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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Announce Neev Blume as Cannabis Compliance Program Coordinator

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced today the appointment of Neev Blume as Cannabis Compliance Program Coordinator.  The Cannabis Compliance Program Coordinator will oversee the regulatory compliance of applicable state and local laws across cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and delivery operations.  Blume will perform routine…

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MCLA Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA is pleased to welcome four new faculty members to campus for the fall 2021 semester: Andrew Best, Assistant Professor of Biology; Rebecca Relyea, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences; Yavuz Ceylan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry; and Sean Scanlon: Visiting Assistant Professor of History. “I look forward to welcoming these new faculty…

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City of Springfield Announces Partnership for Community Cleanup Day of Watershops Pond / Lake Massasoit

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (PBRM) Patrick Sullivan, Director of Public Works Chris Cignoli, and Director of Disaster Recovery Tina Quagliato-Sullivan announce a partnership with City Councilor Tim Allen, the East Forest Park Civic Association, Keep Springfield Beautiful and neighborhood residents for a Community Cleanup…

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The Dowd Agencies acquires Wilcox Insurance Agency

HOLYOKE, Mass. – The Dowd Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 120 years, has acquired the Wilcox Insurance Agency, founded in 1923, and have merged their operations and will now be known as Wilcox-Dowd Insurance. This acquisition adds two more branches in Westfield and Feeding Hills, expanding Dowd’s locations throughout the…

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Western New England University Earns High Marks by U.S. News and World Report 2022

SPRINGFIELD, MA (09/16/2021) Western New England University (WNE) has been ranked 4th of Top Performers on Social Mobility among National Universities in Massachusetts by U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 “America’s Best Colleges,” an in-depth look at more than 1,800 institutions of higher education nationwide. “This is a brand-new category for Western New England and…

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MCLA Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA is pleased to welcome four new faculty members to campus for the fall 2021 semester: Andrew Best, Assistant Professor of Biology; Rebecca Relyea, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences; Yavuz Ceylan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry; and Sean Scanlon: Visiting Assistant Professor of History.   “I look forward to welcoming these new…

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African-American Leadership Awards Ceremony Postponed

SPRINGFIELD (MA)—Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Springfield Museums will postpone the thirtieth annual Ubora Award and Ahadi Youth Award Ceremony until further notice. “We would very much like to meet in person for this celebration,” said Gwen Miller, chair of the African Hall Subcommittee, which confers these prestigious awards. “We had a wonderful experience…

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