Holyoke Educators And Students Head Into A New Era

Opening Day, August 31st, Under State Control

Holyoke families and educators are preparing for a new school year, with a state appointed leader, and a lot of new teachers. What will all this change look like in the classroom, and will students in the district improve enough by state standards to gain back local control, as so many want?

Wake Held For Marine Gunnery Sgt. Sullivan, Funeral Monday


Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan served two tours of duty in Iraq before he was killed earlier this month in Chattanooga, Tenn. His friends and family remember him as a popular guy, well known among Springfield’s Irish, and a Marine to the end. Hundreds turned out today for his wake.

UMass Fees And Tuition To Increase

How Much Depends On Allocation In State Budget

University of Massachusetts trustees voted Wednesday to increase tuition and fees, up to five percent depending on the state’s funding level.