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Coming Up Friday, December 19

December 18, 2014

The State We’re In: Mayor Domenic Sarno

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno discusses what he sees as the improving state of the city – as construction will soon begin on the $800 Million dollar MGM Casino and the Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of railway cars plans to build a factory in Springfield.

American Graduate: Franklin County Technical School

December 17, 2014

Connecting Point contributor Carolee McGrath profiles a technical school in Franklin County that’s helping kids find what they’re passionate about and turning that into a career after graduation. We profile the machine technology department that’s placing grads into high paying jobs.  Many of these students have continued on to college pursuing engineering degrees — but they admit they might not have stayed in school if wasn’t for the hands education they received.

Franklin County Technical School

Judy Matt on the Spirit of Springfield

December 17, 2014

Judy Matt, President of “Spirit of Springfield,” discusses the 20th year of the Bright Nights holiday lights event now underway at Forest Park and the 25 years of Spirit of Springfield and all the community events that organization is involved with throughout the year.

Spirit of Springfield
Spirit of Springfield on Twitter
Spirit of Springfield on Facebook

CISA: Robotic Milking Parlor

December 16, 2014

Phil Korman, Executive Director at CISA, visits Barstow’s/Longview Farm in Hadley to learn about their state-of-the-art robotic milking system and some of the other technological advances in milk production.

Barstow/Longview Farm
CISA: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
Barstow’s Dairy Story & Bakery on Facebook