151 Chestnut Street Reclamation Project

151 Chestnut Street Reclamation Project

The 2012 natural gas explosion on Worthington Street in Springfield sent literal shockwaves through the city when it happened. Many of the buildings and businesses in the area are still struggling to recover. At least, until recently. On his way to work one morning,...
Western Mass’ Disappearing Donut Shops

Western Mass’ Disappearing Donut Shops

The small-town donut shop used to be ubiquitous, but these days you’ll likely find a chain store instead of the mom-and-pop shop that once stood in its place. Connecting Point’s Brian Sullivan hit the road in search of the classic old donut shops in Western Mass and...
Life Behind the Scenes at the Big E

Life Behind the Scenes at the Big E

Traffic on Memorial Drive in West Springfield just got a little lighter. After seventeen days, the Eastern States Exposition, or Big E, is packed up and closed down until 2020. And what about the people who provided most of the food, fun and entertainment at this...