SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Plans to make Springfield, Masscahusetts a regional transportation hub have taken a step forward with federal approval of $17 million for the city's Union Station redevelopment.
The city's chief development officer tells The Republican that the $17 million is the final piece of the $45 million total project.
The Springfield Redevelopment Authority said Tuesday that demolition on the project is expected to start in October or November.
The US Department of Labor’s Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program has awarded $15 million to veterans benefit programs across the country, including one-and-a-half million in Massachusetts alone. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look at how the grants will affect the region.
A new survey finds increased optimism over Vermont’s economic future.
The Vermont Business Roundtable released the results of it most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey on Tuesday assessing the 6 month economic outlook of 120 company leaders across Vermont. The key findings from the second quarter of 2012 found an expected 7-percent increase in stable company sales; an expected 5-percent increase in stable capital spending and an expected five percent decrease in stable employment levels. King Arthur Flour CEO Steve Voigt is Chair of the Business Roundtable.
The Massachusetts legislature is considering a stop gap funding bill to help out the state’s transit authorities. People who depend on public transportation hope it will be enough to avoid fare hikes. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
A new superintendent has been selected to lead the second largest public school system in Massachusetts. The next superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts is a home grown product, as we hear from WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.
Daniel Warwick, who started his career in education in 1976 as a teacher in the Springfield Public Schools, became a principal, a special education supervisor, and eventually deputy superintendent, has been picked to be the troubled urban school districts new chief administrator.