The state calls them disproportionate share hospitals. In plain English that means hospitals that care for mostly poor patients. Holyoke Medical Center carries that classification, but its ability to continue in that function is being seriously threatened by inadequate...
Giving jobs for teens yields good payback The Republican’s editorial on teen joblessness was right on target, especially the last sentence that reads, “Teenagers have a lot to offer, and it’s a real shame when young people who want to...
Massachusetts Appoints New Director To Broadband InstituteGov MonitorJudy is particularly well-suited to this implementation challenge, and those of us in western Massachusetts, where our digital divide is most acute, ...and more »
HADLEY - Zoe's, the popular Easthampton eatery that closed last year, is expected to open at the former Butternut's location in mid-January after selectmen agreed Wednesday night agreed to transfer the liquor license from that restaurant to Zoe's.
SPRINGFIELD - Members of the public told the City Council Thursday night that a proposed increase in the property tax rates for this fiscal year would create added hardships on homeowners and businesses already struggling in a recession.
AGAWAM - Within a list of five locations cited by a Pioneer Valley Planning Commission study, Mayor Susan R. Dawson sees Tennis Road and Walnut Street Extension as the top spots for development and investment .
SPRINGFIELD - The last of 19 community forums by the administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick, held to enable citizens to weigh in on next year's budget, drew about 30 people Thursday night to the former visitors' center on Hall of Fame Avenue.
Massachusetts jobless rate drops from 8.9% to 8.8%MassLive.comSPRINGFIELD - Unemployment in Massachusetts fell last month to 8.8 percent from 8.9 percent in October, its second consecutive monthly drop, ...and more »
BOSTON - Gov. Deval L. Patrick's top fiscal aide on Wednesday gave a grim outlook for the state's finances, saying the budget deficit for next fiscal year could be as high as $3 billion and that "everything is on the table" for possible cuts, including state aid for cities and towns.
SPRINGFIELD - When Edward T. Leyden, president of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, toured laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he said he saw things he thought were science fiction.
Announcing the Future Home of CS Lewis College!Narnia Fans (blog)For details on this rather extraordinary development, including the press release, announcement videos, and photos of the campus, ...and more »
WEST SPRINGFIELD - What a difference a week makes.
After clashing with the Town Council on Dec. 7, Mayor Edward J. Gibson emerged a winner from the council's special meeting on Monday at the J. Edward Christian Municipal Building.
AMHERST - University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub and James V. Staros, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, have been talking with faculty in small groups to review the upcoming budget.