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Sylvan Learning closes Hadley center

The center, which offered tutoring, is a franchise operation owned by Pioneer Valley Learning Inc. Christina Buehrle of Holyoke is listed as the sole officer of the corporation.

Buehrle’s phone was disconnected, and the Gazette was unable to reach Sylvan Learning, which licenses the franchises, for comment.

An unsigned note on the door dated March 9 said that the center is closing effective immediately because of financial difficulties with creditors, including Sylvan Learning.

“I will do everything in my power to issue refunds to families that have pre-paid for services not rendered,” the note read.

In 2008, a Sylvan Learning Center in East Longmeadow and two in Connecticut closed due to financial problems, The Republican reported at the time.

According to the corporate website, the closest Sylvan Learning Centers are in Worcester and West Hartford, Conn.

— DYLAN PEERS McCOY

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