Tractor show pulls in a crowd
| Dennis Hohenberger
The annual Tractor Show returned to E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills Sept. 9. The show benefited the efforts of the Agawam Historical Association, which operates the Agawam Historical and Fire House Museum and the Thomas Smith House.
Agawam Owls look to make a move in MASCAC
| Chris Miracle
The Westfield State University men’s soccer team is looking to settle into a winning groove with contributions on the roster from local players from Agawam. Finishing 8-7-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the MASCAC last season, the Owls were voted to finish last in league play in a preseason poll, a source of motivation to the team.
Eat.Enjoy.Live.: New book details a refugee’s life in Springfield
| G. Michael Dobbs
For Hannah Perlstein Marcus the act of writing about her childhood and her community of Jewish refuges in Springfield called up memories that had been forgotten.
Healthy Living: New cellphone app can check for scoliosis
| Debbie Gardner
If you’re of a certain age, you remember the school nurse asking you to pull up your shirt and bend forward as she checked your back for signs of curving.
Agawam’s Soldier On facility prepares to welcome veterans
| Chris Maza
Soldier On’s new permanent housing facility in Feeding Hills offers previously homeless veterans new opportunities. The nonprofit organization, which specializes in providing transitional housing as well as support systems for homeless veterans, recently unveiled its latest achievement – the rehabilitation of the former Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy into a 51-unit living facility.