Holyoke City Council Focuses on City’s High Teen Pregnancy Rate

HOLYOKE – The Redevelopment Committee of the Holyoke City Council continued their efforts to establish recommendations to lower the city’s teen pregnancy rate that is the highest in the state. Continue reading

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Bald is beautiful at Southwick Cancer Fundraiser

 

Carrie Gobeille and Susan Shlosser show off their handy work performed on Jason Jordan during the annual St. Baldrick's Foundation Event that raised money for children's cancer research held at the Southwick Inn last Sunday.

Carrie Gobeille and Susan Shlosser show off their handy work performed on Jason Jordan during the annual St. Baldrick's Foundation Event that raised money for children's cancer research held at the Southwick Inn last Sunday.

SOUTHWICK – “It’ll grow back” became a familiar refrain last Sunday afternoon at the Southwick Inn as dozens of willing participants lined up to have their once full heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation an organization dedicated to cancer research for children. Continue reading

Holyoke Teacher Released on Bail – Faces More Charges

 

 

Former Holyoke School Teacher Lisa Lavoie is arraigned in Holyoke District Court last Friday on the charge of Enticement of a Minor. She faces additional charges related to the case.

Former Holyoke School Teacher Lisa Lavoie is arraigned in Holyoke District Court last Friday on the charge of Enticement of a Minor. She faces additional charges related to the case.

HOLYOKE – She wore a grey sweater and a glum expression as she faced Judge Kenneth Cote in Court Room “A” in Holyoke District Court last Friday morning.  Continue reading

Belchertown Board of Selectmen Announce Wage Freeze

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. – Wage freezes for town employees as well as the future use and development of Lake Wallace and Foley Field topped the agenda at the Board of Selectmen meeting last Monday. Continue reading

Ice Harvest – Granville, Mass

GRANVILLE, MASS. – Nothing beats the winter blues more than a five-foot saw, giant tongs, a sharpened pick, and a pond full of ice to work. The Noble & Cooley Center in Granville re-created a 19th century ice harvest on Sunday, February 8, which worked the muscles and expanded the mind. Continue reading

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Holds Award Night

HOLYOKE – The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee honored the recipients of the 2009 Citizenship, Thomas F. Rohan, George E. O’Connell, and Daniel J. Gallivan Awards last Saturday night at the Holiday Inn. Continue reading

Belchertown Board of Selectmen Approve State School Road Easements

BELCHERTOWN – The Board of Selectmen approved the layout and easement of Berkshire and Whitlock Way on the grounds of the former Belchertown State School as public ways. Continue reading