After Steep Learning Curve, Refugees Join The Pioneer Valley Work Force

Newcomers From Bhutan, Somalia, And Iraq Face Some Surprising Challenges In Their New Home.

Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.

UMass Students Enjoy Their Second Snow Day This Year

Snow is piling up again, in a winter storm that the National Weather Service says won’t stop until Friday morning. Schools across the state are closed, including the University of Massachusetts.