2nd Hampden-Hampshire Senate Debate

2nd Hampden-Hampshire Senate Debate

Candidates Republican incumbent State Senator Don Humason and Democrat Patrick Leahy are questioned by Jim Madigan as they debate key issues in their contest for the 2nd Hampden-Hampshire State Senate District...
1st Hampden-Hampshire Senate Debate

1st Hampden-Hampshire Senate Debate

Candidates Republican Debra Boronski, Independent Mike Franco and Democrat Eric Lesser take questions from Jim Madigan as they debate key issues in their contest for the 1st Hampden-Hampshire State Senate District...
Hampden DA Debate: A Connecting Point Special

Hampden DA Debate: A Connecting Point Special

Attorneys Shawn Allyn, Hal Etkin, Anthony Gulluni and Brett Vottero, the candidates in the Democratic Primary for Hampden District Attorney,  discuss key issues in their race. With No Republican or Independent candidates running, the September 9th Democratic Primary...

Web Premiere: Summer Arts Preview

With season four of Connecting Point ending, what is there for you to do over the summer in western mass this year? Whether you live in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden County, there’s plenty to do- and we’ve got all the details right here!...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

“Big” Matt Costigan and his “Little” Austin Harrington along with BBBS of Hampden County CEO David Beturne talk about the impact a long lasting relationship between “bigs” and “littles” can have on kids and even the...

Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe

Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe will talk his decision to step down after his current term as well as his approach to corrections and what he sees as his major accomplishments in four decades as...

Summer Jobs

The availability of summer jobs for local teens is scarce, due in part to funding cuts.  Kathryn Kirby, Youth Employment Manager for the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, discusses the YouthWorks Summer Jobs...

Drug Drop-Off Boxes

People in Western Mass who want to get rid of old bottles of prescription drugs will now have an easier time of it.  Permanent drop-off boxes have been established at 15 police stations in Hampshire and Franklin counties. Northwestern D.A. David Sullivan and Chris...

The State We’re In: Governor’s Council

Democrat Michael Albano and Republican Mike Franco, candidates for the 8th District Governor’s Council seat covering all four counties of the region, discuss their views on judicial appointments and their own qualifications to serve on the Governor’s...

Brian Lees

Jim Madigan interviews Brian Lees about his decision not to seek another term as Clerk of Courts for Hampden County, and why hes is leaving public life after 6 years in the Courts and 18 years in the Massachusetts State Senate, including service as minority...