to detatched garage roof

Brylo LLC
51 Dale St.
$129,250 — Add office space to existing garage building

Carew Street Development LLC
70 Bond St.
$1,204,500 — Interior upgrades and upgrades of tenant office space at Department of Social Security

Drama Studio Inc.
41 Oakland St.
$34,000 — Remodel two basement bathrooms

Richard Elfman
19 Hampden St.
$78,200 — Roofing at dental office

Ministerio de Ensenanza Teologica Ani Ma Amin Yo
1001 Worthington St.
$18,000 — Remove and replace drywall in two bathrooms of church

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
22 St. George Road
$313,683 — Remove and replace accessible ramp and install new modified entry door at St. George Greek Orthodox Cultural Center

People on the Move
Sudha Setty

Sudha Setty

Western New England University School of Law Dean Sudha Setty has been named 2021 Human Relations Award winner by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), a human-relations organization whose mission is to champion social justice for all; fight bias, bigotry, and racism in all forms; and work toward building strong and inclusive communities. Each year, the NCCJ presents the Human Relations Award to individuals or corporations that have actualized in their daily lives the values and mission of the organization. These individuals and companies have demonstrated their commitment to fostering social justice and cooperation among all races, religions, cultures, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations. Setty became dean of the School of Law in 2018 and has served on the faculty since 2006. She is the author of National Security Secrecy: Comparative Effects on Democracy and the Rule of Law and the editor of Constitutions, Security, and the Rule of Law, and has written dozens of articles on national-security law and policy. In July 2018, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. Her leadership of the School of Law has been characterized by a commitment to social justice; diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and supporting excellence in teaching, learning, and research. In May 2019, the School of Law founded the Center for Social Justice, which has quickly grown to be a regional hub of research, advocacy, education, and activism. In April 2021, the faculty of the School of Law adopted an anti-racism and cultural-competency graduation requirement, making it the first law school in the region to do so. Setty is also a founder of the Workshop for Asian-American Women in the Legal Academy, with its inaugural workshop being held in 2021, an effort to support current and aspiring members of the legal academy and to diversify its ranks. She was recognized on the Lawyers of Color Power List in 2020; was recognized as part of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women in the Law in 2019; was awarded Western New England Law School’s Catherine J. Jones Professor of Year Award in 2009, 2016, and 2018; received the 2017 Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award from the Connecticut Bar Assoc.; and was recognized in 2015 as a Trailblazer by the South Asian Bar Assoc. of Connecticut.


Elms College announced the retirement of Kathleen Scoble, dean of the college’s School of Nursing, effective Sept. 10. The college has been conducting a national search for Scoble’s successor since she notified the college of her retirement this past January. When Scoble joined Elms College in 2003, the Division of Nursing consisted of one baccalaureate program with 100 students. In the 2020-21 academic year, there were nearly 500 nursing students enrolled in the 12 programs that now comprise the School of Nursing. Scoble established several forward-looking programs, such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Master of Science in Nursing programs, as well as the Accelerated Second Degree program. In March 2019, she helped create a unique partnership with the Episcopalian University of Haiti to offer a continuing-education certificate program that prepares the future Haitian nursing workforce to deliver competent, patient-centered care within their communities. In recognition of her stewardship of the School of Nursing, Scoble has been named dean emerita of the School of Nursing, becoming the first Elms College dean to receive this distinguished title. The college has also created the Kathleen B. Scoble Leadership in Nursing Award, which will be presented each year to the nursing student who best exemplifies the ideals of servant leadership, as demonstrated by Scoble, through academic excellence and the individual’s impact on the School of Nursing, Elms College, and the greater community. On Sept. 13, Teresa Kuta Reske — associate dean of Graduate and Doctoral Studies for the School of Nursing and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program — became interim dean of the School of Nursing and will remain in that role until a new dean is hired.


Christopher Myhrum

Christopher Myhrum

Best Lawyers in America recognized attorney Christopher Myhrum in the categories of environmental law and litigation – environmental. He has received this prestigious recognition every year since 1991. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers in America has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. The nationwide list of attorneys included in the upcoming 28th edition is based on more than 4.3 million confidential and detailed evaluations from more than 41,000 leading attorneys on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Myhrum works with environmental consultants; federal, state, and municipal officials; and other lawyers seeking opportunities for learning and collaboration rather than acrimony and contention. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School and a cum laude graduate of New York University. He is a board member of Westmass Area Development Corp., where he serves as a director and land inventory committee member.


