Over 800 students will be graduating this weekend from Western New England University. School officials are hard at work making sure the community will be safe, as temperatures are expected to reach well into the 90s.
By Lexi Oliver, Samantha O'Connor and Photojournalist: Josh Daley
Slavic and Luba Gun arrived here in Agawam with their five kids on Saturday. After waking to shootings and seeing a rocket coming down from the sky, they said that their only option was to flee the country, bringing only one backpack of clothing each.
By Lexi Oliver, Samantha O'Connor and Photojournalist: Don Henry
Nearly a dozen organizations and roughly 50 individuals turned out to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, telling Western Mass News that they just want to show their support for the war-torn country.
State Senator John Velis toured not once, but twice in Afghanistan in the last decade. He told Western Mass News that he is still working to get refugees out of the country, and now, following Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine, he is determined to help those in need.