For the first time since the Great Recession ended in 2009, the numbers show that western Massachusetts is seeing a decline in individuals seeking food assistance.
The group in Franklin County met yesterday in Greenfield to get updates on the work of many health, public safety, and government officials on efforts to curb the rate of opiate use and overdoses.
As heroin-related arrests and overdoses climb across Western Massachusetts, we meet one recovering addict and his unlikely support system.
Two years ago Saturday a tornado wreaked havoc on a 39-mile stretch of western and central Massachusetts destroying buildings, toppling trees and causing injury and death.
An economic forecast released this week by the New England Economic Partnership shows the 6-state region slowly recovering from the recession.