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A Look Back — and Ahead

What’s Changed — and What Hasn’t — in 40 Years

1984. That’s the title of an epic George Orwell novel, written 36 years earlier, that takes a look into the future and describes a world ruled by a televised ‘Big Brother.’

The real 1984 was a thankfully cheerier year. Ronald Reagan won a second term in office, the Boston Celtics won an epic NBA Finals series over the Los Angeles Lakers, gymnasts including Mary Lou Retton and West Springfield’s own Tim Daggett dominated the Summer Olympics in LA, and the Basketball Hall of Fame was soon to open its doors on Springfield’s riverfront.

That May, a new publication first appeared in businesses across the region. It was called the Western Massachusetts Business Journal, and the monthly magazine was something new and completely different — a publication devoted entirely to the region’s business community.

A few years later, the name was shortened to BusinessWest, which was not the only change to have taken place over the past 40 years. The magazine has since added a second issue each month, a strong digital presence, a daily news blog, a podcast, and several annual recognition programs and accompanying events.

Yet, as BusinessWest turns 40, we’ve dedicated this commemorative issue not to the changes that have taken place here, as significant as they are, but on the sweeping changes that have taken place in the workplace and in our business community.

They have included advances in computer technology that have transformed virtually every sector; a few memorable recessions, including one so profound it was called Great; a pandemic that shut down much of the world for months and may have permanently altered the way people work; a slew of state-of-the-art healthcare projects; a dramatic wave of contraction and acquisition in fields ranging from banking to insurance; a continued focus on entrepreneurship; and even brand-new sectors, most notably cannabis, and still-murky developments like artificial intelligence.

These sweeping, profound changes have impacted just about every sector, from education to law to construction, and have altered how we work, where we work, when we work, and even what we wear to work. In short, it’s been an eventful four decades, which has more than justified Publisher John Gormally’s decision to chronicle all of it on the pages of this magazine.

There’s no way to sum all that up in one issue, but we hope the articles below, brought to life by interviews with some of this region’s most prominent business leaders, at least begins to paint the picture of an economy, and region, ever in flux.

 

In this special section, 40 years of:

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Banking

Commercial Development

Construction

Financial Planning

Healthcare

Higher Education

Manufacturing

Nonprofits

Professional Services

Technology

The Workplace

 

Opinion

Editorial

The Western Mass. region has a strong tradition of entrepreneurship that goes back more than three centuries.

And BusinessWest publisher John Gormally reflects that tradition in many ways. He has owned, or still owns, everything from a billboard company to a television station to a boutique resort hotel in Costa Rica. But his story began 40 years ago with a small, monthly publication he decided to call the Western Massachusetts Business Journal (the first issue is pictured at right).

As he tells the story, he looked around New England and saw that other cities and other regions had publications focused specifically on the many aspects of business. He saw that the Greater Springfield area did not have such a publication, and decided that it should, because, well … there were stories that needed to be told.

Four decades later, there are still stories to be told, and we remain dedicated to telling them. We also remain dedicated to expanding on Gormally’s initial vision of 40 years ago and finding new and better ways to turn a mirror on the region’s business community and provide thought-provoking stories and commentary on what is reflected by that mirror.

A great many changes have come to the region and its economic landscape over the past 40 years, and these are reflected in the stories that start on page 6, each focusing on a specific sector. These developments involve everything from the consolidation of many industries to profound shifts in how work is done, where, when, and by whom (or what, in the emerging AI era).

There are many common threads running through these stories, but the biggest is technology. Those who can recall what the workplace was like 40 years ago remember a time when desks didn’t have computers on them, when people who wanted to contact someone reached for a three-inch-thick phone book, when the fax machine was a wonderous new way to deliver information; when the internet was still a decade away from emerging from government research facilities into millions of homes and businesses, when portable phones were the size of bricks and the only thing you could do with one was call someone.

Now, information is everywhere and instantaneous. People can call or text their lawyer at 3 a.m. — and he or she will answer the phone. Consumers can move their money from one bank to another in a matter of minutes — or get a quote on car insurance or a loan approval just as fast. Manufacturing equipment can and does run all night, with no one to attend to them. Business meetings are often taken by Zoom, saving travel time and expense and allowing people to work from virtually anywhere, while not diminishing the value of in-person collaboration.

There have been many other developments as well. Our business community is different in many ways, but it is especially more diverse, with far more women (29 of whom earned a spot in this year’s 40 Under Forty) and those from traditionally minority populations serving in leadership positions and owning their own businesses. This has been a profound and refreshing change.

Speaking of 40 Under Forty, BusinessWest introduced that recognition program and gala in 2007, and it remains a fiercely coveted honor among the region’s young professionals. We followed that up with other recognition programs and accompanying galas, including Difference Makers in 2009, the 40 Under Forty Alumni Achievement Award in 2015, Healthcare Heroes in 2017, and Women of Impact in 2018. Why? Because so many success stories, both individuals and organizations, deserve to be celebrated, and their stories told.

Those stories and thousands more in the pages of BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, our sister publication introduced in 2000, and on our two websites, businesswest.com and healthcarenews.com, have, over the years, testified to a changing business landscape. So has our use of daily e-newsletters, social media, and weekly podcasts, dynamic business tools that further reflect changes in the way people work, share information, and engage with each other in 2024.

Even the way we produce this magazine is much different today; we went, like other media companies with a long history, from using negatives and paste-up ads in the ’80s and early ’90s to quickly laying out and producing each issue digitally, and immediately sharing stories on our websites and through daily e-news. And we’ve undergone all that change while retaining our culture as a small, independent, local operation with deep roots and a commitment to the communities of Western Mass.

The downtowns of many of those communities, by the way, have been dramatically reshaped by changes that have come to retail and other sectors. Meanwhile, many of the huge manufacturing mills that once gave many communities their character (think Holyoke, Easthampton, Chicopee, Greenfield, Palmer, and Pittsfield) have become housing facilities, spaces for artists, multi-use properties, shared office space, small-business incubators, or cannabis cultivation operations, to name a few.

Yes, cannabis cultivation. That’s another profound development, and one of many that probably could not have been imagined back in 1984.

Indeed, when asked to look ahead and project what will come next, many of those we spoke with said, given the pace of change that has taken place, predicting the future is very difficult, indeed.

As for BusinessWest … we’ll just keep doing what we have been doing: holding up that mirror and putting the spotlight on a business community that is rich, diverse, ever-evolving, and with an endless supply of good stories to tell.

We thank our advertisers, our readers, and the entire Western Mass. business community for your support over the past four decades, and we’re looking forward to the next 40 years of progress, challenge, and unpredictability.

 

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A New Era at HCC

Hundreds of Holyoke Community College (HCC) friends, former colleagues, relatives, students, dignitaries, and supporters filled HCC’s Leslie Phillips Theater to capacity on April 19 to celebrate the official installation of George Timmons as the fifth president of HCC, and the first African-American man to hold that position.

Timmons embraces Student Senate President Alicia Beaton

Pictured: Timmons embraces Student Senate President Alicia Beaton after she placed the HCC presidential medallion around his neck as Vanessa Smith, interim chair of the HCC board of trustees, and student trustee Barney Garcia look on.

 

Something to Build On

PeoplesBank is supporting Square One’s capital campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. With early support from the city of Springfield and the Commonwealth, Square One has reacquired the land of its original South End location, which was destroyed by the 2011 tornado, and is looking to build a 26,000-square-foot child and family center.

Square One President and CEO Dawn DiStefano

Square One President and CEO Dawn DiStefano (pictured, second from left) received a check for the first installment of a multi-year, $175,000 pledge from (from left) PeoplesBank CEO Tom Senecal, Cindy Wszolek, and Xiaolei Hua.

 

Helping Around the House

The senior leadership team at Greenfield Cooperative Bank recently traded their suits for paintbrushes and joined forces with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity to help put some finishing touches on a new home being built by dozens of community volunteers alongside the future homeowners. This hands-on effort followed a previous commitment of $10,000 from Greenfield Co-op toward the project.

Pictured, from left: Jackie Charron, Jeremy Payson, Kevin Bowler, Lisa Kmetz, Mary Rawls, Jane Wolfe, and Michael Turley.

Pictured, from left: Jackie Charron, Jeremy Payson, Kevin Bowler, Lisa Kmetz, Mary Rawls, Jane Wolfe, and Michael Turley.

 

Agenda

Tri-State SHRM Conference

May 13-15: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced that the Tri-State SHRM Conference, the largest human-resources (HR) conference in New England, will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The conference aims to unmask the changing face of HR by providing HR leaders with the necessary tools to stay ahead of the curve. The multi-day event will feature keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, interactive games, multiple business networking opportunities, and an expo showcasing the latest HR technology and trends. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including “Building a FOMO Workplace Culture,” “SEAT of Success: How Top Performers Never Settle for Balcony Seats,” and “Beyond Productivity: the Unseen Risks of Employee Stress and Burnout in the Workplace.” There will be 24 sessions available in total, featuring more than 27 speakers. Register online at tristateshrm.com.

 

Workers’ Compensation Seminar at Royal Law

May 14: Proposed changes in workers’ compensation laws aim to hold employers to a higher standard, as well as increase employers’ potential liability. At a seminar from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Royal Law Firm, these changes and recent legislation regarding workers’ compensation will be discussed in detail to ensure employers are aware of the consequences of not following new practices. Attorney Trevor Brice will discuss the recent changes and potential upheaval in the workers’ compensation world. The firm is located at 33 Elliot St., Springfield. The cost is $30 per person. Registration is required, and seating will be limited. Contact Heather Child at [email protected] to register or with any questions. Checks should be made payable to the Royal Law Firm.

 

Designer Showhouse at Cassilis Farm

June 1-30: Construct Inc., a nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services to residents in 15 towns across the Southern Berkshires, announced its first Designer Showhouse fundraising exhibition. Slated for the entire month of June, the Designer Showhouse will highlight the elegant, creative work of more than a dozen local and regional designers, as well as landscape architects and visual artists. Each exhibitor has been assigned a space at Cassilis Farm, an iconic, 27-acre, Gilded Age estate that Construct, along with the New Marlborough Housing Development Committee, purchased at auction with the intention of renovating and converting it into 11 much-needed affordable-housing apartments. The Designer Showhouse pays homage to the theme “Nature in the Berkshires” and displays the transformative, custom work of award-winning designers, whose areas of focus range from real-estate staging and interiors to styling and iconic textile design. Room themes range from a swan nursery inspired by a local swan rescue area to a picnic-under-the-stars nod to Tanglewood to an equestrian-heavy library drawing inspiration from the estate’s former existence as a hackney horse-breeding farm. The Showhouse will be a timed, ticketed walk-through and will be open to visitors through five weekends in June. Timed tickets cost $40 per person and can be purchased online only, at constructberkshires.org/construct-designer-showhouse.

 

Free Shred Days

June 8, 22: bankESB invites customers and members of the community to two free shred days at local offices. Events will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. (or until the truck is full) on the following dates and at locations: Saturday, June 8 at 770 Main St., Agawam; and Saturday, June 22 at 241 Northampton St., Easthampton (two trucks at this event). No appointment is necessary. Local residents can reduce their risk of identity theft by bringing old mail, receipts, statements or bills, canceled checks, pay stubs, medical records, or any other unwanted paper documents containing personal or confidential information and shredding them safely and securely for free. A professional document destruction company will be on site in the bank’s parking lot and can accept up to two boxes of documents per person.

 

40 Under Forty Gala

June 20: BusinessWest will celebrate the 18th annual 40 Under Forty at the MassMutual Center in Springfield with fine food, music, networking, and the presentation of the class of 2024, profiled in the April 29 issue of BusinessWest and at businesswest.com. The 40 Under Forty sponsors include presenting sponsor PeoplesBank and partner sponsors the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, Live Nation, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, and Mercy Medical Center/Trinity Health. The event will also feature the announcement of the 10th annual Alumni Achievement Award, presented by Health New England. Tickets cost $125 each. To reserve tickets, visit businesswest.com/40-under-forty/40underforty.

 

Hooplandia

June 21-23: Registration is now open for Hooplandia, the second annual 3×3 basketball tournament and festival, at www.hooplandia.com. The three-day event includes levels of play for all ages and divisions. Hooplandia launched in 2023. Taking place in the heart of Greater Springfield, the birthplace of basketball, the event is hosted by Eastern States Exposition (ESE) in West Springfield and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Most games will be played on the ESE grounds, with special games held at the Hall of Fame. Seventy-five basketball courts will be set up to accommodate more than 650 games played by approximately 2,100 participants of all ages. Divisions of play have been created to provide an all-inclusive environment for players of all ages and playing abilities. The diverse divisions include young girls, boys, women, men, high-school-level, college-level, OGs, veterans, and more. Players are invited to build teams of four, create their own unique team name and uniforms, and register at www.hooplandia.com. Team fees range according to age, and children in the under-8 category are free of charge. Hooplandia will once again partner with Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the region as its designated philanthropic partner, providing $10 from every paid team registration to support the mission and programs of the clubs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For inquiries, email [email protected].

 

Yidstock

July 11-14: Tickets are now on sale for Yidstock: the Festival of New Yiddish Music. Now in its 12th year, Yidstock brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Highlights this year will include the Klezmatics, Frank London, Eleanor Reissa, Judy Bressler, Daniel Kahn, and many more. Concert passes are available and include admission to all concerts and the two dance workshops. Individual tickets are also available for purchase for those who can only attend for part of the weekend. This year, livestream concert passes will allow friends from afar to experience Yidstock from the comfort of their homes. These passes only include access to the seven concerts; they do not include access to talks, workshops, or the film screening. Visit yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock for more information and to purchase tickets.

People on the Move
Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson

David Glidden, president and CEO of Liberty Bank, and the bank’s board of directors jointly announced that Doug Anderson was unanimously elected chairman of the board at its March meeting. The election of Anderson comes after the unexpected passing of longtime Chairman Mark Gingras on March 7. Gingras served as Liberty’s board chairman since 2007 and board member since 2001. Anderson’s role as a Liberty Bank corporator and board member began in April 2018. During that time, he has served on the credit risk, audit, compensation, and governance committees, and most recently as chair of the credit risk committee. He brings decades of diverse leadership experience in banking, finance, management, and operations to the role of chairman. His extensive background includes senior executive roles as president of the former Savings Bank of Manchester (SBM) until 2004 and chairman, president, and CEO of the former Open Solutions. He spent 14 years at Unisys, an international technology company, and served on the board of directors for the former New Alliance Bancshares Inc. Beyond Liberty’s boardroom, Anderson, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, has been a dedicated and generous community partner. This includes his philanthropic support and board service for many organizations and causes, such as the Connecticut Science Center, SBM Charitable Foundation, Manchester Community College Foundation, and Connecticut Foodshare. He also served as chairman of the Liberty Bank Foundation.

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UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announced new leadership for its board of directors. Jacqui Watrous has been elected as board chair, Ruth Yanka as board vice chair, and Jeremy Bentley as board secretary. Watrous has served on the UMassFive board of directors for more than seven years, including most recently as board vice chair. She holds a BBA in finance and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Now retired, she previously worked at UMass Amherst for more than 30 years, having held a variety of positions in the finance and systems fields, including most recently the role of executive director of Administrative Systems in Finance. Yanka has volunteered on UMassFive’s board for more than 12 years, serving in many capacities, including board member and secretary. She holds a master’s degree in program administration from UMass Amherst and has served on the board of many nonprofit organizations in a variety of positions, from member to treasurer to president. Her work history responsibilities have always included operations, budget, and personnel. She currently holds the role of executive director, A&F Operations in Administration and Finance at UMass Amherst. Bentley first joined the UMassFive board of directors in 2022, having previously served as a volunteer on the credit union’s asset and liability management committee when he moved to the area after completing his Ph.D. in accounting from Cornell University. He currently serves as a research foundation director for the Institute of Management Accountants and in multiple positions with the American Accounting Assoc. He is also the Richard Dieter & Susan Dieter faculty fellow and an associate professor at UMass Amherst, where he teaches financial and managerial accounting and examines how accounting systems change the way people think about and report on their performance. With this transition in board leadership, Robert Harrison ends a decade-long tenure in the role of UMassFive board chair. He will continue serving as a board member of the credit union.

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Eunice Bragg

Eunice Bragg

American International College (AIC) announced the appointment of Eunice Bragg as vice president for Institutional Advancement. As an accomplished fundraiser and relationship leader, Bragg brings valuable expertise in building relationships, inspiring team culture, and employing metrics to meet fundraising goals for the institution. In her new position, Bragg will oversee fundraising and stewardship relationship initiatives and will be responsible for strengthening engagement with AIC alumni and community partners. She will play a vital role in the campaign to restore Courniotes Hall, the health-sciences building damaged by fire last summer after a lightning strike. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Taylor University and completing her master’s degree in strategic fundraising and philanthropy at Bay Path University, Bragg served as director of Development at the Discovery Center (now RE-Center) in Hartford, Conn. She then assumed the role of director of Annual Giving at Hampden Hall Country Day School in New Haven, Conn. Returning to her alma mater, she became director of Major and Planned Gifts at Bay Path. She joins AIC from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she most recently served as director of Development and Leadership Gifts.

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Whittlesey announced that its CEO and managing partner, Drew Andrews, has been included in Forbes’ inaugural “America’s Top 200 CPAs” list. Curated by Forbes’ editorial team, this list features the top CPAs in public practice across the U.S. The rigorous selection process involves independent nominations and recommendations from various CPA societies and associations. Candidates are evaluated on numerous criteria, including certifications and credentials, years of experience, industry specialization, professional achievements, community involvement, thought leadership, diversity of client base, ethical and regulatory compliance, and innovation and technology adoption. Andrews has been leading Whittlesey since 2008 and has significantly influenced its trajectory. He has grown the firm’s revenue to more than triple its original size and expanded its operations to include three offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. His innovative approach has notably advanced the firm’s capabilities and strengthened client relationships. In addition, he serves a select clientele. His dedication extends beyond corporate management to personal mentorship and community involvement. He actively develops talented professionals within the firm, providing guidance and support as a mentor and coach. He is committed to philanthropy and has held prominent leadership positions on boards of several local nonprofit, business, religious, and charitable organizations, contributing significantly to community-enrichment efforts.

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Gilbert Nieves

Gilbert Nieves

Community Bank announced that Gilbert Nieves has been promoted to district manager. In his new role, Nieves will oversee strategy and operations for branches in Vermont and Massachusetts, ensuring administration of the bank’s financial goals and objectives, including business development. He will also be responsible for staff training, coaching, and professional development for continued excellence in customer service and operations. With more than two decades of experience in the financial industry, Nieves first joined Community Bank in 2019 as branch manager of the Springfield location. In that role, he oversaw daily office operations, including sales and customer-service activities, to ensure operational efficiency, integrity, and adherence to policies and procedures. Prior to that, he served the Springfield community in other banking and financial roles, including vice president and branch manager at Webster Bank and assistant city treasurer for the city of Springfield. Outside of the office, Nieves is an active member of the community, serving his congregation as a Bible instructor and volunteering at Springfield Public Schools. In addition, he facilitates financial-literacy workshops at the Gándara Center, as well as first-time homebuying seminars at Way Finders. He is also a member of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Business Network International’s Springfield chapter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Universidad Metropolitana in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Fontaine Bros. Inc. announced the addition of Jason Boudreau as project executive and Mark Fulton as senior superintendent. They bring more than 40 years of combined experience working together on complex building projects throughout Western and Central Mass., Connecticut, and beyond, making them a valuable addition to the Fontaine team. Boudreau and Fulton have been working together for more than 20 years. They have successfully delivered work for notable clients such as Amherst College, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, UMass Amherst, Williams College, and many others, and earned certifications from the American Society for Health Care Engineering and the International Code Council for Tall Mass Timber Buildings.

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Rachel Dionne

Rachel Dionne

Polish National Credit Union (PNCU) announced that Rachel Dionne, assistant vice president and credit risk officer, has joined the board of directors of Providence Ministries. PNCU, a full-service community credit union, is committed to meeting community needs and fostering growth. The organization emphasizes community engagement through corporate leadership and volunteerism. Dionne is dedicated to community service. Her volunteer work includes more than a half-decade on the board of trustees for Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, membership on the school’s finance committee, involvement in a youth ministry group, service on the Southampton Finance Committee, and as an eucharistic minister at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Westfield. She now adds the Providence Ministries board membership to her list of contributions. With nearly 35 years of experience in accounting and finance, Dionne joined PNCU in 2017. In her role, she analyzes complex commercial financial information, oversees commercial lending policies, and manages loan administration, loan servicing, and credit teams. She is a two-time graduate of American International College (AIC) with degrees in accounting and nonprofit management.

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The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), an environmental nonprofit dedicated to advancing just and resilient climate solutions, announced the appointment of Julia Riseman as its inaugural director of Philanthropic Investments. With her experience and commitment to climate-change mitigation, Riseman will help accelerate CET’s growth and impact during this decisive decade for decarbonization. Riseman brings a wealth of expertise in development strategy and relationship building, honed through her years of dedication to causes throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through consulting, she has helped organizations raise more than $350 million through her consulting firm, Riseman Consulting, and during her 14 years at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, providing consulting services to grant-supported recipients. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was the Development director at the Center School, an independent school in Amherst, and she co-founded two nonprofit organizations, Friends of Northampton Trails and Health in Harmony, an international environmental organization working with local communities to save rainforests in Brazil, Madagascar, and Indonesia. Her strategic vision and commitment to CET’s mission is expected to propel the organization into a new era of expansion and influence. As director of Philanthropic Investments, Riseman will be instrumental in cultivating partnerships, securing funding opportunities, and fostering connections with stakeholders to fund targeted projects and further CET’s impact across a dozen states. Her leadership will play a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s strategic goals and expanding its reach across the country.

Company Notebook

Gateway City Arts Sells Complex to LightHouse Holyoke

HOLYOKE — Gateway City Arts (GCA) announced it has signed a purchase and sale agreement with LightHouse Holyoke for the transfer of the three-building arts complex at 92 Race St. in Holyoke. LightHouse is a competency-based middle and high school for self-directed learning. It first opened in Holyoke in 2015 and began a collaboration with Holyoke Public Schools in 2017, and now has partnerships with six public districts. The move offers a significant opportunity to expand its existing programs. The new facility will feature similar non-traditional learning spaces as those currently existing at LightHouse, presently just down the block at 208 Race St., including a maker space, music studio, and recording studio, which have already been instrumental in nurturing creativity and inspiration among students who may not have previously enjoyed school. Plans for the three-building, 40,000-square-foot facility include a Production Academy integrated into the two on-site performance spaces, the 100-person-capacity Divine Theater, and the much larger 500-person-capacity concert venue, creating scaffolded training and internship opportunities for young people to learn the many skills associated with the entertainment and event-production industry, from lighting and sound to artist management and beyond. Similarly, the café will reopen as a public restaurant, with integrated courses and internships in all aspects of running a café, leading to paid work and future career opportunities. The facility also hosts an 8,000-square-foot maker space that will continue on as a community maker space, complete with a wood shop and ceramic studio, both hosting classes and workspaces for LightHouse students and accessible to the larger community as well.

 

Community Bank Plans to Expand Branch Presence

DEWITT, N.Y. — Community Bank announced a strategic plan to expand its branch presence in select markets throughout 2024 and 2025, including two new branch locations in the New England region. The new branches will include an additional location in Springfield, as well as the bank’s first physical branch in New Hampshire, having broken into that market with a commercial banking presence in 2023. The bank’s current presence in New England includes 28 branches throughout Vermont and Springfield. This announcement comes as newly appointed President and CEO Dimitar Karaivanov officially steps into his role this year and begins to execute his strategic vision for the bank. As Community Bank expands into promising markets with strong potenial for growth, it is reimagining the customer in-branch experience with clean, modern designs that encourage customer and banker collaboration, local community tie-ins, and staff that can handle a wide array of financial needs. The bank will bring a full suite of consumer, business, and municipal banking products and services, including no-closing-cost mortgage options, business loans and lines of credit, and competitive CD offerings. The move to establish additional branch locations in New England is a substantial investment that will allow the bank to better serve clients and aid in local economic development by creating new jobs, contributing to community efforts, and fostering financial stability. In addition to expanding in New England, Community Bank will continue to grow its branch presence throughout New York’s Western, Central, and Capital regions, as well as throughout Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

 

Summit House Wealth Partners Recognized by Forbes

SOUTH HADLEY — Summit House Wealth Partners, a private wealth-advisory practice with Ameriprise Financial in South Hadley, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” published by Forbes. The list recognizes financial advisors and their teams who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business. The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of the nation’s most productive advisors and their teams. Summit House Wealth Partners was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, compliance record, and best practices in its practice and approach to working with clients. Summit House Wealth Partners is led by Stephen Duval, CFP. The team also includes financial advisors Ed Boscher, Mike Otto, and Justin Osowiecki, and support staff Debra Whalen, James Lucey, Matthew Mitchell, Patricia Belanger, Jennifer Gray, Morgan Szczygiel, and Nicole Old. They have collectively served the South Hadley community since 1992.

 

Goodwill Industries Receives Grants for Job Skill Programs

PITTSFIELD — Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont announced it has received $8,500 in grants from Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and MountainOne Bank to support its Soar for Success employability skills program. The nonprofit social-services organization received an additional $2,500 from Greylock Federal Credit Union toward promotion and other costs associated with its annual meeting in October. Goodwill’s Soar for Success program focuses on job training in custodial skills, customer service, and employability skills guidance for individuals preparing for job interviews, as well as providing interview and work attire. The program is offered free of charge to all Berkshire County residents. Services are provided at Goodwill’s career centers in Pittsfield and North Adams and online. Goodwill sells donated clothes and other household items at a discounted price to aid in funding training and educational programs for individuals seeking employment.

 

Comcast Delivers Gig Speeds to Xfinity Mobile Customers

PHILADELPHIA — Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile devices can now connect to millions of new Xfinity Mobile hotspots and receive internet speeds over WiFi up to 1 gigabit per second. By delivering a faster connection over Xfinity’s WiFi network, Comcast is helping ensure customers can stream, game, chat, download, and surf wherever they are. Today, 90% of the mobile data traffic on Xfinity Mobile devices travels over WiFi, not cellular. With more than 23 million WiFi hotspots giving customers a speed boost, Xfinity Mobile aims to deliver a better experience to support data-intensive applications when traditional cellular networks can’t keep up. Comcast has invested more than $20 billion over the past five years to upgrade and expand the Xfinity network and introduce new, innovative features like WiFi Boost to support the constantly increasing number of connected devices consumers use both inside and outside of the home. For more information or to sign up for Xfinity Mobile, visit an Xfinity store or www.xfinity.com/mobile.

 

Davis Foundation Supports Irish Cultural Center

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation awarded the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England (ICCWNE) a $100,000 grant toward its $2 million goal to help create a community performance center at its Morgan Road facility. The grant will support the ICCWNE’s Capstone Campaign. Funds from the Capstone Campaign will be used to complete the community performance center, which will serve the needs of the greater region for concerts, events, meetings, and private functions. It will provide a home for local, regional, national, and international performance groups, making it a full-scale regional base for Irish heritage and culture as well as a center for cross-cultural collaboration. The space will be able to house performances by major Irish cultural groups, such as Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, as well as regional performers of all ages. Formerly the home of the Elks Lodge, the facility had been vacant for five years prior to the ICCWNE taking possession of it through a partnership with the city of West Springfield. Improvements have included developing a vibrant, Irish country-style restaurant, pub, and meeting and gathering place for the community. With 11,500 square feet of space on four floors, the facility has become the ideal home for the Irish Cultural Center, which was established in 1999.

 

Eastman Donates Monitoring Equipment to Springfield FD

SPRINGFIELD — Eastman, in partnership with Northern Safety, donated vital medical equipment, known as oximeters, to the Springfield Fire Department. This donation marks a significant and continued collaboration between Eastman, a global specialty manufacturing company with a plant in Indian Orchard, and the Springfield Fire Department, in serving the local community. The equipment being donated consists of 17 high-tech, portable oximeters, which are essential for monitoring vital signs in emergency situations. The Fire Department’s need for the oximeters was learned by Eastman at an Eastman Community Action Program gathering of local neighborhood and community officials sponsored regularly by Eastman Indian Orchard. The oximeters are advanced medical devices capable of accurately measuring blood oxygen levels and heart rates, crucial parameters in assessing a patient’s condition during emergencies such as fires, accidents, or medical crises. These Concord models are rechargeable with large digital displays. Seventeen pediatric finger clips are being donated alongside the oximeter units. These can be used to save the lives of children, including infants.

 

 

Tenth Local Farmer Awards Help 100 Farms Make Improvements

AGAWAM — Checks of up to $2,500 have been sent to 100 Western Mass. farms that are recipients of this year’s Local Farmer Awards. Supporting a diverse range of farm operations and infrastructure projects, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Big Y and the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture, along with other funders, issued a record number of awards in the program’s 10th year. A team of independent reviewers read each of the 199 applications submitted this year. These reviewers selected 100 farms to receive a 2024 grant from the Local Farmer Awards. The capital projects include the purchase of an egg-washing machine, livestock pasture expansion, reusable harvest bins, a cover-crop flail mower for reduced tillage, mobile chicken coops, and many more. The program funders collectively contributed more than $230,000 this year to assist these local farmers. Funders include the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, Big Y, Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture, PeoplesBank, Ann and Steve Davis, Charles and Elizabeth D’Amour, Barbara Deslauriers, Audrey and Chick Taylor, Andrews, Farm Credit East, Hood, the DeNucci Group at Merrill, Baystate Health, Country Bank, Eastern States Exposition, Three County Fair, bankESB, and Franklin First Federal Credit Union. Anyone interested in supporting the 2025 Local Farmer Awards should email Cari Carpenter, director of the program, at [email protected].

Incorporations

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

AGAWAM

2017 Baaz Corp., 7 South Bridge Dr., Agawam, MA 01001. Kuljit Singh Khalsa, 94 Navratil Road, Willington, CT 06279. Pizza parlor.

AMHERST

Amherst Mobile Market Inc., 990 North Pleasant St., Apt. A110, Amherst, MA 01002. Isabel Ramirez Baldaras, 990 North Pleasant St., Apt C107, Amherst, MA 01002. Nonprofit organization established to provide a community-driven, bilingual mobile farmers market that offers high-quality, fresh, affordable, local, and culturally desirable foods to Amherst communities challenged by poor food access and limited income.

CHICOPEE

3rd Rock Kids Inc., 27 Baltic Ave., Chicopee, MA 01020. Joanne Boulanger, same. Charitable organization designed to connect today’s youth with nature and science by utilizing their love of technology while emphasizing the need to protect their planet, their community, and their health.

Prime Max Food Service Inc., 1329 Memorial Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020. Zhong Chen, 76 Gary Dr., Westfield, MA 01085. Wholesale food business.

EAST LONGMEADOW

Attention to Detail Detailing Specialists Inc., 173 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Aaron Carrier, 42 Irvington St., Springfield, MA 01108. Detailing and automotive restyling services.

GREENFIELD

Greenfield Tree Committee Inc., 254 Davis St., Greenfield, MA 01301. Mary Chicoine, same. A nonprofit, volunteer group of concerned citizens whose purpose is to promote a strong and resilient urban forest in the city of Greenfield by facilitating the planting of trees along public ways and by educating the public on the value of trees and the need for their care and maintenance.

HUNTINGTON

Still Services Inc., 59 Searle Road, Huntington, MA 01050. Matthew Still, same. Plumbing and related services.

NORTH ADAMS

Good Birth Corp., 225 Eagle St., North Adams, MA 01247. Stanley Shaffer, 5104 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112. Corporation established to promote maternal and newborn health through education and quality improvement for global midwifery centers.

NORTHAMPTON

Holyoke Hockey Club Inc., 88 Massasoit St., Northampton, MA 01060. Robert Eppsteiner, same. To provide youth underrepresented in the sport of hockey — including kids of color, girls, non-binary kids, and economically disadvantaged kids — with an opportunity to play hockey without cost in a safe and fun environment.

PITTSFIELD

Degree Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Sarah Franklin, same. Software development.

Mountainview General Contractors Inc., 1450 East St., Suite 6F, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Cherie Pierce, same. New home construction and renovations.

Tri-State Lock and Security Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Jane Glass, same. Commercial locksmith sales and service.

SOUTH HADLEY

Kiaowan Thai Inc., 9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075. Fernando Teixeira, 23 Rivercrest Way, South Hadley, MA 01075. Food preparation and services.

SPRINGFIELD

Martes Logistics Corp., 31 Daytona St., Springfield, MA 01108. Diego Martes-Marte, same. Transportation and logistics services.

Tutlop Solutions Inc., 171 Dunmoreland St., Springfield, MA 01109. Luis Lopez, same. Landscaping and handyman for residential and commercial properties.

TURNERS FALLS

Zak’s Auto Sales Inc., 221 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376. Zaharia Nichita, 46 Randall Wood Dr., Montague, MA 01351. Auto sales.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Fit Mantra Inc., 353 Rogers Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089. Lakshmi Mudumba, same. Professional fitness training.

