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Area briefs    

Published: 1/10/2019 10:36:52 AM
Modified: 1/10/2019 10:37:02 AM
Greenfield Community College Enrollment Day Jan. 12

GREENFIELD — Registration is open for Spring Semester classes at Greenfield Community College. All students, new and returning, are encouraged to visit Enrollment Day, Saturday, January 12,, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GCC Main Campus located at One College Drive.  Staff will be on hand to help every student navigate the application, financial aid, assessment, and registration process.

For students who intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree, now is the time to take advantage of the state's New Commonwealth Commitment/MassTransfer Pathways Program.  Save an average of 40 percent from the cost of earning a bachelor's degree. For details visit

For more information visit or call Enrollment Services at 413.775.1801.

NQ Cruisers  offer scholarship

ORANGE — The North Quabbin Cruisers announces the availability of their scholarship applications, for post-graduate students who will be furthering their education in an Automotive related field. Applications can be obtained from the following guidance departments: Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Franklin County Technical School, Athol High School, Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Quabbin Regional High School, Narragansett Regional High School. Applications also may be obtained from any North Quabbin Cruiser member or by contacting NQC Club President Robert Harris at 978-544-3426.

Blood Pressure Screening

ATHOL — The Athol council on aging will hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at the senior center, 82 Freedom St. Screenings are free and open to the public.

Brittney Brown named to SUNY President's List

POTSDAM, NY — Brittney Brown of Orange, MA was recently named to the President's List at The State University of New York at Potsdam.

Brown, whose major is Dance, was among 945 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence in the Fall 2018 semester. College President Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg recognized the students for earning top marks.

To achieve the honor of being on the President's List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Free Legal Help Hotline

The Hampden County Bar Association will hold a Legal Help Hotline in conjunction with Western New England University School of Law on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Western New England University School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield.  The volunteers will provide legal advice on a variety of topics including Divorce and Family law, Bankruptcy, Business, Landlord/Tenant and Real Estate. Additionally, in light of recent immigration developments, attorneys with immigration law experience will also be available to answer questions. Spanish-speaking attorneys will be available. Individuals needing advice should call (413) 796-2057 to speak to a volunteer.

Founded in 1864, the Hampden County Bar Association is a non-profit organization representing the interests of lawyers, the justice system, and the public in Hampden County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  It provides professional support, education and networking opportunities to its members, and advocacy on behalf of lawyers, the judiciary, and the public. 


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