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anastasi - Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 3:23 P
Looking For House Cleaner
Looking for house cleaning service recommendations in Amherst both good and those to stay away from.

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Monika - Wed, May 11, 2016, 4:47 P
Electrician And Carpenter
I am looking for an electrician and a carpenter for smaller jobs in the Belchertown area.
Any suggestions based on good AND bad experience are appreciated.
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aurora - Tue, May 3, 2016, 12:15 P
Does anyone know of a good ear doctor in the Amherst /So.Hadley area that you have used ?
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marianna - Fri, Apr 8, 2016, 11:28 A
Need Dentist Advice
I use First Advantage in Greenfield and I think they are great. Both dentists are talented and I trust them with fillings and crowns. The dental hygenists are also skilled, professional and knowledgeable. I switched to the Greenfield office after my confidence waned because of multiple t staffing changes in First Advantage-Northampton office.
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drbma - Thu, Apr 7, 2016, 3:26 P
Need Dentist Advice
I would avoid Aspen Dental. A family member had a bad experience there. Lots of negative comments on Yelp as well. Sorry I can't help you with the others.
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berman - Thu, Apr 7, 2016, 10:03 A
Need Dentist Advice
For max coverage, we're looking for a great general dentist who's in our insurance's exclusive provider network. We're nervous about changing dentists and would appreciate any good or bad info about individual dentists in the following offices in Franklin and Hampshire Counties:

Baystate Dental Practice in Greenfield, Northampton, or Belchertown
First Advantage Dental in Greenfield, Amherst, or Northampton
Greenfield Dental Assoc. on High St.
Dr. Theodore Zervas in Greenfield
Dr. Roger Sonier in Amherst
Belchertown Family Dental on Main St.
Valley Dentists of Belchertown on Main St.
River valley Dental in Hadley or S. Hadley
Dr. Linda Robinson in Hadley
The Valley Dentists on Russell St. Hadley
ARK Dental on Locust St. Northampton
Hampshire Family Dentists on Center St. Northampton
Aspen Dental in Hadley or S. Hadley
Dr. Karen Lunsford S. Hadley
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helgerson - Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 12:34 P
Painter/handyman Service For Hire
Excellent painter (indoors & outdoors) and handyman (raking, lawn mowing, rototilling, gardening, errands, other odd jobs - yes, spring is here!) available to provide services.

For more info, call 413-658-8809.
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hsavage - Mon, Mar 28, 2016, 11:24 A
Drywall Repair Needed

I'm looking for someone to repair/replace a large piece of drywall (more than 2-1/2 ft x 2-1/2 ft) in Easthampton. Can anyone recommend someone for this job?

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kfawcett - Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 10:30 A
Looking For Drywall Franklin County
Hi I am currently looking for a drywall company in the franklin county area.

Does anyone have any suggestions or names.

please email me a

thank you!
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aggie - Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 1:20 P
Wanted: Companion For Man W/early Onset Dementia
Wanted: Companion for pleasant 62-year-old man with early onset dementia who enjoys rock n’ roll music, playing guitar, arts in general. Male preferred, with some skills in digital photography and photo editing. Friday mornings, Northampton. Please call 413-834-3988.
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edlk - Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 1:27 P
Contractor/builder Needed
The person I know can't take on any new work until the spring. Another friend strongly recommends Vista Home Improvement in West Springfield -- Phone: 888-597-2323.
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edlk - Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 10:58 A
Contractor/builder Needed
I know someone who does very good work -- will get his contact info and send it to you.... ~ edlk
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tina - Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 10:24 A
Contractor/builder Needed
My daughter is looking for someone reliable and insured to finish off an upstairs space in South Hadley. The ideal person would be able to do electrical, plumbing, as well as install drywall and some built-ins. So far none of the people they've called have even taken the time to call back....frustrating for sure! All referrals considered and can either be emailed to me or directly to Thanks!!!
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leconnors - Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 10:33 A
Looking For Electrician
Grace Electrical, Leverett
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LaurieNeely - Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 9:54 A
Looking For Electrician
Wally Herk (Herk Electric) in Orange
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JFarner - Thu, Dec 10, 2015, 10:44 A
Looking For Electrician
Can anyone recommend an electrician in Franklin County? I don't need much done - just an inspection - but I need a licensed electrician. I'm hoping to find someone who can come out fairly quickly.


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edlk - Sun, Oct 25, 2015, 11:00 A
Looking For Housecleaner Recommendations
Tsering Dolma
(401 Old Farm Road, Amherst)
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lschaler - Sun, Oct 25, 2015, 10:38 A
Looking For Housecleaner Recommendations
If anyone knows of a good house cleaner please let me know.

