Innovation

Dean Tech Career Center

The new Career Center at Dean Technical High School in Holyoke helps students transfer the classroom to the workforce. The Center connects teens to local companies, and helps prepare them for interviews and more. Carolee McGrath sat down with the principal of Dean...

Revitalize CDC GreenNFit Project

Revitalize Community Development Corporation President and CEO Colleen Loveless and Associate Director Ethel Griffin discuss the 25th anniversary of the organization and the Revitalize CDC GreenNFit rebuild project scheduled for Saturday, April 29,...

Off the Beaten Path: Housatonic

Nestled in the shadow of the Berkshire town of Great Barrington lies the small village of Housatonic, along the river of the same name. A former bustling mill town, these days Housatonic is described by some residents as “the land that time forgot,” a throwback to a...

MGM: Diversity in Hiring

With MGM opening the casino in Springfield in September of 2018, there has been much talk of the jobs that it will bring to the area. Many of those jobs involve construction but there is a whole community network, working to connect minorities, veterans, and women...

Making It Here: Goat Peak Strings

Vintage stringed instruments are said to be works of art and, if kept in good condition, will often maintain or increase in value over time.  At Goat Peak Strings in Easthampton, owners Jane Hamel and Alex Gray are veteran luthiers and collectors with over 75 years of...

Wheelhouse Food Truck

Wheelhouse is a farm-to-table caterer and food truck in the Pioneer Valley. It was started by to local farm apprentices, Jake Mazar & Will Van Heuvelen, who had a vison to increase access to sustainably grown produce sourced from local farms here in Massachusetts....