The fate of a 100 year old school building in Easthampton is the subject of much discussion in the city. Mayor Michael Tautznik held a community meeting Monday night to gather ideas for the redevelopment of the Parsons Street Elementary School. The now-vacant building sits on a sizable parcel in a dense residential neighborhood. Tautznik says the best return for the city would be to develop market-rate housing. Many of those in attendance said they’d like to see a creative reuse of the property that serves the community.
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.