Computing Center in Holyoke Promises to Create 700 Jobs

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.

In Massachusetts, Farm Produce Abounds Through Winter

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 Arrest Teenager in Connection with Killing of Ozzie the Duck

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.

Emergency Shelters Open in Northern Connecticut

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