Ariel Clemmer, director of the Western New England University School of Law Center for Social Justice, was named a 2021 Emerging Women Leader in Law by the Women’s Bar Assoc. (WBA). The award honors women attorneys who have demonstrated professional excellence or had a significant professional achievement in their first 12 years in the legal profession, and promote the status of women in the legal profession or contribute meaningfully to the equal participation of women in a just society. The university’s Center for Social Justice works toward advancing social justice through research, advocacy, education, innovation, and public engagement. It is designed to strengthen collaborative efforts between the School of Law and the region to work toward a more just, equitable, and inclusive society. In addition to providing services like a Consumer Debt Initiative and a Sealing and Expungement initiative to the community, the center has conducted Know Your Rights trainings, provided financial support for initiatives that seek to measure and mitigate the legal fallout from COVID-19, and hosted nationally recognized speakers like Evan Wolfson, the legal architect of the marriage-equality movement. Clemmer is among six to receive this prestigious award. The 2021 awardees will be celebrated and honored at the WBA’s annual gala on Monday, Oct. 25.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of September 2021. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).


Deerfield Therapeutic Massage
31 Lee Road
Elaine Mount

Jacob Smith Engineering & Design
8 Coates Ave.
Jacob Smith

Joshua Roth Painting
52A Stillwater Road
Joshua Roth

Richard’s Automotive
242 Greenfield Road
Richard Bottego

Saw Mill Site Farm
287 Conway Road
Pauline Grinnan

Strategy 2 Design
2 Crestview Dr.
Gabriella Richard-Harrin

Zack’s BBQ
20 Elm St.
Zachary Lauglois


AT&T Mobility
359 Russell St.
New Cingular Wireless

91 North Maple St.
Steven Beauregard

Ellen Shaw Smith
104B Russell St.
Ellen Shaw Smith

367 Russell St.
T-Mobile Northeast

T-Mobile Financial
367 Russell St.
T-Mobile Financial, LLC

T-Mobile Leasing
367 Russell St.
T-Mobile Leasing, LLC

367 Russell St.
Crystal Norwood


A1 Shopper Pro
1181 Burts Put Road
Wendy Spear DeCou

Celia O. Hilson
575 Bridge Road, #8-5
Celia Hilson

Elizabeth Grace Burkhart, LICSW
16 Center St., #303
Elizabeth Burkhart

Jenny’s Green Home Cleaning
491 Bridge Road, #133
Jennifer Shaw-Fischer

Massachusetts Death with Dignity
65 Franklin St.
John Berkowitz

99 Industrial Dr., #3
Laurence Goodyear

Mineral Hills Winery
592 Sylvester Road
Susan Godard

Pioneer Valley Food Tours
36 Pomeroy Terrace
Deborah Christakos

Shawna Stern LMT
98 Main St.
Shauna Stern

Sticks & Bricks
9 Market St.
Liz Karney

Van Aarde
99 Industrial Dr., #3
Laurence Goodyear

Z&S Realty, LLC
24 Pleasant St.
Kenneth Pollak


A.J. Precision Inc.
13C Industrial Road
Wade Austin

Avalon IV
320 College Highway
Kendall Lavertu

9 Concord Road
Chester Sulborski

Dollar Tree #07029
515 College Highway
Dollar Tree Stores Inc.

Gifted Vine
3 Field St.
Amy Ferraraccio

Harvest Hill Photography
13 Great Brook Dr.
Elizabeth Fiore

JTL Contracting
71 Lakeview St.
Jeremy Laclair

Rideout Builders
17 Powder Mill Road
Larry Rideout

Salon Sage Inc.
320 College Highway
Kaitlin Grenon


Corbeil Lawn Care Landscaping
26 Corey Road
Raymond Corbeil

Cosmic Trucking, LLC
49 Washington St.
Roy Wilson

The Crayon
648 Page Blvd.
Mark Zadie

Devine Essentials
35 Demond Ave.
Athena Benjamin

Dewey Street Quilting
34 Front St.
Cynthia Nickerson

DFG Realty Group
98 Briggs St.
Cindy Gaynor Harper

Drecuts413, LLC
44 Chestnut St.
Adrian Acevedo

Dublight Treats
59 Redlands St.
Jonathan Worster

Jem Meditation
189 Essex St.
Macayla Belt

Jessie’s Creative Corner
49 Ashley St.
Jessica Gomez

Jmar Car Detailing
25 Denton Circle
Clyde Robinson Jr.

