G. Michael Dobbs takes a look at the local races for mayor.
The rise in violence in American schools, as well as the threat of violence, is a national issue.
It is here in the Pioneer Valley as well, as threats within the last couple of weeks have occurred in Springfield, Holyoke, and in Chicopee.
In Chicopee, this issue is taken seriously.
In this program, Chicopee Schools Superintendent Richard Rege responds to Brad Shepard’s questions and in great detail outlines a series of protocols designed to ensure student safety and prevent violence.
Westfield’s Bon Ton is not closing; spared in latest wave of chain closures.
Pasquale’s in East Longmeadow might be sold.
Judge rules in favor of Berkshire Eagle defamation suit.
Holyoke man pleads guilty to receiving large amount of child pornography.
Southwick Fire Department uses video of real life emergency to promote stove safety.
Peter Pan Bus Lines offering $5 fares!
Pete’s Sweets offers something unusual for Valentine’s Day!
State Rep. Angelo Puppolo wants to have the Commonwealth designate the Boston Cream Pie cupcake the ‘official” state cupcake.
Chicopee-based writer Jacqueline T. Lynch is a playwright, in addition to being a blogger, novelist and non-fiction author. Her work, which has been performed in locations as diverse as Northern Kentucky and the Netherlands, has fueled a passion that circled her right back to her own backyard. In an amazing tribute to a rich theatrical history in this part of the world, Jacqueline produced a non-fiction book that’s jam-packed with photos and stories called Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain: 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts, (Jacqueline T. Lynch, Spring 2017).
In this interview, Jacqueline tells stories about this gem of the entertainment world in the heart of the Pioneer Valley – that’s 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom. She also praises the joys of independent publishing and the creative ways she promotes her book. Find out more about Jacqueline through her site: www.JacquelineTLynch.com.
Topic: Straw Dog Writers Guild Presentation of the Abel Meeropol Social Justice Writing Award to Poet Patricia Smith at 3:30 pm on November 12, 2017 at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke.
Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. In 1953, when he was six years old, the United States Government executed his parents for “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb.” For over 40 years he has been a progressive activist, author and public speaker. In this fascinating interview he discusses an upcoming event in Holyoke – free to the public – of enormous historical and cultural importance. It is a story of music, freedom and justice that goes all the way back to 1935 and remains completely relevant to the times here in 2017. Don’t miss this!
“Hail fellow, well met,” are the perfect words to describe Anthony Cignoli, a man located at the heart and nerve center of Western Mass., state and national politics.
His political analysis is highly sought by most media outlets – both nationally and internationally,
Tony dropped by to say “hello” to Michael and Brad at the Cocchi Picnic.
In this thorough, energetic, and unedited conversation, you will hear Tony at his best on the subject of Springfield, Holyoke, the region’s players, high speed rail, the economy, real estate, and other hot topics!
How to get free Chick-fil-A!
Bike night and music! Throttle Rocker magazine’s Bob Kaine Alves has the info!
Where to sit for the East Longmeadow 4th of July parade!
East Longmeadow scholarship winners!
Holyoke needle exchange draws cheers and jeers.
Joseph Dewey House a special piece of Westfield history.
Welcome to “Cyber Monday” in Western Mass; Dickens Days in Westfield; “A Christmas Carol; The Musical” in Ludlow; Dom Sarno on the flag protest in Amherst and the Mardi Gras shooting; valet parking in the South End, Christmas with Elvis in Holyoke… and so much more!
- Judge shuts down Holyoke needle exchange
- Primary day in highly controversial East Longmeadow select board race
- New children’s activity center in Holyoke
- He stole the Girl Scout Cookie cash-box!
- Who has electricity and who doesn’t?
- After the storm; damage report through the region
- Longmeadow K9 officer!
- Ever heard of Tailgate Jacking? Own a pick up? you need to know!
- First program of the new year
- Easthampton power outage
- Holyoke and Chicopee inaugural ceremonies
- Springfield Police massive heroin bust; 9000 bags
- Palmer Christmas tree bonfire
- Langone’s Florist – reopens!
- Big holiday concert tonight in Agawam! (with special guest, Richie Mitnick)
- Holyoke’s Aaron Vega’s Holiday House Contest
- Some laser lights on home displays can endanger pilots
- First Church of Christ Longmeadow’s Christmas on the Green
- Keep your packages deliveries from being stolen from your doorstep!
- Col. John Driscoll Springfield Veteran of the Year
- TWISTER made in East Longmeadow – makes National Toy Hall of Fame
- Northampton Water Treatment Plant named after James Dostal
- Montague boiling water due to E. coli problems
- Haydenville woman indicted for alleged looting of Social Security
- Holyoke woman escapes airborne wooden post!
- Ludlow man attempts strangulation over mayo
- Bax and O’Brien celebrate 20 years on stage live at City Stage
Western Mass elections at a glance…who won, and who didn’t
- Getting darker earlier=danger for pedestrians
- Around the region;
- Beer and Wings, and the Pats at Sophia’s!
- Bax and O’Brien celebrate their 20th at City Stage
- Eversource electric bills up this winter (but how much?)
- Library Park renovations complete in Holyoke!
- Charlie Baker in the city
- Top level MGM execs make pilgrimage to Springfield
- Flooded areas from yesterday and last night!
- Holyoke Finance Committee votes unanimously to send the Egan separation agreement to the Ethics Commission
- Springfield College opens an office on Main Street
- U Mass Amherst Grad students have not been paid in weeks…union wins settlement
- Dietz and Co. architects donates $25,000 to Springfield public school teachers
- New bank in West Springfield springs for breakfast for folks!
- I-91 rehab project races against the cold weather clock
- PRIDE backs out of Easthampton
- Delivery food in Springfield is too dangerous—police are stepping in
- Indian Orchard store clerk fights back robber!
- Springfield School Committee votes tonight on superintendent Warwick’s contract extension
- EAT, DRINK, and BE HOLYOKE!
- Kiki Ebsen (yes, Buddy’s daughter) in East Longmeadow, Friday night
With special guest, Jordan Goodman
- MGM change-up!
- Holyoke Mayoral election score card
- Holyoke panhandlers…..are they out of control?
- New food at the Falcons games!
- Special guest Jordan Goodman and a Western Mass financial review
- Farewell to a baseball legend
- Trouble at Springfield’s largest school
- Amelia Park honors fallen Sgt, Sullivan
- Springfield sex offenders can now live wherever they want
- Holyoke military scam
- Cooley Dickinson cancer care center
- Electric companies must refund customer charges…but…are you paying yourself your own refund?
- Rail travel in the region expands!