A crowd of academic leaders and state officials watched in awe as workers secured the final steel beam atop a 90 thousand square foot structure in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts today. The ceremony signaled the start of the final phase of construction for what Governor Deval Patrick says will be the most powerful hi-speed computing center east of the Mississippi.
The disastrous weather brought on by tropical storm Irene and the October snowstorm crippled many small organic farms in the region, but winter now holds new promises for some farmers in Massachusetts. According to the Department of Agriculture, thirteen new winter farmer's markets will open this year and they'll be selling more than just turnips and potatoes. And winter shares in farmer's work — called Community Supported Agriculture – appear to be storng winter-tiem sellers too.
Police have arrested a teenage boy in connection with the killing of Ozzie, a locally beloved duck who made his home in Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts. The Muscovy duck had been a park fixture since he first appeared three years ago. Park director Robert McKean, who fed Ozzie on weekday mornings, says Ozzie's tendency to stick out charmed park visitors and staff.
The man responsible for doling out funds to the families of 9/11 victims and victims of the BP oil spill announced yesterday that he will donate papers spanning his career of public service to UMASS Library's Special Collections.
AVON HIGH SCHOOL
MCGEE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN BERLIN
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