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    1. Massachusetts new claims for unemployment drop slightly

      Massachusetts new claims for unemployment drop slightly

      Slightly fewer Massachusetts residents are filing new claims for unemployment insurance, according to statistics released Thursday by the federal government. There were 29,167 new claims for unemployment compensation filed in the week ending June 27, according to the Department of Labor. That’s down 838 claims from 30,005 claims filed the week prior. The numbers from the week of June 20 have been revised upward, according to the Labor Department.

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    2. Bay Path Course Aims to Help Women in Food Service, Hospitality, Retail, Travel

      Bay Path Course Aims to Help Women in Food Service, Hospitality, Retail, Travel

      As women continue to experience the devastating impact of unemployment due to COVID-19, representing close to 60% of all lost jobs this spring, the food-service, hospitality, retail, and travel industries have been some of the hardest hit. Further delivering on its mission of empowering women, at a time when many are forced to reimagine their lives, Bay Path University is offering a free three-credit online undergraduate college course in August. The course, “Fundamentals of Digital Literacy,” will help women expand their digital technology skill set and be better prepared for the workforce of the future. The course is offered through ...

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    3. PVPC Receives Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation for Age-Friendly Initiative

      PVPC Receives Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation for Age-Friendly Initiative

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) received a $195,000 grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to convene a Pioneer Valley Age Friendly Collaborative that will engage member communities in planning for an aging population. This is one of 13 new community investments totaling $1.7 million that reflect the foundation’s support of collaborative community efforts and systems change to advance healthy aging. “We have an opportunity to think differently about how our systems are addressing community needs,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “We ...

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    4. Hampshire Mall says Cinemark is preparing to reopen; chain ripped out Eastfield Mall location during coronavirus shutdown

      Hampshire Mall says Cinemark is preparing to reopen; chain ripped out Eastfield Mall location during coronavirus shutdown

      Management at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley says Cinemark is preparing to reopen its movie theater at the mall with the rest of its chain later this month. “Our team has been on site preparing for the reopening of the Cinemark at Hampshire Mall XD,” said Lynn Gray, general manger at the Hampshire Mall. “From the mall management standpoint, we’ve been working with them towards the reopening.”

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    5. Springfield Leadership Institute 2020 participants adjust to virtual learning

      Springfield Leadership Institute 2020 participants adjust to virtual learning

      For decades the Springfield Regional Chamber has brought together local leaders to help them develop their skills when it comes to management, problem-solving and other tools to advance their careers. This year the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for participants to meet in person, but a recent group still graduated from the course.“The 16 business professionals who embarked on our Leadership Institute program in late February had no idea that the world would soon shift drastically due to COVID-19,” said Nancy Creed, president of the Springfield Regional Chamber. “Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, this year’s class proved ...

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    6. Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Supports Resilience Fund for Farmers

      Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Supports Resilience Fund for Farmers

      Berkshire Agricultural Ventures (BAV) announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Pittsfield Cooperative Bank to support its Resilience Fund for Farmers. This new fund was established in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting impact on local farmers, who are hurting right now as stores, restaurants, and other income-generating avenues like farmers’ markets and CSA are closed or operating in different, logistically challenging ways due to the virus. Despite these challenges, many farmers are reaching out to contribute healthy food to the neediest among us and sell as much as they can directly to consumers.

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    7. State Announces Updated Travel Guidelines to Support COVID-19 Response

      State Announces Updated Travel Guidelines to Support COVID-19 Response

      The Baker-Polito administration announced new COVID-19 public health guidelines on travel and transportation. Effective today, July 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts, including residents returning home, are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. This guidance does not apply to travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, or New Jersey. Additionally, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are also exempt from this directive. Travelers who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are instructed to not travel to Massachusetts.

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    8. Springfield College English Professor Finalist for Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

      Springfield College English Professor Finalist for Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

      Springfield College Associate Professor of English Justine Dymond has been selected by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowships Program as a finalist in the category of fiction/creative nonfiction on the strength of her lyrical essay titled “Brave of Worms.” “I am so very excited with the news and the peer recognition that comes with the selection as a finalist for the MCC artist fellowship,” said Dymond, who joined the Springfield College humanities faculty in the fall of 2008. “I am thrilled to be in the company of the other finalists and fellows. Since it’s a statewide honor ...