WESTFIELD

Howard Landscape & Lawn Care Inc., 4 Powder Mill Road, Westfield, MA 01085. Andrew Howard, 239 Montgomery Road, Westfield, MA 01085. Landscaping and related services.

Kiwanis Club of Northampton Foundation Inc., 223 Bates Road, Westfield, MA 01085. George Ronald Delisle, same. Charitable organization organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, making distributions to organizations that qualify as tax-exempt organizations.

WILLIAMSTOWN

Zhou Chopsticks Inc., 412 Main St., Williamstown, MA 01267. Jiayu Zhou, same. Restaurant.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of April 2024.

HOLYOKE

Comfortable Colors Painting
35 Reservation Road
Mary Hamel

Emmanuel Jewelry
311 High St.
Tai Kang

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1615 Northampton St.
Stephen Ranieri

Estella Insurance
580 Appleton St.
Laura Solano

Flo’s Services
42 Arnodale Ave.
Florin Muradian

Green Rose Tattoo
1735 Northampton St.
Northampton Street Tattoo LLC

Jo-Ann Stores #677
2267 Northampton St.
Jo-Ann Stores LLC

Matt’s Pellet Stove Service
175 Sycamore St.
Matthew Abelli

N Touch Wireless Inc.
2227 Northampton St.
John Quillen

Scorpio’s Lair Creations
33 Maple Crest Circle
Sarah King

A Touch of Beauty Hair and Nails
50 Holyoke St.
Hoang Vo

LONGMEADOW

Art by Samantha Pacheco
93 Westmoreland Ave.
Samantha Pacheco

Charthouse Financial Group
210 Bliss Road
Cynthia Stewart

Charthouse Wealth Management
210 Bliss Road
Cynthia Stewart

Clear View Exterior Cleaning
150 Bel Air Dr.
Vito Cocchi

Coddington Accounting & Tax
29 Elmwood Ave.
Ian Coddington

Four Guys and a Truck
162 Field Road
Lori Conte

Prime Real Estate
111 Warren Ter.
David Roffo

Solutions for Senior Living Communities
50 Wheel Meadow Dr.
George Prouty

Wash Bros.
551 Williams St.
Dimitri Beach

Weiss Consulting
704 Shaker Road
Anne Weiss

PITTSFIELD

Brattle Farm
600 Williams St.
Donna Chandler

Brewberry
204 Partridge Road
Brewberry LLC

Business Growth Catalyst
6 Aspen Way
Roger Matus

Chris Burnick Home Improvement
412 Barker Road
Christopher Burnick

Circa
436 North St.
Rebecca Barnini

Convenience Plus #3727
585 Merrill Road
Global Montello Group Corp.

Crawford’s Service
585 West Housatonic St.
Andrew Newton

Daigle Insurance
82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100
Daigle & Associates Inc.

Dalton Service Plaza
457 Dalton Ave.
El Gato Grande LP

DCT Enterprise Inc.
316 Merrill Road
Donald Davis Jr.

Digital Design Hippo
747 Pecks Road
William Lander

Don Davis Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Refrigeration
316 Merrill Road
Donald Davis Jr.

Factory Upgrade Solutions
747 Pecks Road
William Lander

Gallagher Consulting
21 Nottingham Dr.
Laurie Gallagher

GDL Associates
141 North St.
Giora Witkowski

Gralok
555 Hubbard Ave.
Gralok Loptsson

JF Offroad
82 Wendell Ave.
Brook Ridge Inc.

Mountain View Car Sales
48 Dalton Ave.
Bryan Nguyen

Number 5 Studios LLC
75 South Church St.
Shany Porras

Promise Enterprise
59 Howe Road
Ellen Laryea

Radsac
4 Meadow Ridge Dr.
Rialene Hughes

Rare 297
297 North St.
J&D Reyes Restaurant Entertainment LLC

Superior Seamless Gutters Inc.
316 Merrill Road
Donald Davis Jr.

Trattoria Rustica
75 North St.
Manzo Ristorante Inc.

SOUTH HADLEY

Chef Maggie
643 Newton St., Apt. 2
Margaret Vescio

Operation Backpack
36 Chestnut Hill Road
Operation Backpack

Shopmdgems
8 Tigger Lane
Michelle Denault

SVG Athletics
749 New Ludlow Road
Savage Athletics

SOUTHWICK

Affordable Home Repairs
37 Point Grove Road
Kent Johnson

Max Construction
197 Granville Road
Yuliya Pichnyi

Kennedy Construction
609 College Highway
Shaun Kennedy

Moolicious Farm
258 Feeding Hills Road
Joseph Deedy

Original Car Detailing
529 College Highway
Nicholas Riccitelli

Southwick Meeting House
222 College Highway
Joseph Deedy

Specialty Overhead Door
160 Point Grove Road
Bailey Garrison

Tenerowicz Construction Services
34 Ed Holcomb Road
Robert Tenerowicz

WESTFIELD

BDaniel Construction
31 William St.
Daniil Bondaruk

Camile Hannoush Inc.
99 Springfield Road
Camile Hannoush

Joe’s Mobile Auto Repair
5 City View Blvd.
Joseph Martin

 

Legacy Cleaning and Remediation
6 Lincoln St.
Patricia Poteat

Mega Bomb’s Lash Studio
77 Mill St., #332
Meghan Murphy

MJ Buy Sell Trade
24 North Elm St.
Michael Ventrice

Mrs. C’s
192 East Main St.
Thomas Collins

Overlook Design Collective
81 Overlook Dr.
Laurencia Carmen, Manuel Rivera Ortiz

PLAYNOW!
5 East Silver St.
Jennr Ventures

Suit Salon
103 North Elm St.
Alieksandra Mkrtchian

Superior Electromechanics
17 Sackett St.
Fran Bozak, Hunter Howie

Vantage Health and Rehab of Westfield
60 East Silver St.
Vantage at Westfield LLC

Bankruptcies

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

Arthur, Jane E.
57 Woodlawn Dr.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/08/2024

Brodeur, Judith O.
133 Carol Ann St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/03/2024

Brunelle, James C.
Brunelle, Yovana
18 Calvin St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/12/2024

Bullock, Portia Laverne
83 Mouton St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/01/2024

Butkus, Jesse
27 Christian Hill Road, Apt. 32
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/11/2024

DeNardo, John A.
DeNardo, Lisa L.
17 Regency Park Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/11/2024

Dickerson, Charlene
142 Dayton St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/09/2024

Feyrer, Rochelle L.
85 Maple St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/04/2024

Gonzalez, Antonio
106 St. James Circle
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/11/2024

Guagliardo, Tammy L.
23 Piper Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/01/2024

Ho, Sei N.
1143 Elm St., Apt. 3L
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/04/2024

Meservey, Julianna May
PO Box 615
North Hatfield, MA 01066
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/12/2024

Pare, Lucie
24 Bither St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 13
Date: 04/08/2024

Jones, Candace E.
PO Box 1331
Belchertown, MA 01007
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/01/2024

Kimball, Michael David
641 Little Rest Road
Warren, MA 01083
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/03/2024

McGale, Jennifer A.
54 Bradford Dr., Apt. A7
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/01/2024

Mendez, Angel D.
114 Ellsworth Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/09/2024

Polverini, Adam J.
57 Perrault St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/15/2024

Rhone, Joseph Craig
Chan, Joanne
46 North St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/01/2024

Sherman, Benjamin J.
111 Lloyd Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/11/2024

Singley, Sharon Lyn
419 East River St., #912
Orange, MA 01364
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/10/2024

Thompson, Hannah D.
P.O. Box 974
Barre, MA 01005
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/11/2024

Tomasello, Mary Jane
72 Cathy Lane
Barre, MA 01005
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/08/2024

Vazquez, Wanda
a/k/a Malave, Wanda
14 Coomes St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 7
Date: 04/12/2024

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

BUCKLAND

76 Ashfield Road
Buckland, MA 01370
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Rheanna Bauer
Seller: Deleo, Louis J., (Estate)
Date: 04/01/24

10 Maple St.
Buckland, MA 01341
Amount: $565,000
Buyer: James A. Most
Seller: Seth D. Wilschutz
Date: 04/11/24

COLRAIN

4 Avery Hill Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Kristofer J. Billiel
Seller: Lisa J. Genetelli
Date: 04/01/24

25 Phillips Hill Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $453,000
Buyer: John C. Sherman
Seller: Walter H. Keintzel
Date: 04/02/24

GREENFIELD

1 Coombs Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $204,959
Buyer: Fidelity & Guarantee Mortgage TR
Seller: Venture Residential LLC
Date: 04/01/24

28 Davenport Way
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $627,500
Buyer: Servicenet Inc.
Seller: Xianmei Li
Date: 04/12/24

4 Michelman Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Brittany Billmeyer-Finn
Seller: Douglas Simon
Date: 04/11/24

3 Prospect Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $123,488
Buyer: Brian K. Hall
Seller: Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC
Date: 04/01/24

52 Riddell St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Marjorie Altidor
Seller: Adil A. Behadilialboade
Date: 04/02/24

10 Southern Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Jessica L. Flaxington
Seller: Techntech LLC
Date: 04/08/24

MONTAGUE

58 Central St.
Montague, MA 01349
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Danica M. Davis
Seller: Sumwin Corp.
Date: 04/05/24

29 Country Club Lane
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: TM Realty II LLC
Seller: Warren D. Thomas
Date: 04/01/24

30 Country Club Lane
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: Tm Realty II LLC
Seller: Warren D. Thomas
Date: 04/01/24

Dry Hill Road
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: TM Realty II LLC
Seller: Warren D. Thomas
Date: 04/01/24

Fairway Ave.
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: TM Realty II LLC
Seller: Warren D. Thomas
Date: 04/01/24

1 Fairway Ave.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: TM Realty II LLC
Seller: Thomas FT
Date: 04/01/24

96 High St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $338,000
Buyer: Jonathan Lord
Seller: Joseph P. Kosewicz
Date: 04/12/24

43 J St., Lot 3
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: James E. Koyama
Seller: Marcel James Viens TR
Date: 04/12/24

7 Keith St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Jesse Zabko
Seller: Peter J. Zabko
Date: 04/10/24

163 Montague City Road
Montague, MA 01301
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: TM Realty II LLC
Seller: Warren D. Thomas
Date: 04/01/24

133 Ripley Road
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Kevin J. Ovitt
Seller: Geoffrey R. McDonald
Date: 04/08/24

52 Walnut St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: TM Realty II LLC
Seller: Warren D. Thomas
Date: 04/01/24

ORANGE

8 Fieldstone Dr.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $291,500
Buyer: Jahmall M. Jones
Seller: Tarrah C. Hart
Date: 04/05/24

29 Pleasant St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: William J. Saben
Seller: Ralph O. Blair
Date: 04/03/24

524 South Main St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $262,000
Buyer: Claude Niyonzima
Seller: RCF 2 Acquisition TR
Date: 04/10/24

20 Victor Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Todd J. Bernard
Seller: Ryan T. King
Date: 04/08/24

SUNDERLAND

153 Amherst Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $439,000
Buyer: DNB Properties LLC
Seller: Sunderland Rentals LLC
Date: 04/11/24

118 North Main St.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $485,000
Buyer: DNB Properties LLC
Seller: Sunderland Rentals LLC
Date: 04/11/24

WARWICK

600 Orange Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Kathryn Woods
Seller: Alana L. Mankowsky
Date: 04/05/24

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

115 Anthony St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $249,500
Buyer: Kmak LLC
Seller: Alicia C. St. Laurent
Date: 04/09/24

738 Barry St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Jamison C. Gottier
Seller: Lindsey, Patricia A., (Estate)
Date: 04/11/24

36 Central St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Nres LLC
Seller: Perillo, Margaret E., (Estate)
Date: 04/04/24

28 Florida Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Sareen Properties LLC
Seller: Marion Montagna IRT
Date: 04/11/24

118 Forest Hill Road
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Edward C. Anderson
Seller: Alan Rogers
Date: 04/05/24

108 Franklin St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: John E. Cassidy
Seller: Hassan Saleh
Date: 04/02/24

18 Katy Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $492,500
Buyer: Carlos Mukanu
Seller: Douglas Dichard
Date: 04/12/24

148 North West St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $162,500
Buyer: Silverbrook Environmental LLC
Seller: Thomas Gallagher
Date: 04/01/24

239 South St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Rosa C. Saravia
Seller: Our Town Home Buyers LLC
Date: 04/02/24

36 Taft St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Daniel Sanchez
Seller: F. H. B. Realty LLP
Date: 04/12/24

BRIMFIELD

4 Hall Place
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $232,500
Buyer: Christopher Beesley
Seller: Christina Cassell
Date: 04/08/24

CHICOPEE

14 Blanchwood Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $341,000
Buyer: Alison Lonczak
Seller: Cac Marketing LLC
Date: 04/08/24

713 Britton St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $137,310
Buyer: Soundview Hm Loa T. 2006-O
Seller: Mary Nadeau
Date: 04/11/24

1154 Burnett Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Hannah L. Enscoe
Seller: Scott, Susan S., (Estate)
Date: 04/02/24

322 Dale St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Vasyl Levchyk
Seller: Daniel Burgos
Date: 04/11/24

28 Glenwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Miguel F. Ribeiro
Seller: Beverly A. Los
Date: 04/02/24

2 Lucretia Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Miguel A. Colon-Lopez
Seller: Kevin A. Joly
Date: 04/05/24

60 Murphy Lane
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $201,500
Buyer: Aldo Properties LLC
Seller: Darlene Stewart-Hernandez
Date: 04/05/24

243 Murphy Lane
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Robert E. McQueen
Seller: Roger L. Kubik IRT
Date: 04/11/24

20 Pendleton Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Junior Ndikidjang
Seller: Resolute RT
Date: 04/05/24

31 Rose St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $465,000
Buyer: Jonah Holdings LLC
Seller: Home LLC
Date: 04/04/24

47 Royal St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $372,500
Buyer: Angel G. Martinez
Seller: Yanjun Yang
Date: 04/03/24

24 Summer St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $309,999
Buyer: Arnaldo Graceski
Seller: Bergeron, Jane C., (Estate)
Date: 04/11/24

EAST LONGMEADOW

42 Favorite Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Peter & Elizabeth RET
Seller: Panter NT
Date: 04/12/24

Parker St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Panini Properties Ma LLC
Seller: East Longmeadow Group Investors LLC
Date: 04/12/24

45 Young Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Brianna Jackson
Seller: Keith R. Bazinet
Date: 04/01/24

GRANVILLE

904 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $547,500
Buyer: Tanya M. Laveck
Seller: Susanne M. Chase
Date: 04/05/24

1421 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Nathan Jensen
Seller: Dean Drzewiecki
Date: 04/08/24

HAMPDEN

Wilbraham Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Keith Nicoli
Seller: Evan Boyle
Date: 04/10/24

174 Wilbraham Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Paul Yasi
Seller: Irene F. Graves
Date: 04/10/24

HOLLAND

20 May Brook Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $449,000
Buyer: Raffi Keshishian
Seller: Dennis Sneade
Date: 04/12/24

529 Old County Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $555,000
Buyer: Jill M. Papandrea
Seller: Cormier & Sons Construction
Date: 04/10/24

HOLYOKE

203-205 Allyn St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Lobsang Dolma
Seller: Jonathan D. Aronstein
Date: 04/05/24

4 Center St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $187,500
Buyer: Lia Douillet
Seller: Kenneth Raskauskas
Date: 04/04/24

19 Charles St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $309,900
Buyer: Janice Garcia
Seller: Modern Creative Contractors
Date: 04/08/24

360 Chestnut St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Antonia Santos
Seller: Greater Springfield Habitat
Date: 04/09/24

903 Dwight St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $212,639
Buyer: PNC Bank
Seller: David A. Caputo
Date: 04/08/24

48-50 Florence Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Timothy J. Beaudry
Seller: Lori L. Beaudry RET
Date: 04/03/24

11 Grant St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Nathan Nuttall
Seller: Carl Hartig
Date: 04/12/24

66 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Christian F. Figueroa
Seller: Larry T. Camus
Date: 04/05/24

6 Keefe Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Peter Lustenberger
Seller: Carolyn E. Lustenberger
Date: 04/01/24

78-82 Newton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Principia Holdings LLC
Seller: Alecto RT
Date: 04/05/24

58 Waldo St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $336,000
Buyer: Venetia M. Guerrasio
Seller: Jonathan Mills
Date: 04/11/24

 

LONGMEADOW

67 Birchwood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Timothy Mulcahy
Seller: Kenneth R. Henrikson
Date: 04/03/24

50 Oak Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Daniel G. Capretta
Seller: Quercus Properties LLC
Date: 04/08/24

21 Salem Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $678,000
Buyer: Ivan Soares
Seller: Robert W. Sullivan
Date: 04/08/24

51 Wellesley Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $520,000
Buyer: Mohamed A. Aliyar
Seller: Tran T. Le
Date: 04/05/24

LUDLOW

Balsam Hill Road, Lot 71
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $177,150
Buyer: Robert C. Lattanzi
Seller: Whitetail Wreks LLC
Date: 04/04/24

22 Bristol St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Samuel Cobb
Seller: Antonio Afonso
Date: 04/11/24

306 Chapin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Kayla Bolduc
Seller: Vincent Fuda
Date: 04/12/24

Equinox Pass Lot 89
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $177,400
Buyer: Richard Young
Seller: Whitetail Wreks LLC
Date: 04/12/24

238 Holyoke St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $369,900
Buyer: Alexander Pena
Seller: Jonathan P. Kielbania
Date: 04/12/24

162 James St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Jeffrey Jansson
Seller: Waiwai RT
Date: 04/09/24

64 Kirkland Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Brandy E. Alexander-Zuber
Seller: Edward J. Rondeau
Date: 04/01/24

61 Lawton St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $299,000
Buyer: Gilbert Palatino
Seller: Brian P. Andraca
Date: 04/08/24

52 Skyridge St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Alexandria L. Florence
Seller: Sarah M. Pascale
Date: 04/05/24

53 Stevens St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $322,500
Buyer: Zecarlos Roxo
Seller: Carol J. Jorge
Date: 04/04/24

123 Westerly Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Erwin A. Enderle
Seller: Dino J. Dangelo
Date: 04/05/24

75 White St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $309,900
Buyer: Jonathan Kielbania
Seller: MJ Real Estate LLC
Date: 04/12/24

MONSON

246 Bumstead Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Robert E. Flynn
Seller: Joyce A. Pikul
Date: 04/11/24

66 Margaret St.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Matthew R. Lillibridge
Seller: Carol A. Snyder
Date: 04/05/24

32 Stebbins Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Lauren Czarniecki
Seller: Sarah Beauchemin
Date: 04/04/24

4 Stewart Ave.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $291,252
Buyer: RMF Buyout Acquisition TR
Seller: Norma M. Germain
Date: 04/08/24

PALMER

55 Buckland St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $329,500
Buyer: Nicholas McAlley
Seller: Laura M. Brown
Date: 04/05/24

4113-4115 Church St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Evan Crossman
Seller: Jonathan A. Marcinkiewicz
Date: 04/10/24

4293-4295 High St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Joejoe Properties LLC
Seller: J. & M. Premier Properties LLC
Date: 04/04/24

57 Springfield St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Luis A. Ayala
Seller: Elizabeth Tellier
Date: 04/12/24

34 Ware St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Joshua T. Smith
Seller: Edward R. St. Amand TR
Date: 04/10/24

SPRINGFIELD

81 Adams St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $197,500
Buyer: Veteran Stan LLC
Seller: Janis A. Grimaldi
Date: 04/03/24

33 Ambrose St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Virgilio Santos
Seller: David Martin
Date: 04/01/24

132 Ambrose St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: William Raleigh
Seller: Richard A. Beyer
Date: 04/09/24

56 Audley Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Hedge Hog Industries Corp.
Seller: Martel, John Peter, (Estate)
Date: 04/10/24

43 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $2,090,000
Buyer: S. & G. Realty LLC
Seller: Nolava LLC
Date: 04/05/24

49 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $2,090,000
Buyer: S. & G. Realty LLC
Seller: Nolava LLC
Date: 04/05/24

10 Belvidere St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Little Eagle LLC
Seller: Christopher Johnson
Date: 04/03/24

788 Berkshire Ave.
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: CRG Properties LLC
Seller: Beverly A. Gay TR
Date: 04/10/24

1112 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $134,550
Buyer: Pinecrest Holdings LLC
Seller: 1090 Boston Road Inc.
Date: 04/10/24

85 Bowles Park
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Carina Marrero
Seller: Lsf8 Master Part TR
Date: 04/08/24

121 Brandon Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Lamikco T. Magee
Seller: Thomas Ricks
Date: 04/08/24

365 Cadwell Dr.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $3,100,000
Buyer: 6S T Springfield Mass. LLC
Seller: Cal Rolling Hills LLC
Date: 04/10/24

147 Cedar St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: DD&K Properties LLC
Seller: Carlos Dones
Date: 04/04/24

414 Central St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Migdalia Leon
Seller: C&C Homes LLC
Date: 04/02/24

564 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $327,000
Buyer: Lucimar Ribeiro
Seller: Luis A. Villanueva
Date: 04/09/24

86-88 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $356,000
Buyer: Mark E. Bido
Seller: Revampit LLC
Date: 04/10/24

66 Clydesdale Lane
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Frank J. Gleason
Seller: Paul R. Gramarossa
Date: 04/10/24

70 Coleman St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Marisa Rivera
Seller: Phantom Holdings LLC
Date: 04/12/24

226-228 College St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: DB Investments & Properties LLC
Seller: Etabav RT
Date: 04/08/24

64 Colonial Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Juan L. Vazquez-Mercado
Seller: Hedge Hog Industries Corp.
Date: 04/10/24

791 Cottage St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: CRG Properties LLC
Seller: Beverly A. Gay TR
Date: 04/10/24

137 Croyden Ter.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $260,850
Buyer: Brooke Eddy
Seller: Joy E. Levine
Date: 04/11/24

82 Crystal Brook Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $575,000
Buyer: Hirving Henriquez
Seller: Grahams Construction Inc.
Date: 04/04/24

189 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $401,000
Buyer: Moises A. Bonilla
Seller: Jefferson Barros
Date: 04/12/24

80 Embassy Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $282,000
Buyer: Elizabeth Langat
Seller: Monaghan, Marilyn Ruth, (Estate)
Date: 04/12/24

53-55 Fernwold St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Jose N. Arenas-Caceres
Seller: Corey A. Diaz
Date: 04/12/24

28 Florence St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Petrika Jankulla
Seller: Earl Andrews
Date: 04/03/24

68 Forest Park Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $341,000
Buyer: Augustin H. Hernandez
Seller: AK & M Properties & Estates LLC
Date: 04/12/24

132 Gresham St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Seller: 716 Spring Valley LLC
Date: 04/05/24

136 Gresham St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Seller: 716 Spring Valley LLC
Date: 04/05/24

97 Groveland St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: James W. Fiore
Seller: Linda Zolendziewski
Date: 04/09/24

61 Harmon Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Imayrin Padua
Seller: Henry D. Champagne
Date: 04/04/24

162 Hartford Ter.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $304,000
Buyer: Jonathan P. Lafrenaye
Seller: Matthew R. Lillibridge
Date: 04/05/24

65 Hollywood St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Kelli L. Phillips
Seller: Sullivan Property Preservation
Date: 04/09/24

50 Home St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Jacob Martinez
Seller: Keefe, Richard P., (Estate)
Date: 04/12/24

50-52 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Mass. Orange Pleasant LLC
Seller: Trudel C. Allen
Date: 04/01/24

161 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: MLB Property Mgmt. LLC
Seller: Benjamin L. Lawlor
Date: 04/11/24

148 Knollwood St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $137,000
Buyer: Dreamwake Homes Inc.
Seller: Robert, John E., (Estate)
Date: 04/01/24

243 Lamont St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $272,500
Buyer: Lida Lim
Seller: Blanca I. Valentin
Date: 04/12/24

38 Larchmont St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $249,525
Buyer: Richard MacDonald
Seller: Fumi Realty Inc.
Date: 04/12/24

4-8 Leyfred Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $2,090,000
Buyer: S. & G. Realty LLC
Seller: Nolava LLC
Date: 04/05/24

15 Lloyd Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Mark Whyte
Seller: Mark S. Goulet
Date: 04/04/24

33-35 Los Angeles St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $355,100
Buyer: Joel Matias
Seller: Robin Sytulek
Date: 04/04/24

119 Maebeth St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Sami Ventriglia
Seller: Guadalupe M. De Friedson
Date: 04/01/24

28-30 Marble St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Barthelemy Properties LLC
Seller: Cherrie Jowers
Date: 04/09/24

21 Marchioness Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $271,500
Buyer: Latoya G. Hallums
Seller: Juliane M. Brayton
Date: 04/10/24

137 Massachusetts Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Mildred O. Abrah
Seller: Elite Properties LLC
Date: 04/11/24

57 Massreco St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $247,000
Buyer: Yannick Shematsi
Seller: Iris M. Valentin
Date: 04/01/24

84 Meadowbrook Road
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Matthew T. Pahl
Seller: Sean Stevens
Date: 04/05/24

100-102 Middlesex St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $285,500
Buyer: Nixilu Romero
Seller: VMC Investments LLC
Date: 04/02/24

151 Monroe St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $306,500
Buyer: Eduar B. Masariegos
Seller: Anthony Bixby
Date: 04/09/24

219 Morton St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Unlimited Property Services LLC
Seller: Chenevert Properties LLC
Date: 04/08/24

210 Navajo Road
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Andrew F. Delsanto
Seller: Louis Bonavita
Date: 04/05/24

 

118 Oak St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Angel Franco
Seller: Debra A. O’Connor
Date: 04/05/24

87 Oak Grove Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Patricia Delarosa
Seller: Brvsa Associates LLC
Date: 04/12/24

1128 Page Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Juan A. Vargas
Seller: Raquel I. Rodriguez
Date: 04/01/24

1964 Parker St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $180,400
Buyer: Erin K. Sullivan
Seller: Nancy A. Ainsworth
Date: 04/03/24

35 Patricia Circle
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Chenevert Properties LLC
Seller: Linux Holdings TR
Date: 04/12/24

76 Paulk Ter.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Erica Davis
Seller: Jeffrey W. Peristere
Date: 04/11/24

81 Pemaquid St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Dawn M. Wanzo
Seller: Chelyka Diaz
Date: 04/12/24

271 Pine St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Jennifer M. Rodriguez
Seller: North End Housing Initiative
Date: 04/04/24

110 Quincy St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Erica M. McAuliffe
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 04/12/24

221-223 Quincy St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $317,500
Buyer: Glenroy A. Henry
Seller: Morgan V. Dibacco
Date: 04/02/24

4 Silas St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Angel Colon
Seller: Thomas, Brenda D., (Estate)
Date: 04/12/24

37 Silver St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $317,500
Buyer: Brendan M. Rios
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 04/11/24

3 Smallwood St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: Jametrious L. Sourdiffe
Seller: Rafariel Garcia
Date: 04/12/24

South Cottage St.
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: CRG Properties LLC
Seller: Beverly A. Gay TR
Date: 04/10/24

89 Sparrow Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Caridad Jean-Baptiste
Seller: Carrasquillo Fix Up LLC
Date: 04/12/24

162 Springfield St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $330,500
Buyer: Affluent Circle LLC
Seller: Christine Wyszynski
Date: 04/01/24

691 State St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $625,000
Buyer: Royal Vibe Homes LLC
Seller: M. Mistri LLC
Date: 04/02/24

63 Telbar St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: NSP Residential LLC
Seller: Ajax 2020-D Reo Corp.
Date: 04/11/24

63 Telbar St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $230,700
Buyer: Tammy M. Brown
Seller: NSP Residential LLC
Date: 04/11/24

550 Tiffany St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Andrea P. Allen
Seller: Jenny L. Wiley
Date: 04/12/24

14 Tourigny St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $269,000
Buyer: Javier Laboy
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 04/11/24

111 Warrenton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Kelly Summers
Seller: David Roffo
Date: 04/11/24

116-120 William St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Carole A. Calderon
Seller: RBT Enterprise LLC
Date: 04/08/24

58 Willard Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Jean L. Saintlouis
Seller: Roy Watson
Date: 04/04/24

1402-1404 Worcester St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $331,000
Buyer: Brandon Loyd
Seller: Jennifer Montalvo
Date: 04/03/24

930-934 Worthington St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Pak ABQ Property LLC
Seller: SIS Worthington Realty LLC
Date: 04/04/24

940 Worthington St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Pak Abq Property LLC
Seller: Sis Worthington Realty LLC
Date: 04/04/24

SOUTHWICK

765 College Hwy.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $409,000
Buyer: Joseph Hamelin
Seller: Hamelin Framing Inc.
Date: 04/04/24

72 Granville Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $427,400
Buyer: Miller RET
Seller: RM Blerman LLC
Date: 04/10/24

28 Noble Steed Xing
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $625,000
Buyer: Mehmet Mizanoglu
Seller: Hedge Hog Industries Corp.
Date: 04/05/24

WALES

60 Stafford Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $187,500
Buyer: Charliene Casey
Seller: Albert F. Casey
Date: 04/03/24

WEST SPRINGFIELD

25 Brice Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Jennifer M. Rossi
Seller: Steven R. Rossi
Date: 04/10/24

135 Brookline Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $284,000
Buyer: Michael K. Morgan
Seller: Jeet Majhi
Date: 04/04/24

34 City View Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Shannon B. Doyle
Seller: Christopher J. Fontaine
Date: 04/12/24

31 Cottage St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Maxwell D. Foxx
Seller: Arpc LLC
Date: 04/05/24

83 Miami St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Mark R. Turnbull
Seller: Kenneth P. Turnbull
Date: 04/09/24

29 York St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Koch Real Estate Corp.
Seller: Colin Moll
Date: 04/02/24

WESTFIELD

5 Bancroft St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Steven W. Gardner
Seller: Malia Homebuyers LLC
Date: 04/08/24

80 Elizabeth Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $466,000
Buyer: Gregory J. Linscott
Seller: Lizette Rodriguez
Date: 04/10/24

4 Greylock St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $228,000
Buyer: Jeffrey D. Edinger
Seller: Bernadine M. Laquerre
Date: 04/05/24

34 North Elm St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: North Elm Realty Inc
Seller: Harry E. Theodorakis TR
Date: 04/04/24

4 Ravine Circle
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Nikolas Fiore
Seller: John L. Vershon
Date: 04/11/24

12 Robinson Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $317,000
Buyer: John L. Vershon
Seller: Michael Solek
Date: 04/11/24

28 Smith Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Andrzej Barszcz
Seller: Paula A. Patterson
Date: 04/01/24

21 State St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Devun Nadeau
Seller: Coburn A. Watson
Date: 04/04/24

WILBRAHAM

408 Dipping Hole Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Maureen Pisani
Seller: Nicole A. Lapointe
Date: 04/12/24

4 Iroquois Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $770,000
Buyer: Brandon Lawrence
Seller: Lamica, Robin C., (Estate)
Date: 04/05/24

512 Mountain Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $535,000
Buyer: Rafariel Garcia
Seller: Xiuyi Liang
Date: 04/12/24

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

16 Arbor Way
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $738,000
Buyer: Nan Zhao
Seller: Faheem Ibrahim LT
Date: 04/08/24

63 Cherry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $625,000
Buyer: Richard B. Pierce
Seller: Theodore A. Hallstrom
Date: 04/02/24

East Pleasant St., Lot 1
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: YG Pleasant LLC
Seller: Richard B. Spurgin
Date: 04/09/24

East Pleasant St., Lot 2
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: YG Pleasant LLC
Seller: Richard B. Spurgin
Date: 04/09/24

22 Foxglove Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Wade R. Elmore
Seller: Charles P. Sutphin
Date: 04/12/24

35 Maplewood Circle
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $470,000
Buyer: Julius J. Rosenthal
Seller: Bodin, D. Joseph, (Estate)
Date: 04/01/24

37 Meadow St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $264,000
Buyer: Matthew J. Sabola
Seller: Cheryl M. Sabola
Date: 04/10/24

65 Mount Pleasant
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $670,000
Buyer: Marrs Cottage LLC
Seller: William B. Rosenbaum
Date: 04/10/24

240 Northampton Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Larunamurti LLC
Seller: JELB Properties LLC
Date: 04/04/24

80 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Gregory Gotlieb
Seller: North Pleasant St. Partner
Date: 04/01/24

BELCHERTOWN

68 Cheryl Circle
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $129,564
Buyer: Daniel F. Gualberto
Seller: Susan M. Gualberto
Date: 04/09/24

15 Jasons Way
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $610,000
Buyer: Kristofer C. Nite
Seller: Jason A. Overgaard
Date: 04/12/24

North Liberty St., Lot 5
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: David R. Muir
Seller: Steven E. Pomerantz
Date: 04/03/24

52 South Liberty St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Kristina Nowak
Seller: Hal H. Freeman
Date: 04/12/24

20 Sarah Lane
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Rema Mills
Seller: Shelterwood Mgmt. LLC
Date: 04/11/24

8 Sherwood Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $455,000
Buyer: Gergess A. Assaf
Seller: Bryand D. Jamgochian
Date: 04/12/24

Woodland Lane
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Nancy Tougas
Seller: Bell Property Corp.
Date: 04/09/24

GRANBY

100 North St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Griffin A. Robtoy
Seller: Wicked Deals LLC
Date: 04/04/24

HADLEY

72 North Maple St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Kenneth H. Ozkaptan
Seller: Pelham Rd Partners LLC
Date: 04/08/24

124 Rocky Hill Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: DNB Properties LLC
Seller: Hadley Reantals LLC
Date: 04/11/24

Shattuck Road (off)
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $950,000
Buyer: Food Bank Of Western Mass.
Seller: John T. Boisvert
Date: 04/08/24

NORTHAMPTON

87 Chapel St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $379,000
Buyer: Brandon Hagen
Seller: Judith A. Dion
Date: 04/09/24

88 Crescent St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Theodore J. Paradise
Seller: Michael G. George
Date: 04/02/24

94 Crescent St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $1,185,000
Buyer: Michael G. George
Seller: Theodore Paradise
Date: 04/02/24

177 Crescent St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Chenevert Properties LLC
Seller: Ferree, Louisa, (Estate)
Date: 04/09/24

12 East St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Elaine M. Reall
Seller: Frances C. Corriveau
Date: 04/09/24

Fern St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $162,000
Buyer: Michael J. Hoffman
Seller: Elizabeth Young
Date: 04/05/24

70 Fern St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $421,000
Buyer: Kristen J. Elden
Seller: Elizabeth Young
Date: 04/05/24

Florence Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: Lee Feldscher
Seller: Jonathan N. Kelley
Date: 04/11/24

23 Higgins Way
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $901,000
Buyer: Susan Claire Faludi RET
Seller: B. Samuels & N. Ryburn Jret
Date: 04/12/24

41 Hillside Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $910,000
Buyer: Kusmer-Plude Ft
Seller: Irish, Alan J., (Estate)
Date: 04/10/24

PELHAM

2 Amherst Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Wilson Prop Group LLC
Seller: Robert D. Jackson
Date: 04/05/24

128 Amherst Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Joseph Famighette
Seller: Copeland Int.
Date: 04/12/24

SOUTH HADLEY

12 Alvord St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $651,000
Buyer: Sarah E. Burns
Seller: Mariann Millard
Date: 04/03/24

258 East St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Chance Sliwa
Seller: Carol Y. Florence
Date: 04/04/24

275 Hadley St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Joan G. O’Connell
Seller: Gregory J. Linscott
Date: 04/10/24

465 Newton St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Brittany Ankiewicz
Seller: Brett F. Johnson
Date: 04/10/24

SOUTHAMPTON

3 Glendale Woods Dr.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $291,590
Buyer: Donna L. Wright
Seller: David K. Roland
Date: 04/11/24

2 Laurie Dr.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $348,800
Buyer: Ryan Goff
Seller: Gauvin IRT
Date: 04/05/24

5 Parsons Way
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $660,000
Buyer: Elisabeth E. North
Seller: Trevor H. Young
Date: 04/01/24

WARE

45 Aspen St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: Dionisio Cepeda
Seller: Edith Modebe
Date: 04/03/24

123 Glendale Circle
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Kristi-Lee Kinney
Seller: Darin M. Snow
Date: 04/11/24

11 Walnut St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $284,000
Buyer: Daniel Warsaw
Seller: Kayley L. Jones
Date: 04/12/24

WORTHINGTON

264 Goss Hill Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Grace A. Golden
Seller: Thibaud E. Doultremont
Date: 04/08/24

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of April 2024.

