A group of residents opposed to the construction of a proposed $400 million, gas-fired electric generating plant condemned the recently approved tax pact between the city and plant developers and presented the City Council on Thursday with a 400-signature petition denouncing the plan
A few years ago, a team of urban planners identified Springfield's South End as a neglected neighborhood with lots of potential. There's still plenty of charm in the old neighborhood - once the enclave for Italian immigrants and first-generation Italian-Americans...
At the first University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate meeting of the academic year, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub Thursday called on the faculty's creativity to help boost the university's financial resources.
BELCHERTOWN - A Chinese company has purchased the nearly completed golf course on Route 21 and started working with town officials to meet Conservation Commission requirements to resume working on the repeatedly stalled project.
WEST SPRINGFIELD - Band organ music chiming at Gate 4. Ferris wheel spinning against the sky. Farm animals being Zen-like despite the gawkers. Cream puffs, fried dough and other foods that laugh at "nutrition."
The Big E runs from Sept. 19 through Oct. 4 at the Eastern States Exposition grounds on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield. All information is subject to change. Entertainment cancellations may occur at any time for reasons beyond the...
With a $10 million Green Communities grant pool as an incentive, 19 cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley have committed to cutting energy consumption, buying fuel-efficient vehicles, requiring energy-efficient construction and making zoning and permitting easier for renewable energy companies.
A new restaurant opened recently on East Columbus Avenue in the city's South End neighborhood, bringing life to a building that was closed more than a year ago when a prior business surrendered its license following a shooting and other problems.
Library officials have announced Career Point will offer several classes at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St.
Senior Reference Librarian Carol Lynne Bagley said the "Basics of Online Job Searching" will be held on Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
CHICOPEE - Elms College's announcement today that it is adding a master of science in nursing program in January was met with unabashed enthusiasm by local hospitals, colleges and employment agencies trying to deal with an ongoing nursing shortage.