Small Business, Big Impact

Many of us have been struggling with the best way to support local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.  We buy gift cards, eat take-out, participate in raffles and shop locally when we can.  We all know someone impacted by the essential services work order. Right about now is when I would bring the lawn mowerContinue reading “Small Business, Big Impact”

Donate Blood in Western MA

March 31, 2020 By Sharon Leary The need for blood is constant. Even during the current COVID 19 public health crisis, blood is needed for many procedures and therapies. Cardiac surgeries, organ transplants and platelet transfusions for cancer patients are just some of the reasons we are in constant need of blood. Here’s what youContinue reading “Donate Blood in Western MA”

Wicked Teaching From Home

By Susan Bush Rocco, Marissa, and Briar are at home from second grade these days but at 10 a.m. on school days, Clarksburg (MA) Elementary School teacher Colette Klein brings some school day normalcy to them and participating classmates. Klein is hosting online morning meetings, and her students are logging on and chiming in withContinue reading “Wicked Teaching From Home”