(Westfield, MA) – Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle and his board of trustees have been summoned to Boston to meet with members of the Patrick administration. A recent report revealed Dobelle used University credit cards for personal expenses and high-class business travel. Dobelle says the review by Westfield State accountants was flawed, and that the problems are all in the past. The chairman of the state’s board of higher education says he’s not satisfied with that answer. Dobelle’s spending is now under investigation by both the state’s inspector general and the attorney general.
Amherst’s Planning Board is recommending changes to the proposed student housing project known as The Retreat.
UMass Amherst has announced plans to invest two-million-dollars in dorm security.
A fired nurse at Cooley Dickinson has accepted a plea deal.
Governor Patrick has released 65-million for capital projects in Western Mass
Northampton’s city council is approving 22-thousand dollars for a study to look at the community impact of a casino in Springfield