The Academy at Swift River is closing down. The private school in Cummington offers a therapeutic setting for troubled teenagers. Director Bar Clarke tells the “Gazette” fewer and fewer families can afford their services. 50 Hilltown jobs will be lost as a result of the closure.
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