Western Mass Scholastic Chess League

Western Mass Scholastic Chess League

The game of competitive chess is making its way back into the pioneer valley school system. If coaches Jose Linares and Micah Winston have their way, the success of the game will pave the way for a western Mass scholastic chess league. Connecting Point’s Brian...
The Vernal Pools of Plainfield and Hawley

The Vernal Pools of Plainfield and Hawley

Vernal pools are nature’s temporary aquatic habitats. Their peak months are April and May — and by summer, they’re gone. During their brief window of operation, these pools of winter melt serve as incubators for egg clusters of amphibians like salamanders, newts and...