Preserving History at the Becket Quarry

Preserving History at the Becket Quarry

In 1999, the Becket Land Trust spearheaded a community fundraising campaign to save a 300+ acre parcel of primarily wooded land from industrial development. The Trust soon discovered that the land, which they had purchased sight unseen, contained an old granite quarry...
FULL EPISODE: February 26, 2021

FULL EPISODE: February 26, 2021

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices Cultivates Community in Mason Square In 2004, Zee Johnson converted a dilapidated former drug house in Springfield into one of the few Black-owned books stores in the state. Today, the Mason Square shop provides a space for bibliophiles to...
FULL EPISODE: February 19, 2021

FULL EPISODE: February 19, 2021

Civil Rights Activist Daniel Smith Reflects on Decades of Racial Justice Work   Activist Daniel Smith is the son of a formerly enslaved person. Smith reflects on the nine decades of social justice work he’s witnessed, from the March on Washington to the election...
Outgoing Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse

Outgoing Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse

At least two major western Massachusetts cities will see a change in leadership during elections this fall. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz have both announced they will not seek re-election.     Both mayors have guided their cities...