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20 Dec
In 2020, food insecurity grew 45% in Hampshire County, 42% in Hampden County and 40% in Franklin County compared to the previous year, according to data from Feeding America, which was analyzed and summarized in the latest installment of the Pioneer Valley COVID Recovery Dashboard, “Safety Net, Food, & Hunger in the Pioneer Valley.”
30 Jul
With $1.5 million in funding for the Connecticut River Cleanup Committee, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is supporting critical work to eliminate combined sewer overflows. 
06 Apr
The Pioneer Valley Planning Committee is spearheading an effort to put the Hampshire and Hampden Canal on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). 
06 Apr
Wilbraham will be applying for a “Public Health Excellence” grant. The funding, which would be administered with help from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), would help with the cost of regionalizing municipal health departments.
06 Apr
“We need to have this type of program available to teens. It should be on the MCATs. Math, arithmetic and relationship health because it’s just as important to our success in all areas of our lives as any other subject,” Monica Moran from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission said.
03 Mar
Agawam Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway
One of the many projects put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study of infrastructure needs in North Agawam, is on the docket again.
03 Mar
Here’s to a brighter future built off the hard-learned lessons of an extraordinary past year.
26 Jan
“The bottom line is we should be prepared for a lot more pain in the pipeline,” Douglas Hall, a Pioneer Valley Planning Commission data manager told the Planning Board and Town Council at a joint meeting last week.
26 Jan
Members of the Hilltown Footpath collaorative recently installed a welcome area with an informational kiosk and granite benches at the Sanderson Brook Trail parking area at Chester-Blandford State Forest.
22 Jan
Agawam Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway
Squindo and Strange are on a town committee working with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to meet the AARP’s requirements for an Age-Friendly Community.

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