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Delmarina López fills out nomination papers from the city clerk's office to begin collecting signatures to get on the 2023 ballot for mayor. She must collect valid signatures from 250 registered voters by Aug. 1.
López, the first person of color elected to the council, and first woman in over a decade, is calling for more transparency in Chicopee's government.
Regional News
Native remains
The Fabulous 413
 A person walks the stone path among several plants
Kaliis Smith
New England Public Media
We take a tour of the Berkshire botanical gardens, have sightings of famous folx in western Mass, and dig into the unlikely union of German and French that gives us the modern English language with The Word Nerd.
What do you think are the top priority issues in western Massachusetts Gov. Healey should focus on?
The wholesale price list for "Goodell's pansy seeds and other seasonable specialties."
Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Creative commons
Deemed a popular destination in the 1890 guide, "Carriage Driving in Western Massachusetts," there were asters, pinks and petunias, as well as cherries, plums and peaches. And, of course, the pansy.
Don't miss the fun on the Hadley Town Common!
We we honor the LGBTQ+ community and those who work to forge a more inclusive society.
What do you think makes western Massachusetts great? 
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