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In a chain-wide effort to help the less fortunate within their local communities, Big Y has donated over $11.5 million of food or a total of 5.7 million meals to help those in need throughout the region. Their recent Sack Hunger program caps off year-round daily efforts to donate food to all 5 of their…

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When parents believe their child is headed down the wrong path, they often panic. That’s why it’s essential to have organizations like the CARE Coalition of West Springfield. As a nonprofit focused on the prevention of youth substance abuse, staff there can answer questions, provide recommendations and tell parents where to get help. Since the…

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American International College (AIC) will offer a Master of Science in Cannabis Science and Commerce beginning fall semester 2020, the first of its kind in this region. The 30-credit, hybrid graduate program is designed for individuals interested in a career in the cannabis industry and will provide students with an understanding of the science, business,…

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Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will be the keynote speaker at the Springfield Regional Chamber’s annual Outlook luncheon on March 6, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street Springfield, hosted by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal and presented by Baystate Health. Sponsored by Eastern States…

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MGM Springfield will welcome Costa, a classic Italian restaurant serving housemade charcuterie, pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts and more to the resort’s food and beverage portfolio on Feb. 28. The concept will celebrate the spirit of time-honored craftsmanship and tradition with an epicurean adventure that derives inspiration from the culinary landscape of Italy. This will be…

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Behavioral Health Network (BHN) announced it will establish and open a new Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) outpatient clinic on its Liberty Street campus. The new program will serve those in need of medically supervised methadone, suboxone and vivitrol treatment therapies, and is expected to open in March. This substance use disorder (SUD) specialty clinic is…

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The third annual “Fire and Ice” craft cocktail competition, featuring local bartenders who will shake and stir creative cocktails with the themes of fire or ice, will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 5:30- 8 p.m. at Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm Street, West Springfield, presented by the Springfield Regional Chamber and sponsored by…

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