(Holyoke, MA) — The Holyoke Geriatric Authority seems unwilling to go down without a fight. On Wednesday the Board of Directors discussed ways to keep the financially-insolvent nursing home open. They talked about taking out a loan or becoming a fully-funded city department. Mayor Alex Morse and Council President Kevin Jourdain tell the “Springfield Republican” that’s not going to happen. The Authority runs out of money to meet payroll May 13th. Morse has petitioned the state to appoint a receiver to shut the facility down.
Two more lawsuits have been filed against the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley
The City of Northampton is considering a ban on plastic bags and styrofoam
The Broadside Bookshop on Main Street in Northampton celebrates 40 years in business this weekend
The Hungry Ghost Bakery in Northampton hosts its 11th-annual Wonder Not! bread festival on Sunday