Monson Reconsiders Zoning Laws After Tornado

It’s edging close to a year since a tornado devastated the small Massachusetts town of Monson, and residents are still rebuilding their commercial district, a half-mile stretch of the town’s main r

A Town Hit Hard by the June 1st Storms Looks Back Six Months Later

Today marks the six month anniversary of the devastating and rare June 1st tornados that swept through parts of Western New England. The town of Monson , Massachusetts was particularly hard hit. New England Public Radio's Susan Kaplan spoke with Town Administrator Gretchen Neggers about the storm's aftermath.

Rebuild Springfield Schedules Public Meetings

The city of Springfield is urging residents to give input on the city's rebuilding strategies in response to the June 1st tornadoes.

A series of public hearings are being held in Springfield in the coming months to develop strategies for rebuilding the hardest-hit areas of the city. Bobbie Hill is a principal consultant with Rebuild Springfield, a public-private partnership that hopes to come up with a master plan by the end of December.

Nonprofit Aims to Restore 25 Springfield Homes in 5 Days

The Springfield chapter of Rebuilding Together says it has attracted a thousand volunteers – enough to repair at least 25 homes between October first and October fifth.

"There's a lot of sense of urgency right now with winter approaching again to get the blue tarp off the roof so that it can be rectified."

Colleen Loveless is the executive director of Rebuilding Together's Springfield chapter.