(Longmeadow, MA) — The “First Lady” of Springfield television is dead at the age of 97. Kitty Broman of Longmeadow was the founder of Channel 22 with her soon-to-be husband Bill Putnam in 1952. The five-foot-tall woman is remembered as a force to be reckoned with. She became the first woman member of the National Association of Broadcasters back in the 1970s.
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."
A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.
A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.
The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.