With Springfield’s Baystate Health about to become the first regional campus of UMASS Medical school, Dr. John Schreiber, the regional executive dean, talks about this unique partnership.
In the wake of the New York primary, it looks like Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump have become safe bets to secure their parties’ nominations, prompting many Sanders & Cruz supporters to declare that they’ll skip the election in November. To which Bob Flaherty says: “WHAT?!!”
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on his status as a Clinton delegate at the Democrat National convention; on the city going a full year without a homicide; on his dismay over a judge’s ruling on the needle exchange at Tapestry Health; and the bizarre case of City Councilor Jennifer Chateauneuf’s sudden resignation.
Mayor David Narkewicz lays out his proposals on the rate hikes on the heels of a confrontational Wednesday night meeting with business owners, which featured him going toe-to-toe with real estate mogul Eric Suher.
Northampton At-Large City Councilor Jesse Adams criticizes Mayor Narkewicz’s proposed water and sewer rate structure change, calling it unfair to businesses & poor people.
Baystate Medical’s Dr. Niels Rathlev talks about the hospital’s efforts to battle opioid addiction, including the drug monitoring program that identifies frequent ER visitors and limits the amount of opioids prescribed.
Gazette reporters Amanda Drane & Chris Lindahl get community reactions to the rash of suspicious fires in Northampton’s Ward 3, small blazes that forced residents to recall the Ward 3 arsons of 2009 that caused the deaths of an elderly man & his autistic son.
Marna Anderson of the Brussels-based Non-Violent Peace Force, which protects civilians in combat zones and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, met with Northampton’s American Friends Service Committee last week & stopped by the station on her way home.
In Healing from Outside the Box Inside the Heart, Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager lists five steps for salvaging a wasted day, including taking 7 minutes to define 5 things you seek to accomplish the next day.
Northampton City Council President Bill Dwight & frequent critic of city government Wes Hardy square off over the sewer/water rate hike controversy.