Joe’s Kwik Marts MA, LLC
453 Cooley St.
Tyler Trendy

KLSSG Creations and More
78 Silver St.
Lizbeth Aguayo

LA Construction
16 Athol St.
Arkadiusz Dobronski

Landscaping Enterprise
98 Barrington Dr.
Timothy Patterson

Liberty Jean Co.
184 Worthington St.
Kenneth Rogers

Lily’s Catering
117 Alden St.
Maria Ayala

Redstone Property Maintenance
36 Bairdcrest Road
Ian Fitzgerald

Salas Services
937 Worthington St.
Laura Nballey Ramos

Shary’s Nails
37 Lynebrook Road
Jhoanna Liriano

Shiorasie Beauty, LLC
73 Woodrow St.
Simmone Shorte

Sky Beauty Corps
1655 Boston Road
Thi Tai

Soul Connections
4 Quebec St.
Tatiana Pena

Sui Generis
73 Woodrow St.
Chanell Changasie

Unoja Administrative Services
25 Stockman St.
Hamzah Davis

Urban Urbs
1110 Berkshire Ave.
Talyn Munn

Vibez Clothing
61 Johnson St.
Christina Rodriguez

Vinh Chau Restaurant
409 Dickinson St.
Ly Tran

Viviendo Sin Limites
247 Carver St.
Veronica Garcia

We Care Day Care
814 Parker St.
Victoria Davila

Wet Pies
135 Massasoit St.
Ashlee Yvette


Avery’s Apps
6 Sackett St.
Avery’s Apps

Beebuzz Apiary
106 Park River Dr.
Beebuzz Apiary

Black Hole Guitars
2 Montgomery St., #1
Michael Flynn

Debruin Physical Therapy
18 Brimfield Way
Laura Debruin

Ember’s Resin Art & Jewelry
19 Meadowbrook Lane
Jamie Dubois

Sejal Roka, LLC
44 East Silver St.
Sanu Roka

Timothy’s Auto Sales
11 Bartlett St.
Gary Francis

Tim’s Bees Apiary
289 Sackett Road
Veniamin Kovylyak

Westfield Starfires
181 Notre Dame St.
Chris Thompson

Westfield Yoga Center
94 North Elm St., Suite 21
Thomas Swochak

Whip City Cleanings
15 Grant St.
Whip City Cleanings


Edwin’s Quality Services
203 Circuit Ave.
Edwin Colon

Fast Action Services
920 Memorial Ave.
Anthony Kane

Fransua Massage and Spa, LLC
411 Main St.
Francheska Boria

The Hair & Nail Co.
1346 Elm St.
Mary Ann DiPietro

Longhorn Steakhouse $5196
1105 Riverdale St.
Angela Simmons

Michelle Brooks-Thompson Music
1900 Westfield St.
Elvetta Brooks

Simply Jessica with Farmasi 413
524 Westfield St.
Jessica Cintron

St. Ann’s Society
110 Winona Dr.
Nancy Tessier

Trinity Health Of New England at Home
200 Hillside Circle, Suite 2
Mandi Murray

Two Weeks Notice Brewing Co.
89 Baldwin St.
Meghan Murphy

Building Permits

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


Chicopee Boys Club Inc.
580 Meadow St.
$253,600 — Demolish press box, construct pre-engineered metal building

Chicopee Child Development
989 James St.
$44,999 — Roofing

Chicopee Tower Nominee Trust
481 Center St.
$35,000 — Dish Wireless to place three antennas, six remote radio units, one junction box, and one cable at RAD on self-support tower

Guardian Property Management
17 Adams St.
$1,128.79 — Modify existing fire-alarm system, install cellular communicator for fire-alarm monitoring, replace heat detectors on exterior porches

Guardian Property Management
27 Adams St.
$1,128.79 — Modify existing fire-alarm system, install cellular communicator for fire-alarm monitoring, replace heat detectors on exterior porches

Main Street Property
340 McKinstry Ave.
$30,000 — Remove sand-storage silo, infill roof framing and decking, patch roof

