Cooley Dickinson Hospital CEO Craig Melin is resigning from his post. In a surprise announcement Monday, Melin said he’ll stay on through the end of January. Melin says it will take five years for the hospital to transition to its full affiliation with Mass General. Since he doesn’t want to serve that long, he wants to clear the way for new leadership. Melin has been at the helm of the Northampton hospital for 25 years.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.
It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first