(Westfield, MA) — State Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Freeland is cracking down on Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle. Freeland has given Dobelle seven days to respond to a list of pointed questions about his lavish spending and high-class business travel. Dobelle has so far refused to respond to scathing reports from the State Inspector General’s office and the school’s auditor. Freeland says if Dobelle does not answer him by October 3rd, he’ll take action.
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