Jeffrey Neece, Theresa Neece
70 Maple St.
$12,500 — Repair building walls and ceilings after remediation and mold treatment resulting from water entering building from tropical storm

Prime Communications AT&T
601 Memorial Dr., Suite D
$22,000 — Paint inside of store, install carpet squares, set up fixtures

Public Storage Properties XVII
31 Jamrog Dr.
$70,000 — Dish Wireless to install antennas, ancillary tower, and ground equipment at unmanned wireless facility

Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield
534 Front St.
$1,000 — Install freezer

Benjamin Surner Jr.
7 Coburn St.
$116,000 — F&S Real Estate to reinforce several roof carrying beams


CBR Realty Corp.
195 Russell St.
N/A — Install exterior door in Tandem Bagel office

Philip Goulet
331 Russell St.
N/A — Change name of business on existing sign

Hadley Elmwood, LLC
102 Russell St.
N/A — Remove non-load-bearing partition wall, paint and patch walls

Walter Wanczyk Jr.
180 Russell St.
N/A — Roofing


Anthony Caropreso
35 Consolati Way
$35,000 — Roofing


Hillcrest Educational Center
349 Old Stockbridge Road
$20,000 — Replace rear exterior courtyard stairs

Lenox Collection, LLC
7 Hubbard St.
$15,000 — Roofing


Colvest Northampton, LLC
303 King St.
$125,000 — Tenant buildout for new physical-therapy tenant

Herrick Mill, LLC
1 Short St.
$17,500 — Convert office space to apartment

Meadowbrook Preservation Associates Limited Partnership
491 Bridge Road
$616,000 — Roofing

Northampton Recreation Department
Bridge Street
$9,000 — Replace dugout at Sheldon Field

Pombridge Manor, LLC
5 Pomeroy Ter,
$54,903 — Three electric-vehicle charging units

Southpaw Properties, LLC
35 North Main St.
$25,400 — Roofing

Speedway, LLC
237 King St.
$15,000 — Marquee face replacement and five LED pump toppers


AM Management, LLC
235 East St.
$10,000 — Install water line from street to building

Christopher Barbarotta
131 Fenn St.
$4,000 — Remove old rooted beam and install new post and beam

Berkshire Theatre Festival Inc.
109 South St.
$176,144 — Roofing

Holiday Inn & Suites Pittsfield
1 West St.
$14,500 — Door replacements and alterations

One Hundred Five Elm Street, LLC
105 Elm St.
$2,200 — Cut door opening in wall

Joseph Renzi
117 Fenn St.
$3,000 — Add heat detectors in business, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in apartment

Scarafoni Associates
235 Tyler St.
$150,000 — Roofing


Felix Almonte
19 Albemarle St.
$35,015.93 — Install solar panels to roof of detatched garage

750 Boston Road
$46,000 — Alter interior of Marlee’s for accessible restroom, vestibule, new bar area, and dividing wall

Pioneer Valley Hotel Group
100 Congress St.
$125,000 — Roofing

The Republican Co.
1860 Main St.
$7,500 — Install fire-alarm system for 6 Bricks marijuana dispensary

Springfield Cemetery
171 Maple St.
$810,433 — Addition to Dorcas Chapin Chapel and crematory building at Springfield Cemetery

Thi Tai
200 Dickinson St.
$20,000 — Roofing at Cathy Beauty Supply


SBA Towers IX, LLC
720 Ridge Road
$65,000 — Dish Wireless to install three antennas and associated equipment at existing SBA cell site

People on the Move
Dr. Lynnette Watkins

Dr. Lynnette Watkins

Dr. Lynnette Watkins, an ophthalmologist and healthcare administrator and leader, has been named president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care. Currently the group chief medical officer for the Baptist Health System/Tenet Healthcare – Texas Group, she will begin her new role at Cooley Dickinson on Sept. 27. Since joining Baptist Health System/Tenet Healthcare in 2017, she has been a member of a team that has provided executive oversight for the multi-hospital system that stretches across the state, with more than 3,600 beds and $3.45 billion in patient revenue. She also has significant leadership experience in community-hospital settings. In addition, Watkins has ties to Massachusetts and the Mass General Brigham system, having completed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, where she began her clinical career in ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery and served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Before joining the Baptist Health System, Watkins held the position of chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. She has also served as chief medical officer in Tenet’s Abrazo Community Health Network in Arizona. Her career as a healthcare executive began in Mishawaka, Ind., where she was vice president and chief medical officer for the Saint Joseph Health System/Trinity Health. Watkins earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her internship in internal medicine at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City before coming to Boston in 1995 as a resident in ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. After residency, she completed a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Iowa, then returned to Massachusetts Eye and Ear, where from 1999 to 2004 she directed the emergency ophthalmology service and walk-in clinic and was an attending physician in the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service.


