Coverage of Hampden County, Massachusetts.

The Calvin Theatre at 19 King Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Ellery Berenger / NEPR

Former employees of prominent western Massachusetts music venues are coming forward with claims of wage theft and intimidation.

Springfield police headquarters.
File Photo / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

City councilors in Springfield on Monday night again declined to vote on a proposal by Mayor Domenic Sarno to establish a civilian police board.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Paul Franz / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Baystate Health plans to shut down mental health units in three of its community hospitals in favor of opening a single facility in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Inside MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

The MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, saw an uptick in total gambling revenues last month.

The bell rings and students hustle to get to class at Holyoke High School.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Starting next year, every student in Springfield, Massachusetts, public schools will receive art and music instruction.