The Short List: The NEPM Newsroom's Week In Review From New England Public Media, a rotating panel of journalists from western New England discuss the big stories of the week.
The Short List: The NEPM Newsroom's Week In Review

The Short List: The NEPM Newsroom's Week In Review

From New England Public Media

From New England Public Media, a rotating panel of journalists from western New England discuss the big stories of the week.

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'Abysmal' Turnout In Holyoke, But 'Very Good Set Of Options' For Voters In November

Tuesday was preliminary election day in a few western Massachusetts communities. In the race for Holyoke mayor, City Councilor Michael Sullivan and Joshua Garcia, who's the town administrator in Blandford, advanced to November's general election.

'Abysmal' Turnout In Holyoke, But 'Very Good Set Of Options' For Voters In November

An 'Alarming And Scary' COVID Rise, And A Huge 'Gap' In Hospital Staffing

Calling the spike "alarming and scary," Mayor Domenic Sarno said there were more then 250 new cases of COVID-19 in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Tuesday and Wednesday combined.

An 'Alarming And Scary' COVID Rise, And A Huge 'Gap' In Hospital Staffing

'Probably The Right Call' For Sheriff To Keep Incarcerated People From Troubled Courthouse

Despite what officials have called extensive mold cleanup and environmental testing at the Roderick Ireland Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi this week said he believes the courthouse still isn't safe. He's refusing to send people in his department's custody there .

'Probably The Right Call' For Sheriff To Keep Incarcerated People From Troubled Courthouse

A Call For 'Clarity' On Mask Rules, And A Plea For The Unvaccinated To Get The Shots

This week, some health officials in western Massachusetts issued mask mandates or advisories amid rising COVID-19 rates.

A Call For 'Clarity' On Mask Rules, And A Plea For The Unvaccinated To Get The Shots

'The Governor Has To Be The One To Step Up' As Massachusetts Shifts Mask Guidelines

This week, the Centers for Disease Control recommended people go back to wearing masks indoors in places where the delta variant of COVID-19 is surging — including those who have been vaccinated.

'The Governor Has To Be The One To Step Up' As Massachusetts Shifts Mask Guidelines

A 'Holding Pattern' For Many Amid Rising COVID-19 Case Rates

COVID-19 case rates have been on the rise over the last few weeks in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

Western Mass. Mayoral Campaigns Raising Cash, But 'Too Early To Tell' Who Voters Favor

You might be thinking about your vacation plans or backyard barbecues, but there are several mayoral races heating up across western Massachusetts.

Western Mass. Mayoral Campaigns Raising Cash, But 'Too Early To Tell' Who Voters Favor

The Short List Lights Up A Conversation About Cannabis — Now Legal In Connecticut

On Thursday, possession of marijuana became legal for recreational use in Connecticut. That's after the General Assembly and Governor Ned Lamont signed off on the legislation last month.

The Short List Lights Up A Conversation About Cannabis — Now Legal In Connecticut

Massachusetts Vaccine Lottery Might Nudge Some To Get A COVID-19 Shot

This week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a COVID-19 vaccine lottery, designed to encourage people to continue to get their shots.

Massachusetts Vaccine Lottery Might Nudge Some To Get A COVID-19 Shot

In A 'No-Win Situation,' Springfield Police Commissioner Clapprood 'Has To Start Listening'

This week, a group of seniors gathered in downtown Springfield t0 renew their call for Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood to be removed from her job.

In A 'No-Win Situation,' Springfield Police Commissioner Clapprood 'Has To Start Listening'