TAX INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW Ralph P. Guisti, President, Liberty Tax, Amherst The tax bill recently signed into law by President Trump has many changes in store for taxpayers. Liberty Tax Amherst takes a look at three tax breaks that could help families with children. Child Tax Credit: The $1,000 child tax credit has been doubled under the tax bill. The child tax credit, beginning in 2018,...

Springfield Technical Community College will be open until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday from Jan. 8 through Jan. 18 to serve prospective students planning to register for spring semester classes. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 22. During this “Late Registration” period, prospective students may apply to a program, meet with an advisor, select and register for courses, pay their bill and receive their schedule in one easy visit. Dean of Admissions Louisa Davis-Freeman...

Please join presenter Bill Hosley on Saturday, Januray 6th for his program, “Silicon Valley of the 19th Century: Rediscovering the Connecticut Valley’s Industrial Heritage”. Meet in the Parish House library at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Hartford at 1:00pm. Admission is free. Springfield Armory’s presence in the Connecticut Valley, coupled with ready access to high quality steel, competitively priced coal and transportation, abundant water power, and the availability...

The Saint Vincent Hospital’s Structural and Valvular Heart Disease Program now offers Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR). This is a non-surgical approach for patients with significant mitral stenosis and/or regurgitation involving a prior surgical implant of a bioprosthetic mitral valve who are high risk for a reoperation. Saint Vincent Hospital is utilizing the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve for the TMVR procedure. The TMVR provides a new treatment option for patients...

Construction Industry Association of Western Massachusetts, Inc., has donated $100,000 to the Springfield Technical Community College Foundation for construction-related studies and scholarships. The donation includes $25,000, which must be used for construction-related studies at STCC, and $75,000, which will go toward scholarships for students with interest in construction-related studies. “Our group is thrilled to be able to help STCC continue to deliver highly trained...

Six Flags New England—the Thrill Capital of New England, will launch its brand new holiday festival – HOLIDAY IN THE PARK® today with a special tree lighting ceremony. More than one million dazzling LED lights, beautiful Christmas trees, thrilling rides, enchanting shows and state-of-the-art decor will create the perfect magical atmosphere this holiday season. Holiday In The Park® is the Largest Holiday Celebration in New England, and will delight guests of all ages...

Nov 09 2017
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Comments Off on Focused, Intense, Elegant Richard Avedon photographs anchor exhibit celebrating the Kennedy White House Years

Organized by the Springfield Museums, the exhibition Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House (December 8, 2017–March 25, 2018) celebrates America’s 35th President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy by highlighting their White House years, 1961-1963. The exhibition also honors the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth, May 29, 1917; he was the first president born in the 20th century. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the John...

Nov 08 2017
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Comments Off on WMWM Endorses Cecilia Calabrese for President of Agawam City Council

Now that the election is over, it’s time to consider who is going to lead our City Council and actually work with our new council members, incumbents, and our new Mayor…in harmony. I for one, and others that I know in this town have been extremely happy with the experience, professionalism and the knowledge of Cecilia Calabrese. Cecilia Calabrese has served on the Agawam city council for several terms. She is very much aware of the guidance, leadership and the “Get...

Nov 03 2017
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Comments Off on STCC, Northeastern University forge partnership

Students can earn bachelor’s degrees from Northeastern on STCC campus A new educational and workforce development partnership between Springfield Technical Community College and Northeastern University creates an opportunity for current STCC students, graduates and the general public to earn bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering technology and advanced manufacturing systems onsite at STCC. In a ceremony on Nov. 1 at STCC, leaders from both institutions officially signed...

Nov 03 2017
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Comments Off on NORTH BROOKFIELD Savings Bank donates $3,500 to local food pantries

The season of giving is often times a feel good season but also one that reminds us that there are some, if not many among us who still struggle daily. For North Brookfield Savings Bank, it is a priority to help those in our local communities and that is exactly why for 10 years they have proudly hosted the Fall Food Drive in their branches during October. North Brookfield Savings Bank proudly donated $3,500 to local food pantry organizations to support those who are in need and...

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