Holyoke http://wamc.org en Expansion Of Holyoke Canal Walk Begins http://wamc.org/post/expansion-holyoke-canal-walk-begins <p>State and local officials led by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today marked the start of construction on a project to expand a pedestrian walkway around an industrial canal in Holyoke.&nbsp; Officials say the canal walk will be an inviting place for both city residents and visitors.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 92721 at http://wamc.org Expansion Of Holyoke Canal Walk Begins Holyoke Mayor Prepares To Seek Second Term http://wamc.org/post/holyoke-mayor-prepares-seek-second-term <p>Alex Morse, who at the age of 22, was the youngest mayor in the history of Holyoke Massachusetts when he was elected in 2011 is seeking a second two-year term.&nbsp; It appears he will face at least five challengers.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Morse about the young mayor’s first term.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:42:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 69086 at http://wamc.org Holyoke Mayor Prepares To Seek Second Term Holyoke Mayor Now Shuts The Door To Casino Developers http://wamc.org/post/holyoke-mayor-now-shuts-door-casino-developers <p>The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has changed his mind, again, on the casino issue. Mayor Alex Morse’s surprise decision&nbsp; cuts the competition for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 53898 at http://wamc.org Holyoke Mayor Now Shuts The Door To Casino Developers Developers Look To Revive Holyoke Casino Project http://wamc.org/post/developers-look-revive-holyoke-casino-project <p>The mayor of&nbsp; Holyoke Massachusetts earlier this week, shockingly, opened the door to a casino development in his city.&nbsp; Now a plan to build a resort casino on a golf course is being revived.&nbsp; But is Holyoke too late in the casino game in western Massachusetts?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:48:41 +0000 Paul Tuthill 52876 at http://wamc.org Developers Look To Revive Holyoke Casino Project Massachusetts Computing Center Set To Start Operating http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-computing-center-set-start-operating <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick headed a list of hundreds of government, academic and business leaders who gathered in Holyoke Friday to mark the completion of an energy efficient high performance computing center.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p> &nbsp;Governor Patrick said the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center holds great scientific and economic promise, and he praised the partnership of government, academia and business that built the $165 million dollar center.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 52207 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Computing Center Set To Start Operating Holyoke City Hall Hires Literacy Coordinator http://wamc.org/post/holyoke-city-hall-hires-literacy-coordinator <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The latest results of standardized tests taken by Massachusetts students were a mixed bag.&nbsp; The &nbsp;2012 MCAS scores were the highest in the 14 year&nbsp; history of the test.&nbsp; Education officials say the achievement gap is closing between minorities and whites.&nbsp; But early childhood education advocates decry the lack of progress in third grade reading, which is a strong predictor of future success in school. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48114 at http://wamc.org Holyoke City Hall Hires Literacy Coordinator Track Upgrades Begin To Bring High Speed Rail To Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/track-upgrades-begin-bring-high-speed-rail-western-mass <p>Work has begun on a project that officials say will bring high speed passenger train service to the most heavily populated cities of western Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 46518 at http://wamc.org Track Upgrades Begin To Bring High Speed Rail To Western Mass. Report Ranks Massachusetts Municipalities For Solar Power Development http://wamc.org/post/report-ranks-massachusetts-municipalities-solar-power-development <p>A new report highlights the&nbsp; 30 fold growth in solar power in Massachusetts in just five years. The report ,released Tuesday, by an&nbsp; environmental advocacy group ranks each of the state&rsquo;s cities and towns for solar power development.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:50:51 +0000 Paul Tuthill 43336 at http://wamc.org Report Ranks Massachusetts Municipalities For Solar Power Development Officials Seek Summer Jobs For Young People http://wamc.org/post/officials-seek-summer-jobs-young-people <p><font size="2">Hoping to reverse what has been called a lost decade of employment for<br /> young people, officials in western Massachusetts have launched a youth<br /> summer jobs campaign.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill<br /> reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saying that government funded youth summer jobs programs will<br /> not come close to meeting the demand, workforce development specialists,<br /> and the mayors of the region&#39;s two largest cities appealed to the Wed, 16 May 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 39119 at http://wamc.org Officials Seek Summer Jobs For Young People Community Effort Addresses Teen Pregnancy http://wamc.org/post/community-effort-addresses-teen-pregnancy <p>A community wide collaboration is credited with helping to reduce teenage pregnancy in Holyoke Massachusetts.&nbsp; Officials acknowledge there is much work yet to do, as Holyoke has the highest teen birth rate in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports<br /> Wed, 09 May 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38549 at http://wamc.org Community Effort Addresses Teen Pregnancy