Brian Rucki

Brian Rucki

Amanda Carpe

Amanda Carpe

Bacon Wilson announced that Brian Rucki and Amanda Carpe have joined the firm as associate attorneys. Rucki is a member of the real-estate team, and Carpe has joined the probate and estate-planning department. Prior to joining Bacon Wilson, Rucki spent five years practicing law in Westfield, where he worked on all aspects of real-estate transactions including purchases, sales, refinances, and title work, as well as estate-planning matters. Previously, he also served as a clerk in the solicitor’s office for the town of Agawam, where his work focused on municipal law. He attended Western New England University School of Law, earning his juris doctor laude in 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst in 2013. Carpe comes to Bacon Wilson with five years of experience in estate planning, estate administration, guardianship, conservatorship, and residential real estate. She previously practiced in Ludlow and Worcester. In addition to her work in estates and probate, she clerked for the Hampden County Juvenile Court and interned with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, where her work focused on juvenile and child-welfare law. She earned her juris doctor in 2016 from Western New England University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University in 2013.


Joseph Deady

Joseph Deady

Kaitlyn Malin

North Brookfield Savings Bank announced the promotions of Joseph Deady and Kaitlyn Malin within the Operations department. Deady has been promoted to Digital Services manager/fraud analyst. He will be responsible for ensuring the bank is using all possible digital products to align with its strategic goals and the needs of our customers, while overseeing account fraud. He joined the bank as a teller in 2011 and has held various roles, including supervisor and management roles and finally fraud analyst in the Operations department in 2015. Most recently, he held the title of Operations specialist and fraud analyst, handling debit-card fraud claims and account compromises and processing and reviewing international wires. Deady has more than 10 years of professional banking experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is also ACH-certified. He supports his local communities by volunteering his time and attending fundraising events for local, community-focused organizations like Camp Putnam in New Braintree. Malin has been promoted to Operations specialist. She holds an associate degree from Mount Wachusett Community College. She previously held the position of Operations customer service representative, where she was tasked with answering customer calls and connecting customers and non-customers with appropriate staff to assist them. She also was responsible for reviewing all daily Operations reports. Before coming to the bank in November 2020, she worked as a teller at Athol Savings Bank. In her three years, there she assisted customers with transactions, concerns, and other inquiries. In her new role, Malin will be responsible for reviewing reports to mitigate fraud and risk for both the bank and customers as well as servicing customers’ online banking needs and completing account modifications such as travel notifications.


J. Williar Dunleavy, chairman of Berkshire Bank and its parent company, will retire in September, the bank announced. He will be succeeded on the board of both the bank and Berkshire Hills Bancorp by David Brunelle, currently vice chairman. Brunelle is co-founder of Northe Pointe Wealth Management in Worcester. He has been on the board since 2017. Dunleavy took over as chair of the board in late 2019, when Bill Ryan, formerly the chief exective of Banknorth, gave up the position for health reasons.


Joseph DaSilva

Joseph DaSilva

Richard Glejzer

Richard Glejzer

Jeannette Smith

Jeannette Smith

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed three new vice presidents to its executive team: Joseph DaSilva, vice president of Administration and Finance; Richard Glejzer, vice president of Academic Affairs; and Jeannette Smith, vice president of Student Affairs. DaSilva has worked in public higher education for more than 28 years, the last 21 at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). During his tenure as vice president of Administration and chief financial officer, he provided executive-level vision, leadership, planning, and direction, and managed all aspects of fiscal operations, facilities management, Campus Police, Information Technology, Student Financial Services, and Human Resources/Employee Benefits and Operations Center. Glejzer was most recently the interim dean of Graduate Studies at Muhlenberg College, and previously served as provost and dean of Faculty at Marlboro College for 10 years. Prior to joining Marlboro, he served as professor and chair of English at North Central College and as chair of the college’s academic programs and policy committee. Among his other institutional duties, he served on the college’s steering committee and the dean’s academic advisory committee. He was a faculty liaison to the board of trustees. Earlier in his career at North Central, Glejzer revised the composition program as the director of Writing. Smith is a scholar-practitioner with 16 years of work experience in higher education, having worked most recently as the associate dean of Student Affairs and Engagement at Evergreen State College. She was previously employed at Truckee Meadows Community College, the University of Nevada Reno, and Elmhurst College. Her practice areas of experience include student unions, residence life and dining, academic advising, financial aid, shared governance, and student employment. Her scholarship areas of interests include policy, equity, financial aid, and student development.