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karenjhayes - Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 10:36 A
Looking For Caterer
I am looking for a local caterer who can cater a small luncheon (20 people) at my house for graduation this coming spring. Good and bad recommendations appreciated!

Thank you!
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bernest - Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 2:44 P
Daycare Openings
My daycare just moved to a larger facility and now has a few openings. I can not say enough wonderful things! Here is their information.

Large family childcare just over the Amherst line on RT 9 in Belchertown has expanded. We now have full time and part-time openings. Our hours are 8-4:30 with some flexibility.

We have two full-time teachers, both with Bachelor's degrees in Early Education.

We provide a safe loving, homelike atmosphere for your children. We follow a daily schedule that includes: circle time, projects, baking, plenty of outside time and much more. We also put a strong emphasis on early literacy.

If you would like more information or would like to set up a time to meet us, you can reach us at 413-253-0519 or 413-687-2911
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jhiggins - Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 3:29 P
Upholstery Cleaning
Does anyone have experience with a local upholstery cleaning firm that you would recommend? Our couch needs cleaning! Thanks in advance for any leads.
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worldnotes - Thu, Sep 17, 2015, 2:48 P
Refrigerator Repair
Would appreciate recommendations for a refrigerator repair person.
Thank you
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khoward - Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 1:45 P
Wanted: Puppy Training Class Recommendation
We have a new puppy and are looking for training classes. Do you have feedback for or against any classes in the area. Any info about Dog Alliances in Northampton or It's Pawsible in Westhampton?

Thank you!
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jedkbd - Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 9:49 A
General Contractor For Roof Work
I need to have some roof turbines installed. Any suggestions/recommendations for a reputable contractor in the Easthampton/Northampton area? Thanks!
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edlk - Mon, Jul 27, 2015, 12:02 A
Seamstress For Alterations
Sweet Peas Tailors (wife and husband team) in South Hadley on Route 116/Newton Street, on the right hand side of the street, just before the high school. (413) 536-7796

Arif's Tailoring (actually Mrs. Arif) at the back of the Maplewood Farm store, behind the malls on South Maple Street in Hadley. (413) 584-9362

Both highly recommended.
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jhiggins - Sun, Jul 26, 2015, 10:10 P
Seamstress For Alterations
I need someone who can alter clothing and who does a nice job. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
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TomTenzer - Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 3:58 P
Tree Removal
I'm looking for someone, licensed, to remove a very large tree near houses. Recommendations appreciated. I'm located in Ware. Please reply to this email.

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Gerda - Sat, Jul 11, 2015, 11:54 A
In-home Over-the-phone Help Available
Free 15 minute call (often times a bit longer) to see if I can even help and give you a sense of what is involved. I charge $75/hour and I am open to negotiating a different rate depending on the kind and amount of work you need done. (For example, I have a client who wants me to copy the contents of a hundred CDs full of digital photographs onto a hard drive. I am giving him a significantly reduced rate for that work since it is very simple and can be done at my leisure in the comfort of my own home.)

The best number on which to call me is my cell: 413-364-6325.

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kfawcett - Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 3:58 P
Hi My almost 15 year old daughter is looking for Baby sitting jobs.
We live in Hadley and she is has completed the certified babysitter class thru Cooley Dickinson.

She enjoys interacting and playing with the kids.

if you need a sitter please call my cell at 326-1633

thanks kim
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jedkbd - Tue, May 26, 2015, 9:32 A
Nanny Referrals
Professional family looking for an in-house, preferably full-time nanny for an infant but part time would be considered. Any suggestions or leads? hasn't panned out, nor have the college bulletin boards / Amherst family center.

Daycare outside the house would also be considered in the Amherst area.

Thanks in advance!
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helgerson - Fri, May 15, 2015, 5:21 P
Handyman Painter Available Work
Excellent HANDYMAN (raking, lawn mowing, rototilling, gardening, errands, odd jobs) and PAINTER (inside & outside) available to provide services.

For more info, call Steve @ 413-658-8809 or reply directly to this email.
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slsmith - Mon, Apr 27, 2015, 10:07 A
Looking For Handy Man/contractor
Good morning, I have a good friend who is in the Amherst area. His name is Julian, and the number is 413-885-0358.

