Holyoke Bank to Acquire FNBS

PeoplesBancorp, MHC, the parent company of PeoplesBank, both of Holyoke, Massachusetts, and First Suffield Financial, Inc., the parent company of The First National Bank of Suffield, Connecticut, jointly announced on July 17 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement for PeoplesBancorp to acquire First Suffield Financial and PeoplesBank to acquire The First National Bank of Suffield.

Greg Hall to Perform at Gateway Arts in Holyoke

Greg Hall will be releasing a new album with a concert at Gateway Arts in Holyoke. He is a folk songwriter and his music resonates with people who enjoy both classic country and the modern singer songwriter.

Scholarship Awarded at SBTR

For the second year, Suffield by the River has granted the Althea Scheller Scholarship to one of the senior living community’s staff. This year the recipient is Antonia Reynolds, who came to the center in 2004 as an aide and has since become a licensed practical nurse.

Loyal Class Gathers Again

The Suffield High School Class of 1946 was among the first classes that spent all four years in Suffield’s first high school (now McAlister Intermediate School). A surprising number of the Class of ’46 live hereabouts, and they’ve been meeting annually for many years, lately through the efforts of original class secretary Dorothy DeForge.