Sam Einzig

Sam Einzig

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union recently introduced Sam Einzig as the newest member of UMassFive’s Retirement Planning and Investments team available through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. He supports the credit union’s team of CFS financial advisors by scheduling appointments, sending appointment reminders, and helping with advisor administrative duties and service work. As an advisor assistant, he is also now the primary contact for current and prospective clients looking to work with the credit union’s trio of financial advisors. Einzig has worked at UMassFive as a member service specialist since September 2018, prior to taking on his latest role with the Retirement Planning and Investments team. He is licensed as a producer of life insurance and accident and health or sickness insurance in Massachusetts, and is currently pursuing his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where course studies in music business and taxation in the music industry kindled his interest in the financial world, as well as helping people.


Country Bank announced several recent staff promotions. Julie Yi has been promoted to senior vice president, controller and Operations. She has extensive experience in finance and operations and serves on Country Bank’s senior management team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is a certified public accountant. Justin Calheno has been promoted to assistant vice president, Retail Lending. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Westfield State University and is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies. He serves as a board member for the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club. Lisa Saletnik has been promoted to assistant vice president, Business Systems. She holds an associate degree in health science from Bay Path University and is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies. Mackenna Hogan has been promoted to Commercial Banking Administration officer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from UMass Amherst. Antonio Palano has been promoted to assistant vice president, Retail Lending. He holds an associate degree in business administration from Springfield Technical Community College. Newly appointed officers include Sam Pursey, Erin Skoczylas, Ashley Swett, and Sarah Yurkunas. Pursey has been promoted to Relationship Management officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from UMass Amherst. Skoczylas has been promoted to assistant controller. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western New England University, an associate degree in business administration from Springfield Technical Community College, and is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies. Swett has been promoted to Customer Care Center officer. She is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies. Yurkunas has been promoted to Relationship Management officer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Bay Path University, a certificate from the Massachusetts Bankers Assoc. in Fundamentals of Credit Analysis: Intro to Commercial Lending, and is currently enrolled in the New England School for Financial Studies.


Mary Cate Mannion

Mary Cate Mannion

Garvey Communication Associates Inc. (GCAi) announced that veteran ABC News affiliate reporter and anchor Mary Cate Mannion has joined the team as a digital PR analyst and will be responsible for planning, producing, and editing video content; photo supervision; and writing posts for digital dissemination on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and the Google Ads Display Network, but not Tik Tok, as well as working directly with media publications. She is working in GCAi’s Springfield edit suite with award-winning video producer Darcy Young and planning digital campaigns with award-winning digital marketer James Garvey, who is based in GCAi’s Marina del Rey, Calif. office. Mannion is an award winner in her own right, receiving a Broadcasters Award and two Emmy nominations during her tenure as an anchor and energy-news reporter with NBC News affiliate KFYR-TV. Her reporting was also used in an investigative segment by John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, and she has served as a correspondent for Headline News. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College. She crossed paths with Young during her time at Western Mass News, when she emceed the Springfield Colleen Contest, for which Young is a long-time volunteer. Mannion also her singing skills during an American Idol audition in Boston and was successful for six rounds. Mannion has also achieved considerable success as a competitive Irish dancer, something she is still enthusiastic about today as a member of Springfield’s Claddagh School.


Mercedes Maskalik, formerly the director of Marketing at CUE Inc., a membership and professional-development nonprofit organization, has been appointed assistant vice president for Marketing and Communication at Western New England University. In her new role, Maskalik will oversee the university’s Division of Marketing and External Affairs, whose mission and purpose is to broadly and creatively share the story of Western New England University regionally, nationally, and internationally. In her previous position as director of Marketing at CUE, Maskalik was responsible for the development, coordination, and management of all marketing and communications efforts to promote the CUE brand, the professional learning community, and the professional learning events. She received her master’s degree in organizational communications from Central Connecticut State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Connecticut State University. An active member of a number of international associations, Maskalik’s professional affiliations include the American Marketing Assoc., the Public Relations Society of America, and the European Assoc. of Communications Directors. She is the co-author of Social Marketing Environmental Issues, a theoretically grounded text on social-marketing strategies for influencing environmental behaviors.