CHICOPEE

Fairview Knights of Columbus
1599 Memorial Dr.
$550,000 — Construct Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant with drive-thru

Faith United Methodist Church
191 Montcalm St.
$25,547 — Replace 19 windows

Paul Mailhott
301 Front St.
$9,600 — Insulation

Jeffrey O’Connor, Cathy O’Connor
15 Leclair Ter.
$18,000 — Air seal and insulate attic, basement, and walls; install ventilation; weatherize access

O’Leary Vincunas LLC
2140 Westover Road
$10,000 — Demolish office interior, including acoustical ceiling and grid, office partition walls, and data cabling

Tremble Realty Corp.
20 First Ave.
$229,950 — Roofing

EASTHAMPTON

136 Pleasant LLC
136-148 Pleasant St.
$33,300 — Construct non-structural, non-load-bearing walls

136 Pleasant LLC
136-148 Pleasant St.
$15,600 — Construct non-structural, non-load-bearing walls

Margaret Lecko
101 Briggs St.
$13,600 — Air seal and insulate attic, basement, and walls; install ventilation; weatherize access

Elaine Pourinski
41 South St.
$11,820 — Demolish and drywall second-floor bathroom tub, replace with shower

Christopher Thompson
6-12 Irving St.
$14,000 — Remove and replace shingles

HADLEY

BH Real Estate LLC
14 South Maple St.
N/A — Produce and install channel letters

Gordon Cook Jr.
129 South Maple St.
N/A — Construct packed bedded barn

E&A/I&G Campus Plaza LP
454 Russell St.
N/A — Construct interior partitions for offices and workout area

Floranine LLC
285 Russell St.
N/A — Apply maintenance coat over roof membrane

Hadley Mall Outparcel LLC
379 Russell St.
N/A — Interior demolition

Kathryn Richardson
81 Rocky Hill Road
N/A — Install ground-mounted PV array

SPRINGFIELD

276 Bridge LLC
270 Bridge St.
$81,900 — Alter storefront system and soffit at Springfield Innovation Center

C&W Real Estate Co. LLP
1889 Wilbraham Road
$250,000 — Extend height of telecommunications tower, install new antennas and associated equipment

FNBC Realty Corp., et al.
1350 Main St.
$3,000 — Renovate office space on 16th and 17th floors

Gulmohar Hospitality LLC
711 Dwight St.
$1,500,000 — Remodel rooms at La Quinta Inn & Suites to combine and create new kitchenette areas

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 West Columbus Ave.
$1,034,894 — Alter interior banquet hall into a golf simulator lounge

Rhino Realty
143 Parker St.
$50,000 — Install foundation for car dealership

Solutia Inc.
730 Worcester St.
$505,339 — Electrical building

United We Care LLC
1522 State St.
$796,477 — Remodel commercial property to create new adult daycare facility

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 212: May 6, 2024

Joe Interviews Kara Bombard, president of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield

If she could redo her 20s, Kara Bombard says she would have become involved with the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield much earlier than she did, because the relationships she has built at YPS — which she currently serves as president — have proven valuable. On the next episode of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor Joe Bednar talks with Bombard about her work at YPS and why the organization is so important 17 years after it was first launched. They also talk about her intriguing role as marketing manager at Performance Foodservice, which helps area restaurants run their businesses more successfully — and her recent selection as one of this year’s 40 Under Forty. It’s must listening, so tune in to BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest.

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Business of Aging

Season of Change

By the Arbors Assisted Living

 

Senior planning presents significant challenges as society ages. Evolving care needs; quality of care; emotional, physical, and financial burdens on caregivers; social isolation and loneliness; and healthcare accessibility are all concerns families face when recognizing a need for change.

While change can be scary, it’s also an inevitable part of life and can lead to many positive outcomes, such as new opportunities and fresh perspectives. In regard to senior planning, here are some positive changes you may find in addition to improving the quality of life and overall well-being of your loved one:

Person-centered Care: There has been a shift towards person-centered care in senior living communities, focusing on individual preferences, needs, and goals. This approach emphasizes dignity, autonomy, and respect for seniors, allowing them to make choices about their daily routines, activities, and care.

Increased Focus on Wellness: Many senior living communities now offer comprehensive wellness programs designed to promote physical, emotional, and social well-being. These programs may include fitness classes, recreational activities, educational seminars, and mental-health support services.

“Many senior living communities now offer comprehensive wellness programs designed to promote physical, emotional, and social well-being. These programs may include fitness classes, recreational activities, educational seminars, and mental-health support services.”

Age-friendly Design: Senior living communities are incorporating age-friendly design principles to create environments that are accessible, comfortable, and supportive of older adults’ needs. This includes features such as wheelchair ramps, grab bars, non-slip flooring, and well-lit common areas.

Community Engagement: There is a growing emphasis on fostering community engagement and social connections among seniors in senior living settings. Communities offer social events, group outings, volunteer opportunities, and intergenerational programs to combat social isolation and loneliness.

Flexible Living Options: Senior living options have become more diverse and flexible to accommodate varying preferences and care needs. In addition to traditional assisted living and nursing home facilities, there are now more options for independent living, continuing-care retirement communities, and aging in place with home-care support.

Culinary Excellence: Senior living communities are elevating their dining experiences by offering restaurant-style dining, diverse menus, and nutritious meal options tailored to seniors’ dietary preferences and health needs.

Emphasis on Lifelong Learning: Senior living communities are providing opportunities for lifelong learning and personal enrichment through educational classes, workshops, and cultural activities. These programs help seniors stay mentally stimulated, engaged, and connected to their interests and passions.

Family Involvement and Support: Senior living facilities are recognizing the importance of involving families in the care and decision-making process. They may offer family-support services, communication channels, and family-engagement activities to foster collaboration and support among residents and their loved ones.

Advancements in Memory Care: For seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, there have been advancements in memory-care programs and specialized services. These programs focus on providing personalized care, sensory stimulation, and meaningful activities to enhance quality of life and preserve cognitive function.

 

Having the Conversation

Many families we encounter struggle with navigating this type of change with their loved ones. While we recognize the benefits and importance of senior planning, it’s important to understand that the seniors in our lives come from a different generation and may not fully grasp how much the industry has evolved.

Initiating a conversation can be the most challenging aspect. However, when explaining the need for change to a senior, it’s crucial to approach the discussion with empathy, respect, and clarity. Here’s how you might do so:

Acknowledge Feelings: Start by acknowledging any concerns or fears the senior may have about the proposed change. Let them know that it’s normal to feel apprehensive about new things, but change can also bring positive opportunities and improvements.

Highlight Benefits: Explain the reasons behind the proposed change and the potential benefits it could bring. For example, if you’re discussing a move to a senior living community, you might highlight the social opportunities, amenities, and support services available that could enhance their quality of life.

“If they’re concerned about losing independence, you could discuss how the new arrangement will still allow them to make decisions and maintain control over their life.”

Address Specific Concerns: Listen attentively to the senior’s concerns and address them one by one. Offer reassurance and practical solutions to alleviate any worries they may have. For instance, if they’re concerned about losing independence, you could discuss how the new arrangement will still allow them to make decisions and maintain control over their life.

Focus on Needs and Preferences: Emphasize how the proposed change aligns with the senior’s needs, preferences, and goals. Help them see how it could better meet their current and future needs, whether it’s improved safety, access to healthcare, or opportunities for socialization.

Involve Them in Decision Making: Involve the senior in the decision-making process and respect their autonomy. Encourage them to share their thoughts, preferences, and concerns, and consider their input when making plans for change. This can help them feel more empowered and in control of the situation.

Provide Support: Offer practical support and assistance throughout the transition process. This could include helping with logistics such as packing, moving, and settling into a new environment, as well as emotional support to help them adjust to the changes.

Highlight Past Successes: Remind the senior of times when they successfully navigated change in the past. Reflecting on past experiences of resilience and adaptability can help boost their confidence and willingness to embrace new challenges.

Offer Time and Patience: Give the senior time to process the information and adjust to the idea of change. Be patient and supportive, and avoid pressuring them to make decisions before they’re ready. Let them know that you’re there to support them every step of the way.

Stay Positive and Encouraging: Maintain a positive and encouraging attitude throughout the conversation. Focus on the potential opportunities and improvements that the change could bring, and express confidence in the senior’s ability to adapt and thrive in the new situation.

Follow Up and Check In: After the change has been implemented, continue to check in regularly with the senior to see how they’re adjusting and address any ongoing concerns or challenges. Offer ongoing support and encouragement as needed to help them navigate the transition successfully.

 

Conclusion

By approaching the conversation with empathy, understanding, and support, you can help your loved one feel more comfortable and confident about embracing change and navigating new opportunities in their life.

While we may be biased, we genuinely believe that embracing change during your loved ones’ golden years can be positive. As a family member, you’ll find comfort in knowing they’re receiving excellent care and enjoying a fulfilling experience.

40 Under 40 Class of 2024 Cover Story

When BusinessWest launched a program in 2007 to honor young professionals in Western Mass. — not only for their career achievements, but for their service to the community — there was little concern that the initial flow of nominations might slow to a trickle years later.

We were right. In fact, 40 Under Forty has become such a coveted honor in the region’s business community that it makes the job of five independent judges a challenging one — but also a gratifying one.

“That was fun!” one judge emailed along with her scores. “What an amazing way to get to know so many people, and so many better. This was an enjoyable process.” Another wrote, “what an amazing group of individuals! I was amazed to see such talent in Western Mass.”

We agree; in fact, we thought all 40 of this year’s cohort are deserving for many reasons — and so many different reasons — and also felt for the many worthy individuals who barely missed the cut. But there’s always next year, and nominations are welcome all year long.

As usual, this year’s winners hail from a host of different industries, from law to banking; from retail to healthcare; from restaurants to nonprofits, just to name a few. Many are advancing the work of long-established businesses, while others, with an entrepreneurial bent, created their own opportunities instead of waiting for them to emerge.

Almost all would be justified in saying their careers leave them no time for volunteer service. Yet, almost all are doing what they can for their communities and local nonprofits.

They’re all success stories — just 40 among so many more we haven’t gotten around to telling yet.

We’ll also unveil the 10th annual Alumni Achievement Award winner on June 20, given to the former 40 Under Forty winner who has impressively continued and built upon his or her track record of accomplishment. Nominations for that award will be accepted through May 10. Click HERE to nominate.

This year’s 40 Under Forty sponsors include presenting sponsor PeoplesBank and partner sponsors the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, Live Nation Premium, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, and Mercy Medical Center/Trinity Health. The presenting sponsor of the Alumni Achievement Award is Health New England.

2024 Presenting Sponsor

2024 Partner Sponsors

Meet Our Judges

Ryan BarryRyan Barry is a partner at Bulkley Richardson in Springfield, where he focuses on representing colleges and universities, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses. Barry’s volunteer work includes serving on the board of directors of the Center for Human Development. He was named to the 40 Under Forty class of 2020.

Chrissy KiddyChrissy Kiddy, vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Social Media Management at PeoplesBank, is dedicated to fostering positive change, championing inclusion, and celebrating community spirit. She serves on the board of the Care Center of Holyoke and Revitalize Community Development Corporation, while also acting as an ambassador for the Bushnell Theater.

Andrew MelendezAndrew Melendez, as founder and director of the Latino Economic Development Corp., has played an instrumental role over the past year in assisting more 300 businesses. A 40 Under Forty honoree in 2015, he also previously served as the Western Massachusetts director for Associated Industries of Massachusetts and executive director of YMCA of Agawam.

Hannah RechtschaffenHannah Rechtschaffen, director of the Greenfield Business Assoc., has an extensive background in business development and creative placemaking, including four years as director of Placemaking for W.D. Cowls, growing the Mill District project in North Amherst. A member of the 40 Under Forty class of 2022, she also chairs the Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee.

Erica SwallowErica Swallow is the co-founder and team co-lead of the Turnberg & Swallow Team at Coldwell Banker Realty, Western Massachusetts. Her real-estate team has helped more than 1,000 clients, with sales production totaling more than $300 million over 43 collective years. Also an award-winning children’s book author, Swallow was the highest-scoring honoree in the 40 Under Forty class of 2023.

Alumni Achievement Award

2024 Presenting Sponsor Alumni Achievement Award

Business of Aging Special Coverage

Golden Opportunity

OT programs at Bay Path

While the OT programs at Bay Path involve plenty of classroom time (as pictured here), students are doing innovative work in the community as well.
Photo by Leah Martin Photography

 

When Dr. Julie Watson arrived at Bay Path University, she recognized a rapidly growing population in need of occupational therapy: senior citizens.

So Watson — who directs Bay Path’s health science doctorate, master of public health, and post-professional occupational therapy doctorate programs — had an idea to enrich the post-professional OT doctorate program, which is for working occupational therapists seeking their clinical doctorate while they practice.

“Given my experience with older adults and caregivers, I saw a need to have something that focuses on the aging U.S. population. Almost a quarter of the population is going to be older than age 65 by 2030.”

So she developed a concentration for the OTD program called productive aging. “It focuses on the idea that older adults can remain active and productive even as they’re aging — that we can maximize the independence of older adults so they can stay in their homes and continue to engage in activities that are important to them, whether that’s working part-time or volunteering or spending time with their grandkids or even leisure activities like gardening.”

As noted, the track started as a concentration for the post-professional OTD program. “Then we launched a doctor of health science degree, and I wanted to incorporate the concentration into that as well. Then we had a re-evaluation of our master of public health program. And what’s more public health than a population-based approach for older adults?

“So it became an interdisciplinary concentration,” she explained, “where students from a variety of backgrounds can come together and take four courses that prepare them to address these needs of a lot of older adults in our communities.”

“It focuses on the idea that older adults can remain active and productive even as they’re aging — that we can maximize the independence of older adults so they can stay in their homes and continue to engage in activities that are important to them, whether that’s working part-time or volunteering or spending time with their grandkids or even leisure activities like gardening.”

Those four course descriptions go a long way toward explaining how the concentration puts the ideas behind productive aging to use in the community, to help older people maximize their independence and quality of life:

• “Aging in Place” examines supports to keep people in their homes, maintaining their independence in the community — and also barriers that prevent them from doing so.

• “Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults” acknowledges that older adults are faced with many chronic diseases, from congestive heart failure to cancer, and discusses strategies to help them with their chronic conditions, to improve their outcomes and their quality of life.

• “Specialized Assessment” takes a public-health approach to evaluating communities — and the services available in those communities — to make sure they’re meeting older adults’ needs when it comes to infrastructure and programs in place to support older adults.

• Finally, “Neuroscience of Aging and Impact on Mental Health” examines the neurological changes that can happen with older adults, including cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

“I love working with older adults so much. When I was a clinical OT, I enjoyed that specific aspect of my practice,” Watson said, noting that most Baby Boomers coming from hospital care or simply dealing with normal aging want to stay in their homes, which has led to a boom in home care.

Dr. Julie Watson

Dr. Julie Watson

“It’s a win-win because students are getting the experience working with older adults, and the older adults are getting much-needed services that allow them to remain independent and have a higher quality of life.”

“I think we’re poised for a shift in how we meet the needs of older adults; we want to be educating the practitioners, the healthcare professionals, about these needs in advance.”

 

Changing Times

In a widely read article last fall, the the New York Times editorial board addressed these growing needs.

“Thanks to falling birth rates, longer life expectancy, and the graying of the Baby Boomer cohort, our society is being transformed,” the editorial board wrote. “This is a demographic change that will affect every part of society. Already, in about half the country, there are more people dying than being born, even as more Americans are living into their 80s, 90s, and beyond. In 2020, the share of people 65 or older reached 17%, according to the Census Bureau. By 2034, there will be more Americans past retirement age than there are children.”

The purpose of the article was partly to call attention to the economic impact of the shift. In Japan, for instance, declining births combined with a surging senior population has caused a wave of school closings, labor shortages, and a steep drop in revenue for retirement programs, causing Japanese people to increasingly work into their 60s and 70s. But the writers also noted opportunities when it comes to the business of aging.

“A cottage industry of products and services has emerged to help people adjust their homes and their lives for aging. A demographic shift this significant calls for a broad-based response, and the longer the challenges go unaddressed, the more formidable they become,” they wrote. “There are many pieces to this puzzle, including who will care for older people, where they will live, how our cities are designed, and how businesses will adapt.”

One barrier, of course, is funding, Watson noted.

“You’re dealing with federal, state, city, and county budgets, and this isn’t a high priority in a lot of places,” she told BusinessWest. “So, the ideas are well-received, and public-health and healthcare professionals know they’re needed, but — aside from councils on aging in all our local communities — there hasn’t been a huge shift in funding for the types of services that are needed. But we need to make these things happen, and it would be great if we could see federal, state, and local investment money into this sort of thing.”

The students at Bay Path are already applying their education to the community in ways that are mutually beneficial. The master of occupational therapy students work with faculty at Ruth’s House, an assisted-living community in Longmeadow, and also participate in a monthly stroke support group at the Enfield Senior Center.

Nora Moreno Cargie

Nora Moreno Cargie

“We are inclusive and center the work in community. These initiatives originated with older people, including people of color, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and others facing systemic barriers, demonstrating the power of proximity and the creativity of community.”

The OT department has also held an event that helps older drivers adjust their cars for optimum safety, and OTD students do projects educating healthcare practitioners and families about services available in the community for older adults.

“When we have the students out in the community with practitioners,” Watson said, “it’s a win-win because students are getting the experience working with older adults, and the older adults are getting much-needed services that allow them to remain independent and have a higher quality of life.”

 

Age-friendly Developments

Bay Path’s heightened attention on aging reflects a national demographic shift that began a couple decades ago and continues today: a U.S. population whose average age is on the rise.

That reality inspired a podcast launched by the Healey-Driscoll administration last fall called ReiMAgine Aging, which aims to tell the story of the age- and dementia-friendly movement taking place in Massachusetts.

The podcast highlights efforts to make Massachusetts a better place to grow older, including updating infrastructure, promoting volunteer and employment opportunities, expanding affordable supportive housing, increasing transportation options, supporting caregivers, and improving digital access.

“Equity, access, and justice are foundational to the age- and dementia-friendly movement,” Secretary of Elder Affairs Elizabeth Chen said when the podcast was unveiled. “We are grateful to the older adults, caregivers, communities, and organizations who shape and lead this work and who have helped us reframe aging to be an asset.”

The podcast, accessible at mahealthyagingcollaborative.org/reimagine-aging, highlights voices from statewide and community leaders, older adults, and nonprofits through six episodes: “Aging with Purpose and Meaning,” “Buildings That Bring People Together,” “Enhancing Digital Equity for All,” “Moving Forward,” “Savoring Food That Matters,” and “Shaping Compassionate Communities.”

The podcast was produced in partnership with the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative with funding from Point32Health Foundation.

“The country is looking to Massachusetts as a leader in the age-friendly movement,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, Point32Health Foundation president. “We are inclusive and center the work in community. These initiatives originated with older people, including people of color, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and others facing systemic barriers, demonstrating the power of proximity and the creativity of community.”

At Bay Path, Watson is gratified to see faculty and students to do their part in creating that paradigm.

“The productive-aging concentration is very unique in higher education, and the fact that we have students at different levels who have the opportunity to develop programs and interact with people in the community while they’re learning … it’s just a special thing.”

Commercial Real Estate Special Coverage

Going by the Book

Development Associates President Ken Vincunas

Development Associates President Ken Vincunas

 

Ken Vincunas says he’s long kicked around the idea of writing a book, one that would call on nearly 40 years of experience in the broad realms of development and commercial real estate.

He even has a working title: What’s the Rent?

That’s a simple question, one that property owners and leasing agents probably get asked every day, and hopefully several times a day, said Vincunas, president of Agawam-based Development Associates, which has a broad portfolio of office, retail, and industrial properties across Western Mass. and into Connecticut. But coming up with an answer is usually anything but simple.

“There have to be 20 subjective factors and no objective factors that go into this, and every time one of them comes up, you have to hope that you have the experience to know your market, know your tenant, know your building, know your rates, and try to make a deal that’s fair to everyone and keep the place leased,” he said, adding that COVID and its aftereffects, including the strong movement toward remote work and hybrid schedules, have only further complicated this equation, as we’ll see.

While addressing the rent question, Vincunas said his book — if and when he ever gets around to writing it — would also include some case studies, and there are many he can piece together involving the myriad scenarios he and others in this business face regularly.

“There are things that can’t possibly happen, but they do,” he explained. “Like this … you get no one for a space for six months, and then, you have two people. The one you want is slow and can’t quite figure out, but they’re a better prospect; the one you don’t really want is champing at the bit — ‘let’s go, we’re ready.’ What do you do? That’s probably happened 15 times to me; it’s really something.”

“There have to be 20 subjective factors and no objective factors that go into this, and every time one of them comes up, you have to hope that you have the experience to know your market, know your tenant, know your building, know your rates, and try to make a deal that’s fair to everyone and keep the place leased.”

As he talked about this book waiting to be written, Vincunas said he’s always calling on the years of experience that would go into it, especially at this time of challenge in commercial real estate and development, one he summed up quickly and effectively by saying, “we would look to acquire things if prices were fine or if we had a tenant lined up, but we’re in no hurry, and we’re going to hope for better times in the next seven to eight months.”

Elaborating, he noted that, on the development side, this is mostly a time to hit pause, noting that several colliding factors — from higher interest rates to the still-climbing costs of materials; from supply-chain issues to mandates for electric heat — are making this a difficult time to build.

And on the leasing side of the equation, it’s a time to tough out those aforementioned challenges, try to keep buildings full, and take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. He’s doing all that at the Greenfield Corporate Center, where a large (as in 55,000-square-foot) vacancy, left by the Greenfield District Court when it moved back to downtown Greenfield and a new facility there, has been mostly backfilled.

The StubHub Building in East Granby

The StubHub Building in East Granby, acquired by Development Associates in early 2020, is still vacant, but the company is optimistic this will soon change.

“We had counted on them staying — government contracts never come in on time,” he said with a laugh, referring to the construction of a new courthouse, which did come in on time, adding that the vacant space has been largely filled by an allergist, a CPA, the Sheriff’s Department, and other tenants, and the two buildings on the property are mostly occupied.

And Vincunas and his team are doing it at other properties as well, which are seeing those colliding forces from COVID, including businesses eyeing less space, in many cases, with fewer people coming to the office to work, but also different space as it comes on the market and deals can be made.

Meanwhile, DA, as his firm is called, is pushing ahead with some new projects, including a 55,000-square-foot office building in East Granby, Conn., known as the StubHub Building, which it acquired just prior to the pandemic in 2020, and nearby property — a five-acre parcel and a larger 19-acre parcel — that awaits development.

“The industrial market is exceedingly tight — purchase prices have doubled, at least. No one can afford to build with the high interest rates and the high cost of construction. Those who had industrial space in place could rent it for much more than they could have years ago.”

For this issue and its focus on commercial real estate, BusinessWest talked with Vincunas about everything from the state of the market, and the many factors that go into the current picture, to the manner in which he’s calling on all of his experience in these different — and challenging — times.

 

The Next Chapters

As he talked with BusinessWest about the Development Associates portfolio of existing properties and what might come next, Vincunas got up from his chair and retrieved a piece of paper thumbtacked to a board hanging next to his desk.

It was a timetable of sorts for the project in Northampton that has come to be called the Atwood campus. And he marveled that it has been 13 years since the former Clarion Hotel & Conference Center was demolished to make way for the office complex that sits there now.

The Atwood campus in Northampton

The Atwood campus in Northampton is one of the many success stories scripted by Development Associates.

The Atwood campus is one of many success stories in the DA portfolio. The three buildings on the property are full, with tenants ranging from Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Clinical & Support Options to several professionals. And while the success of the complex would seem to welcome development of another office building on the remaining space within the footprint, current conditions, including ongoing questions about the long-term strength and resiliency of the office market, but also the soaring costs of building, dictate caution, Vincunas said.

“We’d love to do it, but you have to have some pre-leasing,” he told BusinessWest. “And how much is the rent a year and a half from now? When you commit to someone today, you say, ‘you’re going to take 30% to 40% of the building.’ Sure, we’ll start building it, hope we get some others, and carry on with you until we get them. But what’s the rent a year and a half from now? It’s not easy to know.”

These sentiments reflect the high levels of challenge and uncertainty, but also opportunity, that define the commercial real-estate market at present, he said, adding that some segments of this market are doing very well, especially industrial — again, because building new is not an attractive option, and also because the work done at these facilities, be it manufacturing or warehousing, can’t be done remotely.

“So the industrial market is exceedingly tight — purchase prices have doubled, at least,” he said, noting that the same is true of lease rates. “No one can afford to build with the high interest rates and the high cost of construction. Those who had industrial space in place could rent it for much more than they could have years ago.”

Meanwhile, the office market is certainly slower, but there is movement as leases expire and business owners mull options, which bode well for properties like the StubHub Building, which remains vacant but may soon be landing a federal agency, said Vincunas, adding that DA acquired the property knowing it would take some time to lease it out, and COVID only exacerbated that challenge.

Greenfield Corporate Center

Development Associates has been successful in backfilling space at the Greenfield Corporate Center.

“It’s a very solid, very attractive building, and we know it’s going to work based on the price that we paid,” he said, adding that those same sentiments apply to the five-acre parcel just down busy Route 20, where DA is envisioning a a retail complex at that location, as well as the larger, 19-acre parcel. In both cases, the company can afford to be patient.

“I’m bullish on that whole area,” he said. “There are 400-plus apartments being built within three miles, so that whole area, in our estimation, is going to take off.”

 

The Plot Thickens

As he assessed the current office market, Vincunas said that, despite the convictions of many in this business that workers will eventually return to the office because companies function more efficiently if people are all in one place, the reality is that remote work and hybrid schedules are very likely here to stay.

That means most of those same businesses have decisions to make as leases expire, about how much space they need and where they want to be. And for those trying to keep buildings full, or as full as possible, it means working hard with both existing tenants, to keep them in some capacity, while also trying to attract those using their own expiring leases to explore the many other opportunities presenting themselves.

He’s seeing that at several of the DA properties, including Greenfield, where that successful backfilling is ongoing, and also 200 Silver St. in Agawam, where the company is trying to fill a vacancy left by a departing fitness center.

“Overall, you have to know your market and try to strike a balance. People don’t want to move, and people have options. And each situation is different. If you know the people love the location and the building, they might feel more strongly about staying where they are, and you work with them to make that happen.”

“We’re entertaining two companies in the insurance business; one wants to get out of Springfield, and one wants to consolidate its offices,” he said, adding that these are some of the forces impacting the market at present, ones that create uncertainly and volatility, but also opportunities, especially in smaller communities and smaller office facilities.

But there are risks everywhere, he added quickly, noting that, across the broad office market, the trends toward consolidation and putting fewer people in smaller spaces cast long shadows over the market.

To manage these sea changes, real-estate firms must call on their experience and handle each case individually.

“Overall, you have to know your market and try to strike a balance,” Vincunas said. “People don’t want to move, and people have options. And each situation is different. If you know the people love the location and the building, they might feel more strongly about staying where they are, and you work with them to make that happen.”

Returning to that aforementioned book he’s looking to write and its unofficial title, he reiterated that each case is different and each time is different, and companies like Development Associates must adjust to the conditions at that moment in time.

“When it comes to office space, you’re either in a strong position or a weak position, and you have to respond accordingly,” he said. “It’s the same as ever.”

Picture This

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Practice Makes Perfect

On April 13, a mass-casualty drill was held at Baystate Noble Hospital, a group collaboration between the Westfield Fire Department (WFD) and the hospital’s Emergency Department. In attendance were team members of the Nursing Flex team, Security, and more than 40 students from Elms College, Westfield State University, and Holyoke Community College.

Southwick High School student Abigail Grazia uses her moulage skills on herself and a dummy to add some striking realism.

Southwick High School student Abigail Grazia uses her moulage skills on herself and a dummy to add some striking realism.

 

WFD members simulate bringing a student into the decontamination tent

WFD members simulate bringing a student into the decontamination tent

 

Home Stretch

At a festive reception on April 2, the Irish Cultural Center (ICC) of Western New England announced the formal launch of its capstone capital campaign to raise the final $2 million needed to complete its facility at 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield. Funds raised will be used to complete the Community Performance Center.

From left: Frank Quigley, ICC co-Vice President Kevin O’Connor, West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt, ICC co-Vice President Ed Sullivan, and ICC President Sean Cahillane

 

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, honorary campaign chair, speaks at the reception

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, honorary campaign chair, speaks at the reception

 

 

Career Exploration

Every other Saturday this spring, 16 area high-school students get a hands-on experience working with talking patient simulators at Springfield Technical Community College as part of the STCC Career Connections Academy, a state-funded program designed to expose high-school students to high-demand industry options such as business administration, healthcare, and social assistance.

Daniel O’Neill, patient simulation information coordinator at STCC, talks to the students

Daniel O’Neill, patient simulation information coordinator at STCC, talks to the students

 

West Springfield High School student Nahla Williams works with a patient simulator

West Springfield High School student Nahla Williams works with a patient simulator

 

Wesley Carter, director of the STCC Career Connections Academy

Wesley Carter, director of the STCC Career Connections Academy

Agenda

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR

Through May 5: Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR has come to Hartford, Conn. for the first time ever. A colourful homage to Cirque du Soleil legacy, BAZZAR opened on April 6 and will continue its performances until May 5 at Under the Big Top on Market Street. The show features acrobatic disciplines such as teeterboard, acrobike, contortion, duo rollerskates, duo trapeze, aerial rope, hair suspension, fire manipulation, slackline, and music performed live on stage. Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR is intended to be an eclectic lab of creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers, and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. Led by their maestro, they band together to invent a whimsical, one-of-a-kind universe. In a place where the unexpected is expected, the colourful group imagines, builds, and invents vibrant scenes in an artistic and acrobatic game. The high-energy excitement, collision of sounds and colors, and meeting place of diverse characters one might find at a traditional bazaar inspired the name of the show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/bazzar.