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    9. Big E Cancels 2020 Fair

      Big E Cancels 2020 Fair

      For the safety of fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers, and the broader community, the leadership of the Eastern States Exposition have canceled the 2020 Big E. “Please know that this decision was not made lightly,” a statement noted. “The Big E fair is so much more than just a fair; it is tradition, it is celebration, it is the showcase of everything we are so proud of in New England. This is why our hearts are heavy as we bring you this news.” The fair has been put on hold before, during both World War I and World ...

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    10. Bay Path Honors Carol Leary for 25 Years of Service

      Bay Path Honors Carol Leary for 25 Years of Service

      At its recent annual meeting, held virtually, the board of trustees of Bay Path University, on behalf of the entire Bay Path community, surprised retiring President Carol Leary with a celebration in her honor. “Carol Leary led a remarkable transformation of Bay Path during her 25-year tenure. The board was honored to pay tribute to her and express gratitude for the countless ways she and her husband Noel have impacted Bay Path and the Western Massachusetts community,” said Jonathan Besse, board chair.

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    11. Easthampton Chamber Partners with City on Sustaining Small Business Grant Program

      Easthampton Chamber Partners with City on Sustaining Small Business Grant Program

      The Greater Easthampton Sustaining Small Business Grant (SSBG) program is part of a larger collaboration between the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce and the city of Easthampton, within the Blueprint Easthampton initiative. The initial intent of the SSBG is to provide local small and micro businesses, as well as the nonprofit community, with short-term, immediate financial aid to those who have sustained economic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that businesses may continue their operations.

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    12. UMass Amherst Announces Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

      UMass Amherst Announces Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

      UMass Amherst announced its fall 2020 reopening plan, noting that, while almost all courses will be taught remotely this fall, students will be given the option to live on campus under exacting public-health restrictions. No students will be required to return to campus, and students will determine which option, taking courses while living at home or in campus residence halls, is best according to their personal health, educational path, and home environment.

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    13. United Way of Pioneer Valley to Begin Distributing Hundreds of Boxes of Food

      United Way of Pioneer Valley to Begin Distributing Hundreds of Boxes of Food

      Starting on Tuesday, June 30, United Way of Pioneer Valley will start distributing hundreds of boxes of shelf-stable food items to community partner agencies for distribution to potentially thousands of needy clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The boxes of shelf-stable food have been secured through United Way’s relationship with MEMA as they distribute food throughout the Commonwealth in response to the ongoing pandemic. The first truckload will arrive at United Way headquarters in Springfield on June 30 at 10 a.m.

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    14. Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst Joins Digital Health Sandbox Network

      Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst Joins Digital Health Sandbox Network

      The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) selected six new healthcare research and development (R&D) hubs to join the Digital Health Sandbox Network, including UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The Sandbox Network program connects digital-health startups to cutting-edge R&D facilities in the Commonwealth and allows Massachusetts startups to apply for funding to test their innovations at one of the networks’ labs, now including IALS. Sandbox R&D facilities provide a range of services supporting validation and testing for digital health companies throughout their life cycles.

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    15. At Baystate, Mercy, Cooley Dickinson and Holyoke Medical Center, hospital losses from coronavirus response mount -- and reopening might not be the cure

      At Baystate, Mercy, Cooley Dickinson and Holyoke Medical Center, hospital losses from coronavirus response mount -- and reopening might not be the cure

      Holyoke Medical Center took a $6-million-a-month budget hit from the coronavirus pandemic as expenses mounted and people stopped going in for other types of care. Spiros Hatiras, the hospital’s president and CEO, said Wednesday that Holyoke was nearly able to fill the gap with $3 million in cost cutting, including employee furloughs, and with aid from the state and federal government.

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    16. STCC Announces Program and Budget Decisions Due to COVID-19 Impact

      STCC Announces Program and Budget Decisions Due to COVID-19 Impact

      Responding to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will restructure academic departments and discontinue some programs with low enrollment. Geraldine de Berly, Vice President of Academic Affairs, announced the restructuring plan and listed seven programs to be discontinued in a campus e-mail. The program discontinuations will affect approximately 95 students, but those individuals will be able to complete their degree or certificate at STCC. Across an academic year, about 7,000 students enroll at STCC in about 90 different programs.

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    17. Asnuntuck to Offer Information Sessions This Summer

      Asnuntuck to Offer Information Sessions This Summer

      Asnuntuck Community College has scheduled several virtual information sessions with the Admissions and Financial Aid departments during the summer. The sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at 5 p.m.; Monday, July 13 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, July 22 at 3 p.m.; Tuesday, July 28 at 5 p.m.; and Thursday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. Prospective students need to attend only one of the sessions.

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