(Westfield, MA) — Westfield State University has named an interim president. Vice President of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Preston will stand in for embattled President Evan Dobelle. Dobelle was placed on paid leave early Thursday after the Board of Trustees met behind closed doors for more than ten hours. The trustees have retained a Boston law firm to launch a new investigation into Dobelle’s controversial spending habits. Dobelle’s lawyer Ross Garber is threatening legal action as a result of his client’s suspension.
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