 

Alumni Achievement Award Nominations

Through May 10: When BusinessWest launched its 40 Under Forty program in 2007, it did so to identify rising stars across our region — individuals who were excelling in business and through involvement within the community — and celebrate their accomplishments. In 2015, BusinessWest announced a new award, one that builds on the foundation upon which 40 Under Forty was created. It’s called the Alumni Achievement Award. As the name suggests, it is presented to the 40 Under Forty honoree who, in the eyes of an independent panel of judges, has most impressively continued and built upon his or her track record of accomplishment. Candidates must be from 40 Under Forty classes prior to the year of the award — in this case, classes 2007 to 2023. The 2024 Alumni Achievement Award finalists will be profiled in the June 10 edition of BusinessWest, and the honoree will be announced at the 40 Under Forty gala on June 20. The presenting sponsor of the Alumni Achievement Award is Health New England.

Visit businesswest.com/40-under-forty/alumniachievementaward for the nomination form, and visit businesswest.com/40-under-forty/40underforty for a list of the past 40 Under Forty classes.

 

Rev. Hugh Crean Lecture

May 1: Elms College and the St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture will present the fifth annual Rev. Hugh Crean Distinguished Lecture in Catholic Thought at 4:30 p.m. The lecture, which will take place in person in the college’s Alumnae Library Theater, was rescheduled from its initial April 4 date. The distinguished speaker for this lecture is Dominic Doyle, associate professor of Systematic Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM). The theme for Doyle’s remarks will be “Christian Humanism and the Theology of Hope.” Most recently, Doyle led STM’s Neuroscience Education for Theological Training grant from the Science for Seminaries program sponsored by the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science/Dialogue on Science, Religion, and Ethics. He is currently working on a book exploring the history of theological virtues, tentatively titled Thematic Variations in Theological Virtue. To register, visit www.elms.edu/events/st-augustine-rev-hugh-crean-distinguished-lecture.

 

YWCA Golf Tournament

May 6: The YWCA of Western Massachusetts Golf Tournament will be held at Springfield Country Club, with registration now open online at ywworks.org. Proceeds of the charity golf tournament will support the Children Who Witness Violence program, which offers therapy for children who have witnessed or experienced abuse and violence. The Healthy and Empowering Relationship Education program of the YWCA, which helps Springfield middle- and high-schoolers learn about healthy relationships and friendships, will also benefit from proceeds raised at the tournament. Cost per golfer to participate in the tournament is $155, which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and a quarter-zip jacket. There will be a raffle and cash bar at the country club. Individuals or organizations interested in registering or sponsoring the event can visit ywworks.org.

 

‘So You Think You Want to Join a Board?’

May 8, Aug. 14, Oct. 9: United Way of Pioneer Valley is introducing a learning component as part of its OnBoard board-readiness and matching program. Serving as an on-ramp to the popular annual board-matching event held each winter, “So You Think You Want to Join a Board?” is a three-part series geared toward individuals considering board-level volunteer opportunities. Through a conversational style of presentations by highly experienced nonprofit mentors in Western Mass., attendees will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, network, and receive resources and tools to help them determine if board service is a good fit. Part one of “So You Think You Want to Join a Board?” will be facilitated by Shannon Mumblo, president of Shannon Mumblo Consulting Inc., who will review the unique role nonprofits play in the community ecosystem and what potential volunteers should be aware of as board members. This breakfast event will be held on Wednesday, May 8 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the TD Bank conference room at 1441 Main St., Springfield. Part two will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and will be facilitated by National Federation of Community Broadcasters CEO Rima Dael, who will provide participants with an understanding of board service as it relates to governance, fundraising, and basic financial oversight. The final event in the series will take place the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 9, and will be led by Sarah Tanner, a partner with Financial Development Agency, who will guide attendees in understanding what questions they need to ask nonprofits in order to determine a fit. All three of the learning sessions are free and will culminate in the OnBoard matching event on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 12.

 

VA Central Western Mass. Centennial Celebration

May 11: The VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System is commemorating a century of dedication to serving U.S. veterans. Established in 1924, the healthcare system has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of veterans, delivering compassionate care and innovative services. To honor this significant milestone, the VA invites the community to an event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 421 North Main St., Leeds. The festivities will include special events, recognition ceremonies, and opportunities for veterans and their families to connect with one another, as well as food, games, and fun for the whole family. For more information about the centennial celebration and upcoming events, visit www.va.gov/central-western-massachusetts-health-care or call Sarah Robinson, Public Affairs officer for the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, at (413) 584-4040, ext. 3532.

 

Pioneer Valley Conference for Women

May 9: The third annual Pioneer Valley Conference for Women will be held at Marriott Springfield Downtown from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will be held in person and virtually. This year’s theme is “Unleashed.” Christina Royal will serve as emcee for the conference. The former president of Holyoke Community College, Royal is now president and CEO of Infinite Unlearning LLC, a woman-, BIPOC-, and queer-owned executive coaching and consultancy service supporting mid- to senior leaders and their organizations. Keynote speakers are Meghan Rothschild, president and owner of the marketing and public-relations firm Chikmedia, and Jessika Rozki, founder of Rozki Rides, a transportation service focusing on children and seniors. The conference will also feature 10 different panels that women can choose to attend in the morning and afternoon. The 30 panelists are all local women. Dianne Fuller Doherty will be presented with the Goddess Award, recognizing her many years of volunteer work on behalf of women. A comedy kickoff reception the night before the conference will feature comedian Jess Miller. Visit ow.ly/qgYJ50QK85h for more information or to purchase tickets. Event sponsors include M&T Bank, Westfield Bank, Liberty Bank, Country Bank, and USI.

 

Free Shred Days

June 8, 22: bankESB invites customers and members of the community to two free shred days at local offices. Events will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. (or until the truck is full) on the following dates and at locations: Saturday, June 8 at 770 Main St., Agawam; and Saturday, June 22 at 241 Northampton St., Easthampton (two trucks at this event). No appointment is necessary. Local residents can reduce their risk of identity theft by bringing old mail, receipts, statements or bills, canceled checks, pay stubs, medical records, or any other unwanted paper documents containing personal or confidential information and shredding them safely and securely for free. A professional document destruction company will be on site in the bank’s parking lot and can accept up to two boxes of documents per person.

 

40 Under Forty Gala

June 20: BusinessWest will celebrate the 18th annual 40 Under Forty at the MassMutual Center in Springfield with fine food, music, networking, and the presentation of the class of 2024, profiled in this issue and at businesswest.com. The 40 Under Forty sponsors include presenting sponsor PeoplesBank and partner sponsors the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, Live Nation, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, and Mercy Medical Center/Trinity Health. The event will also feature the announcement of the 10th annual Alumni Achievement Award, presented by Health New England. Tickets cost $125 per person (tables of 10 are available), and they go on sale on Monday, April 29 at 9 a.m. at businesswest.com/40-under-forty/40underforty.

 

Hooplandia

June 21-23: Registration is now open for Hooplandia, the second annual 3×3 basketball tournament and festival, at www.hooplandia.com. The three-day event includes levels of play for all ages and divisions. Hooplandia launched in 2023. Taking place in the heart of Greater Springfield, the birthplace of basketball, the event is hosted by Eastern States Exposition (ESE) in West Springfield and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Most games will be played on the ESE grounds, with special games held at the Hall of Fame. Seventy-five basketball courts will be set up to accommodate more than 650 games played by approximately 2,100 participants of all ages. Divisions of play have been created to provide an all-inclusive environment for players of all ages and playing abilities. The diverse divisions include young girls, boys, women, men, high-school-level, college-level, OGs, veterans, and more. Players are invited to build teams of four, create their own unique team name and uniforms, and register at www.hooplandia.com. Team fees range according to age, and children in the under-8 category are free of charge. Hooplandia will once again partner with Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the region as its designated philanthropic partner, providing $10 from every paid team registration to support the mission and programs of the clubs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For inquiries, email [email protected].

 

Yidstock

July 11-14: Tickets are now on sale for Yidstock: the Festival of New Yiddish Music. Now in its 12th year, Yidstock brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Highlights this year will include the Klezmatics, Frank London, Eleanor Reissa, Judy Bressler, Daniel Kahn, and many more. Concert passes are available and include admission to all concerts and the two dance workshops. Individual tickets are also available for purchase for those who can only attend for part of the weekend. This year, livestream concert passes will allow friends from afar to experience Yidstock from the comfort of their homes. These passes only include access to the seven concerts; they do not include access to talks, workshops, or the film screening. Visit yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock for more information and to purchase tickets.

People on the Move
Ricard Torres-Mateluna

Ricard Torres-Mateluna

Jillian Duclos

Jillian Duclos

The Northampton Jazz Festival has welcomed two new board members who bring broad skills and deep experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, community organizing, and music from world cultures. They are Ricard Torres-Mateluna, who joined last month, and Jillian Duclos, who joined the board in September 2023. After earning a bachelor’s degree in politics at Mount Holyoke College as a Francis Perkins Scholar in 2017, Duclos became a grass-roots organizer, a driver of workforce development, and then a business owner. Now, as executive director of the Downtown Northampton Assoc., she collaborates with city leaders, downtown organizations, and community members to drive economic development for downtown Northampton and provide a safety net to local and small businesses who anchor the community. Torres-Mateluna is a brand and marketing strategist who thinks with a global perspective and seeks solutions at the local level. Over his more than 20 years in the field, he has successfully worked toward uplifting educational entities and nonprofit organizations, having worked in advertising agencies and startups — large and small, at home and abroad — run by people from all backgrounds. His current role is vice president of Marketing and Communications for the Springfield-based human services agency Viability Inc. Torres-Mateluna has been a jazz lover since childhood and is also a member of the editorial board and U.S. correspondent for Papeles de Jazz magazine in his native Chile.

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Lee Craig

Lee Craig

Freedom Credit Union recently hired Lee Craig as its senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bringing three decades of leadership experience in credit-union operations and compliance, Craig will lend his expertise to planning, directing, and controlling Freedom’s overall financial plans and policies, accounting practices, and relationships with lending institutions and the financial community. He comes to Freedom after 23 years as CFO at MassMutual Federal Credit Union, where he was responsible for the operation’s overall financial condition, information-technology oversight, compliance management, and strategic planning. He also previously served as principal examiner at the National Credit Union Administration. A member of the Credit Union National Assoc. CFO Council and Compliance Council and a past member of Fiserv’s user advisory board, Craig served on the town of Westhampton’s Finance Committee for several years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Westfield State University.

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Reinaldo Román

Reinaldo Román

Joshua Burgos

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank announced the hiring of Reinaldo Román as vice president, branch officer. In this role, he will manage the institution’s branch operations at its main office located at 70 South St., Pittsfield. Additionally, he will assist the organization with its further development of Spanish-focused materials. Román joins the bank after a successful 23-year tenure at Greylock Federal Credit Union. He has extensive experience in branch operations and management, business development, retail lending, and customer relations. He received his business administration in banking degree from Berkshire Community College. The bank also announced the hiring of Joshua Burgos as its new Business Development and Cash Management officer. In this role, he will oversee the multitude of cash transactions for the institution’s commercial customers as well as manage business deposits, real estate, and non-real-estate loans. Burgos joins the bank after working most recently at Canyon Ranch as a senior accountant. He has 10 years of experience working in financial services, having served in positions at MassMutual and Greylock Federal Credit Union. He has an associate degree in business administration from Cambridge College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Capella University, and will be completing his MBA from UMass Amherst this fall.

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Colin D’Amour

Colin D’Amour

The board of directors of Big Y Foods Inc. announced the appointment of Colin D’Amour as senior director of asset protection. In that role, he will lead the asset protection team, develop and execute future strategies, deploy new technologies, build relationships with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies, and foster both education and growth within the department. D’Amour began working as a service clerk at Big Y Supermarkets in 1998 at age 14. From there, he held several positions, including produce clerk, warehouse selector, and construction/remodel store projects coordinator. In 2007, he accepted a commission with the U.S. Marine Corps as second lieutenant, serving with distinction and ultimately earning the rank of captain. In 2010, he was deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2014, D’Amour left active duty in the Marines and returned to Big Y by entering into its store director training program. Since then, his career has included several roles, including store director, corporate center store sales director, senior manager of procurement, and, most recently, senior director of the Big Y Express division. He was also a project manager for the expansion of the Fresh and Local Distribution Center and is a member of Big Y’s real estate and store design committees. In addition, he oversees multiple programs and initiatives with Topco, an $18 billion cooperative that provides aggregation, innovation, and management solutions to its leading food-industry members across the country. A graduate of Boston College, D’Amour holds personal decorations from his military service, including both the Navy and Marine Corps commendation and achievement medals. He is the grandson of Big Y co-founder Gerald D’Amour and son of Executive Chairman Charles D’Amour.

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Myranda Nasworthy

Myranda Nasworthy

Garvey Communication Associates Inc. (GCAi) has expanded its digital public-relations capacity by adding Myranda Nasworthy, an experienced video producer. Armed with GCAi’s new G7x vlogging cameras, Nasworthy worked on client videos before she started at the company. She will work in GCAi’s new edit suite, including a 2024 Apple Mac Studio. She is also equipped with a 2024 Macbook Pro for remote video editing. She is already working with a new GODOX lighting kit used at GCAi’s 24th-floor studios in Tower Square to produce 10 videos for an award program. Nasworthy shot and worked on all the edits with co-producer Nate Dion. She has also worked with GCAi’s West Coast team to produce 9:16 videos for Reels and TikTok. A former associate producer of New England Public Media’s Emmy-nominated quiz show, As Schools Match Wits. Nasworthy is a summa cum laude graduate of Westfield State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication with a concentration in media arts & analysis. Her skill set includes operating Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Nikon filming equipment and studio, control-room, and field equipment. She also is experienced in working with Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, and Final Cut Pro.

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Monson Savings Bank announced its second annual President’s Award recipients. This year’s award has been presented to Sara Rodrigues, assistant vice president and Commercial Loan Operations officer, Bridget Bunce, Bank Secrecy Act analyst. The President’s Award is an opportunity to acknowledge those who consistently represent the bank’s mission and values through their commitment to customer service, the community, teamwork, and excellence. Rodrigues joined the Monson Savings Bank family in February 2013. She consistently represents the bank at many local events and has volunteered for numerous organizations, such as Revitalize CDC, the United Way of Pioneer Valley, and I Found Light Against All Odds. Bunce started with Monson Savings in October 2021 as a Deposit Operations administrator and was promoted to her current position in August 2023. She is always eager to lend a hand and has helped at several bank-sponsored events in 2022 and 2023.

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Jeffrey Siegel

Jeffrey Siegel

Fierst Bloomberg Ohm LLP announced that Jeffrey Siegel has become a partner of the firm. Having earned his juris doctorate at the University of Connecticut School of Law and his master of laws in taxation at the New York University of School of Law, Siegel has more than 35 years of experience assisting individuals with their estate-planning, tax-planning, probate and trust administration, and corporate law needs.

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Paul Haible, executive director of the Peace Development Fund (PDF) for the past 20 years, announced his plans to retire on April 30. Under Haible’s leadership, PDF amplified its focus to include a broad range of social-justice issues and movements; expanded its footprint to include a regional office in San Francisco, where he was based; and increased its international scope to include funding to Haiti, Mexico, and the Middle East. He collaborated with the board to launch several initiatives engaging a range of issue constituencies, including a national environmental-justice initiative that spanned a decade, a cross-border initiative, and a national criminal-justice-reform movement. He was instrumental in creating PDF’s capacity-building program to fiscally sponsor more than 40 organizations and led PDF’s recent Indigenous Land Back work.

Company Notebook

TMGC LLC Acquires Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club

TURNERS FALLS — On April 3, Kyle and Kelly Snow, as well as Kyle’s father, Edward Snow Jr., acting as TMGC LLC, purchased the Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls. The Snow family, who own and operate Northfield Golf Course and Snow & Sons Landscaping in Greenfield, purchased the 55-acre property from the Thomas family with assets acquired from the Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club board of directors. The acquisition also includes two private residences, an event space, a clubhouse, and a maintenance building. While membership rates will stay level with the 2023 season, the Snows plan to make immediate improvements to the grounds and clubhouse, including a facelift of the common areas and restrooms. These updates are part of a comprehensive three- to five-year improvement plan the Snow family developed to ensure that Thomas Memorial Golf remains a leading local course and offers a unique Franklin County experience for golfers at all levels of play. The Snow family plans to create a synergy between Northfield Golf Club and Thomas Memorial Golf that will benefit both courses.

 

Excel Dryer Pioneers Blueprint for Healthy, Sustainable Workplaces

EAST LONGMEADOW — Excel Dryer recently unveiled a comprehensive office expansion and renovation project. This initiative, rooted in the company’s mission to lead through innovation, aimed to merge beauty, health, wellness, and sustainability into its workplace. The project’s insights and methodologies are set to educate through a unique continuing education unit (CEU) course offered by Architectural Record magazine in its Continuing Education Center, serving as a detailed roadmap of Excel Dryer’s innovative journey. Guided by the WELL Building Standard as a principal framework, the renovation serves as a case study showcasing Excel’s commitment to integrating the latest and most effective products in support of occupant well-being, productivity, and environmental sustainability. This initiative aims to inspire and educate not just architects, designers, and the construction community, but also owners and facility managers, offering insights into the practical application of sustainability and health-focused principles in commercial interiors and demonstrating Excel Dryer’s leading role in the movement toward more responsible workplace design. The Architectural Record’s CEU course provides a focused overview on the intersection of modern design, health standards, and sustainability in commercial architecture. It provides information on the multiple innovative products used to achieve WELL certification and explores the evolution of hygiene and sustainability post-pandemic, highlighting the importance of touchless technologies in public restrooms to prevent illness. Ultimately, the course showcases how integrated design solutions can promote health, efficiency, and environmental stewardship in commercial spaces.

 

YWCA Awarded $111,111 Grant for Violence-prevention Program

SPRINGFIELD — The YWCA of Western Massachusetts recently received $111,111.11 from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for its youth violence-prevention program, called the H.E.R.E. (Healthy Empowering Relationships and Education) Project. This evidence-based project has been successfully embedded in many Springfield middle and high schools for about 18 months. With this new grant funding, the YWCA intends to hire additional staff to reach more youth within area schools beyond Springfield. The H.E.R.E. Project’s curriculum is specifically developed for teens, inclusive of all genders, and designed for applicability across gender, ethnicity, sexual identities, and socio-economic backgrounds. It specifically targets Springfield youth ages 12-18 and aims to educate youth at risk for teen dating violence, sex trafficking of minors, and gang violence. During these classes, YWCA employees use varied teaching methods such as games, small and large group work, and role playing. YWCA staff visit the participating middle and high schools once per week for eight weeks, and since the start of the program more than 18 months ago, the H.E.R.E. Project has served about 600 students.

Incorporations

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

AGAWAM

Wang Friendly’s Inc., 19 Springfield St., Agawam, MA 01001. Yingying Wang, same. Food sales.

BLANDFORD

Baypoint Floristry and Events Inc., 56 Otis Tolland Road, Blandford, MA 01008. Tammy Saloomey Tavernia, same. Florist shop and related activities.

CHICOPEE

Opt for Nature Inc., 140 Padgette St., Unit E, Chicopee, MA 01022. Shahid Habib, 19 Spring Meadows, South Hadley, MA 01075. Brand holder of dietary supplements.

Wang China Star Inc., 80 Main St., Chicopee, MA 01020. Yingying Wang, same. Restaurant.

EASTHAMPTON

Reynolds Purified Water Inc., 6 Morin Dr., Easthampton, MA 01027. Bradford Reynolds, same. Water-purification systems.

FEEDING HILLS

A&A Remodel Co., 30 Logan Place, Feeding Hills, MA 01030. Andrii Prus, same. Sales and installation of windows and doors.

GREENFIELD

Franklin County Police Cadet Program Inc., 28 Forest Ave., Greenfield, MA 01301. Jason Haskins, same. Corporation established to create a safe and enjoyable environment for its youthful members; allow each cadet to develop healthy relationships with other youth and adults with similar interests; instill and develop self-confidence; teach respect and self-discipline, acceptable social values and behavior, responsibility, self-sufficiency, personal tolerance, and patience; expose members to the importance of positive police and community relations; learn how to act efficiently under stressful situations; and more.

HOLYOKE

Tru-Clear Window Cleaning Inc., 145 Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA 01040. Jared Martinez, same. Residential and commercial window cleaning.

PITTSFIELD

Conference on Language Modeling Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Alexander Rush, 385 Union Ave., #2A, New York, NY 11211. Conference on language modeling consisting of a series of professional meetings.

Missouri Dental Insurance Services Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Jacky Clay Standlee, same. Insurance sales.

TKT Enterprises Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Tracey Twarog, same. Health insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare supplement plans, and prescription drug plans.

SOUTH HADLEY

Forbes and Sons Painting and Staining Inc., 63 Laurie Ave., South Hadley, MA 01075. Brad Forbes, same. Painting contractor.

SPRINGFIELD

AH Accounting and Tax Services Inc., 299 Carew St., Suite 134, Springfield, MA 01104. Abdillahi Hussein, same. Professional accounting and tax services.

Grandma’s Place Inc., 11 Moore St., Springfield, MA 01107. Dawn Hunter, same. Individual youth and adult mental-health services, including but not limited to social assistance, housing, and job-search assistance.

Titanium Springfield Inc., 1112 Bay St., Springfield, MA 01109. Muhammad Ali Saleem, same. Gas station.

 

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the months of March and April 2024.

AMHERST

Augusto Therapeutic Massage
401 Main St.
Debra Augusto

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

Dungeon Delvers
30 Gatehouse Road, Unit 208
Aaron Damon-Rush

Heystack
34 Kingman Road
Prashant Shenoy

Just Body Glow LLC
17 Kellogg Ave.
Cheyquetta Charvis

Kim Chin-Gibbons
63 North Prospect St.
Kim Chin-Gibbons

Mt. Pollux Music
1301 South East St.
Dan Kennedy

Roger Sonier DDS
196 North Pleasant St., #13
Roger Sonier

Strategic Investigations
339 Potwine Lane
Philip Kass

Three P Painting
79 Tracy Circle
Mohamed Ben-Slama

BELCHERTOWN

Amherst Self Storage
1270 Federal St.
Alejandro Levins

Cole’s Pest Control
2 Canal Dr.
Nicole Balboni

Go with the Flow
1035 Federal St.
Julie Leahey, Elizabeth Eggleston

MVM Contracting
156 Stebbins St.
Michael Martins

Nutrition Genesis
20 Sheffield Dr.
Gina Headrick

Photosynthesis
279 Old Enfield Road
Marie Ciosek

Pretty Pickings
41 Doe Hollow
Renate Robinson

Revive and Thrive
786 Franklin St.
Elizabeth Moody

EASTHAMPTON

Conscious Soma
37 Hannum Brook Dr.
Virginia Wilke

Cleaners MultiServices
11 Princeton Ave.
Rubio Perez, Sergio Raiza

LauraLee Sampere-Gagnon, LICSW
23 Federal St.
LauraLee Sampere-Gagnon

R&R Properties
13 Northampton St.
Stephen Robinson

Robinson Properties
13 Northampton St.
Stephen Robinson

HOLYOKE

3 Brothers Auto Sales & Repair
522 Maple St.
Maple Street Sales Corp.

AE Outfitters Retail Co.
50 Holyoke St.
AE Outfitters Retail Co.

Clean Queen Car Wash
185 South St.
Richard Sherwood, Nicole Stasz

David Alger Consulting
1 Deer Run
David Alger

Los Supreme Latin Cuisine
50 Holyoke St.
Marielys Rosado Torres

Monsoon Bistro
50 Holyoke St.
Jin Rong Zhang

Pandora
50 Holyoke St.
Pandora Ventures LLC

Real Dry Waterproofing
137 Dupuis Road
Stephen Wall

Rewarding Tax Services
284 Maple St.
Lidia Rodriguez

Reyes Income Tax and Bookkeeping
2257 Northampton St.
Enrique Reyes

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Biscotti
11 Lombard St.
Berkshire Biscotti Inc.

Berkshire Concrete Repair
16 Hampshire St.
Michael Stewart Sr.

Berkshire Faceted Gemstones
494 Pomeroy Ave.
Daniel McMorris

Berkshire Fence Co.
1625 West Housatonic St.
Todd M. Driscoll Inc.

Berkshire Precision Paint Works
11 Myrtle St.
Berkshire Precision Paint Works LLC

BRC Transportation Service
120 Lyman St.
Bruno Rodrigues Camargos

Down the Garden Path
39 Windsor Ave.
William Morency

Email Overload Solutions
20 Lakecrest Dr.
Michael Einstein

Garden Blossoms Florist
97 First St.
Sean Colombari

Gino’s Pizza
1206 North St.
Filioglu LLC

Gustitos Boricuas
248 Dewey Ave.
Mariam Orengo

Hollywood Nails
351 North St.
Yen Thi Nguyen

Koto
795 Dalton Ave.
Sakura Hibachi Steakhouse Inc.

Peaslee’s Package & Variety
1 Wilson St.
Peaslee Inc.

Superior Sealcoat & Asphalt Service
19 Manchester Ave.
Superior Maintenance Group LLC

SOUTH HADLEY

Big Wide Smiles LLC
32 Willimansett St.
Karen Anne Lundsford

Teachin Beag LLC
112 River Road
Teachin Beag

Trinity Home Support LLC
52 Hadley St.
Trinity Home Support LLC

Wadsworth Birther and Family Care
16 Central Ave.
Taylor Wadsworth

WESTFIELD

Be There Travel
51 Court St.
Miyuki Johnson

Crispy Crepes
46 Chapel St.
Crispy Crepes

Green Groves Lawn Maintenance
5 Hickory Ave.
Green Groves Lawn Maintenance

Kettlebread Franchising Corp.
105 Meadow St.
Edward Grimaldi

Results in Wellness, LLC
93B Springfield Road
Results in Wellness, LLC

RKS Management
8 Dubois St.
Michael Stanley

Running Shoe Productions
273 Papermill Road
Running Shoe Productions

Savaria Painting
240 Sackett Road
Mark Savaria

Spritz Traveling Glow
22 Kellogg St.
Cynthia Barton

Storied Adventures
440 Falley Dr.
TJC Travel LLC

S.V. Tiling
31 Sunset Dr.
Serhii Vorobei

Triple 3 Racing
379 Russellville Road
Richard Miller

WEST SPRINGFIELD

AFC Urgent Care
18 Union St.
AFC Physicians of Massachusetts, P.C.

Asian Halal Market
20 River St.
Taqwa Inc.

Beauty Gate Salon & Spa
1646 Riverdale St.
Beauty Gate Salon & Spa

Custom Gutters
2385 Westfield St.
Custom Gutters

EpicVibe Production
117 Park Ave., Unit F3
EpicVibe Production

Guitar Center #556
935 Riverdale St.
Guitar Center Stores Inc.

Little George’s
2648 Westfield St.
Little George’s

Marties Floating Event Planning LLC
9 Willard Ave.
Marties Floating Event Planning LLC

Photography by Duval
439 Birnie Ave.
Madeline Duval Davidson

Pool Revolution
26 Fairview Ave.
Pool Revolution

Riverdale Inn
1500 Riverdale St.
Ram Sai LLC

Specialty Imported LLC
130 Allston Ave.
Specialty Imported LLC

Western Mass Hypnosis Center
201 Westfield St.
Western Mass Hypnosis Center

Bankruptcies

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

Agyeiwaah, Afua
172 Talmadge Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/22/2024

Bordeau, Mary Ellen T.
29 High St., Apt. 1
Lee, MA 01238
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/27/2024

Casa, Gail C.
38 Honeysuckle Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01022
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/30/2024

Cook, George Jayson
133 Donbray Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/21/2024

Corchado, Cindy Marie
83 Wilton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/18/2024

Curran, Christopher
10 Pleasant St., Apt. D
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/30/2024

Grogan, Kathleen P.
150 Oakland St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/30/2024

Habib, Edward J.
19 L St., 1st Fl.
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/27/2024

Hallock, Brian
191 Ashland St., Apt. 201
North Adams, MA 01247
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/28/2024

Hector, James
67 Wentworth St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/21/2024

Jaskulski, Linda A.
23 Hancock St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/18/2024

Judd, Roger Gary
148 Templeton Road
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/25/2024

Kohm, Aaron M.
Kohm, Sarah F.
a/k/a Sugrue, Sarah F.
71 Lyman St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/22/2024

Labonte, Edward
41 Biltmore St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/30/2024

Leduc, Scott R.
153 New Boston Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/19/2024

Lucey, Robert A.
77 Imperial Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/22/2024

Malanowski, Tim
206 Fairview Ave., Apt 1
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/21/2024

Medina, Eulogio Ferrer
70 Broadway St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/27/2024

Melnik, Natalya
86 Sheri Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/18/2024

Miller, Russell A.
14 Madison St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/30/2024

Mogelinski, Carlos M.
42 Granville St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/28/2024

Morse, Shirley A.
174 Regency Park Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/30/2024

Mullarkey, Matthew James
Mullarkey, Nicole Marie
488 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/27/2024

Munoz, Jahayra
111 Manchester Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/22/2024

Murphy, Michael R.
97 Prokop Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/18/2024

Peck, Stephan
84 Telegraph Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/26/2024

Sears, Regina M.
73 Ontario St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/19/2024

Smith, Matthew J.
PO Box 399
Warren, MA 01083
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/30/2024

Sunderland, Matthew Whitney
132 Holyoke St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/27/2024

Velazquez, Osvaldo
Velazquez, Zoraida
80 Bircham St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/20/2024

Wagner, Edward Bruce
180 Northampton St., Apt. L
Easthampton, MA 01027
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/28/2024

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

1823 Hawley Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $777,000
Buyer: Ian Adams
Seller: Vincent M. Biggs
Date: 03/29/24

BUCKLAND

35 Avery Road
Buckland, MA 01339
Amount: $554,000
Buyer: Finnivan FT
Seller: Marc H. Dodson
Date: 03/26/24

139 Main St.
Buckland, MA 01330
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Albert E. Gray
Seller: Daniel Sonntag
Date: 03/29/24

DEERFIELD

Plain Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Friends Of The Franklin
Seller: Adella T. Wrobleski RET
Date: 03/22/24

251 River Road
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $585,000
Buyer: John Decoursy
Seller: Robert W. Doyle
Date: 03/28/24

36 Thayer St.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Anujkumar Dhamija
Seller: Nnpl TR
Date: 03/22/24

36 Thayer St.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $333,828
Buyer: Nnlp TR
Seller: Bertha F. Markowski
Date: 03/22/24

GILL

155 French King Hwy.
Gill, MA 01354
Amount: $794,450
Buyer: David Giard
Seller: Giknis, James A., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/24

Mountain Road
Gill, MA 01376
Amount: $794,450
Buyer: David Giard
Seller: Giknis James A., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/24

GREENFIELD

602 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Parliament Redemption LLC
Seller: Stoneleigh Burnham School
Date: 03/20/24

616 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Parliament Redemption LLC
Seller: Stoneleigh Burnham School
Date: 03/20/24

28 Colorado Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $850,000
Buyer: 23-34 Colorado Ave. LLC
Seller: Allan E. Keyes
Date: 03/26/24

34 Colorado Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $850,000
Buyer: 23-34 Colorado Ave. LLC
Seller: Allan E. Keyes
Date: 03/26/24

19 Highland Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $536,500
Buyer: Steven J. Cohen
Seller: Dzanc Books Inc.
Date: 03/29/24

155-165 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: Stonewall Entities LLC
Seller: Sherman Realty LLC
Date: 03/25/24

220-228 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Frank X. Cid
Seller: John Toro
Date: 03/22/24

220-228 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: John Toro
Seller: Rolling js LLC
Date: 03/22/24

56 Rockland Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Parliament Redemption LLC
Seller: Stoneleigh Burnham School
Date: 03/20/24

71-73 West St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Maureen Pollock
Seller: Peter Kuzmeskus
Date: 03/25/24

HAWLEY

198 West Hawley Road
Hawley, MA 01339
Amount: $267,500
Buyer: Max Leh
Seller: Wayne R. Clark
Date: 03/26/24

90 West Hawley Road
Hawley, MA 01339
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Wayne R. Clark
Seller: James M. Desrochers
Date: 03/26/24

LEVERETT

42 Cushman Road
Leverett, MA 01054
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Nathan Y. Lumen
Seller: Michael L. Williams
Date: 03/29/24

MONTAGUE

39 Grove St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $317,774
Buyer: Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC
Seller: David M. Shea
Date: 03/26/24

