Archive | June, 2011


Dead Last

The Roots of Hampden County’s Health Problems Run Deep Hampden County residents may have been surprised to see a national survey rank it last among all Massachusetts counties in the broad category of health, simply because of the many high-quality hospitals and other care providers in the region. But the ranking has little to do […]

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A Time to Rebuild, Reinvigorate There’s a new billboard at the rotary just off the Memorial Bridge. It reads ‘Rebuilding West Springfield’ in large block letters, and then directs readers to a Web site with information about the community’s efforts to bounce back from the June 1 tornado. There’s a lot of symbolism and poignancy […]

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Region Displays Resolve, Resourcefulness Since June 1, we have experienced the devastation of a natural disaster unprecedented in our region. But as stunned as we all were by the damage to residences and businesses alike, we take comfort in the responses to this tragedy at every level. Whether it is businesses in West Springfield, the […]

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