Archive | June, 2007

OPINION

The Coming Crisis for Medicare The trustees of the nation’s Medicare trust funds have released their 2007 annual report, and once again the news is grave. As the result of health care costs increasing at a much greater rate than wages, the hospital insurance trust fund is projected to be exhausted by 2019. Indeed, Medicare […]

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There’s Nothing Wrong with Thinking Big

You have to give Gov. Deval Patrick some credit. He’s been thinking big lately. Make that very big. Universal preschool. All-day kindergarten. Free community college tuition and fees. A longer school day and year. A $1 billion life sciences commitment. Extension of a commuter rail line to New Bedford. Property tax breaks for low- to […]

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Celebrating 60 Holyoke Community College staged a 60th anniversary gala on June 7, on the college campus. Hundreds of alumni, current and former faculty and staff, and assorted friends of the college turned out to celebrate six decades of perseverance and innovation. Above, from left, Former Mass. Lt. Governor Donald Dwight, former HCC President David […]

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Diana Mara Henry

Focused on Hospitality

Noted Photojournalist Diana Mara Henry’s B&B Offers a Snapshot of Springfield A bloodhound named Holly recently stole Diana Mara Henry’s heart. The dog arrived at Henry’s bed and breakfast, Lathrop House in the Forest Park section of Springfield, on a clear summer day with her trainer and a British film crew, which was following Holly […]

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