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.
The Springfield City Council is gearing up for another effort to revive citizen-led commissions overseeing the promotion and discipline of police officers and fire fighters. […]
More turnover in the western Massachusetts delegation to the state legislature may be on the horizon, as veteran Senator Gale Candaras of Wilbraham announces her future political plans Tuesday morn
Despite a recent lull, western Massachusetts has been hit with a handful of snow storms so far this winter.
By the end of this month, Massachusetts will give out the first ever licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries, up to 35 in all. This follows a ballot measure approved by voters in 2012.
Residents of Palmer, Massachusetts, will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether they want Mohegan Sun to build a casino in their community.
The only U.S. District Court judge based in Springfield is pleased with the pick to replace him, but frustrated by how long it took.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he’s stayed out of the debate over a proposed pay raise for his position.
The federal government will go into a partial shutdown tomorrow if Congress is unable to reach an agreement before midnight.
Voters in four western Massachusetts communities go to the polls Tuesday to narrow down the field of candidates running for local government seats.
Voters in West Springfield soundly defeated a proposal for a casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition.
A committee of the Springfield City Council is once again taking up a proposal Monday to raise the Mayor’s salary from $95,000 to $130,000.
Mohegan Sun and the town of Palmer say they have a deal. They’re vying for the single casino license slated for Western Massachusetts.
A State Department spokesperson says it hasn’t received Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s letter, asking the department stop placing refugees in the city.
We continue our Summer Fiction series now with the novel Sometimes it Snows in America.