HAMPDEN COUNTY

Coverage of Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Holyoke High School.
File photo / MassLive.com

A Holyoke, Mass. school says it's reviewing its policies after a student's poetry reading blaming whites for oppression drew criticism online. 

Town Hall in Agawam, Massachusetts.
File Photo / The Republican

Voters in Agawam, Massachusetts, go to the polls Tuesday for a preliminary election in the city's mayoral race. 

A section of mural at the Seuss museum in Springfield, Mass.
Dave Roback / The Republican

Facing increasing pressure for how it's chosen to handle the legacy of a children's book author with a mixed record on issues of race and prejudice, the new Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Mass., has acknowledged a change is needed.

The Springfield Thunderbirds are the AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers.
Danny Baxter / MassLive

This weekend, Springfield's minor league hockey team will open the season on the road against the Providence Bruins.

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commisioners Britte McBride, left, and Kay Doyle listen to public comments at Holyoke Community College on Oct. 4, 2017.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on Wednesday kicked off a listening tour, in Holyoke, where people advocated for everything from strict controls to lenient oversight.

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