ORANGE

25 2nd St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Ruth Isaac
Seller: Jericho Fellows
Date: 03/18/24

52 Briggs St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Eli Miller
Seller: Norman Bartlett
Date: 03/29/24

232 East Main St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $301,000
Buyer: Marvin Q. Turuy
Seller: Tyler Q. Grossman
Date: 03/27/24

673 East Main St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $396,000
Buyer: Lestter Quintero
Seller: Dale O. Killip
Date: 03/18/24

87 Enfield Dr.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Christopher K. Hart
Seller: Melanson, Rhonda J., (Estate)
Date: 03/18/24

SHELBURNE

90 Mahawk Trail
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $895,000
Buyer: Jeffrey M. Hayes
Seller: Susan M. Broadhurs
Date: 03/19/24

SUNDERLAND

62 Howard Hepburn Dr.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $622,500
Buyer: Elizabeth Mayers
Seller: Ryan J. Shea
Date: 03/21/24

495 Montague Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: Paul Jacobs
Seller: Laryssa Kachorowsky
Date: 03/20/24

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

7 Agnoli Place
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Haczynski Homes LLC
Seller: Linda M. Cardaropoli
Date: 03/20/24

22 Center St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $203,000
Buyer: Edward D. Foley
Seller: Mary A. Ruscio
Date: 03/20/24

42 Independence Road
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $460,000
Buyer: Rafael O. Cornier
Seller: Prime Partners LLC
Date: 03/18/24

31 Maple St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $460,000
Buyer: Zachary Riopelle
Seller: Maple Tree Rentals LLC
Date: 03/29/24

123-129 Riviera Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $740,000
Buyer: Yosmaira Deleon
Seller: Robert A. Desimone
Date: 03/26/24

106-108 Silver St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Oma Inc.
Seller: Chenevert Properties LLC
Date: 03/29/24

649-651 Springfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $342,000
Buyer: Matthew Czepiel
Seller: Christopher J. Frawley
Date: 03/29/24

90 Stewart Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $281,000
Buyer: Edward Haskell
Seller: O’Neil, John, (Estate)
Date: 03/29/24

BLANDFORD

9 Cobble Mountain Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $339,000
Buyer: Pamela J. Coon
Seller: Beacon Home Buyers LLC
Date: 03/27/24

BRIMFIELD

59 Sutcliffe Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Zi M. Zhao
Seller: Sam Zhao
Date: 03/27/24

CHICOPEE

62 6th Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Frank Dingman
Seller: Debra J. Hilton
Date: 03/18/24

52 Access Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $525,000
Buyer: William E. Poirier RET
Seller: Stefanie C. Adkison
Date: 03/29/24

157 Amherst St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Rebeca Rios
Seller: Rafael Cornier
Date: 03/18/24

94 Arthur St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $382,000
Buyer: Jose A. Negron
Seller: Wladyslaw Pikula
Date: 03/20/24

53 Barbara St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $427,000
Buyer: Allen Benzenhafer
Seller: Alexis A. Karwowski
Date: 03/26/24

34 Beauchamp Ter.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Ricardo Ortiz
Seller: Alfredo R. Ortiz
Date: 03/26/24

13 Beston St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Citrus Property Investors LLC
Seller: Christine Drost
Date: 03/18/24

83 Bonner St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $234,000
Buyer: William Raleigh
Seller: Lena A. Perez
Date: 03/22/24

589 Burnett Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: David A. Deslauriers RET
Seller: James, Fred P., (Estate)
Date: 03/25/24

48 Gardner Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $256,000
Buyer: Thomas R. Niemiec
Seller: Kathleen Niemiec
Date: 03/25/24

1075 Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Jonathan Rivera
Seller: Chang L. Jiang
Date: 03/26/24

147 Hampden St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Livingwater Capital LLC
Seller: Sopheak Mar
Date: 03/25/24

13 Lorimer St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $163,200
Buyer: Dnepro Properties LLC
Seller: Matthew D. Collins
Date: 03/28/24

1875 Memorial Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $875,000
Buyer: URL Properties LLC
Seller: R. & T. Frattesi LLC
Date: 03/28/24

61 Montello Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Yocasta Lara
Seller: Carroll, Robert, (Estate)
Date: 03/27/24

47 Moore St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Lucy Wilson
Seller: Marek Grzejka
Date: 03/21/24

125 Nonotuck Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Jrchr LLC
Seller: Wolfindale FT
Date: 03/22/24

115 Nutmeg Circle
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: William Boyd
Seller: Martha F. Kusiak FT
Date: 03/19/24

16 Reed Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Carlos Cedeno
Seller: Glorimar Colon
Date: 03/29/24

48 Rimmon Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Seth E. Lorusso
Seller: Brewster, Janet T., (Estate)
Date: 03/26/24

104 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Iglesia Cristiana Casa
Seller: Roman Catholic Bishop
Date: 03/29/24

EAST LONGMEADOW

102-104 Allyn St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $394,000
Buyer: Mishaela L. Brennan
Seller: Kevin R. Lumb
Date: 03/20/24

9 Crescent Hill
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: Equity TR Co.
Seller: Sharon B. Coliss
Date: 03/28/24

311 Elm St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Jeffrey Struening
Seller: Denise E. Degon
Date: 03/28/24

16 Hamlet St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: Fumi Realty Inc.
Seller: Donna Decorie
Date: 03/29/24

763 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Joseph Morrison
Seller: Mental Health Assn. Inc.
Date: 03/18/24

22 Knollwood Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Julien Gour
Seller: Paul M. Gour
Date: 03/28/24

249 Millbrook Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $787,000
Buyer: Joshua L. Matt
Seller: Leonard F. Pansa
Date: 03/29/24

HAMPDEN

5 Andrew Cir.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $580,000
Buyer: Douglas P. Rosien
Seller: Lee M. Zuber
Date: 03/28/24

1 Saint Germain Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $589,000
Buyer: Vanessa A. Cienciwa
Seller: Thomas P. Addicks
Date: 03/29/24

277 Walnut St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Abigail Glogower
Seller: Gail S. Bielizna
Date: 03/21/24

HOLLAND

203 Stafford Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Anthony Roman
Seller: David J. Valego
Date: 03/26/24

HOLYOKE

72 Berkshire St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: James Poirier
Seller: Amador Diaz
Date: 03/26/24

1435-1451 Dwight St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: Dwight Ivy LLC
Seller: OneHolyoke Community Development Corp.
Date: 03/28/24

807-809 Dwight St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Urbanist Capital LLC
Seller: Rodriguez, Dominga, (Estate)
Date: 03/25/24

346 Hillside Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $217,600
Buyer: Ashley Oquendo
Seller: Priscilla J. Myers RET
Date: 03/27/24

9 Ivy St.
Holyoke, MA 01013
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: Dwight Ivy LLC
Seller: OneHolyoke Community Development Corp.
Date: 03/28/24

69-71 North East St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Frilard LLC
Seller: Luis A. Gonzalez
Date: 03/25/24

1678 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: John M. Barrett
Seller: Gallagher Properties LLC
Date: 03/28/24

1985 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $1,000,000
Buyer: Iglesia Apostolica Cristi
Seller: Foley Property Mgmt. Corp.
Date: 03/26/24

16 Washington Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Sullymar N. Andujar
Seller: Gallagher Cap Group LLC
Date: 03/29/24

LONGMEADOW

72 Colton Place
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $455,000
Buyer: Alfons Skudlarek
Seller: Suzanne S. Warner LT
Date: 03/29/24

128 Converse St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $539,900
Buyer: Babatunde Idowu
Seller: Al-Tahoun TR
Date: 03/22/24

117 Edgewood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $333,000
Buyer: Wendy L. Foy
Seller: A-O-K RT
Date: 03/22/24

51 Village Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Kelley A. Bergin
Seller: Stuart M. Ransom
Date: 03/18/24

198 Warren Ter.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Mary L. Hammer
Seller: David M. Guthrie
Date: 03/25/24

18 Wimbleton Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: Vincent J. Mariano
Seller: Jeffrey G. Clayton
Date: 03/29/24

LUDLOW

325 Alden St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $287,000
Buyer: Ethan Jones
Seller: Nicholas J. Goncalves
Date: 03/29/24

764 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Nicholas J. Goncalves
Seller: Fengming Li
Date: 03/29/24

97 Church St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $455,000
Buyer: Joseph Moore
Seller: Rodman Capital Group LLC
Date: 03/28/24

Deroche Circle, Lot 2
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Peter E. Miccoli
Seller: Bourdeau, Robert D., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/24

Deroche Circle, Lot 3
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Peter E. Miccoli
Seller: Bourdeau, Robert D., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/24

208 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Branden Simard
Seller: Tiago B. Martins
Date: 03/19/24

132-134 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Deny Kim
Seller: Joao Sanches
Date: 03/29/24

181 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Sean Mckeever
Seller: William F. Richardson
Date: 03/18/24

80 Letendre Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Nery L. De Leon Reyes
Seller: Manuel J. Salgado
Date: 03/20/24

59 Meadow St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Robert Cunningham
Seller: Kevin P. Geissler
Date: 03/28/24

164 Prospect St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Daniel Moriarty
Seller: Robert J. Lefebvre
Date: 03/22/24

348 West St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Joyce D. Roswess
Seller: Clarke D. Kennedy
Date: 03/21/24

139 Yale St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $282,000
Buyer: Joel F. Marques
Seller: Jose A. Dias
Date: 03/19/24

MONSON

124 Butler Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Ray S. Frost
Seller: William J. Manning
Date: 03/28/24

32 Main St.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: BD Construction LLC
Seller: BG Real Estate Inc.
Date: 03/29/24

PALMER

100 Breckenridge St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Hussein S. Akbar
Seller: Taylor, Eunice F., (Estate)
Date: 03/25/24

2022 Maple St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Ryan T. Micelotta
Seller: Jjb Builders Corp.
Date: 03/29/24

2018 Pleasant St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Sami Afiri
Seller: Paul Jones
Date: 03/29/24

RUSSELL

210 Pine Hill Road
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Casey Belieu
Seller: Anatoliy Tereshchuk
Date: 03/20/24

69 West Main St.
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Melissa King
Seller: Gerard J. Roy
Date: 03/27/24

468 Westfield Road
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Alexis King
Seller: Marsha K. Montori
Date: 03/29/24

SPRINGFIELD

52-54 Adams St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Veteran Stan LLC
Seller: Raffaele Russo
Date: 03/20/24

106 Barber St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $150,100
Buyer: Jjj17 LLC
Seller: Federal National Mortgage Assn.
Date: 03/28/24

35-37 Bartlett St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $301,000
Buyer: Ariel Properties LLC
Seller: Topher Properties LLC
Date: 03/22/24

252 Bay St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Xavier Adorno
Seller: LKN Realty Investors LLC
Date: 03/21/24

84-86 Bowles St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: MLB Property Mgmt. LLC
Seller: R. M. Blerman LLC
Date: 03/18/24

127 Bowles Park
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Bridgette A. Bethel
Seller: Tyler J. Ledbetter
Date: 03/28/24

58 Brewster St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Lydia I. Quiles
Seller: Aisha A. Pizarro
Date: 03/20/24

661 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $242,000
Buyer: Cuong Tao
Seller: Jjj17 LLC
Date: 03/28/24

115 Carroll St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: M&M Renovations LLC
Seller: Fay Servicing LLC
Date: 03/18/24

120 Central St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $1,256,000
Buyer: H. P. Rum LLC
Seller: Springfield Gardens
Date: 03/28/24

408-410 Central St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: Daphney Williams
Seller: Northern Flooring & Remodeling
Date: 03/20/24

700 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: 700 Chestnut LLC
Seller: Grace R. Hatch
Date: 03/29/24

144 Denver St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Erica Arce
Seller: Emid Properties LLC
Date: 03/28/24

284 Denver St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $137,500
Buyer: Mlm Holdings LLC
Seller: Courageous Lion LLC
Date: 03/22/24

238 Edendale St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: Heather Rusiecki
Seller: Lawrence R. Pelland
Date: 03/26/24

200 Florida St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Arnold C. Kamara
Seller: Robert J. Paskins
Date: 03/28/24

51 Fort Pleasant Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $2,496,000
Buyer: H. P. Rum LLC
Seller: Springfield Gardens 49-59 LP
Date: 03/28/24

56-60 Fort Pleasant Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: H. P. Rum LLC
Seller: Springfield Gardens 56-60 LP
Date: 03/27/24

59 Fort Pleasant Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $2,496,000
Buyer: H. P. Rum LLC
Seller: Springfield Gardens 49-59 LP
Date: 03/28/24

66-68 Fort Pleasant Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $1,248,000
Buyer: H. P. Rum LLC
Seller: Springfield Gardens 66-68 120-1 LP
Date: 03/28/24

73-75 Glenham St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $362,000
Buyer: Juan Rodriguez
Seller: Stephen F. Burke
Date: 03/29/24

21 Greenwich St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Rafael Severino
Seller: Hlre Development LLC
Date: 03/20/24

42-44 Grover St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Flora Hernandez
Seller: Maria Santiago
Date: 03/20/24

129-131 Hamburg St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Rosario Del Rosario
Seller: Jessica Y. Gonzalez
Date: 03/18/24

100 Harvey St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $281,000
Buyer: Rukundo Bizimana
Seller: Ryan A. Reeves
Date: 03/27/24

157 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Kelnate Realty LLC
Seller: Junior Properties LLC
Date: 03/22/24

161 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $312,500
Buyer: Benjamin Lawlor
Seller: Dnepro Properties LLC
Date: 03/26/24

89 Lamont St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $306,000
Buyer: Sinclair Allen
Seller: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Date: 03/18/24

29 Lancashire Road
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Carlos F. Gonzalez Diaz
Seller: Eric Cassidy
Date: 03/29/24

94 Lang St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Kehinde Oyedeji
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 03/26/24

17-19 Laurel St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $203,000
Buyer: Modern Creative Contracto
Seller: Carmen V. Dernandez
Date: 03/25/24

198-200 Leyfred Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Gilberto G. Perez
Seller: Miosol R. Rodriguez
Date: 03/26/24

34 Leyfred Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Ra Nou
Seller: Jose Cela
Date: 03/28/24

446 Liberty St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $515,000
Buyer: Mindruns Properties LLC
Seller: Mass Rentals LLC
Date: 03/21/24

54 Lincoln St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Finlay O. Oguku
Seller: Elizabeth Roccamo
Date: 03/29/24

22 Locust St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Locust22spfld LLC
Seller: Christine M. Tazzini
Date: 03/29/24

418 Longhill St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Prestigious One LLC
Seller: Yazan Haddad
Date: 03/26/24

83 Lorimer St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Bobbie C. Gentry
Seller: Christian B. Wiernasz
Date: 03/21/24

66 Melrose St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $263,000
Buyer: Lissette Compres
Seller: Federal Natl Mtg Assn
Date: 03/26/24

25-27 Merida St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Andre Ferdinand
Seller: Marianna Alvarado
Date: 03/21/24

24 Metzger Place
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Tracy Bradford
Seller: Judith M. Lemieux
Date: 03/18/24

30-32 Moulton St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Tiffany S. Clark
Seller: Ob Properties LLC
Date: 03/19/24

43 Ontario St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Jaime Duran
Seller: Sareen Properties LLC
Date: 03/26/24

352-354 Page Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $262,500
Buyer: Equity TR Co.
Seller: Nicholas C. Pappas
Date: 03/20/24

1375 Page Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Genevieve Construction Development Group Inc.
Seller: Meronda Richardson
Date: 03/26/24

130 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Linda A. McCarthy
Seller: Richard J. McCarthy
Date: 03/28/24

245 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Maureen E. Webber
Seller: Chad E. Joseph
Date: 03/28/24

333 Saint James Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Prestigious One LLC
Seller: Orleans RT
Date: 03/22/24

761 Saint James Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Efe Gunaydin
Seller: Larry Lawson
Date: 03/21/24

114 Saint James Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $156,000
Buyer: Abfc 2004-Opt5 TR 2004-Opt
Seller: William L. Costigan
Date: 03/20/24

156 Shawmut St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Deepon Realty LLC
Seller: Everett Sexton
Date: 03/29/24

49 Sylvester St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: 49 Sylvester Street LLC
Seller: Filipe L. Rodrigues
Date: 03/18/24

49 Sylvester St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Filipe L. Brito-Rodrigues
Seller: Stanwich Mtg. Loan TI
Date: 03/18/24

38 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $287,456
Buyer: Tinkham Road TR
Seller: Selana M. Picard
Date: 03/19/24

36 West Bay Path Ter.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $336,000
Buyer: Hanna L. Carrabba
Seller: Maria I. Ortiz
Date: 03/29/24

113-115 Westford Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Luz Ramirez
Seller: Birch Properties LLC
Date: 03/28/24

28 Whitmore Dr.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Lisandra Sepulveda
Seller: Kayla Nieves
Date: 03/21/24

182 Wrentham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Alexis Ramos
Seller: Hector L. Marquez
Date: 03/28/24

SOUTHWICK

114 Congamond Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $531,000
Buyer: James Ferrara
Seller: Smith FT
Date: 03/29/24

82 North Lake Ave.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $251,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Jennifer A. Ritter
Date: 03/29/24

TOLLAND

14 Brook Lane
Tolland, MA 01034
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Richard D. King
Seller: David L. Letellier
Date: 03/20/24

141 Fox Den Road
Tolland, MA 01034
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Jessica Woodward
Seller: Michael Clarke
Date: 03/29/24

147 Thicket Road
Tolland, MA 01034
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Christopher Baker
Seller: Mclp Asset Co. Inc.
Date: 03/29/24

WEST SPRINGFIELD

478 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $341,500
Buyer: Vincenzo F. Suffriti
Seller: Kevin C. Huyghe
Date: 03/18/24

153 Bonnie Brae Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Douglas J. Richard
Seller: Brian J. Kolodziej
Date: 03/21/24

46 Chestnut St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $243,000
Buyer: Cameron G. MacDonald
Seller: Lismel Luciano
Date: 03/25/24

190 Hillcrest Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $479,900
Buyer: 190 Hillcrest Ave. Inter-vivo TR
Seller: Premier Home Builders Inc.
Date: 03/27/24

576 Kings Hwy.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Talia J. Wujtewicz
Seller: Amber Beninati
Date: 03/22/24

178 New Bridge St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Ddmns Realty LLC
Seller: New Bridge RT
Date: 03/29/24

76 New Bridge St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $221,500
Buyer: Marc Dulaimy
Seller: Cascade Funding Mtg. TR HB1
Date: 03/29/24

6 Plateau Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $263,500
Buyer: Omar Shehzad
Seller: Adam M. Ciborowski
Date: 03/18/24

54 Prince Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $143,334
Buyer: Jennie L. Duprey
Seller: Richard C. Brown
Date: 03/27/24

80 Riverdale St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Caring For Others Health
Seller: Fatima Apartments LLC
Date: 03/22/24

26 Sagamore Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Liudmyla Slyusar
Seller: Karen Chmura
Date: 03/29/24

46 Wilder Ter.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $338,500
Buyer: Eric Perrier
Seller: Jon E. Polnack
Date: 03/27/24

WESTFIELD

36 Berkshire Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Carole L. Janicki
Seller: Lynette L. Litourneau
Date: 03/27/24

80 Egleston Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $735,000
Buyer: Luke & Diane Holdings Inc.
Seller: 80 Egleston Road LLC
Date: 03/19/24

152 Elizabeth Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $443,400
Buyer: Amanda M. Larose
Seller: Daniel B. Daley
Date: 03/18/24

12 Ellsworth St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Tgc Investments LLC
Seller: Linda R. Shepherd
Date: 03/26/24

143 Holyoke Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: John Linscott
Seller: Maria Pantoja
Date: 03/22/24

23 Leonard Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $138,000
Buyer: Amenadiel RT
Seller: Urbanski, Michael J., (Estate)
Date: 03/18/24

229 Montgomery Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $412,500
Buyer: Christina S. Davies
Seller: Yurany Echeverri
Date: 03/28/24

10 Nicholas Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $745,000
Buyer: Roy A. Swenson
Seller: Maksim I. Loboda
Date: 03/29/24

163 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $372,000
Buyer: Andrey Gnidenko
Seller: Michael D. Bryant
Date: 03/29/24

139 Root Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Fabian C. Montero
Seller: Kimberly A. Cowles
Date: 03/26/24

10 Union Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: North Elm Realty Inc.
Seller: WF1 Realty LLC
Date: 03/27/24

48 Washington St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $284,836
Buyer: CrossCountry Mortgage LLC
Seller: Ashley Pacheco
Date: 03/19/24

WILBRAHAM

3075 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Yanqiong Zhang
Seller: Johnson Sr., William G., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/24

1016 Main St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Jacob Leblanc
Seller: Robert Sarasin TR
Date: 03/27/24

8 Maynard Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Max Majors
Seller: Diamond Home Improvement LLC
Date: 03/18/24

56 Oakland St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $528,000
Buyer: Seware Kangalu
Seller: Jonathan A. Delaunay
Date: 03/22/24

20 Railroad Ave.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Luis Ortiz
Seller: Joseph O’Malley
Date: 03/27/24

106 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $436,000
Buyer: Corey Sanders
Seller: Madison M. Chmyzinski
Date: 03/21/24

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

44 Chapel Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $560,750
Buyer: Kristin M. Flewelling
Seller: Paul A. Schroeder
Date: 03/29/24

76 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $1,333,337
Buyer: Lynn E. Payton
Seller: Bruce B. Payton
Date: 03/18/24

45 Oakwood Circle
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $725,000
Buyer: Jonathan C. Cheng
Seller: Helene Cunningham
Date: 03/20/24

9 Owen Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $980,000
Buyer: Michael A. Fox
Seller: John H. Fanton
Date: 03/19/24

BELCHERTOWN

62 Gold St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Prinka Musa
Seller: James Walker
Date: 03/21/24

21 North St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Laura R. Robinson
Seller: 6221 NT
Date: 03/21/24

203 South St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $507,150
Buyer: Glenna J. Young
Seller: M. & F. Land Development LLC
Date: 03/25/24

45 West St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Serenity FT
Seller: John P. Budz
Date: 03/27/24

CHESTERFIELD

185 East St.
Chesterfield, MA 01096
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Luis M. Campos
Seller: Jesse C. Paszko
Date: 03/27/24

EASTHAMPTON

5-7 Clinton St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Nicholas B. Difazio
Seller: Susan D. Colby
Date: 03/18/24

8 East Green St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Sarrah Bogdanovitch
Seller: Lisa A. Darragh
Date: 03/29/24

181 East St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $900,000
Buyer: Kevin R. Burke
Seller: Scott A. Richards
Date: 03/27/24

282 Loudville Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Pineview Development LLC
Seller: Nicol FT
Date: 03/28/24

1 Louise Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $490,000
Buyer: 1 Louise Ave. TR
Seller: Robert Scott
Date: 03/28/24

5 Orchard St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Elizabeth Jensen
Seller: Yarasavych IRT
Date: 03/20/24

112 Plain St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Priscilla Rosado
Seller: Connor, Maureen A., (Estate)
Date: 03/22/24

Pomeroy St., Lot 11
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: David A. Hardy Contractor
Seller: Cykowski FT
Date: 03/26/24

20 Searls St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $407,000
Buyer: Jeston A. Sussman
Seller: Briana Taylor
Date: 03/28/24

GOSHEN

59 Aberdeen Road
Goshen, MA 01032
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Anne M. Child
Seller: John S. Webb
Date: 03/29/24

GRANBY

6 Greenmeadow Lane
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Gabriel C. Nelson
Seller: Travis C. Scheinost
Date: 03/18/24

HADLEY

63 East St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $725,000
Buyer: Pied Piper Properties LLC
Seller: 63 East Realty LLC
Date: 03/21/24

79 Mount Warner Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Vincent M. Biggs
Seller: John A. Mathews
Date: 03/29/24

13 Shattuck Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $615,000
Buyer: Aaron B. St.John
Seller: Helen Wang
Date: 03/19/24

40 Shattuck Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $377,000
Buyer: Paul A. Kelley
Seller: Tudryn, Thomas R., (Estate)
Date: 03/25/24

HATFIELD

8 Porter Ave.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Jennife R. Gwozdzik
Seller: Daniel E. Gwozdzik
Date: 03/29/24

129 Prospect St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $319,299
Buyer: Avet RT
Seller: Freedom Mortgage Corp.
Date: 03/29/24

HUNTINGTON

26 Allen Coit Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $140,450
Buyer: Jake W. Lachapelle
Seller: Frank A. Dearinis
Date: 03/20/24

MIDDLEFIELD

143 Chipnan Road
Middlefield, MA 01243
Amount: $257,875
Buyer: Federal Home Loan Mtg. Corp.
Seller: Patricia L. McIntyre
Date: 03/22/24

NORTHAMPTON

1181 Burts Pit Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Justus Perry
Seller: Wendy Decou
Date: 03/21/24

3 Elm St.
Northampton, MA 01063
Amount: $1,100,000
Buyer: Sunwood Development Corp. Inc.
Seller: Roman Catholic Bishop
Date: 03/19/24

118 Florence St.
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Kevin Dubleday
Seller: Willis P. Brennan
Date: 03/18/24

Garfield Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Nu-Way Homes Inc.
Seller: Amity Perman
Date: 03/29/24

642 North Farms Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $699,000
Buyer: Krista Hennings-Vinocur
Seller: Timothy D. Scott
Date: 03/21/24

31 Park St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Healthy Neighborhoods Group LLC
Seller: Driscol, Ann C., (Estate)
Date: 03/18/24

SOUTH HADLEY

46 Ashton Lane
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: John B. Belknap
Seller: Susan R. Barry
Date: 03/29/24

11 Bardwell St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $620,000
Buyer: Nicholas J. Bryda
Seller: Dpr Legacy Enterprises LLC
Date: 03/29/24

89 Bardwell St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Patrick C. Fecher
Seller: Heath G. Molte
Date: 03/28/24

25 Chileab Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $490,000
Buyer: Sandra Stoughton
Seller: Michael N. Gagnon
Date: 03/22/24

21 Maple St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Kenna Magrath
Seller: Theresa M. Magrath
Date: 03/18/24

180 Old Lyman Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $690,000
Buyer: Aqrs Realty LLC
Seller: Pmdm Realty LLC
Date: 03/18/24

48 River Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $595,000
Buyer: Thomas Martin
Seller: Donna J. Sexton RET
Date: 03/28/24

SOUTHAMPTON

52 Cold Spring Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Eric Madsen
Seller: Paul J. Hendrick
Date: 03/28/24

77 Crooked Ledge Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $535,000
Buyer: Allison M. McFadden
Seller: Geoffrey R. Fleury
Date: 03/19/24

WARE

34 Berkshire Circle
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: Dale H. Vieu
Seller: Maxine M. Houle
Date: 03/27/24

13 Cherry St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $338,920
Buyer: Felix L. Santana
Seller: Felix L. Santana
Date: 03/25/24

72 Eagle St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $169,900
Buyer: Amy Mathison-Start
Seller: Angelina Roman
Date: 03/21/24

59 James Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $619,000
Buyer: Kirsten Desjardins
Seller: Kristel L. Johnson
Date: 03/29/24

17 Pleasant St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: John P. Mogle
Seller: Gary J. Buelow
Date: 03/19/24

130 West Main St.
Ware, MA 00108
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Emiliano Osmani
Seller: Marc A. Delrosario
Date: 03/22/24

88 West St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Thomas Hubbard
Seller: Ebenzer Construction & Cleaning
Date: 03/22/24

WESTHAMPTON

71 Northwest Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $434,817
Buyer: Scott Currie
Seller: James S. Kemper
Date: 03/20/24

WILLIAMSBURG

7 Depot Road
Williamsburg, MA 01039
Amount: $264,000
Buyer: Amie C. Burrell
Seller: Anna Pertzoff
Date: 03/29/24

WORTHINGTON

18 Old North Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $259,900
Buyer: Jacob Lessard
Seller: Linda Jackson
Date: 03/29/24

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the months of March and April 2024.

CHICOPEE

City of Chicopee
110 Church St.
$73,390 — Remove and replace existing ceiling tiles and lighting in various rooms at Police Department

City of Chicopee
154 Grove St.
$200,000 — Demolish one-story structure with basement, including slab and foundations; remove debris

EASTHAMPTON

Atomic Real Estate LLC
193 Northampton St.
$8,000 — Siding

Easthampton Congregational Church
116 Main St.
$16,025 — Air sealing and insulation in two attics

HADLEY

Gulmohar Realty Corp.
237 Russell St.
N/A — Install supply and return duct work

Montgomery Rose LLC
319 River Dr.
N/A — Verizon to upgrade and replace antenna and radio equipment

Pyramid Mall of Hadley Newco
373 Russell St.
N/A — Construct new Chase Bank branch with drive-thru ATM

NORTHAMPTON

The Building Trust LLC
83 Spring St.
$144,229 — Renovation

City of Northampton
300 North Main St.
$25,000 — Strip and reroof garden house at Look Park

Lathrop Community Inc.
680 Bridge Road
$184,189 — Insulation and weatherization of community room

Michael’s House LLC
71 State St.
$24,160 — Insulation in attic

Northampton Historical Society
66 Bridge St.
N/A — Install roof-mounted solar system

 

Recovery Real Estate Holdings LLC
178 Industrial Dr.
$15,255 — Change from storage to production space, install ERV unit

Smith Charities
51 Main St.
$393,000 — Masonry facade restoration

Smith College
53 West St.
$965,000 — Construct new greenhouse

Sullivan Real Estate LLC
125 State St.
$45,000 — Repairs to steps and throughout house

SPRINGFIELD

Baystate Medical Center Inc.
759 Chestnut St.
$172,138 — Alter interior space to expand three IT closets

Blackened Realty LLC
201 Worthington St.
$33,000 — Modifications to entrance doorway at Theodores’

Cal Rolling Hills LLC
365 Cadwell Dr.
$3,000,000 — Erect automotive service center

City of Springfield
299 Sumner Ave.
$88,750 — Roof repair at Cyr Arena in Forest Park

Dask Partnership
90 Carando Dr.
$43,000 — Alter interior commercial tenant space for Trane

Derf Realty Corp.
1 Carando Dr.
$280,000 — Alter interior office space on first floor, rework accessible ramp, add exterior roll-up door

Five Town Station LLC
400 Cooley St.
$11,440,166 — Renovate exterior facade and install exterior insulation, finishes, and new siding at Burger King

Lee Hyo Jung
587 Main St.
$107,000 — Make alterations to mercantile building for marijuana sales establishment

Nell Investments LLC
130 Union St.
$75,000 — Alter interior office space at Visual Sound Productions

Worthy III LLC
270 Worthington St.
$16,500 — Alter fire-protection sprinkler system

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

planned redevelopment of the former Wilson’s department store

An architect’s rendering of the planned redevelopment of the former Wilson’s department store into a mix of retail and housing.

Virginia “Ginny” Desorgher is a retired emergency-room nurse, mother of three, and grandmother of nine.

She had no real desire to add ‘mayor of Greenfield’ to that personal profile, but Desorgher, a transplant from the eastern part of the state and, by this time last year, a veteran city councilor and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, decided that change was needed in this city of almost 18,000.

So she ran for mayor. And she won — handily. And now that she’s been in the job for three months, she can see many similarities between being an ER nurse and being the CEO of a city.

In both settings, there is a need for triage, she explained, noting that, in the ER and with this city, there is a steady stream of cases, or issues, to be dealt with, and they must be prioritized.

“You just have to take care of the thing that’s the most important at the time and try to keep everyone happy,” she said while trying to sum up both jobs.

There is also a need for communication.

Indeed, in the ER, Desorgher said she made a habit of visiting the waiting room and talking with the patients here, explaining why their wait was so long and asking them if they needed something to eat or drink or maybe some ice for their broken ankle. As mayor, she sees a similar need to communicate, whether it’s with other city officials, residents, neighbors of the Franklin County Fairgrounds, or business owners — a constituency she heard from at a recent gathering she described as a “listening session,” during which she received input on many subjects, but especially parking.

“You just have to take care of the thing that’s the most important at the time and try to keep everyone happy.”

“I thought I kind of knew how much people cared about parking,” she said. “Now I really know that parking is quite an issue.”

But while that subject remains mostly a sore spot for this community, there is momentum on many different fronts, and what Desorgher and others described as ‘game changers’ — or potential game changers — in various stages of development.

That list includes the much-anticipated adaptive reuse of the former Wilson’s department store into a mix of retail (in the form of an expanded Green Fields Market) and housing, both of which are expected to breathe new life into the downtown.

“The initial impact on foot traffic downtown from 61 new units will be extraordinary,” said Amy Cahillane, the city’s Community and Economic Development director, adding that the project is being designed to bring these new residents into the downtown area.

It also includes the prospects for the city becoming a stop on what’s being called the ‘northern tier’ of proposed east-west rail service — one that will in many ways mirror Route 2 — as well as the pending arrival of both a Starbucks and an Aldi’s grocery story near the rotary off I-91 exit 43 and a massive redesign of Main Street, now likely to start in 2027.

