The future is in doubt for one of just two remaining coal powered electricity generating plants in Massachusetts. Municipal officials and environmentalists believe age and the current economics of burning coal will bring an end to the Mount Tom Power Plant in Holyoke. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
An advisory committee made up of Holyoke residents and appointed officials including members of the Conservation Commission and Redevelopment Authority will explore alternative uses for the Mount Tom Power Plant.
Law enforcement officials and community leaders from the greater Springfield Massachusetts area met Monday to consider ways to deter crime. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni believes a policing model that employs strong community partnerships and focused deterrence can be a successful strategy to reduce violence in high crime areas of Springfield and Holyoke.
The life of a renowned activist for social justice is being fondly remembered this weekend in western Massachusetts. And, the legacy of Carlos Vega is being preserved in an extensive collection of personal papers and artifacts at a museum in his home city of Holyoke. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
There is barely an aspect of life in Holyoke over the last half century, from housing to education to Latino culture that Carlos Vega did not influence, or at least, try to influence.
The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has made the first major appointment of his new administration. Mayor Alex Morse, Wednesday, appointed a new director of economic development. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Mayor Morse has hired Marcos Marrero, a young urban planner and policy professional with experience in energy and sustainability projects to implement the young mayor's vision for revitalizing one of the state's poorest cities.