Dan Kane

Dan Kane

Dan Kane discusses his decision to end the annual Western Massachusetts tradition, “The Dan Kane Singers Christmas Concert,” while continuing performing with his smaller “Dan Kane and Friends” and “The DK8”. The final Christmas...
American Graduate: Pathways to Success

American Graduate: Pathways to Success

“Pathways to Success” is a night program at Holyoke High School for anyone under the age of 22 who recently dropped out of high school. Connecting Point Contributor Carolee McGrath takes a look at this program and talks with those who are benefitting from it. More...

Hear Our Stories

Last summer a group of young teen mothers from Holyoke participated in a program called Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice.  The program was funded by the Ford Foundation and is the result of a partnership between WGBY, UMass Amherst, The...

The State We’re In: State Rep. Aaron Vega

State Representative Aaron Vega (D) – Holyoke/5th Hampden District, discusses the just-announced $250,000 Federal Reserve grant to the City of Holyoke, as well as expected action on Unemployment Insurance and raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts during the 2014...

Making It Here: Simple Diaper & Linen

Angie Gregory founded Mother Herb Diaper Service in 2009, after the birth of her second child. Jessica Montagna joined as an official worker-owner in the late summer of 2011, together they run what is now called Simple Diaper & Linen at their new commercial space...

Holyoke Soliders’ Home

Paul Barabani, Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, discusses his hopes to expand services for veterans as well as efforts to contain costs while maintaining and increasing programs offered at the...

Holyoke Soldiers Home

Paul Barabani, Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, discusses the recent establishment of a Veterans’ Assistance Center there and other help available through the facility for...

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Award Winners

Parade President, Grand Marshall, and Grand Colleen talk about the excitement of this weekend’s Parade in Holyoke and their response to receiving their prestigious awards. Home   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151328703968693&l=4829310bc4...

Life with Monte: First Book

Children’s author and illustrator, Mo Willems visited the Peck Full Service Community School in Holyoke on Tuesday, Feb 26 to give brand-new books to kids in need. First Book a nonprofit organization, that connects book publishers and community organizations to...