Best Local non-profit 2017 – Dakin Humane Society
Apr18

Best Local non-profit 2017 – Dakin Humane Society

Dakin Humane Society Best Local non-profit Address: 171 Union St., Springfield, MA Phone: (413) 781-4000 Website: http://www.dakinhumane.org An adoption center for cats, dogs, and other small animals, Dakin focuses on improving the lives of animals in need and the people who are there for them. Since 2006, this local nonprofit, based in Springfield and Leverett, has provided services such as dog training classes, spay and neutering,...

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Best Local TV personality 2017 – Dave Madsen
Apr18

Best Local TV personality 2017 – Dave Madsen

Dave Madsen Best Local TV personality Address: WGGB, , Phone: Website: http://www.wggb.com A longtime favorite local TV personality, Dave Madsen has been reporting the news for the past 36 years. He has a way of cutting through spin and getting to the heart of news and finding stories that impact people in the Valley. “In spite of what’s being said about the media on a national level,” Madsen said, “we’re still doing what we always...

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Best Local green business 2017 – River Valley Co-op
Apr18

Best Local green business 2017 – River Valley Co-op

River Valley Co-op Best Local green business Address: 330 N. King St., Northampton, MA Phone: (413) 584-2665 Website: http://rivervalleymarket.coop River Valley Co-op is a juggernaut of a cooperative grocery store and community hub. Since opening nine years ago, the market has expanded exponentially and seems to be always undergoing some kind of tweak or renovation to make the store that much more convenient and expansive for...

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Best Local meteorologist 2017 – Dave Hayes the Weather Nut
Apr18

Best Local meteorologist 2017 – Dave Hayes the Weather Nut

Dave Hayes the Weather Nut Best Local meteorologist Address: , , Phone: Website: http://westernmassweather.com For more than half a decade, Dave Hayes has been following his lifelong passion for weather while keeping Pioneer Valley residents informed about conditions. Working under the name, the Weather Nut, Hayes has a popular Facebook page and website where he keeps local people up to date on what’s falling from the sky. He posts...

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Best Local radio personality 2017 – Monte Belmonte
Apr18

Best Local radio personality 2017 – Monte Belmonte

Monte Belmonte Best Local radio personality Address: WRSI, , Phone: Website: http://www.wrsi.com It’s hard to keep track of where Monte is, and what he’s up to on a given day — the Turners Falls family man jumps from concert halls to city streets to far-flung locales, raising money for good causes, taking on heavy-lift projects like the renovation of the Shea Theater, and chatting up everyone on every topic from politics to wine to...

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