Together, these game changers — coupled with some new businesses downtown; efforts to inspire and support entrepreneurship, including a new pitch contest called Take the Floor; collective efforts to bring more visitors to Greenfield and the surrounding area, especially at its oldest continuously operating fairgrounds in the country; and a greater sense of collaboration among business and economic-development agencies — have created an upbeat tone in this community, with great enthusiasm for what comes next.

Ginny Desorgher

Ginny Desorgher says she wasn’t keen on adding ‘mayor’ to her personal profile, but became convinced it was time for a change in Greenfield.

“What I’m most excited about is that we now have all these people who are thinking collectively about how we can make the most of this momentum,” said Jessye Deane, executive director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Regional Tourism Council.

For this latest installment of its Community Spotlight series, BusinessWest takes an indepth look at the many developing stories in Greenfield.

 

Tale of the Tape

And we start with a somewhat unusual gathering downtown on the Saturday before Easter.

Indeed, Desorgher, Cahillane, Deane, and others spent several hours in the central business district cleaning the bases of streetlights, an undertaking organized by the Greenfield Business Assoc. (GBA).

All three had somewhat different takes on what they were expecting from this exercise, but the consensus is that it was more difficult, and time-consuming, to remove the remnants from countless posters for events — and the tape used to affix them to the structures — than they thought.

But while the work was a grind, they all said it was important, worthwhile, and much more than symbolism. And it even inspired a thought to create one or more community bulletin boards so individuals and groups would have a place to promote their events other than light poles.

Deane said the cleanup was an example of a greater sense of collaboration within the community and its many civic and business organizations, from officials in City Hall to the chamber; from the GBA to the Franklin County Community Development Corp. (FCCDC).

“What I’m most excited about is that we now have all these people who are thinking collectively about how we can make the most of this momentum.”

“There’s new energy taking place on a partnership level, and it was nice to see Greenfield leaders like the mayor come down and take action,” said Deane, adding that the cleanup was just one example of this energy. Another was the aforementioned listening session, which she said was likely the first of its kind.

“The business owners and community leaders really appreciated having the opportunity to have that kind of forum with the mayor — an open forum where they could say, ‘here’s what’s going really well, here’s what we think needs work, and how are we all going to work together to bring Greenfield forward?’ That was great.”

The streetlight cleanup project and listening session represent just two of many forms of progress, with some steps larger and more significant than others, said those we spoke with, but all critical to that sense of momentum and building toward something better.

And there are many reasons for optimism, especially what most refer to simply as the ‘Wilson’s project.’

For decades, the store represented something unique — an old-fashioned department store in an age of malls and online shopping. When it closed just prior to the pandemic, it left a huge hole in the downtown — not just real estate to be filled, but the loss of an institution.

There’s no bringing back Wilson’s, but the current plan, a proposal put forward by the Community Builders and Green Fields Market, a popular co-op currently located farther down Main Street, will bring retail and housing, specifically roughly 60 mixed-income units, to Main Street.

The housing units, as noted earlier, are expected to bring foot traffic and more vibrancy to the downtown, said Cahillane, noting that this will be foot traffic that doesn’t leave at 5 o’clock and should comprise a good mix of age groups, thus providing a boost for the growing number of restaurants and venues like the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center.

“The Community Builders is being thoughtful in the way they’re designing this space to encourage folks not to just exit out a rear door, get in their cars, and leave,” she explained. “Instead, they’re going to make it so it’s very easy to get from the apartments onto Main Street; this encourages them to come out into the community.”

Greenfield at a glance

Year Incorporated: 1753
Population: 17,768
Area: 21.9 square miles
County: Franklin
Residential Tax Rate: $20.39
Commercial Tax Rate: $20.39
Median Household Income: $33,110
Median Family Income: $46,412
Type of Government: Mayor, City Council
Largest Employers: Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield Community College, Sandri
* Latest information available

Meanwhile, several other properties downtown are in various stages of bringing upper floors online for housing, Cahillane explained, adding that this movement will help ease a housing crunch — which she considers the most pressing issue in the community — and generate still more foot traffic, which should help bring more businesses to the downtown.

There are already some recent additions in that area, including a computer-repair store on Federal Street, and, on Main Street, Sweet Phoenix, an antiques and crafts store, and Posada’s, a family-owned Mexican restaurant that the mayor said is “always packed.”

Meanwhile, the plans for Aldi’s and Starbucks, both in the early stages, are generating some excitement, the mayor added, noting that the latter, especially, will provide motorists on I-91 with yet another reason to get off in Greenfield and perhaps stay a while.

 

Getting Down to Business

These additions bolster an already large and diverse mix of businesses in the city, which still boasts some manufacturing — though certainly not as much as was present decades ago — as well as a healthy mix of tourism and hospitality-related ventures, service businesses, nonprofits (Greenfield serves as the hub for the larger Franklin County area), and several startups and next-stage businesses in various sectors, from IT to food production.

One of those long-standing businesses is Adams Donuts on Federal Street, now owned by Sabra Billings and her twin sister, Sidra Baranoski.

Originally opened in the ’50s, Adams Donuts is an institution, well-known — and in many cases revered — by several generations of area families. There have been several owners not named Adams, Billings said, adding that the one before her closed the establishment during COVID with the intention of reopening, but never did.

The two sisters stepped forward to keep a tradition alive — and work for themselves instead of someone else.

“It was kind of crazy; we’d never owned a business before, but here we were buying a shuttered business in the middle of a pandemic,” Billings said. “But it’s been really special to be part of the community, and what we call the ‘Adams community’; there are generations from the same families that are customers.”

Thus, they’re part of what could be called a groundswell of entrepreneurship in Greenfield and across Franklin County, one that John Waite, executive director of the FCCDC, has witnessed firsthand over the past 24 years he’s spent in that role.

He said there is a large, and growing, amount of entrepreneurial energy in Greenfield and across the county, largely out of necessity.

Indeed, since the larger businesses, most of them manufacturers, closed or left, the region and its largest city are more dependent on smaller businesses and the people who have the imagination, determination, and ideas with which to start them.

And the FCCDC is supporting these business owners in many different ways. The agency has several divisions, if you will, including direct business assistance — everything from technical assistance to grant funds to support ventures of various sizes — to a venture center that now boasts six tenants, to the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center, which boasts 66 active clients processing, canning, and jarring everything from salsa to applesauce to fudge sauce.

Overall, the FCCDC served more than 350 clients in FY 2023, loaned out nearly $3 million to 31 businesses, and carried out work that resulted in the creation of 70 jobs and the preservation of 114 jobs, said Waite, adding that one of its more impactful initiatives is its loan program.

The loans vary in size from a few thousand dollars to $300,000, and the agency can work with area banks if a venture needs more. They are offered to businesses across a wide spectrum, including hospitality, a sector where there is often need, Waite noted, citing the example of 10 Forward, a unique performing-arts venue and cocktail bar on Fiske Avenue in the downtown.

“A lot of musicians need a place to play, and they’ll sign them up, and they’ll do comedy once in a while,” he explained, adding that the venue is part of an evolving downtown, one that now has more things happening at night and more events and programs to attract the young people who provide needed energy.

Meanwhile, Take the Floor, a CDC initiative that involves the entire county, is another avenue of support. The Shark Tank-like pitch contest has attracted dreamers across the broad spectrum of business, and the top three performers at three different contests — the latest was in Orange — will compete for $10,000 in prizes in the finale at Hawks & Reed.

“Developing our entrepreneurial infrastructure is very important to this region,” Waite said. “We want to make sure people know where they can go for resources to help them succeed.”

Construction Special Coverage

Building on Momentum

Wonderlyn Murphy (standing, center) with her leadership team at City Enterprise.

Wonderlyn Murphy (standing, center) with her leadership team at City Enterprise.

 

 

To Wonderlyn Murphy, a successful construction project can be defined in different ways. And one of those is how gratifying it is.

Take the new digital marquee sign at the MassMutual Center, which displays upcoming events, weather, and other information. Springfield-based City Enterprise built the structure that holds the digital display in place and ran the electrical work. The stone exterior in that area of the building had to be removed, reconfigured, and reinstalled after significant steel reinforcement was added to the wall structure to support the 40-by-25-foot display.

“That’s a brand-new sign, and it’s a big deal for Springfield and a big deal for us. We wanted that contract because of everything that Springfield is doing,” said Murphy, City Enterprise president, noting other developments happening in the downtown area, like the transformation of the former Court Square Hotel into housing. “To be part of what’s happening in Springfield, for me, is important.”

Another gratifying project is City Enterprise’s work on Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyerian Church, which was set ablaze by an arsonist in December 2021.

“We’re currently working on rebuilding that, to make sure that they have services again,” Murphy told BusinessWest. “It’s a very significant project for us, being a local contractor, and that being an African-American church with all its history. It’s an important project for us, very close to home.”

In terms of sheer volume of work, Murphy said, “it’s been challenging finding the right opportunities for us to bid. We have found them — we have an excellent estimating department that fishes out all these opportunities to bid. But it’s slim pickings out there.”

That said, she added, “it’s cyclical. As the summer comes along, we’ll find more opportunities that fit within our wheelhouse.”

City Enterprise has been involved in an array of intriguing projects, though, from laboratory renovations at UMass Lowell and two projects at UMass Amherst’s Mullins Center — an HVAC system overhaul and chiller replacement — to work at the Moakley federal courthouse in Boston and a complete rebuild of a security entryway for the Air National Guard at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.

J.L. Raymaakers & Sons has been busy on a project at Gardner Municipal Airport.

J.L. Raymaakers & Sons has been busy on a project at Gardner Municipal Airport.

“That’s a very significant project,” Murphy said of the latter. “We’ll take on any type of challenge.”

Dan Jodice has a similar take on being involved in a variety of projects. As a co-owner of PDS Engineering & Construction in Bloomfield, Conn., he’s seen the 60-year-old firm specialize in a widening list of sectors, including automotive, aviation, education, healthcare, retail, public safety, and more.

“Self-storage facilities are popular now, and car washes and car dealerships have been very popular with our clients over the past three years,” he said. “We can also do schools; we’re renovating a $40 million school in Hartford right now. Usually we do one school at a time, so we’ll do a school job, and when that ends, we’ll start on another one. We’ve also done a handful of churches over the years, and aerospace and aviation are pretty popular.

“We probably could be busier, but we’re happier with what we have now,” Jodice went on. “I’d say 60% of our work is repeat clients, and the other 40% is just getting out there and finding every lead possible.”

 

Challenge and Opportunity

John Raymaakers Jr. and Josh Raymaakers, directors at J.L. Raymaakers & Sons in Westfield, are plenty optimistic about how business is going, noting that all this year’s projects had been booked by last June.

The firm specializes in excavation, site work, and construction projects of all kinds, including airport runways and taxiways, pump stations, and, most recently, the foundation technique known as sheet shoring. Recent jobs include multiple bridge projects, Gardner Municipal Airport, a pump station in Great Barrington, and a Dunkin’ Donuts in Easthampton. “I’d say it’s a good mix right now,” Josh said.

“These are jobs funded through federal money and have been trickling into our local economy, which is helping us out and giving work for our employees.”

That said, they’ve dealt — like every other firm — with the key challenges of the past several years in construction: higher costs, supply-chain delays, and workforce shortages.

“They’ve been challenges, every one of them,” Josh said. “The pump stations require a lot of electrical components, and those have been an issue.”

Jodice agreed. “The biggest supply-chain issue is for electrical switchgear. If you order that now, it seems like it’s a year out, for some reason. Since COVID, that has not rebounded at all. Everything else is back to normal. Prices aren’t the same — I wish the prices were lower — but the supply chain is better. Ordering a metal building during COVID took six months. Today, it’s three months or faster.”

As for workforce, “we do pretty well,” Josh Raymaakers Jr. said. “Obviously, we would like more, but it’s a difficult challenge to find good people who have experience in our field.”

John recognizes the challenges across the industry as retirees are outpacing new blood, but as someone who grew up around the family business, he said construction is a stable and satisfying career — for those willing to put in the work.

entryway for the Air National Guard in Westfield

One current job at City Enterprise is rebuilding a security entryway for the Air National Guard in Westfield.

“You can’t be scared to get your hands dirty at first. The problem is, everyone wants to start at the top. But you have to work in the field and get your hands dirty. You have to learn. That’s what our parents made us do,” he explained. “That knowledge from being in the field is crucial, and that’s the hardest thing we’ve got to teach people. We have a project manager and bidder who started as a laborer, then became an operator, then a foreman, and now he’s a project manager. And his experience has been crucial for us.”

Challenges aside, “we’re very busy, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down, even with the private-sector work,” John continued, noting that about 75% of Raymaakers jobs are public, and 25% private.”

A great deal of the public work is being driven by a recognition that much infrastructure in Massachusetts is in need of repair, and federal money has been flowing in to help address those needs.

“Those are good opportunities,” he told BusinessWest. “These are jobs funded through federal money and have been trickling into our local economy, which is helping us out and giving work for our employees.”

Jodice said PDS doesn’t do as much public bidding as it does private, bidding maybe six public-sector jobs a year. “We try to stay busy in the private market. Public, you’re bidding against 10 to 15 GCs, and private, it’s maybe five, so there’s a better chance you get the project. And if it’s private, you can land a job more by building on a relationship with the owner and having them select you rather than the low number getting the bid.”

PDS got started six decades ago erecting pre-engineered steel buildings, and still does that work today, along with a much wider variety of projects ranging from commercial and industrial buildings to small fit-outs and large college projects — typically about $60 million worth of work each year across Connecticut, Western Mass., and Rhode Island. It also touts its expertise in the design-build realm.

“The convenient thing is we do our own design in-house; we can design and build rather than have the client go to an architect and have several different parties involved. The process is quicker because we’re doing everything here.”

 

From the Ground Up

Several years ago, J.L. Raymaakers & Sons launched a second business called ROAR (Raymaakers Onsite Aggregate Recycling), through which it collected and resold the dirt it dug up from construction jobs. That enterprise, which then expanded into bark mulch, processed gravel, and all kinds of rock, now employs four people full-time.

Because both businesses have been growing, the family bought land on Progress Avenue in Westfield and is building a new, 4,000-square-foot office space, which will be followed next year by a 7,000-square-foot maintenance garage. That property will be the new home of J.L. Raymaakers & Sons, while the current headquarters on East Mountain Road will exclusively house the ROAR operation.

“ROAR started strong, and it complements our other company,” John Raymaakers Jr. said. “We’re able to take the topsoil materials off of our jobs and then recycle them and sell them. That’s been a huge aspect of our business.”

City Enterprise has seen growth over the years as well, and now touts “the best team in the industry,” Murphy said.

“I have core values here, and I have people working with me that are really aligned with those,” she added. “Each department has their expertise, and we have a vision, and we’re working to get things done.”

Picture This

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Driving Support

Balise Auto recently presented a check for $40,000 to Square One, combining Balise’s generosity with matching gifts from Balise’s corporate partners at Lexus and Toyota. Square One currently provides early learning services to more than 500 infants, toddlers, and school-age children each day, as well as family support services to 1,500 families each year, as they work to overcome the significant challenges in their lives.

Driving Support

Pictured, from left: Ken Maffia of Balise; Kristine Allard and Dawn DiStefano of Square One; and Alex Balise and Tim Cardillo of Balise.

 

 

Progress, Promise, and a Name

On March 26, regional leaders unveiled a name for the cybersecurity center at Union Station: the Richard E. Neal Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. U.S. Rep. Neal, who provided a tour of the center currently under construction, led a funding effort in 2023 that resulted in $3 million of congressionally directed spending to establish the center, which is also is supported by a $1.46 million state grant and $500,000 from the city of Springfield.

Progress, Promise, and a Name

Pictured, from left: STCC President John Cook, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Neal, Springfield Redevelopment Authority Chair Armando Feliciano; and CyberTrust Massachusetts CEO Peter Sherlock.

 

Beyond Frames

Mechanics Hall in Worcester unveiled three commissioned portraits of 19th-century Black Americans at an event called “Beyond Frames” on March 14, as part of its Portraits Project. Westfield State University Associate Art Professor Imo Nse Imeh contributed with his portrait of formerly enslaved civil-rights leader, orator, and writer Frederick Douglass. The Mechanics Hall Portrait Gallery is an installation honoring 19th-century Worcester innovators, social reformers, Civil War heroes, and political leaders.

Pictured: Imeh in his studio with his Douglass portrait.

 

Student Art at the Mill District

On April 6, the Mill District General Store & Local Art Gallery unveiled an installation called “Pieces of Us,” a mosaic by more than 120 students at Pelham Elementary School. The front-window exhibit, which runs through April 27, was “inspired by classroom dialogues around identity and the many characteristics that shape our school community,” art teacher Emily Stewart (pictured) said. “Each student had full control over their creative expression within Pelham’s choice-based art studio. The selections they made in subject, media, style, and design invite us to embrace the beauty of their collective diversity and the mosaic of their varied experiences.”

Student Art at the Mill District

The Mill District General Store & Local Art Gallery unveiled an installation called “Pieces of Us,” a mosaic by more than 120 students at Pelham Elementary School

 

Community Effort

Monson Savings Bank’s annual donation and pledge drive to benefit the United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) recently raised a total of $5,184. Employees also raised an additional $1,063 through a bank-wide bingo game and $695 through a TGIF dress-down program. The bank also provided a corporate donation of $1,000, bringing the total United Way donation to $7,942.

Community Effort

Pictured, from left: Dodie Carpentier and President Dan Moriarty of Monson Savings, Tracy Trial and Megan Moynihan of UWPV, and Michael Rouette and Kylie LaPlante of Monson Savings.

 

Learning Opportunity

Five Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) students — Travis Canary, Bradley DeJesus, Samuel Frechette, Jessica Phillips, and Hong Zhang — joined their peers for the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Seattle on Feb. 18-21. The five STCC students in the STEM Starter Academy embarked on a transformative experience, embracing opportunities for growth, connection, and learning.

Learning Opportunity

Pictured, from left: Canary; Zhang; Jason Phillips, academic counselor; DeJesus; Zahi Haddad, professor of Engineering and Physical Sciences; Frechette; and Samar Ghrear, director of the STEM Starter Academy.

Agenda

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR

Through May 5: Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR has come to Hartford, Conn. for the first time ever. A colourful homage to Cirque du Soleil legacy, BAZZAR opened on April 6 and will continue its performances until May 5 at Under the Big Top on Market Street. The show features acrobatic disciplines such as teeterboard, acrobike, contortion, duo rollerskates, duo trapeze, aerial rope, hair suspension, fire manipulation, slackline, and music performed live on stage. Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR is intended to be an eclectic lab of creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers, and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. Lead by their maestro, they band together to invent a whimsical, one-of-a-kind universe. In a place where the unexpected is expected, the colourful group imagines, builds, and invents vibrant scenes in an artistic and acrobatic game. The high-energy excitement, collision of sounds and colors, and meeting place of diverse characters one might find at a traditional bazaar inspired the name of the show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/bazzar.

 

Alumni Achievement Award Nominations

Through May 10: When BusinessWest launched its 40 Under Forty program in 2007, it did so to identify rising stars across our region — individuals who were excelling in business and through involvement within the community — and celebrate their accomplishments. In 2015, BusinessWest announced a new award, one that builds on the foundation upon which 40 Under Forty was created. It’s called the Alumni Achievement Award. As the name suggests, it is presented to the 40 Under Forty honoree who, in the eyes of an independent panel of judges, has most impressively continued and built upon his or her track record of accomplishment. Candidates must be from 40 Under Forty classes prior to the year of the award — in this case, classes 2007 to 2023. The 2024 Alumni Achievement Award finalists will be profiled in the June 10 edition of BusinessWest, and the honoree will be announced at the 40 Under Forty gala on June 20. The presenting sponsor of the Alumni Achievement Award is Health New England. Visit businesswest.com/40-under-forty/alumniachievementaward for the nomination form, and visit businesswest.com/40-under-forty/40underforty for a list of the past 40 Under Forty classes.

 

‘The Dangers of Union Activity Within a Non-union Workplace’

April 17: The popularity of unions has created dangers for employers, both unionized and non-unionized alike. Even if an employer is non-unionized, the employer risks violating the National Labor Relations Act and being subject to charges from the National Labor Relations Board if new laws and rulings are not considered. Attorney Trevor Brice from the Royal Law Firm will present a seminar, titled “The Dangers of Union Activity Within a Non-union Workplace and Other Recent Changes to Enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act,” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the firm’s offices at 33 Elliot St., Springfield. Brice will discuss the dangers of union activity in a non-union environment, as well as other updates and changes to enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act that have occurred in the past year. The cost is $30 per person. Payments should be mailed to, and checks made payable to, the Royal Law Firm. Registration is required, and seating will be limited. Email Heather Child at [email protected] to register or with any questions about this seminar.

 

Get Hired Job Fair

April 17: Holyoke Mall will host its spring job fair from 2 to 5 p.m. on the lower level near Macy’s. The Get Hired Job Fair is a convenient opportunity for Western Mass. employers to interview and hire workers, and to help job seekers connect with businesses who need their skills. Employers from a variety of industries will be in attendance, looking for candidates at all skill levels. The event is free to attend for all job seekers. Employers that have already signed up to staff a table include Baystate Health, PeoplesBank, Holyoke Community College, YMCA Greater Springfield, and more. Last year, the September job fair drew more than 40 employers, representing more than 10 industries, and nearly 400 candidates. Employers interested in participating in the upcoming job fair should contact Jim Geraghty, advertising representative for Holyoke Mall, at (617) 840-2998 or [email protected].

 

YWCA Golf Tournament

May 6: The YWCA of Western Massachusetts Golf Tournament will be held at Springfield Country Club, with registration now open online at ywworks.org. Proceeds of the charity golf tournament will support the Children Who Witness Violence program, which offers therapy for children who have witnessed or experienced abuse and violence. The Healthy and Empowering Relationship Education program of the YWCA, which helps Springfield middle- and high-schoolers learn about healthy relationships and friendships, will also benefit from proceeds raised at the tournament. Cost per golfer to participate in the tournament is $155, which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and a quarter-zip jacket. There will be a raffle and cash bar at the country club. Individuals or organizations interested in registering or sponsoring the event can visit ywworks.org.

 

Pioneer Valley Conference for Women

May 9: The third annual Pioneer Valley Conference for Women will be held at Marriott Springfield Downtown from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will be held in person and virtually. This year’s theme is “Unleashed.” Christina Royal will serve as emcee for the conference. The former president of Holyoke Community College, Royal is now president and CEO of Infinite Unlearning LLC, a woman-, BIPOC-, and queer-owned executive coaching and consultancy service supporting mid- to senior leaders and their organizations. Keynote speakers are Meghan Rothschild, president and owner of the marketing and public-relations firm Chikmedia, and Jessika Rozki, founder of Rozki Rides, a transportation service focusing on children and seniors. The conference will also feature 10 different panels that women can choose to attend in the morning and afternoon. The 30 panelists are all local women. Dianne Fuller Doherty will be presented with the Goddess Award, recognizing her many years of volunteer work on behalf of women. A comedy kickoff reception the night before the conference will feature comedian Jess Miller. Visit ow.ly/qgYJ50QK85h for more information or to purchase tickets. Event sponsors include M&T Bank, Westfield Bank, Liberty Bank, Country Bank, and USI.

 

Free Shred Days

June 8, 22: bankESB invites customers and members of the community to two free shred days at local offices. Events will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. (or until the truck is full) on the following dates and at locations: Saturday, June 8 at 770 Main St., Agawam; and Saturday, June 22 at 241 Northampton St., Easthampton (two trucks at this event). No appointment is necessary. Local residents can reduce their risk of identity theft by bringing old mail, receipts, statements or bills, canceled checks, pay stubs, medical records, or any other unwanted paper documents containing personal or confidential information and shredding them safely and securely for free. A professional document destruction company will be on site in the bank’s parking lot and can accept up to two boxes of documents per person.

 

Hooplandia

June 21-23: Registration is now open for Hooplandia, the second annual 3×3 basketball tournament and festival, at www.hooplandia.com. The three-day event includes levels of play for all ages and divisions. Hooplandia launched in 2023. Taking place in the heart of Greater Springfield, the birthplace of basketball, the event is hosted by Eastern States Exposition (ESE) in West Springfield and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Most games will be played on the ESE grounds, with special games held at the Hall of Fame. Seventy-five basketball courts will be set up to accommodate more than 650 games played by approximately 2,100 participants of all ages. Divisions of play have been created to provide an all-inclusive environment for players of all ages and playing abilities. The diverse divisions include young girls, boys, women, men, high-school-level, college-level, OGs, veterans, and more. Players are invited to build teams of four, create their own unique team name and uniforms, and register at www.hooplandia.com. Team fees range according to age, and children in the under-8 category are free of charge. Hooplandia will once again partner with Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the region as its designated philanthropic partner, $10 from every paid team registration to support the mission and programs of the clubs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For inquiries, email [email protected].

People on the Move
Mei-Ann Chen

Mei-Ann Chen

Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) announced that internationally acclaimed conductor Mei-Ann Chen, who was guest conductor for the SSO’s 2023-24 opening-night performance, is joining the SSO in the newly created position of artistic advisor, effective for the 2024-25 season. Chen will serve as the orchestra’s artistic face, curating programs, selecting guest soloists, and facilitating other artistic needs. She will also conduct a minimum of two symphonic concerts per season. At the same time, the SSO will continue to engage guest conductors in performances of the symphony. An acclaimed, innovative leader both on and off the podium, Chen has served as music director of Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011. Chief conductor of Austria’s Recreation – Grosses Orchester Graz at Styriarte, she also serves as an artistic partner with ROCO in Texas and Northwest Sinfonietta in Washington. A sought-after guest conductor, she has appeared with distinguished orchestras throughout the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia (more than 150 orchestras to date). Named one of Musical America’s 2015 Top 30 Influencers, Chen is a recipient of a League of American Orchestras Helen M. Thompson Award, a Taki Concordia fellowship, and several ASCAP awards, and is the only woman in the history of the Malko Competition to have been named First Prize Winner.

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Jack Dill

Jack Dill

Ashley Vanesse

Ashley Vanesse

Lisa Wills

Lisa Wills

Elms College announced that three prominent leaders in the region have joined the college’s board of trustees. B. John (Jack) Dill is the president and principal of Colebrook Realty Services and has been negotiating real-estate transactions on behalf of his clients — buyers, sellers, property owners, and tenants — for more than three decades. He holds the counselors of real estate designation, along with other professional designations and licenses in the fields of real estate, finance, and construction, and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Dill has been an active supporter of more than 20 local nonprofits, including Elms College, and is currently vice chairman of the Fallon Community Health Plan board of directors and a member of the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp. He earned his bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Williams College. Ashley Vanesse is the president of the Elms College Alumni Assoc. and has been a member of the association since graduating from the Elms in 2011. She is currently office manager for Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home and also held various positions in the Elms College Admission Office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Elms College and her master’s degree in psychology and school counseling from Westfield State University. Lisa Wills is a partner at Whittlesey, one of the largest regional CPA and IT consulting firms in New England. She has worked primarily with nonprofits over her 25-year career and is an expert in complex audits. She is a licensed certified public accountant with the state of Connecticut and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA). In addition, she is a recognized industry leader and frequent speaker on topics such as FASB changes and female leadership. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Elms College in 1988.

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The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce announced that its executive committee has concluded its search for the chamber’s new executive director and selected Jacob Robinson, who brings more than 15 years of experience in building coalitions, fostering partnerships, and promoting business-driven leadership for sustainable impact. In his most recent role as the West Roxbury Main Streets program director, Robinson concentrated on local economic development, offering technical assistance to small businesses, facilitating pandemic recovery efforts, leading community events, and championing inclusive commercial planning efforts. His commitment has extended to serving on municipal planning committees and nonprofit boards and contributing to Belchertown’s Climate Resilience and Sustainable Growth Plan. His past work includes building regional and national networks of business leaders working together to develop and share best practices in energy management and strategy. He is also a skilled researcher and educator on the topics of corporate environmental, social, and governance leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental management from Indiana University.

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Thomas Dufault

Country Bank announced the appointment of Thomas Dufault as senior vice president of the Retail Lending department. With 35 years in the mortgage industry and an entrepreneurial and construction background, he brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to his new role. Dufault has gained extensive experience in construction standards, business acumen, and process improvements throughout his career. His diverse background, including as a former business owner, makes him an ideal candidate to lead Country Bank’s Retail Lending team. In addition to his professional achievements, Dufault is also committed to community service. He has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts for 10 years, the past four years as the board president. He supports various charitable initiatives, including the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, the American Cancer Society, Heifer Project International, and the Alzheimer’s Assoc. He has also served on various committees and boards in the town of Rutland, where he lived for 26 years.

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Tech Foundry, the regional leader in IT workforce development and training, announced the hiring of four new staff members as well as promotions of existing staff to support the organization’s growing operations. Phillip Borras, Tech Foundry’s Career Readiness and Recruitment coordinator, was recently promoted to Coaching manager. A professional speaker, comedian, and life coach, he now leads a team of three coaches who mentor student members throughout the organization’s IT support training program and after graduation. This work complements Tech Foundry’s professional-development training, including résumé writing, interviewing, networking, and other professional-development skills. Jessica Cogoli has been promoted to instructor. A Tech Foundry alum, she has been working closely with the organization since she graduated, as a volunteer, assistant instructor, and technical lead for the IT support training program. She recently graduated from Holyoke Community College with an associate degree in computer science and is now working toward her bachelor’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University. Eric Maldonado, a 20-year veteran of the human-services field, joins the Tech Foundry team as a coach. His previous work focused on youth and homeless adults, including experience as a career coach with MassHire in Springfield. He is also an entrepreneur and has been running two successful businesses for the past five years. William Medina, a former instructor at Tech Foundry, returned to the organization as the new Tech Hub director at the end of February. He is a technology enthusiast who helped build the organization during its early years. In his new role, he is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Tech Hub, a Holyoke-based center which provides digital-literacy classes, technical support, and device distribution throughout Western Mass. As director, he manages daily operations, curriculum development, community relations, the digital fellows program, and professional development. Hilda Santa, a recent graduate of Tech Foundry, joins the team as the new administrative assistant and coach. She is a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air National Guard and brings more than 15 years of administrative experience to the organization. In her role as a part-time coach, she will mentor the next generation of student-members. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health studies from UMass Amherst. Pattie Carulli-Hauser brings her passion for coaching and mentoring to the Tech Foundry team as one of the organization’s new coaches. In her role, she will provide ongoing mentoring and support for Tech Foundry’s student members. She has spent most of her career in research and development leadership roles in the consumer-goods industry.

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Caitlin von Schmidt

Franklin Community Co-op recently welcomed Caitlin von Schmidt as its new Outreach and Communications manager, effective March 19. “Caitlin’s time as coordinator of the Greenfield Business Association and in the Mayor’s Office at the city of Greenfield sets her up beautifully to succeed in her new position, and we’re excited to have her on board,” co-op General Manager John Williams said. “We’re happy to have her as the newest member of our successful team.” Williams also thanked Amy Britt for her time in the position as she moves on to other opportunities. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Franklin Community Co-op family,” von Schmidt said. “The co-op is a beloved establishment, and its role as an anchor business and vital community member can’t be overstated. In addition, I’m thrilled to be involved at such an important time, with the expansion into the Wilson’s building on the horizon.”

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Duc-Pac Corp. announced that its president, Gregory Merchant, has been voted to serve as president of Air Distribution Institute (ADI), the national alliance of steel HVAC pipe and fittings manufacturers focused on research and working with industry leading decision makers to create better policy. Duc-Pac is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in 1949. The company moved its manufacturing facility to Springfield in 2022. “I am proud to contribute my experience by helping lead the ADI,” Merchant said. “Duc-Pac has been a member of the organization for over 15 years. There is a lot of attention today on the use of green energy in HVAC and achieving ever-greater efficiencies with heating and cooling our homes. On one hand, we are very specialized production manufacturers. On the other hand, we have a big role to play in providing products and information essential to more efficient HVAC systems. We cannot lose sight that to not participate in HVAC improvements this way is to invite overseas competition to do so.”

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Lauren Tabin

Lauren Tabin

bankESB recently hired Lauren Tabin as assistant vice president, branch officer of its King Street, Northampton office. Tabin has nearly 30 years of banking experience. Prior to joining bankESB, she was assistant vice president, branch officer at PeoplesBank, and previously held various other positions there, including banking center manager, branch officer, trainer, and teller. She brings an extensive background in management and leadership experience to her new role, where she will manage the Northampton office team while remaining engaged in the community. She currently serves on the board of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club, and previously served on the board of Black Horse Trust, the Miracle League of Western Massachusetts, the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, and Providence Ministries. She is a member of BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty class of 2011.

