Two regional booster groups spent $80,000 to re-brand the Pioneer Valley. The result: “West Mass.”
Places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are established hubs of tech giants and start-up companies. A growing number of smaller cities and regions want a piece of the action, including the Pioneer Valley.
The new route for passenger rail through the Pioneer Valley is exceeding expectations. That’s according to numbers from Amtrak. But it’s hard to tell if its had much of an effect on local businesses.
In the first part of our series on all-things-local, we examine the recent history of the local food movement.
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Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could be coming to the Connecticut River valley. A conference on the controversial method of extracting shale gas was held Thursday at UMass Amherst.