Smith College wants to build new student housing, but first it needs permission to knock down three buildings at its Northampton campus. Smith spokeswoman Kristen Cole says the college has filed for demolition permits for the Mason Infirmary, Sunnyside Child Care, and a vacant house. The city’s Historical Commission has scheduled a public hearing to determine if the old day care facility and the home should be preserved. Both were built in the late 1800s. About a year ago, Smith tore down two other buildings after a one-year demolition delay by the Historical Commission.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash
Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant