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11 Apr
The Community Compact signed last year by the six Gateway hilltowns of Chester, Middlefield, Huntington, Blandford, Russell and Montgomery has produced a lot of forward momentum. The Hilltown Collaborative, the group formed to work on the compact’s goals of economic growth and shared services met on Thursday in Stanton Hall to work on specifics of several different projects.
22 Mar
Springfield has built it. Now will they come? The newly restored Union Station, set to open in June as a hub for train and bus service — with commercial offices and retail outlets — is a stunning mix of old and new, as historic touches blend with state-of-the-art slickness.
22 Mar
Southwick and Granville received a combined grant of $900,000 which focused on housing rehabilitation, improvements on Veteran Street in Southwick, and an upgrade to the Our Community Food Pantry in Southwick.
13 Mar
The Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee (BAPAC) is expected to give recommendations to the city soon in an attempt to improve the protection of the Barnes Aquifer and other water sources.
27 Feb
The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) has partnered with the town of East Longmeadow and the neighboring town of Hampden to apply for grant funding that would allow a mobile food pantry program to service both communities.
27 Feb
Sustaining the impressive progress that the Knowledge Corridor has enjoyed won't be easy. As one of many emerging megaregions, we must strive to be smart, strategic, focused and inclusive with an ability to think and act as a unified region with a shared future vision.
20 Jan
Amherst took an important step this month when the Select Board accepted a solid waste master plan that calls for developing strategies that move the town closer to becoming a zero-waste community.
17 Jan
The City Council adopted an update to the city's Hazardous Mitigation Plan, a necessary step in securing federal emergency funding related to any potential natural or man-made disasters.
17 Jan
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $68,234 in grants for Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) to incorporate chemical safety into climate change resiliency planning. The grants, awarded by the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), are funded by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to help first responders, businesses, and communities prevent climate change weather-related industrial accidents through emergency preparedness.
12 Jan
Springfield Skyline
Report ranked Springfield as the country's 13th least dangerous metro area for pedestrians