Bryan Czajkowski

Bryan Czajkowski

Market Mentors, a marketing, advertising, and public-relations agency, announced the addition of Bryan Czajkowski as director of Production and Technology. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the newly created position, in which he oversees the agency’s web, design, video, and production operations. Czajkowski most recently served as chief technology officer for Rebel Interactive Group in Southington, Conn. Through this and previous positions, he has gained extensive experience working with international and national organizations across diverse industries, from finance and insurance to automotive and aerospace. The opportunity to integrate his various professional skills and interests is something that drew Czajkowski to the Market Mentors position.


Bulkley Richardson announced that Mike Sweet has joined the firm as a partner in the Business and Finance department. Sweet started his career at a Wall Street-based law firm and has been practicing in Springfield for the past 25 years. His practice focuses on representing businesses and the people that own and manage those businesses through all stages of their business cycle, as well as in their personal lives. “This is an exciting development for the firm and furthers our goals for continued growth and talent acquisition,” said Dan Finnegan, managing partner. “Mike has established longtime relationships with his clients and continues to achieve successful results for them. He has earned the reputation of a great lawyer, and we feel honored to have him on our team.”


Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith, senior vice president and chief legal officer for Baystate Health, has been appointed to the Holyoke Community College (HCC) board of trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker. The term will run until March 1, 2025. “I am passionate about education and its ability to empower, inspire, break down barriers, and create pathways to opportunity,” Smith said. “I am honored to begin my service as trustee during Holyoke Community College’s celebration of its 75th anniversary, and I look forward to helping shape its bright future.” Smith has worked for Baystate Health since 2016 as associate general counsel, vice president, chief general counsel, and now senior vice president and chief legal officer. Prior to that, she was a partner in the law firm Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP in Springfield. She has also worked as an assistant attorney general in the New York Attorney General’s Office in Syracuse and as a court attorney for the New York State Court of Appeals. She holds a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in French from Wells College.


Bulkley Richardson partners Michael Burke and Mark Cress were named 2022 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers in partnership with U.S. News Media Group. Burke was recognized for his work in personal-injury litigation, and Cress was recognized for his work in corporate law. Burke and Cress have been named by Best Lawyers since 2001 and 2003, respectively. Lawyer of the Year rankings are awarded to one lawyer per practice area in each region, making it a distinguished accolade. Honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall peer feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.


Michael Cardaropoli

Michael Cardaropoli

Attorney Michael Cardaropoli, a partner in the law firm Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Springfield Habitat for Humanity. “I’m proud of the opportunity to serve on the board of this incredible organization,” he said. “We have a rich history as a firm of charitable connections to the community. I had first-hand experience with the Habitat for Humanity team as we worked on the SGT Sullivan house, and I am so pleased to now be a part of their ongoing efforts.” Twelve staff members from Pellegrini Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley donated a total of nearly 100 man hours to kick off the Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan project on the first build day in 2018. The firm also contributed $2,500 to the effort. “As a firm, we are committed each day to help make the lives better for the residents of Springfield,” Cardaropoli said.


Bacon Wilson announced that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022. Kenneth Albano, the firm’s managing partner, was recognized in Best Lawyers for business organizations, including LLCs and partnerships; Michael Katz for bankruptcy and reorganization; Stephen Krevalin for family law; Hyman Darling for elder law; Gary Breton for banking/finance law and business organizations; Gina Barry for elder law; Mark Tanner for real-estate litigation; and Peter MacConnell for real-estate law. In addition, MacConnell was named 2022 Lawyer of the Year for real-estate law in Springfield, a designation presented to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area for each region. Bacon Wilson, P.C. is one of the largest Pioneer Valley firms, with 43 attorneys and approximately 80 paralegals, administrative assistants, and support staff. The firm has five locations, in Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, and Westfield. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is regarded as one of the definitive guides to legal excellence. There is no opportunity to pay for a listing; rather, lists are based entirely on peer review.