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Country Bank announced the appointment of four new corporators and a new trustee at its annual meeting on March 11. Ivon Gois, president of Gois Broadcasting, brings a wealth of experience to the bank. Based in Worcester, Gois operates 12 radio stations in New England and is well-known for his contributions to the media industry, ethnic and racial diversity work, and financial expertise. Mechilia Salazar, CEO and director of Hope for Youth and Families Foundation in Springfield, is a respected leader in the nonprofit sector. Her previous role as CEO of the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club demonstrates her commitment to serving marginalized and underbanked communities. She often serves as the bridge between local businesses and the communities they serve. Samalid Hogan, a business consultant, CEO, and principal at Greylock Management in Ludlow, is a seasoned professional with a strong track record of success. Her leadership as past president of the Springfield Rotary Club and her involvement on various boards further highlight her dedication to making a positive impact. Her passion for empowering small businesses has made her a respected leader in the industry. Walter Pacheco, a prominent figure in the hospitality industry, owns several Western and Central Mass. restaurants and investment properties. His extensive business acumen and local ties make him a valuable addition to the bank. In addition to the new corporators, new Country Bank President Mary McGovern was appointed to the board of trustees.

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Paul Asselin

The Massachusetts chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors announced that Paul Asselin, Gould Construction Institute instructor, is the 2024 ABC National Craft Instructor of the Year. Asselin was honored at the 2024 ABC Convention in Orlando, Fla. on March 13. ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an outstanding instructor with a passion for their craft, creativity, a positive attitude, and the ability to transfer knowledge through excellent communications skills and forward-thinking teaching to future construction professionals. With nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Asselin has taught basic through advanced electrical courses since 2001. He is the training manager for Elm Electrical Inc. in Westfield, where he has worked since 1983. He is also the wiring inspector for his hometown of Russell and previously served as chair of Westfield Technical Academy’s general advisory board and electrical shop advisory board. As Craft Instructor of the Year, Asselin received a $10,000 cash prize. Co-sponsors of Craft Instructor of the Year are the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the training, assessment, certification, and career-development standard for the construction industry; and Tradesmen International, North America’s premier craft-professional staffing resource. Asselin will also be profiled in the June issue of Construction Executive magazine.

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On April 6, Westfield State University inducted six alumni into the Criminal Justice Alumni Hall of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their excellence in their chosen field and for their accomplishments in criminal justice and law enforcement at the state, federal, and local levels. This year’s alumni inductees are Benjamin Campbell ’11 of the Maine State Police; David Campbell ’84, a retired special agent in the U.S. Department of Justice; Cheryl Clapprood ’92, Springfield Police superintendent; John Kotfila Jr. ’08, who served in the Sheriff’s Office in Hillsborough County, Fla.; Kenneth O’Connor ’87, a chief court officer in the Massachusetts Trial Court; and Jeffrey Trask ’02, a leader in emergency management and preparedness. Kim Tobin, professor of Criminal Justice, was also honored for her distinguished service to Westfield State. Both Benjamin Campbell and Kotfila were recognized posthumously.

Company Notebook

Sublime Systems Awarded $87 Million in Federal Funds

SPRINGFIELD — As part of a $6.3 billion initiative funding 33 projects across 20 states, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that Sublime Systems in Holyoke will receive $87 million in federal funding from its Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and its Industrial Demonstrations Program. Sublime Systems plans to build a new, ultra-low-carbon cement manufacturing facility in Holyoke. The company’s new method to make cement replaces carbon-intensive limestone with abundant calcium-silicate-based feedstocks, resulting in industry-standard cement that is produced electrochemically instead of using high heat. By demonstrating this transformational process that was previously supported by ARPA-E, Sublime aims to strengthen American supply chains for low-carbon products, increase transparency for product environmental impact and performance, and catalyze industry-wide change. The Sublime project expects to create 70 to 90 permanent manufacturing jobs in a community that once produced nearly all of the country’s writing paper but has seen a decline in industry over the 20th century.

 

Bay Path Cybersecurity Program Ranked in Top Five by Forbes

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University announced that its master of science (MS) in cybersecurity program has been recognized as one of the top five such programs in the nation by Forbes in its Best Online Master’s in Cybersecurity rankings for 2024. Forbes’ ranking of Bay Path’s MS in cybersecurity online program reflects the university’s dedication to providing students with a comprehensive, cutting-edge education that prepares them to address the complex challenges of cybersecurity in today’s digital landscape. With a curriculum designed by industry experts and taught by experienced faculty members, the program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to succeed in this critical field. Bay Path is also a partner in the federally funded, $1.5 million Union Station cyber range project in Springfield. This state-of-the-art cyber range will mirror IT environments and allow students to gain experience through live-fire attacks, blue-team-red-team events, training modules, labs, assessments, and more. In addition, Bay Path is a member of MassCyber’s training and education working group, giving students access to internships and real-world opportunities, the latest research, professional networks, and insight into best practices.

 

Nonotuck Resource Associates Honored Among Top Workplaces

NORTHAMPTON — Nonotuck Resource Associates Inc. was recently named a recipient of a USA Today 2024 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage. The Top Workplaces program has a 15-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees and recognizing the top organizations across 60 regional markets. Top Workplaces USA celebrates organizations with 150 or more employees that have built great cultures. More than 42,000 organizations were invited to participate in the Top Workplaces USA survey. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee-engagement survey, issued by Energage. This news comes on the heels of Nonotuck being selected as a Boston Globe Top Workplace.

 

Modern Workspace Opening in East Longmeadow

EAST LONGMEADOW — Bill Laplante of Laplante Construction announced that Modern Workspace, a co-working facility he is developing with partners Chris Orszulak and Jason Pananos, should be open for business by May at 7 Purves St. in East Longmeadow. The modern, net-zero building will feature 25 individual spaces available on a membership basis for businesspeople who work remotely. The modern, luxury building will be heated and cooled by electricity produced from solar panels on the roof, which will also provide hot water and a charge for tenants’ vehicles. The building will be accessible to tenants 24-7. In addition to high-speed internet, amenities will include conference rooms and office equipment such as standing desks. Laplante and his partners said Modern Workspace is the third in a model that also extends to the historic Brewer Young Mansion in Longmeadow, with 17 offices; and Chatham, on Cape Cod, in a location with nine offices. Various levels of membership will be offered, including an address-only membership, a 10-day pass, or a private office with all amenities.

 

AIC Earns 2024-25 Designation as Military Friendly School

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) announced it has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly School and Military Spouse Friendly School designations. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-25 survey, with 537 earning special awards for going above the standard. The 2024-25 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found online at www.militaryfriendly.com. Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher-education and military-recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

 

Bulkley Richardson Honors Jeff Poindexter with YMCA Gift

SPRINGFIELD — In continuing Jeff Poindexter’s legacy, Bulkley Richardson has partnered with the Greater Springfield YMCA to help area boys and girls attend summer camp. The firm will send 16 youth campers to a YMCA-run camp this summer for one week. Poindexter was a partner at Bulkley Richardson and the former chairman of the Greater Springfield YMCA board of directors. “Jeff knew summer camp was a privilege not all kids had access to, and he was a huge advocate of advancing equity in our Springfield neighborhoods,” said Dan Finnegan, Bulkley Richardson’s managing partner. “We felt that honoring Jeff’s longtime commitment to the YMCA and its efforts to provide opportunities to youth in the community was something he would be proud of.”

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of March 2024.

EASTHAMPTON

Ain’t Your Average B…
21 Mineral St.
Raven Williams

Annie’s Kitchen
79 Maple St.
Ann LaRochelle

Bark Rangers
38 Clark St.
KJ Nichols

Buri’s Generation HI & GC
31 Exeter St.
Belisario Buri

Easthampton Glass & Screen
42 Morin Dr.
William Therrien Jr.

JKirley Collective
3 Ferry St., Unit 414, Suite 4W
Jessica Kirley

Mango Fish Inc.
117 Maple St.
Lori Novis

Northeast Diagramming Services
27 Overlook Dr.
Michael Allard

Nouria
124 Northampton St.
Tony El-Nemr

Oxbow Tattoo
2 Holyoke St.
Maximilian Rothert

Phoenix Painters
10 Sunset Ave.
Brendyn Phoenix

Pomeroy Pup Pack
7 Lovefield St., Unit 5
Amelia Wilson

SD Services
13 Chapman Ave.
Joshua Dean

Space and Robot
10 East Green St.
Christopher Ferry

Three Posies
49½ Union St., Apt. 5
Bronwen Hodgkinson

The Valley Arts Newsletter
49½ Union St., Apt. 5
Bronwen Hodgkinson

Win/Win
2 Pine St.
Jenna Weingarten

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Mattress Recycling
51 Stratford Ave.
Wahid Hage

Blackington Artisans Inc.
35 Atwood Dr.
Blackington Artisans Inc.

Brazzucas Market
75 North St.
Brazzucas LLC

David R. Cianflone Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 3613
David Cianflone

Divo Enterprise LLC
44 Scalise Dr.
Mohamed Fofana

Faceframe Collective
436 North St.
Lemon Lash Academy LLC, Magnolia Hair and Co. LLC

Fantastick Patrick
32 Kensington Ave.
Patrick Connor

fauxstainedglasspanes.com
82 Wendell Ave.
Stuff Is Parts LLC

Harvest Health & Nutrition
75 South Church St.
Makenzie Evangelisto

Landscaping by Antonio
22 Elizabeth St.
Antonio Aleman

M&D Auto Sales
105 Fourth St.
Lily Diaz LLC

Millsbeauty
25 Cobblestone Cove
Millicent Homiah Beckham

New England Cleaners
69 Wellington Ave.
New England Cleaners LLC

Rockland Restoration and Masonry
82 Lafayette St.
Matthew Canterella

Stylin’ on Elm
136 Elm St.
Stephanie Vallone

TEC Consulting
45 Woodlawn Ave.
Tamara Sime

Turnkey Innovation Services
5 Cheshire Road
Latoya Gillyard

WeeCare Upwards Childcare Services
82 Wendell Ave.
Amanda Smith

Western Mass Periodontics & Implant Specialists
435 South St.
Western Mass Periodontics P.C.

SOUTH HADLEY

Board and Brush Creative Studio
19 College St., Unit 4
DSPLUMMER LLC

Fleming Banking Co.
51 Woodbridge Ter.
Emily Fleming

Law Office of Richard M. Juang
40 Viviani St.
Richard Juang

Mastercom Design
134 College St., #1
Todd Guenther

Nicnats Bakery
4 Wellington Ave.
Melissa Pontbriant

Bankruptcies

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

Blanks, Elisa
PO Box 51154
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/05/2024

Bushey, Anthony
92 Grove St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/04/2024

Connors, Erinn
161 Kendall St.
Granby, MA 01033
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/14/2024

Crevier, Marilyn Ruth
31 Old Pendleton Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/04/2024

DaCruz, Matthew E.
104 Longview St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/11/2024

Fulton, Hanna M.
121 Lenox Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/11/2024

Girard, Joseph M.
142 Franklin St.
North Adams, MA 01247
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/07/2024

Giard, Paul A.
42 Purlington Lane
Colrain, MA 01340
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/12/2024

Hadley, Kyle
1286 Parker St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/09/2024

Hankins, Gloria
19 Morgan St.
Lenox, MA 01240
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/06/2024

Huebner, Amy Lynne
19 Livingston Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/05/2024

Larange, Linda J.
711 South Barre Road
Barre, MA 01005
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/14/2024

Lemke, Diane M.
24 Brightwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/07/2024

Lopez-Martinez, Diosdado
19 Springdale Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/08/2024

Martinez, Joel A.
623 Osborn Ter.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/04/2024

McCaughey, Sean E.
77 Flynt St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/04/2024

Moriarty, Daniel P.
Moriarty, Lynne
535 Nassau Dr.
Springfield, MA 01129
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/15/2024

Parmelee, Wendy R.
7 Anthony St., Apt. B
Adams, MA 01220
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/08/2024

Rodriguez, Kaila
180 Cherokee Dr.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/01/2024

Rodgers Painting Service
Goodhind, Rodger E.
144 Stuart St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/05/2024

Rosario, Xavier
837 State St., Apt. 330
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/11/2024

Shaw, David
175 Tully Road
Orange, MA 01364-9526
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/11/2024

St. Pierre, Dana M.
1081 West St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/05/2024

Therrienc Robert R.
157 North St.
North Adams, MA 01247
Chapter: 13
Date: 03/14/2024

Tobiasz, Timothy E.
Lacharite, Piper L.
230 Linden St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/15/2024

Torres, Ana Hilda
70 Shumway St., Lot 28
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/01/2024

Tosti, Peter J.
71 Ferry St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/15/2024

Vautour, Paul
Vautour, Jeanne
436 Daniel Shays Highway
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 03/05/2024

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

BERNARDSTON

90 Church St.
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $259,000
Buyer: Rebecca Harrison
Seller: Bruce R. Hietala
Date: 03/14/24

213 Northfield Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Alexander J. Wahlstrom
Seller: Drenna M. Mahaney
Date: 03/15/24

BUCKLAND

11 Rand Road
Buckland, MA 01370
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Tara Mason
Seller: Woodsome, Marian L., (Estate)
Date: 03/15/24

CHARLEMONT

East Oxbow Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: Margaret M. Hobbs
Seller: Rotima SA Inc.
Date: 03/13/24

480 West Oxbow Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
Amount: $480,000
Buyer: Margaret M. Hobbs
Seller: Rotima SA Inc.
Date: 03/13/24

COLRAIN

15 Griswoldville St.
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Giselle Harrington
Seller: Mortgage Equity Conversion TR
Date: 03/11/24

DEERFIELD

4 Industrial Dr. West
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $1,400,000
Buyer: Norava Deerfield LLC
Seller: 4 Industrial Dr. West LLC
Date: 03/15/24

59 Mathews Road
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $334,000
Buyer: Jacob Savage
Seller: Philip J. Savage
Date: 03/08/24

ERVING

91 Mountain Road
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $288,900
Buyer: Selene Flance LP
Seller: Arthur S. Johnson
Date: 03/08/24

GILL

65 Ben Hale Road
Gill, MA 01354
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Deonisie Gheorghita
Seller: Gould, Donald R., (Estate)
Date: 03/14/24

GREENFIELD

30 Green River Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $525,000
Buyer: Perrin C. Hendrick
Seller: Robert K. Brown RET
Date: 03/01/24

306 High St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: FRST Strength Properties LLC
Seller: Anderson & Dolby LLC
Date: 03/14/24

36 Shattuck St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: John R. Jennings
Seller: Eileen Naughton
Date: 03/04/24

76 Smith St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Rey Mathiau
Seller: Eva M. Babits
Date: 03/01/24

HEATH

Flagg Hill Road
Heath, MA 01346
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Charles W. Nartowicz
Seller: Peter E. Schriber
Date: 03/01/24

MONTAGUE

76 2nd St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $360,500
Buyer: Jedathan O. Richhardson
Seller: Van Brothers Co. LLC
Date: 03/05/24

12 Chester St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Albert Emond
Seller: A. E. & Rita E. Belanger IRT
Date: 03/11/24

8 Madison Ave.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Nadezhda A. Vozniuk
Seller: Vincent A. Rupp
Date: 03/15/24

76 Park St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Matthew Latkiewicz
Seller: Christopher R. Shea
Date: 03/14/24

NEW SALEM

423 Daniel Shays Hwy.
New Salem, MA 01355
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Aneil Mehta
Seller: Bruce W. Whittier
Date: 03/01/24

ORANGE

85 East Main St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: 107 E. Main LLC
Seller: Athol Credit Union
Date: 03/05/24

98 East Main St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Swaz Properties LLC
Seller: Donald R. Dion
Date: 03/05/24

16 Maynard St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $259,900
Buyer: Yvette E. Silva
Seller: Michael L. Fernet
Date: 03/14/24

10 Oaklawn Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Wayne Barba
Seller: Spagnuolo, Michael, (Estate)
Date: 03/04/24

39-41 Pleasant St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Vargas & Son Properties LLC
Seller: M. Jemms Orange I LLC
Date: 03/13/24

21 Smith Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $155,500
Buyer: Harry E. Foster
Seller: Kathleen A. Goodrum
Date: 03/12/24

SUNDERLAND

313 Amherst Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $620,000
Buyer: Hskim Sea & Salt LLC
Seller: Lesser FT
Date: 03/01/24

11 Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $1,200,000
Buyer: Joshua J. Kenney
Seller: Jack Radetsky
Date: 03/11/24

WHATELY

135 Long Plain Road
Whately, MA 01373
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Kyle R. Keith
Seller: Gregoire, Lawrence J., (Estate)
Date: 03/14/24

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

737 Barry St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $455,000
Buyer: Daniel J. Frye
Seller: David M. Grimaldi
Date: 03/15/24

28 Center St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Nora Wine
Seller: Silver Snake Properties LLC
Date: 03/08/24

244 Colemore St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Barbara A. Myca
Seller: Christine M. Vershon
Date: 03/14/24

41 Federal Ave.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Clark Dore
Seller: Moore Jr., Leslie J., (Estate)
Date: 03/15/24

23 Fenton St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $308,000
Buyer: Emin Mammadov
Seller: Jeremy Daunais
Date: 03/04/24

85 Garden St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Ina Stavila
Seller: Joseph F. Giordano
Date: 03/14/24

232 Meadow St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $509,000
Buyer: Evelyn O. Hackman
Seller: 232 Meadow RT
Date: 03/14/24

35 Mill St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $309,500
Buyer: Colin J. Robinson
Seller: Michael A. Luciani
Date: 03/07/24

612 North West St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $309,900
Buyer: Mila Sinigur
Seller: Gregory R. Forsman
Date: 03/07/24

507 River Road
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Timothy Ayre
Seller: Gina M. Buoniconti
Date: 03/13/24

417 Shoemaker Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Michael G. Shepard
Seller: Ellis L. Langone
Date: 03/06/24

441 Silver St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Mark Don Realty LLC
Seller: St. John Sr., David F., (Estate)
Date: 03/07/24

45 Southwick St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Jacob Rodriguez
Seller: Michael Shepard
Date: 03/06/24

CHICOPEE

19 Ash St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $415,726
Buyer: 19 Ash Street LLC
Seller: Source Nine Development LLC
Date: 03/01/24

20 Ash St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $415,726
Buyer: 19 Ash Street LLC
Seller: Source Nine Development LLC
Date: 03/01/24

403 Britton St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $298,000
Buyer: Alycia Beavis
Seller: Donald J. Duda
Date: 03/07/24

21 Call St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Daniel I. Langame
Seller: Bozena A. Wisniewska
Date: 03/13/24

153 Center St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $415,726
Buyer: 19 Ash Street LLC
Seller: Source Nine Development LLC
Date: 03/01/24

145 Champagne Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $236,000
Buyer: Said M. Umari
Seller: Lisa M. Kusek
Date: 03/01/24

Chicopee River Business Park
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Westmass Area Development Corp.
Seller: Harvey Industries LLC
Date: 03/14/24

759 Chicopee St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Tavernier Investments LLC
Seller: Joao A. Ferreira
Date: 03/08/24

196 Clarendon Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Josue Escobar
Seller: Nexus Apartments LLC
Date: 03/04/24

32 Emerald St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Jodanne St. George
Seller: Freedom Spire Holding LLC
Date: 03/11/24

31 Farmington St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Olivia Curto
Seller: Laura S. Allen
Date: 03/01/24

391 Front St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $572,000
Buyer: Arlin R. Troncoso
Seller: Victor J. Garriga
Date: 03/06/24

394 Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Kayleen E. Estrada
Seller: Lacy N. Lariviere
Date: 03/13/24

591 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: 19 Ellen Street LLC
Seller: Leclerc Holdings LLC
Date: 03/08/24

36 Green St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $366,000
Buyer: Kathleen M. Ludwig
Seller: Kenneth R. Craven
Date: 03/15/24

49 Harrison Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Adam Cutter
Seller: Brady Williams
Date: 03/08/24

41 Hillman St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Vera Samoylich
Seller: Joan M. Westcott
Date: 03/07/24

50 Lorimer St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Vicky Esteves
Seller: Kmak LLC
Date: 03/04/24

32 Medford St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Thomas P. Ferris
Seller: Damien A. Kozikowski
Date: 03/11/24

1682 Memorial Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Daviau & Robert Properties LLC
Seller: 896-900 Prospect St. Inc.
Date: 03/06/24

544 Montgomery St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Charlene Coelho
Seller: Billy J. Bergeron
Date: 03/01/24

420 New Ludlow Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Yuri Suprunets
Seller: Leonid Ignatyuk
Date: 03/12/24

44 Park St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Jonathan Rivera
Seller: Haze Gray LLC
Date: 03/01/24

678 Pendleton Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Jillian Obrien
Seller: Anthony R. Fields
Date: 03/11/24

40 Piquette Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Shannon Parncutt
Seller: Brian P. Cooper
Date: 03/05/24

Prospect St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Anthony R. Fields
Seller: Moise, Gerald J., (Estate)
Date: 03/12/24

60 Roy St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Andrew Reilly
Seller: Naila Akram
Date: 03/15/24

79 Saratoga Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Jose Martinez
Seller: Felmarie Feliciano-Merced
Date: 03/01/24

EAST LONGMEADOW

33 Athens St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01108
Amount: $339,999
Buyer: Gary R. Farina
Seller: Jrchr LLC
Date: 03/01/24

3 Hazelhurst Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Josh D. Diaz
Seller: Carrie D. Feliciano
Date: 03/15/24

17 Holy Cross Circle
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $395,000
Buyer: Meghan K. Godfrey
Seller: Callahan, Karen E., (Estate)
Date: 03/08/24

115 Lasalle St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $221,000
Buyer: Brianna Fenney
Seller: Desiree Miller
Date: 03/08/24

15 Linden Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: James R. Stevens
Seller: Minh T. Chau
Date: 03/04/24

52 Melwood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $358,500
Buyer: Daniel Tarbell
Seller: 52 Melwood Avenue NT
Date: 03/04/24

346 Prospect St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: Ugur Turan
Seller: Tina M. Johnson
Date: 03/11/24

37 Vadnais St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $269,000
Buyer: Sara Roper
Seller: Herbert A. Bonacker
Date: 03/12/24

247 Vineland Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: C. Rosario-Lafontaine
Seller: Jean D. Richard
Date: 03/14/24

GRANVILLE

740 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Peter R. Sorrajja
Seller: Sandra A. Stevens
Date: 03/15/24

HAMPDEN

147 Chapin Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $704,484
Buyer: Michael N. Richard
Seller: Cumberland Blues RT
Date: 03/01/24

261 Chapin Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $395,000
Buyer: Ian Edwards
Seller: Fumi Realty Inc
Date: 03/08/24

HOLLAND

63 South Cottage Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Kepler Despeines
Seller: Herbert F. Seymour
Date: 03/05/24

HOLYOKE

42 Evergreen Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Scott Lacombe
Seller: Christine Torda
Date: 03/12/24

36-38 Gates St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Adrian Cruz
Seller: Northern Flooring & Remodeling
Date: 02/01/24

267 Jarvis Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Segundo A. Alvacora Lala
Seller: Bigelow, David, (Estate)
Date: 03/13/24

1103 Main St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $153,000
Buyer: Pamela Connors
Seller: Citizens Bank
Date: 03/14/24

289-291 Main St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Johnna N. Caizan Torres
Seller: Real Estate Investors Northeast LLC
Date: 03/13/24

130 Middle Water St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Mass. Real Estate Holdings LLC
Seller: Alaska Assets LLC
Date: 03/04/24

110-112 Nonotuck St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $339,000
Buyer: Yanissel Sanchez
Seller: Gerald Glasser
Date: 03/11/24

461 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $194,648
Buyer: Federal National Mortgage Association
Seller: Marion Gartman
Date: 03/11/24

73-75 Pearl St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $318,000
Buyer: Elizabeth A. Lotter
Seller: Chad D. Alexander
Date: 03/11/24

53 Pine St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Jaminton Palma
Seller: Amanda Bialas
Date: 03/15/24

LONGMEADOW

96 Dunsany Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $469,000
Buyer: Michael Kearing
Seller: Beth A. King
Date: 03/01/24

141 Englewood Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $739,000
Buyer: Joseph C. Ruddeforth
Seller: James A. Most
Date: 03/07/24

37 Hopkins Place
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Benjamin A. St Aubin
Seller: Nicholas J. Jacks
Date: 03/15/24

144 Lincoln Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $308,000
Buyer: Leigh Cherkas
Seller: Kings Enterprise LLC
Date: 03/15/24

857 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $755,000
Buyer: Alexander Belonis
Seller: Benjamin Kraus
Date: 03/14/24

132 Maple Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Joseph M. Martorelli
Seller: Ernest Abramian
Date: 03/15/24

82 Massachusetts Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: David B. Dagostino
Seller: Nola Management LLC
Date: 03/15/24

101 Riverview Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Megan Lingerfelt
Seller: Timothy Quinn
Date: 03/01/24

723 Shaker Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $233,000
Buyer: Timothy A. Lucier
Seller: William M. Fitzgerald
Date: 03/07/24

LUDLOW

57 Barre Dr.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Steven Balicki
Seller: Scott A. Theriault
Date: 03/15/24

35 Bluegrass Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $363,000
Buyer: Michael Henry
Seller: Jeannette I. Reopel
Date: 03/08/24

51 Bridle Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $529,000
Buyer: Heath J. Racela
Seller: William P. Koscher
Date: 03/08/24

1352 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $550,000
Buyer: Kevin P. Geissler
Seller: Ashley Rourke
Date: 03/08/24

1535 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $319,987
Buyer: Rebecca Hulsey
Seller: Cioccolate RT
Date: 03/08/24

13 Lillian St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $147,500
Buyer: Thomas F. Hodgins
Seller: Thomas Lennon
Date: 03/08/24

150-152 Sewall St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Matthew Nye
Seller: CTC Property Holdings LLC
Date: 03/05/24

110 Swan Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Taylor Alves
Seller: Robert Alves
Date: 03/15/24

278 Ventura St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $449,900
Buyer: Nelson P. Da Costa
Seller: Dorothy Mikaelian
Date: 03/15/24

MONSON

420 Boston Road West
Monson, MA 01069
Amount: $455,000
Buyer: David L. Sweetman
Seller: Louis J. Rivers
Date: 03/01/24

5 Lincoln Place
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Joshua Stoddard
Seller: Maaz A. Siddiqui
Date: 03/07/24

284 Lower Hampden Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Ariana Sandillo
Seller: Wheeler, Deborah L., (Estate)
Date: 03/14/24

226 Wilbraham Road
Monson, MA 01036
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: David Canelas
Seller: Robert B. Webb
Date: 03/08/24

PALMER

15 Advance St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Mark A. Cady
Seller: Mikayla Harris
Date: 03/01/24

98 Beech St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $322,000
Buyer: Windi L. Muraszka
Seller: Casper-Hacker RT
Date: 03/11/24

29 Cabot St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Nathan Garrity
Seller: Laviolette, Robert R., (Estate)
Date: 03/15/24

Emery St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Deborah M. Southworth
Date: 03/04/24

Forest St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Deborah M. Southworth
Date: 03/04/24

2173 Main St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: A&T Properties LLC
Seller: Betty A. Smith
Date: 03/14/24

2089 Oak St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Chenevert Properties LLC
Seller: William S. Heilman
Date: 03/15/24

1274 Park St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Michael Lamothe
Seller: Jeffrey H. Landers
Date: 03/12/24

State St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Deborah M. Southworth
Date: 03/04/24

7 Walters Way
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $460,000
Buyer: Brian H. Lyons
Seller: Stephen M. Erickson
Date: 03/15/24

1028 Wilson St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Blake Lamonthe
Seller: Ronald L. Russis
Date: 03/15/24

SPRINGFIELD

11-13 Ainsworth St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Radhame Brito
Seller: Two Riveras LLC
Date: 03/04/24

69 Appleton St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Craig Davis-Lawson
Seller: Junior Properties LLC
Date: 03/08/24

1112 Bay St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $1,300,000
Buyer: Titanium Springfield Real Estate LLC
Seller: Bzgjj Inc.
Date: 03/08/24

20 Beaudry St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Millicent U. Olisenekwu
Seller: Armando Torres
Date: 03/04/24

411 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Jerieme Daley
Seller: Kelnate Realty LLC
Date: 03/14/24

1208 Berkshire Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: SH Properties LLC
Seller: John A. Von Roemer
Date: 03/12/24

1267 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $850,000
Buyer: T5 Mass. Real Estate LLC
Seller: KA RT
Date: 03/05/24

25 Brookline Ave.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Emmanuel E. Colon
Seller: Sierra, Celsa Cruz, (Estate)
Date: 03/04/24

24 Capitol Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $159,000
Buyer: Pah Properties LLC
Seller: Kenneth T. Martin
Date: 03/06/24

15 Cedar St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Real Estate Investments Northeast LLC
Seller: Kempton Pollard
Date: 03/04/24

251 Central St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Rosa V. Feliciano
Seller: North End Housing Initiative
Date: 03/13/24

402 Central St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Samari Rivera
Seller: C. & C. Homes LLC
Date: 03/12/24

11 Champlain Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Elizabeth Lewis
Seller: P&R Investments LLC
Date: 03/11/24

22 Cornell St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Vivian A. Tomas
Seller: JJJ17 LLC
Date: 03/15/24

177 Denver St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Cristina M. Colon-Pagan
Seller: Better Builders Construction LLC
Date: 03/13/24

95 Fenimore Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Seller: Tyrus T. Ferguson
Date: 03/01/24

80 Florida St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Silver Snake Props
Seller: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Date: 03/12/24

24 French St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Teresa Sedgwick
Seller: Corigliano, Mary Rose, (Estate)
Date: 03/06/24

20 Gardens Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Alexandria R. O’Connor
Seller: Fredi L. Merriam
Date: 03/01/24

63 Gates Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Maggi Predmore
Seller: Natalya Gavel
Date: 03/08/24

58-60 Gold St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Alexandria Vasquez
Seller: Carlos M. Mejia
Date: 03/13/24

158 Goodwin St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $326,000
Buyer: Andy Cenat
Seller: Zaida Burgos
Date: 03/11/24

19 Hillcrest St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $277,000
Buyer: Luz S. Gomez
Seller: Ronald A. Watt
Date: 03/05/24

53 Homestead Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Sean Chaez
Seller: Northeast Asset Mgmt. LLC
Date: 03/14/24

60 Intervale Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: Ryan Stead
Seller: James & Deborah Myers LT
Date: 03/04/24

28-30 Kendall St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $438,000
Buyer: Selina V. Cruz
Seller: Mason Capital Ventures LLC
Date: 03/04/24

200 Kendall St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $2,562,000
Buyer: Mass. Detox Holding LLC
Seller: Chapin Center Real Estate LLC
Date: 03/04/24

54 Kittrell St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Ashelly Megit
Seller: Fumi Realty Inc.
Date: 03/12/24

9 Lafayette St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: James E. Klimek
Seller: Hank Orne LLC
Date: 03/14/24

4 Langdon St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Adem Demir
Seller: Morgan Stanley Home TR 2007
Date: 03/06/24

165 Laurelton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $124,000
Buyer: RM Blerman LLC
Seller: Robert J. Brauer
Date: 03/08/24

90 Leavitt St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Xavier Cruz
Seller: Real Estate Investors Northeast LLC
Date: 03/12/24

198 Leopold St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Meghan Jackson
Seller: Jillian O’Brien
Date: 03/11/24

73 Lorimer St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Edward Denehy
Seller: Christian Wiernasz
Date: 03/08/24

24 Manchester Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $306,000
Buyer: Walter C. Jenkins
Seller: Daniel J. Frye
Date: 03/15/24

85-87 Mooreland St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Aixa C. Vazquez
Seller: Eufemio G. Ortega
Date: 03/13/24

N/A
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Jean Laguerre
Seller: Hat Trick Properties LLC
Date: 03/05/24

703 Newbury St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Karen E. Gonzalez
Seller: Lisandra Sepulveda
Date: 03/11/24

127 Newland St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $297,000
Buyer: Mykel J. Simmons
Seller: Nathaniel Pace
Date: 03/01/24

110 Oklahoma St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Dnepro Properties LLC
Seller: Landauer FT
Date: 03/12/24

347 Orange St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Alliance Associates LLC
Seller: Errol W. Campbell
Date: 03/08/24

45 Orlando St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Shawn Harvey
Seller: Iris O. Perez
Date: 03/08/24

36 Orleans St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Emmanuel Camilo
Seller: Ali H. Abdraba
Date: 03/15/24

138 Park Dr.
Springfield, MA 01106
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Molly L. Dill
Seller: Maggi D. Predmore
Date: 03/15/24

403 Parker St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Kenneth Torres
Seller: Melissa M. Russell
Date: 03/05/24

91-93 Parkside St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $208,855
Buyer: RCF 2 Acquisition TR
Seller: Silverio Jimenez
Date: 03/06/24

78-80 Phillips Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Louis E. Huang
Seller: Paul R. Gauthier
Date: 03/01/24

278 Pine St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Cathy Monteforte
Seller: Elizabeth Torres
Date: 03/01/24

98 Princeton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Pedro A. Luciano
Seller: Bobby R. Williams
Date: 03/12/24

153 Princeton St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Angelique Rodriguez
Seller: Round Two LLC
Date: 03/08/24

172 Rosewell St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: JoeJoe Properties LLC
Seller: Lisa L. Levesque
Date: 03/13/24

79 Quincy St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: JHN Investments LLC
Seller: Eastcoastbuyers LLC
Date: 03/01/24

