Coming Up Wednesday, June 17

American Graduate: As Schools Match Wits

This spring, the Massachusetts Department of Education placed Holyoke schools under state receivership and designated the school system a level 5, which is the state’s lowest rating. Given the stigma attached to that, the fact that Holyoke made it into the championship round of As Schools Match Wits for the first time in 54 years takes on special meaning, as Carolee McGrath found out when she talked to the members of Holyoke High’s ASMW team in her American Graduate report.

WGBY’s American Graduate
As Schools Match Wits
American Graduate (National)

 

On the Road in Northern Berkshire County: A Look Back

If you grew up in Northern Berkshire County in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, chances are that on any given Saturday night you might be found at Coury’s Drive-In in North Adams or at Roller Magic in Williamstown. Gone but certainly not forgotten, producer Tony Dunne and videographer Mark Langevin take a fond look at children’s entertainment from a bygone era, long before Netflix and video games ruled kids’ hearts.

 

Veterans Coming Home: Soldier On

Return visit to Soldier On for an update on some of the Veterans that we interviewed last Fall. Also a look at the new 44 cooperative and 16 transitional units, including a transitional women’s center, currently under construction on unused land on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Northampton, MA.

Soldier On
WGBY Veterans Coming Home

 

Dragon Boat Races

Anna Symington, Co-Captain of the “Springfield Dragon Rays” rowing team, and Jim Sotiropoulos, Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, discuss the Dragon Boat Festival and races to be held on the Connecticut River June 27th.

Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club