A local high school is closing at the end of the year after an announcement last night. And parents are saying they were blind sided. School is closed at St. Mary’s High School today because of the snow, but come the end of the year. It will be closed for good. A meeting was held Monday night to break the news to families whose lives centered around this school. [READ MORE: St. Mary's High School in Westfield to close by end of school year]The announcement ... was devastating.
Thanks to the snow, most schools in western Mass. shut down today. But for at least one school district, today is technically not a snow day. Take a look at this pilot program happening in Ludlow. By now you've probably heard of the term 'Blizzard Bags. ' It's a trend that's catching on. Ludlow is the latest local community to jump on board. The idea: Send work home with students before an impending snow day, so that the day counts as an actual school day.
There was a police presence on Bridge Lane late last night in Hatfield. State Police were on scene for hours assisting local police. Western Mass News confirmed with State Police that they were called in at 9:21 p.m. Saturday. "...It was to assist Hatfield PD," explained Trooper Curran at the Northampton State Police Barracks. Our crew on scene spotted both marked and unmarked police cruisers, some from the state and others from local police in Hatfield.
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