4 Rogers Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $297,000
Buyer: Pb07 Wale LLC
Seller: Lachenauer LLC
Date: 03/07/24

1265 Saint James Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Eliezer R. Martinez
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 03/15/24

49 School St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $2,200,000
Buyer: 340 Appleton LLC
Seller: School Holdings LLC
Date: 03/11/24

30 Seneca St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Eduardo Diaz
Seller: Dianne S. Mikaelian
Date: 03/01/24

124 Stuart St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Brickhouse Homes LLC
Seller: Greene, Paul Douglas, (Estate)
Date: 03/15/24

24 Sue St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Manchester Enterprises LLC
Seller: Bazinet, Theresa J., (Estate)
Date: 03/12/24

92 Sunset Dr.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $234,500
Buyer: RCF 2 Acquisition TR
Seller: Grafton C. Catwell
Date: 03/13/24

18 Superior Ave.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Antonio Crespo
Seller: James Randall
Date: 03/15/24

64 Timothy Circle
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Cristnely Rodriguez
Seller: Timothy D. Leclair
Date: 03/15/24

238-240 Union St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $630,000
Buyer: Matthew P. Gittens
Seller: Illuminati Holdings LLC
Date: 03/01/24

112 Wollaston St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Cecilia Afrifa
Seller: Global Homes Properties LLC
Date: 03/11/24

SOUTHWICK

22 Noble Steed Xing
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $649,000
Buyer: Ryan McLane
Seller: Giberson Construction Inc.
Date: 03/04/24

12 Sawgrass Lane
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Steven M. Gutkowski
Seller: Hamelin Framing Inc.
Date: 03/01/24

234 Sheep Pasture Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Aga Brothers LLC
Seller: Vanessa Filiault
Date: 03/08/24

3 Tall Pines Trail
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Jada Homes LLC
Seller: Hamelin Framing Inc.
Date: 03/06/24

WALES

4 Brows Beach Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $358,000
Buyer: Bruce E. Boutin
Seller: Arthur Ferrara
Date: 03/15/24

15 Grove Point Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $785,000
Buyer: Craig Rahemba
Seller: Diane L. Blais
Date: 03/06/24

2 Grove Point Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Daniel R. Ogoley
Seller: David Samuels
Date: 03/01/24

4 Grove Point Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Daniel R. Ogoley
Seller: David Samuels
Date: 03/01/24

2 Laurel Lane
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Daniel R. Ogoley
Seller: David Samuels
Date: 03/01/24

WEST SPRINGFIELD

201 Circle Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Brital1987 LLC
Seller: Flynn, Janet, (Estate)
Date: 03/08/24

201 Circle Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Jose Rosado-Medina
Seller: Brital 1987 LLC
Date: 03/08/24

419 Dewey St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Lisa Carbonell
Seller: Zaide Soufane
Date: 03/06/24

30 Druids Lane
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Taylor M. Tucker
Seller: Ryan P. McLane
Date: 03/04/24

54-56 Elm Circle
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Amjad Real Estate LLC
Seller: Stewart T. Hillios
Date: 03/15/24

1163 Elm St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $8,500,000
Buyer: School Holdings LLC
Seller: Deville Apartments LLC
Date: 03/12/24

81 Fairview Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: London Realty LLC
Seller: Aga Brothers LLC
Date: 03/07/24

50 Garden St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Irem Karaarslan
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 03/15/24

163 Labelle St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $515,000
Buyer: Jennifer H. Ochner
Seller: Sergey Savonin
Date: 03/15/24

199 Labelle St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Nader Gheit
Seller: Hutchinson, Denise M., (Estate)
Date: 03/08/24

25 Lewis Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $323,000
Buyer: Kenneth K. Mayer
Seller: Mark A. Cady
Date: 03/01/24

250 Main St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $262,500
Buyer: Kemran Lachinov
Seller: Td Bank
Date: 03/15/24

134 Ohio Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Aneesh Sharma
Seller: Regina Laboranti
Date: 03/15/24

6 Plateau Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Omar Shehzad
Seller: Adam M. Ciborowski
Date: 03/04/24

195 Wayside Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $395,000
Buyer: Suffield Street Holdings LLC
Seller: Kathleen S. McGovern RET
Date: 03/15/24

WESTFIELD

52 Briarcliff Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $399,900
Buyer: Alex Jez
Seller: Joseph F. McGovern Jr. RET
Date: 03/08/24

29 Butternut Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Krittaya Yannaphornhiran
Seller: Amenadiel RT
Date: 03/01/24

33 Day Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Mhi Properties LLC
Seller: Marcus D. Kane
Date: 03/12/24

67 Woodside Ter.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $266,155
Buyer: LSF9 Master Participation Trust
Seller: Lori J. Andras
Date: 03/13/24

WILBRAHAM

4 Conifer Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $533,000
Buyer: Austin O. Harding
Seller: Jennifer Smolnik
Date: 03/04/24

12 Hillcrest Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $176,000
Buyer: Emi Investments LLC
Seller: William K. Prendergast
Date: 03/01/24

6 Hitching Post Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $705,000
Buyer: Ryan Shaink
Seller: Timothy C. Lavoie
Date: 03/15/24

6 Hitching Post Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $549,000
Buyer: Timothy C. Lavoie
Seller: Gary J. Lennox
Date: 03/14/24

659 Tinkham Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: James Leavitt
Seller: Ronald L. Taylor
Date: 03/15/24

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

36 Grantwood Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $416,000
Buyer: Grantwood LLC
Seller: Marie E. Armentano 2022 TR
Date: 03/12/24

8 Hillcrest Place
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $542,000
Buyer: Yg Pond LLC
Seller: Justin C. Ching
Date: 03/08/24

51 Hunters Hill Circle
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: CIL Realty Of Massachusetts
Seller: Manuel R. Townes
Date: 03/01/24

251-253 Pelham Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $302,000
Buyer: Kayvon Ross
Seller: Ryan Karb
Date: 03/12/24

170 Pine St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Yeon S. Kim
Seller: Bidwell, James N., (Estate)
Date: 03/14/24

48 Ridgecrest Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $516,000
Buyer: Ana D. Villalobos
Seller: Robert D. Marx RET
Date: 03/06/24

89 South East St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Fern & Company LLC
Seller: Lincoln Ave. Partners LLC
Date: 03/07/24

BELCHERTOWN

228 Amherst Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $176,500
Buyer: Mark Wallace
Seller: 228 Amherst LLC
Date: 03/15/24

Franklin St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Burgundy Brook Land & Cattle
Seller: Stoneyfield Farm LLC
Date: 03/11/24

786 Franklin St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $364,000
Buyer: Robert Jacques
Seller: Mariah Mccaughey
Date: 03/06/24

425 Mill Valley Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Arpc LLC
Seller: Matthew H. Caldwell
Date: 03/12/24

475 South Washington St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $649,900
Buyer: Adam Nyzio
Seller: Paul A. Valentine
Date: 03/15/24

85 Underwood St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $427,000
Buyer: Amber O’Reilly
Seller: Justin Stockwell
Date: 03/15/24

CHESTERFIELD

19 Don Emerson Road
Chesterfield, MA 01012
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Kris E. Rafferty
Seller: Barbara B. Stasiak
Date: 03/01/24

EASTHAMPTON

140 Everett St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $394,500
Buyer: Aaron Onidi
Seller: Pah Properties LLC
Date: 03/14/24

23 Mount Tom Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $369,900
Buyer: Whitney M. Brooks
Seller: Veteran Stan LLC
Date: 03/01/24

15 Zabek Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Daniel C. Wauczinski
Seller: Arthur L. Hill
Date: 03/08/24

GRANBY

7 Breezy Lane
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Kevin Lizotte
Seller: Jendrysik FT
Date: 03/15/24

148 Porter St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $485,000
Buyer: Wesley Calhoun
Seller: Martha Giroux
Date: 03/12/24

12 Truby St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $258,500
Buyer: Patrick R. Fugler
Seller: Leo E. Fugler
Date: 03/11/24

HADLEY

3 Adare Place
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $865,000
Buyer: Michael D. Thomas
Seller: Rosemund LLC
Date: 03/07/24

3 Aqua Vitae Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $462,000
Buyer: Annabell Lee
Seller: Perrin Hendirck
Date: 03/01/24

Roosevelt St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Devine Brothers LLC
Seller: John S. Kelley
Date: 03/11/24

HATFIELD

22 Bridge St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Leah Terrell
Seller: Susan Diggins
Date: 03/11/24

20 West St.
Hatfield, MA 01088
Amount: $1,300,000
Buyer: 92 Hatfield LLC
Seller: Kirit K. Patel
Date: 03/04/24

HUNTINGTON

39 Goss Hill Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Mark S. Hanks
Seller: Donna L. Rowe
Date: 03/01/24

NORTHAMPTON

61 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Kristen G. Brookes
Seller: John Horton
Date: 03/06/24

908 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Maxim Mireyev
Seller: Bixby, Anne L., (Estate)
Date: 03/11/24

56 Crestview Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Walter E. Drenen
Seller: Yao Wu
Date: 03/05/24

231-233 Main St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $469,000
Buyer: David Ciernia
Seller: Heather A. Bell
Date: 03/01/24

29 Summer St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $445,000
Buyer: Gary Hawkins
Seller: Shirley D. Connelly
Date: 03/14/24

10 Wright Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Bourgeois Properties LLC
Seller: Christopher Colby
Date: 03/15/24

PELHAM

76 Amherst Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Khoder Hamdan
Seller: Walker, Robert J., (Estate)
Date: 03/13/24

378 Daniel Shays Hwy.
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Julie Gimbrone
Seller: Isa Wang
Date: 02/20/24

SOUTH HADLEY

12 Bolton St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $242,500
Buyer: Bryan E. Perlak
Seller: Kristiaan S. Krause
Date: 03/04/24

14 Cedar Ridge
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $646,695
Buyer: Youngbin Kwak
Seller: Donald E. Baranowski
Date: 03/04/24

22 Easy St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $318,000
Buyer: Joseph W. Blair
Seller: KMAK LLC
Date: 03/01/24

16 Pershing Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Alex J. Tremblay
Seller: Brian H. Lyons
Date: 03/15/24

35 San Souci Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $660,000
Buyer: Evan Conley
Seller: John T. Conner
Date: 03/15/24

SOUTHAMPTON

8 Russellville Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $434,000
Buyer: Justin J. Brown
Seller: Alan M. Wine
Date: 03/08/24

19 Valley Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $540,000
Buyer: Haley R. Pedruczny
Seller: Steven Hermanson
Date: 03/08/24

WARE

15 Longview Ave.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $376,500
Buyer: Erich J. Lamb
Seller: Marilyn E. Niquette
Date: 03/11/24

6-10 West St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Akena A. Segovich
Seller: Charming Colonials LLC
Date: 03/01/24

WILLIAMSBURG

Old Goshen Road, Lot 2
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Alan E. Cottle
Seller: Abbott Gray RT
Date: 03/12/24

Old Goshen Road, Lot 3
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Alan E. Cottle
Seller: Abbott Gray RT
Date: 03/12/24

Old Goshen Road, Lot 4
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Alan E. Cottle
Seller: Abbott Gray RT
Date: 03/12/24

14 South Main St.
Williamsburg, MA 01039
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: Catherine A. Higgins
Seller: Catherine A. Higgins
Date: 03/13/24

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of March 2024.

CHICOPEE

83 Worthen Street Inc.
650 Memorial Dr.
$15,804.43 — Concrete work for EV chargers

Rodrique Augustin
154 School St.
$7,000 — Concrete handicap ramp

Terese Clapp
3 Connecticut Ave.
$20,630 — Roofing

Veden LLC
55 Main St.
$1,500 — Install fire alarm in Building B, Suite 102

EASTHAMPTON

136 Pleasant LLC
136-148 Pleasant St.
$26,100 — Construct non-structural, non-load-bearing walls

136 Pleasant LLC
136-148 Pleasant St.
$15,600 — Construct non-structural, non-load-bearing walls

136 Pleasant LLC
136-148 Pleasant St.
$15,600 — Construct non-structural, non-load-bearing walls

136 Pleasant LLC
136-148 Pleasant St.
$15,000 — Extend partition walls to ceiling, add partition wall

Lathrop Community Inc.
100 Bassett Brook Dr.
$194,980 — Insulation

Park Hill Orchard Holdings
82 Park Hill Road
$730,000 — Construct pre-engineered, steel-framed barn for orchard operations

HADLEY

360 Russell LLC
360 Russell St.
N/A — Apply maintenance coating over roof membrane

NORTHAMPTON

City of Northampton
210 Main St.
$3,500 — Make counters in City Clerk’s Office handicap-accessible

City of Northampton
240 Main St.
$14,000 — Make counters in Veterans Office and Retirement Office handicap-accessible

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$5,400 — Illuminated ambulance wall sign

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$5,400 — Illuminated emergency wall sign

Firefly Properties LLC
155 Industrial Dr.
$21,000 — Insulation and weatherization

Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield
3 Elm St.
$10,000 — Remove five top stained-glass windows at St. Mary of the Assumption Church

Silk Mill Offices LLC
267 Locust St., Unit R5
$2,543 — Close off doorway

Suher Properties LLC
24 Center St.
$95,995 — Roofing

SPRINGFIELD

180 Redevelopment LLC
1179 East Columbus Ave.
$1,705,000 — Erect new Panera Bread restaurant with drive-thru

1492 Redevelopment LLC
90 Carew St.
$118,500 — Roof repair at Springfield Dialysis Center

American International College
1057 State St.
$483,067 — New roof structure, roof system, and minor building envelope encapsulation on Health Sciences building

Bicentennial Plaza LLC
1490 Allen St.
$5,000 — Insulation

Big Y Trust
1090 St. James Ave.
$1,352,000 — Interior alterations, including reconfiguration of books room, customer service, café, offices, meat, seafood prep, and entry; upgrades to equipment and finishes; new cases and gondolas

Calvary’s Love Church
19 Oakland St.
$17,107 — Insulation and air sealing

City Properties Corp.
25 Avocado St.
$377,442 — Revise existing warehouse floor space at City Tire for more service area

Gleason Johndrow Rentals LLC
73 Chestnut St.
$28,400 — Repair front and rear porches of office building

KD Collins Realty LLC
180 Spring St.
$15,000 — Roofing

Liberty Medical Building Associates
125 Liberty St.
$4,775 — Replace fire-alarm panel

Listen Lynda LLC
339 State St.
$195,000 — Alter second-floor interior space for classroom use at Springfield Conservatory School of the Arts

Picknelly Family LP
1414 Main St.
$38,730 — Repair East Columbus Avenue pedestrian bridge panel system lower and underside

Pride Stores LLC
1900 Wilbraham Road
$2,175 — Siding

Razzak Building LLC
39 Mulberry St.
$10,000 — Interior office remodel

Snapland 59 LLC
51 Taylor St.
$1,500 — Change of use from pizza shop to bar/brewery restaurant for Loophole Brewing

Titeflex Commercial Inc.
603 Hendee St.
$257,000 — Roofing

William Street LLC
979 Main St.
$300,000 — Alter interior space on all three levels of mixed-use property

Business Talk Podcast

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 207: April 1, 2024

Joe Bednar talks with Delcie Bean, owner of Paragus Strategic I.T.

When BusinessWest celebrates its Difference Makers class of 2024 on April 10, one of the honorees will be Delcie Bean, who has been a fixture in the region’s IT space for the past two decades — and has begun to grow the footprint and reach of his company, Paragus Strategic I.T., well outside it. On the next episode of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor Joe Bednar talks with Bean about that growth plan, how to build and retain an IT workforce, why he transitioned Paragus to a 100% employee-owned model, and the excititing changes ahead in the high-tech world, from VR and automation to AI, and how that will impact businesses of all kinds. It’s must listening, so tune in to BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest.

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Change of Direction

A growing number of consumers across the U.S. are finding themselves upside down on their car loans as the used-vehicle market continues to stabilize and used values dwindle, according to the latest Edmunds Used Vehicle Report. Among the findings:

• Used-car values continue on a downward trend. The average transaction price (ATP) for all used vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2023 dipped to $28,371, a 4.4% decrease from $29,690 in Q4 2022.

• Trade-ins with negative equity are on the rise, as 20.4% of new vehicle sales with a trade-in had negative equity in Q4 2023 — the highest in two years — compared to 17.7% in Q4 2022 and 14.9% in Q4 2021.

• Consumers who are upside down on their auto loans owe more than ever before. The average amount owed on upside-down loans climbed to a record high of $6,064 in Q4 2023, compared to $5,347 in Q4 2022 and $4,143 in Q4 2021.

“A storm is brewing in the used market as incentives and inventory continue to trickle back into the new-vehicle market,” said Ivan Drury, Edmunds’ director of insights. “With demand for near-new vehicles on the decline, used-car values are depreciating similarly to the way they did before the pandemic, and negative equity is rearing its ugly head.”

Edmunds analysts note that consumers who paid above MSRP for a new vehicle during the pandemic are the most vulnerable to falling underwater on their car loans because their newer tradeins are the most susceptible to dramatic decreases in value.

According to Edmunds data, one- and two-year-old vehicles are experiencing the most significant drops in value compared to older used vehicles. Compared to Q3 2022 (when used vehicle values were at their peak), Edmunds data reveals:

• The ATP for one-year-old vehicles in Q4 2023 dropped to $38,720, a $6,763 decrease;

• The ATP for two-year-old vehicles dropped to $32,583, a $3,294 decrease; and

• The ATP for 10-year-old vehicles dropped to $12,447, a $1,304 decrease.

“During the last few years, consumers could jump into new-car loans, and their tradeins were shielded from negative equity because some dealers, desperate for used inventory, were willing to pay near original purchase prices,” Drury said. “These days, consumers need to be more careful — especially if they’re trading in newer vehicles — because near-new cars are being hit the hardest by depreciation.”

Although a downturn in used values is negatively affecting a growing share of new-car owners, Edmunds analysts note that there’s a bright spot for car shoppers with bigger budgets. In an analysis of ATPs of used vehicles up to three years old compared to ATPs for new vehicles, large luxury cars offered an average discount of $48,111 — the greatest dollar savings across all vehicle segments — with new vehicles going for $118,309 compared to $70,198 for used. Large mainstream SUVs also offered a notable average discount of $19,966, with new vehicles going for $76,131 compared to $56,164 for used.

“If you want to save big on used versus new, you still have to be willing to spend big,” said Joseph Yoon, Edmunds’ consumer-insights analyst. “Unfortunately, the most price-sensitive consumers seeking affordable transportation will have a much harder time finding discounts because the supply of older used vehicles is still pretty restricted.”

Looking forward, Edmunds analysts caution that a number of factors influencing used-vehicle prices will make trade-in values increasingly difficult to predict heading into 2024.

“As near-new vehicles sit on dealer lots for longer periods of time and automaker incentive programs continue to change dramatically month to month, dealers will likely be hedging their bets against value reductions as they manage their inventory,” Drury said.

Toward the end of 2023, Edmunds experts issued a number of predictions for the vehicle-sales industry, with 15.7 million new cars to be sold in 2024, a 1% increase from the estimate of 15.5 million new vehicle sales in 2023. Electric-vehicle (EV) market share is expected to tick slightly higher to 8% of total new vehicle sales in 2024, up from 6.9% in 2023.

Still, hybrids remains the more comfortable choice for the majority of Americans seeking electrified options right now. According to Edmunds data, hybrid market share increased to 9.7% in November 2023 from 4.9% the year prior.

Autos Special Coverage

Drive Time

Rob Pion

Rob Pion says the customer experience has become more important in a competitive marketplace for dealers.

 

 

 

Auto dealers have seen it all over the past few years, from soaring costs for vehicles, parts, and labor to inventory shortages to a rapid rise in interest rates.

But they’ve adjusted and adapted, they say — and so have consumers.

“We’re still doing all right. There still seems to be plenty of traffic and activity out there,” said Rob Pion, general manager of Bob Pion Buick GMC in Chicopee. “I would say there was a period last year where people really started to get rate-conscious, but that has passed to some extent. We’ve seen rates start to come down as well as people just kind of accepting it. I mean, it’s not our rate; the Fed sets the rate.”

Despite those concerns, Pion added, “2023 was a great year for us. GMC’s got a couple new products and redesigns coming out, and Buick’s got a number of redesigns coming out. We’re going to have almost a completely new set of models by this time next year. So there’s a lot happening. The used-car market has somewhat stabilized, too, and think that’s going to continue to stabilize throughout ’24. But right now, the public still seems to be out there buying and looking for vehicles.”

Especially on the new-car side, “everything’s kind of back to where things were,” said Mike Filomeno, general manager of Marcotte Ford. “The inventories are really good; products are coming in quickly. Prices are still up there, though, based on supply and demand.”

Manufacturers recognize the dual crunch of rising costs and rising interest rates, however, said Mike Marcotte, president of the dealership. “When interest rates rose last year, Ford started putting programs on the new vehicles again, like the 1.9% or lower interest rates that help with the financial changes going on. The market is definitely starting to react to that.”

Pion has seen similar moves. “Throughout the year — and it’s still continuing — GM has had some aggressive financing rates out there. We’re not seeing the big rebates of years past, but depending on credit approvals, we’ve seen 3.9%, 2.9%, they even went down to 0.9% for a little bit for 36 months. So there has been some help from the factory on that side of things. Not the big cash rebates that we saw in years past, but certainly interest-rate relief.”

Carla Cosenzi, president of TommyCar Auto Group, said business has been strong, and she’s seeing positive trends across her family of six dealerships.

“We’re not seeing the big rebates of years past, but depending on credit approvals, we’ve seen 3.9%, 2.9%, they even went down to 0.9% for a little bit for 36 months.”

“Despite inflation affecting costs of parts and services, consumers understand the situation,” she told BusinessWest. “Manufacturers are offering more aggressive lease incentives, which our customers are taking advantage of, leading to increased business. Certain manufacturers like Volkswagen, Nissan, and Hyundai are also offering 0% financing to consumers.”

That’s in addition to TommyCar’s internal loyalty program, which allows customers to earn up to 15% back on every dollar spent in the service department, which can be used toward their next vehicle purchase.

Meanwhile, “our inventory levels for both new and used vehicles are returning to normal,” Cosenzi noted. “We’ve seen an increase in our used inventory levels, primarily due to steady trade-ins and our aggressive buy-back offers, which have helped us maintain a steady supply of used cars. We’re optimistic about the year ahead.”

 

Back in Stock

Marcotte said his dealership, like many others, dipped to around half of normal inventory in the wake of the pandemic. “But now we’re back to good levels. I’m so glad we can offer gas, diesel, hybrid, and now electric vehicles, which are 8% of the market right now. We’re in every segment.”

Used-car inventories were one of the biggest stories in auto sales across the U.S. over the past few years, as shortages led to soaring values. That situation has stabilized (not necessarily to car owners’ benefit; see story on page 22), but dealers are breathing easier when it comes to what they can put on their lots.

“We’re a big Ford certified pre-owned dealership,” Filomeno said, “and there’s still demand for a good used car out there. A lot of people have been holding on to their cars for the last five years and repairing them because there wasn’t a vehicle for them to buy, so now they’re trying to trade those vehicles in.”

Marcotte Ford’s mobile service vans

Marcotte Ford’s mobile service vans have been a popular customer perk.

Pion agreed, noting that inventory has rebounded, for both new and used vehicles, and across the spectrum, from cars to SUVs to trucks.

“Some of the specialty trucks, especially the heavy-duty trucks, things of that nature, are still difficult to get. It could be anywhere from 12 weeks to 8 months to get it. But people have also become a little more accustomed to that today, too. They don’t expect things tomorrow. They kind of know what it’s like, so they’re willing to wait a little longer.

“Specific trucks are still hard to get,” he went on. “If you come in here and you want a black one with a black interior with the 22-inch wheels with this type of engine … that could still be a hard truck to get. If you came in here and said, ‘hey, Rob, I want a pickup truck. I don’t need to have a big engine, I’m going to use it mostly for my family, some landscaping on the weekends, just around the house’ … I have that. So that purchaser who isn’t incredibly specific about their needs can walk in and be serviced pretty quickly. But that business owner that only wants the white truck for their company? That can be tough.”

The used-car market has continued to favor sellers, Pion added, “and I think it’s created a desire in some people to keep their vehicles longer. In the service department, we definitely see larger repair bills than we have in the past because people are keeping their vehicles longer.”

Another big shift in auto sales continues to be the proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs), a trend that TommyCar has embraced.

“We’ve been a strong electric-vehicle dealer and continue to be one of the top electric-vehicle dealers,” Cosenzi said. “Electric vehicles are more affordable than ever, thanks to federal and state rebates, along with manufacturer incentives.”

While some new EVs, like the Volvo EX90 and EX30 models, require pre-orders due to their popularity and limited availability, others can easily be found on lots, including the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 6, and Nissan Ariya.

“Once people are in the EVs, they’re going to buy another EV. I love the EV. That’s my next purchase.”

Marcotte Ford boasts three EVs — the Mach-E, the F-150 Lightning, and the E-Transit — and “they’re bringing a different shopper than we normally see, with different trade-ins. So it’s bringing a new face, a new customer, into the dealership,” Marcotte said. This evolution is also why the dealership installed four high-speed EV chargers on its lot last year.

“We see people from all over New England coming through here on the weekends. They’ll charge up before going skiing,” he said. “Our employees, if they buy, can charge right here. Customers can come here to charge.”

Marcotte said EV adoption is still increasing, but not as quickly as before, and Ford has changed its production level based on that trend, but the company still envisions a strong future for electrics.

Carla Cosenzi

Carla Cosenzi says interest-rate incentives, the return of healthy inventory levels, and solid options in electric vehicles have all boosted sales.

“Once people are in the EVs, they’re going to buy another EV. I love the EV. That’s my next purchase,” he told BusinessWest, noting that some drivers are more comfortable driving hybrid vehicles first, and many of those will eventually move to all-electric as well. “So it’s good we can offer every option to customers.”

Many drivers, he added, are waiting to feel more confident about charging stations becoming more widespread. “So once there’s more infrastructure, I think that anxiety will go away a little bit.”

Whether they’re buying electric, hybrid, or traditional vehicles, today’s drivers tend to be interested in certain bells and whistles, Cosenzi said.

“Customers are seeking vehicles with advanced high-tech features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, large touchscreens, smartphone integration, and voice recognition,” she noted. “These trends reflect a desire for practical, safe, convenient, and sustainable vehicles with the latest technology.”

 

Out and About

Still, at the end of the day, customers still appreciate a positive experience when purchasing a vehicle, Pion said.

“These brands mean everything to us,” he said, noting that he’s now the only Buick dealership within an hour’s drive. “I just hope that we can offer an experience where people want to be here and be a part of the family. That’s how we try to treat everybody and differentiate ourselves. I try to meet and talk to as many of my customers throughout the day as I can because it’s important to me.”

Marcotte agreed the customer experience is critical. One intriguing development at his dealership has been the introduction of five mobile service vehicles that will drive to a home or business and service a car on the spot.

“It’s bringing the convenience to the customer, and we know time is so valuable, and want to get them up and running,” Marcotte said, noting that the program has been a positive for Ford. “It’s a whole brand differentiator, and not all manufacturers are up on this. So we keep focusing on the guest experience, giving them every option, and now you can be at your home while we do the oil change, or keep your business up and running. We’ve had really great feedback from the customers.”

Healthcare News Special Coverage

A Blooming Challenge

By David Robertson, MD, MPH, MBA

Spring is a season of rebirth and rejuvenation, with flowers blooming and the world around us turning from brown to green. However, for many area residents, this beautiful transformation comes with a less-welcome companion, with Springfield consistently ranking as one of the worst cities in the country for allergies and asthma.

This year, the warm winter that just came to an end is set to extend the allergy season, bringing about an early and possibly more intense onset of symptoms for allergy sufferers.

 

The Warm Winter Effect

Typically, cold winters help delay the start of the allergy season by keeping plants dormant and the ground frozen longer. A warmer winter can lead to an earlier thawing and activation of outdoor molds in the soil. This early activity, combined with spring rains, means that outdoor mold spores are already circulating, ready to trigger allergy symptoms. With tree pollen following closely behind, residents may find themselves in the midst of a particularly challenging allergy season.

 

Understanding Allergies and Asthma

Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to substances in the environment, known as allergens, which are harmless to most people. These can include tree, grass, and weed pollens; molds; animal danders; and dust mites. When these allergens are inhaled or come into contact with the skin, they can cause symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, and watery eyes.

“Managing allergies and asthma requires a multifaceted approach. The three basic strategies for dealing with environmental allergens are avoidance, medications, and allergy immunotherapy.”

For some, allergies can also exacerbate asthma, a condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma can be triggered by allergens as well as changes in the weather, making the spring season particularly challenging for individuals with both allergies and asthma.

 

Strategies for Relief

Managing allergies and asthma requires a multifaceted approach. The three basic strategies for dealing with environmental allergens are avoidance, medications, and allergy immunotherapy.

The first line of defense is to minimize exposure to allergens. This can include staying indoors on days when pollen counts are high, using air purifiers at home, and changing clothes and rinsing off after time spent outside. Some people also find wearing masks or even protective eyewear helpful, particularly with activities that may increase allergen exposure, like cutting the grass and gardening.

Many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications can help manage symptoms of allergies and asthma. Antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays, and eye drops are widely used to alleviate allergy symptoms, while asthma sufferers often use prescription inhalers to control their symptoms. However, choosing the right medication can be daunting due to the vast array of options available.

For those with severe allergies, allergy immunotherapy, which includes allergy shots and sublingual tablets, may be an option. This long-term treatment gradually desensitizes the body to specific allergens, potentially providing lasting relief.

 

Navigating Treatment Options

While many effective treatments are available over the counter, selecting the right product can be challenging without professional guidance.

In studies, nasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasacort are the most effective family of medicines for helping with congestion, sneezing, and post-nasal drip, but many people do not like using them. They may not be right for everyone, particularly people prone to nosebleeds or with glaucoma or cataracts.

Oral antihistamines, like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec, can help with sneezing and itching, and these new antihistamines are not supposed to cause drowsiness, though everyone’s body is different. Antihistamine eye drops can help with itchy, watery, or swollen eyes, but can also cause or worsen dry eyes.

Oral decongestants can provide temporary relief of sinus pressure, but can also cause increased blood pressure and insomnia, so we generally recommend minimizing these medications. Nasal decongestant sprays like Afrin can provide temporary relief of congestion, but should not be used for more than two or three days in a row because they can cause increased congestion.

All of these medicines are available in less expensive generic forms, which most people find equally effective.

Given the number of treatment options and potential side effects for some people, it may beneficial to consult with a healthcare provider or an allergist to develop a personalized treatment plan. If you already have a treatment strategy that works for you and your family, now may be a good time to get a few boxes of your preferred medicine — in the last few years, there have been occasional shortages at the peak of allergy season. But leave enough for your neighbors!

 

The Road Ahead

As Springfield and the surrounding region brace for a longer allergy season, staying informed and proactive in dealing with allergens will be crucial for those looking to enjoy the spring while keeping their symptoms in check.

By understanding the triggers, using effective management strategies, and seeking professional guidance when necessary, allergy sufferers should be able to navigate the challenges of spring allergies and asthma with increased confidence.

 

Dr. David Robertson is an allergist and clinical immunologist and owner of Western Massachusetts Allergy, LLC in Springfield.

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Healthy Support for a Good Cause

The annual 94.7 WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon, held on March 5-6, raised $289,355 in support of Baystate Children’s Hospital. Throughout the two-day event, WMAS personalities spearheaded fundraising efforts, rallying listeners and supporters to contribute to the cause and make a difference in the lives of children facing medical challenges.

Baystate Health and Audacy Springfield

Pictured: the Kellogg Krew’s Chris Kellogg (left) and Dina McMahon (third from left) with one of the families that received treatment at Baystate Children’s Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Baystate Health and Audacy Springfield)

 

 

Empowerment and Inspiration

Springfield Technical Community College capped off its celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 29 with an inspiring talk by Ilyasah Shabazz, an award-winning author, educator, and producer, and daughter of the late activists Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She spoke about historical injustices and offered a message of empowerment and social change. She also shared engaging personal stories about her parents and addressed larger themes of social justice, love, and human rights.

STCC group

Pictured: Shabazz (second from left) with STCC students and Karolyn Burgos-Toribio, STCC’s Community Outreach counselor (far right). (Photo by Ed Cohen)

 

Positive Steps in Mental Health

During his Feb. 27 tour of the newly renovated adolescent unit at MiraVista Behavioral Health Center, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal called this age group a population that can be treated successfully, and the recently reopened unit “clearly a step in the right direction.” He was joined on the tour by Holyoke City Councilor Juan Anderson-Burgos and some of the psychiatric hospital’s executives.

MiraVista and TaraVista Behavioral Health Centers

Pictured, from left: Joel Doolin, executive vice president of MiraVista and TaraVista Behavioral Health Centers; Dr. Negar Beheshti, chief medical officer of MiraVista and TaraVista; Shelley Zimmerman, hospital administrator at MiraVista; and Neal.