Regional Notebook: Jan. 21, 2021

  • Volunteers help with raising a wall of a Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity home on Smith Street in Greenfield in 2017. Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications to own a three-bedroom house in Pelham, and is offering three informational sessions on the process. Staff File Photo/Matt Burkhartt

Published: 1/20/2021 5:58:03 PM
Habitat for Humanity offering info sessions

FLORENCE — Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding three informational sessions regarding the opportunity to own a three-bedroom house in Pelham.

The informational sessions, held live via Zoom, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. A pre-recorded video is also available on YouTube.

According to a Habitat for Humanity flier, residents may qualify to own the home if: they can volunteer at least 250 construction hours; they can make mortgage payments of $700 to $1,200 per month; and their income falls within the eligible range. One-person households must not make more than $35,888 per year, $40,988 for two people, $46,125 for three people, $51,225 for four people, $55,350 for five people and $59,468 for six people. A minimum income of $29,000 is required for families of any size.

Applicants who need all three bedrooms, or who require an adaptable home due to a disability, will receive preference, the flier states. All homes are built to Energy Star standards and are designed so they can be visited by wheelchair.

For an application or for more information on the upcoming sessions, visit, email or call 413-586-5430, ext. 106. The deadline to apply is March 12.

14 Franklin County students named to HCC Dean’s List

HOLYOKE — The following 14 Franklin County students were named to the Dean’s List at Holyoke Community College for the fall semester:

Ryan James Duffany and Grace Lillian Grover, of Bernardston; Kyle John Kirkland, of Deerfield; Amber Rose Quinn, of Greenfield; Jillian Lee Gadreault, of Northfield; Briana Lucia Figarella, Benjamin H. Mazzola, Devon Peterson and David Williams, of South Deerfield; Thomas Bell and Ameerah Jaber, of Sunderland; Jessica Jensen and Jordan Lynn Wyman, of Turners Falls; and Chanthoeun Hart Collins, of Whately.

According to a Holyoke Community College press release, a student is placed on the Dean’s List if their grade point average is 3.2 or higher.

35 local students earn honors at Fitchburg State

FITCHBURG — The following 35 Franklin County and North Quabbin students earned academic honors at Fitchburg State University for the fall semester:

President’s List

Katelyn R. Page, of Orange; and Kurtis D. Graeff, of Petersham.

Dean’s List

Kamron B. Hoff, of Ashfield; Thomas A. Bickford, Annalisa R. Denio-Miller, Sarah N. Hicks, Molly A. LaFalam, Summer B. Lafortune, Keely D. Leeman, Joey J. Lehtomaki, Gwen Perkins, Margaret L. Richardson, Rebecca A. Rouleau, Todd A. Soucie, Jenna L. St. Cyr and Jocelyn T. Trenga, of Athol; Benjamin L. Hunsicker, of Leyden; Peyton L. Emery and Nicholas G. Lacoy, of Montague; Justin D. Dediego, Kailyn L. Patria, Jacob W. Sidilau, Chloe C. Taddeo, Mckenzie R. Tenney, Matthew A. Vega and Emily K. Vescovi, of Orange; Maria A. Bianchi, Brooke A. Couture, Jordan N. Geyster, Marissa A. Marques and Kade R. Vautour, of Phillipston; Rhiannon T. Fletcher and Sarah J. Melanson, of Royalston; Brianne M. Cousineau, of Turners Falls; and Wade H. Williams, of Warwick.

According to a Fitchburg State University press release, a student is named to the President’s List after achieving a 3.75 grade point average in each of three successive semesters. A student is placed on the Dean’s List for a given semester if an average GPA of 3.20 or better is attained, and the student is attending school full-time.

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