Flood Control in Western New England

Flood Control in Western New England

New England has a long history of flooding. Throughout the years, various storms have caused millions of dollars in damage and cost hundreds of lives. Although this spring has been a rainy one, it pales in comparison to years past. Still, the region’s dams, dikes, and...
Best of Connecting Point: On the Road

Best of Connecting Point: On the Road

Connecting Point’s “On the Road” series takes viewers to the little-known areas of western New England that make our region such a great place to live. On the Road in North Quabbin: The Country Store in Petersham The Country Store in Petersham...
Enfield, MA Bicentennial

Enfield, MA Bicentennial

In 1938 the people of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott, Massachusetts—and several nearby villages—were forced to leave their homes, farms and businesses to allow the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir to provide clean water for the growing city of Boston. The...
Quabbin Memorial Day

Quabbin Memorial Day

Like communities all across the United States, the towns of the Swift River Valley commemorated their war dead each year on Memorial Day until those towns ceased to exist in 1938. Quabbin Park Cemetery became the center of Memorial Day services for those towns and...
On the Road in North Quabbin: Historian J.R. Greene (Extended)

On the Road in North Quabbin: Historian J.R. Greene

The Quabbin Reservoir defines the North Quabbin region, from which it takes its name. Athol resident J.R. Greene, a local historian and the author of 16 books on the Quabbin, tells us the history of how the Quabbin came to be and why that piece of state history is...
On the Road in North Quabbin: Regional Overview

On the Road in North Quabbin: Regional Overview

Tonight, we take you to the North Quabbin region which consists of 9 towns including Athol, Orange and Petersham. Connecting Point Producer Dave Fraser and Videographer Mark Langevin visited that region recently to learn about the beauty of its rural landscape as well...