Good luck

Stephanie L. Smith
Mail Services/Office Support
University of Massachusetts Amherst
306 Goodell
140 Hicks Way
Amherst Mass. 01003-9272
413-577-0990 Fax
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auntcece - Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 4:31 A
Looking For Handy Man/contractor
Hi - I recently got overly ambitious about my home improvement abilities by removing cove base in my bathroom. I managed to remove the trim but in the process did some fairly extensive damage to the drywall (torn drywall paper). I'm looking for a handy man/contractor that I can hire to fix my mess and also lay a new ceramic tile floor. I need someone that I can trust who will do decent work at a fair price. Thanks.
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Trouble - Mon, Apr 13, 2015, 10:07 A
Need Good Lawnmower Tractor Repair Near Greenfield
Other than Sirum, please. Thanks!
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amozer - Sun, Apr 5, 2015, 2:42 P
Help With Moles/voles Yard
Hi, Seeking reliable and good price contractor to deal with moles and possibly also voles in yard. Grub treatment, fertilizing has not been sufficient. Thanks
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Trouble - Sat, Apr 4, 2015, 12:31 P
Seeking Reliable Contractor Roofer
In Greenfield. Any suggestions?
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whitcomb - Fri, Apr 3, 2015, 2:39 P
Periodontist Amherst Area?
I would like to know if anyone has been to John Megas, a periodontist in Amherst on University Drive. Good or bad experiences? Anyone you prefer?
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kfawcett - Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 11:52 A
Jim’s Tree Service Greenfield
If anyone is looking to remove a tree(s) and/or stump grinding, I highly recomment Jim's Tree Service.
They did an amazing job for me. They were quick to return my call, cut my trees, and the clean up was spotless.
They are located in Greenfield and the are a great family business!

Ask for Jim at 413-772-9063.
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plstawasz - Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 12:28 P
Vacuum Repair
To the person who suggested City Vacuum in Chicopee (recently moved from Springfield) THANK YOU!!! The guy who runs the shop was GREAT and it took him 2 minutes to put a new belt on my old vacuum cleaner. And it only cost $20 total for the repair plus 3 new vacuum bags. I can't recommend him highly enough!
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anastasi - Thu, Mar 19, 2015, 4:37 P
Looking For Special Needs Trust And Estate/elder Planning
I am looking for someone that can assist with Estate/Elder planning and setting up a Special Needs Trust. Any recommendations, pro or con, would be appreciated!

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plstawasz - Thu, Mar 19, 2015, 2:17 P
Vacuum Repair
Hello! This wonderful list helped me out a while ago with recommendations for minor vacuum repair (I think my old Hoover Windtunnel vac just needs a new belt but I don't know how to change it myself and don't want to send it away to be looked at, which often costs the same as a new one!). Unfortunately, my e-mail changed and I lost those referrals. I'm potentially looking for some knowledgeable person who does this on the side. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you very much!
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khoward - Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:04 P
Looking For Children’s Eye Dr.
I am looking for a good children's eye doctor. Any recommendations?
Thank you for your help!
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helgerson - Thu, Mar 12, 2015, 10:42 A
Painter Handyman Available Provide Services
Excellent painter (indoor & outdoor) and handyman (raking, lawn mowing, rototilling, gardening, errands, other odd jobs - yes, spring is coming!) available to provide services.

For more info, call 413-658-8809 or reply directly to this email.
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DeleneWhite - Mon, Feb 16, 2015, 9:00 A
Wood Floor Refinishing
I very highly recommend Nathan's Floors. Trustworthy, friendly service and we had gorgeous results! Call Nathan Holoesovsky, (413)896-6895.
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drbma - Mon, Feb 9, 2015, 7:36 P
Service For Craftsman Snow Blower
I would try Boyden and Perron. They serviced my Simplicty machine including pickup and delivery. I think they service most makes.
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cackieann - Mon, Feb 9, 2015, 3:30 P
Service For Craftsman Snow Blower
Looking for someone who services Craftsman Snow Blowers and does pickup and delivery in the Amherst area.

Thanks very much.
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marianna - Wed, Jan 28, 2015, 2:39 P
Wood Floor Refinishing
Dion's flooring in Hadley are reliable and do good work. I use them for all of my wood floors.
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Erin - Wed, Jan 28, 2015, 11:20 A
Wood Floor Refinishing
Need to have my wood floors sanded/refinished and looking for recommendations. Any leads are much appreciated!
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larita - Thu, Jan 22, 2015, 1:38 P
Family Doctor Amherst
I am looking for a good and caring family doctor in Amherst. Any recommendations? thanks
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cecote - Thu, Jan 22, 2015, 8:04 A
Remote Car Starter
Looking for recommendations for having a remote car starter put in. Suggestions please.

Thanks .- Cheryl
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