Here Are Some Helpful Local Links You May Need
- The Big
- Home page for the
great Eastern States Exposition, ninth largest fair in North
America. Besides information about the annual fair, the page
includes a calendar of events held during the year at the
Exposition grounds in West Springfield.
- Located in
Springfield. Individuals interested in Antique Brass Instruments
or brass players are invited to visit and "try out" some of the
museum's antique instruments. The museum features over 90 various
instruments. The website includes contact information for
appointments to visit the museum.
- CityStage and Springfield Symphony
- Schedules and other
information for Springfield's performing arts
- Springfield Symphony Orchestra
- Events calendar for
Springfield's professional orchestra, including the Summer Pops
programs at Stanley Park.
- Extensive coverage
of Springfield and Western Massachusetts from the local newspaper
the Springfield Republican (formerly
Springfield Union-News & Sunday
Republican), including news and
weather, arts & entertainment listings, sports and business
coverage, and interactive online forums for discussion of issues
of local interest. For the online archives of the
Springfield Republican, visit our Electronic
Databases page (Western Mass. library card required).
Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
leading tourist destination is now on the Web.
Post Road Orchestra
- Listings of
performances in and around Springfield, and information on how to
join this community orchestra.
- Pioneer Valley of Western
- Includes maps, a
visitor's guide, a media guide, and much more for tourists and
convention attendees in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley. From
the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors
Flags New England
- New England's largest family amusement park, located in
responsible for sponsoring many downtown and city-wide events in
Springfield, including Taste of Springfield, Bright Nights, the
Balloon Parade, New Year festivities, Star Spangled Springfield,
- Springfield Armory National Historic
- Visit the nation's first armory! A Collections Database
is available, offering a powerful search engine to access
curatorial information and selected images and archives from the
museum's extensive collection of firearms.
- Springfield Chess Club
- Information about
upcoming events, tournaments, membership and more.
- Springfield Falcons
professional hockey team; check here for team stats, rosters,
profiles, tickets, schedules, the Falcon store and
- Springfield, Massachusetts: History and
- Various online resources concerning the history of
Springfield, including a history of the "Old High School," some
high school yearbooks, Springfield cemeteries, Springfield
officials, and much more. From the Rootsweb genealogy
- Springfield, Massachusetts: Old
- Interesting website from Dick Bolt, with many old
photographs and postcards of Springfield locations, people,
vehicles and more.
- Springfield Museums at the
- Homepage for the
museums located on the Quadrangle on State Street, including the
Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum,
the Science Museum, and the Connecticut Valley Historical
- Springfield Parks and Recreation
- Check here for
information on city parks, a downloadable summer activities guide
for children and youth, Bright Nights, tennis leagues, swimming,
and much more.
- The local astronomy club has its own website, with a
schedule of events including programs at the Springfield Science Museum, and other astronomical information and links.
- The oldest Titanic memorial society in the U.S. is located
in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. This site includes information
on the Society's museum and its Journal.
- Valley Advocate
- The Pioneer Valley's alternative newspaper. Includes
information on upcoming arts and entertainment events.
- Zoo in
- Program information and other facts about the zoo in
Springfield's beautiful Forest Park.
- Berkshires Week
- Online magazine
focusing on the arts, nightlife, and activities in the beautiful
Berkshires of western Massachusetts.
- Brattleboro (VT) Literary
- Annual three-day celebration of the literary arts in
downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. This year's festival will be held
October 7 - 9, 2005.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
- Check here for local farmers markets in Western Mass., a
farm products guide, news and other resources for supporting
locally grown agricultural products. Sponsored by CISA, a
community organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture in
Western Massachusetts by strengthening the relationships between
farmers and consumers.
- Connecticut River Homepage
- Investigate the history, biology and geology of New
England's longest river. From the UMass-Amherst Biology
Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
- The first full-scale
museum in America devoted to national and international picture
book art, conceived and built with the aim of celebrating the art
that we are first exposed to as children. Located in Amherst,
- Franklin County Publication Archive
- Ongoing project to
index the Greenfield Courier and Gazette newspapers and other
historical Franklin County publications.
Daily Hampshire Gazette Online
- Covers news, activities, entertainment, dining, and more
for the Pioneer Valley.
- Hampshire Hills
Bed and Breakfast Association
- Includes a member directory, things to see and do in
beautiful Western Massachusetts, links to area attractions, and a
section on the 'eight B&B seasons of the Hampshire Hills'.
- Historic Holyoke Page
- Includes a timeline, historic engravings and photographs,
maps, and selections from histories of the City of Holyoke.
Includes newly-added information on Mt. Tom and the Mt. Tom
Railroad and other fascinating glimpses back at the first
pre-planned industrial city in the United States.
- Find your way around
the beautiful Berkshires and see what's happening in that part of
Massachusetts. Full of information on local attractions, dining,
lodging and resources in individual towns.
- Historic Deerfield
- Historic Deerfield
is a museum of New England history and art within the carefully
preserved 330 year old western Massachusetts village of Deerfield.
This site gives information about planning a visit, the history of
the village, the museum shop and tours, and much
- Lupazoo, located in Ludlow MA., is a
conservation and education institution demonstrating the value,
beauty and interdependence of all living things, managed and
operated by Lupa Game Farm Inc.
- Massachusetts Local History and
- An extensive directory of links to history and genealogy
resources for cities and towns in Massachusetts, broken down by
county or by category. Provided by Ann Mensch as an aid to
genealogists and local historians.
- Website of the Massachusetts Dept. of Food &
Agriculture. Includes information on pick-your-own farms; farms,
markets and specialty products; wholesale growers; farmers'
markets; and farm web sites for consumers, as well as events,
funding and grants, publications, regulations, statistics and
- Memorial Hall Museum at Old
- Located in the picturesque 330-year-old village of
Deerfield, the museum's extraordinary collection of furnishings,
paintings, textiles and Indian artifacts is "the finest collection
of local antiquities in New England and one of America's oldest
museums." And don't miss the museum's fascinating online exhibit,
American Centuries...view from New
England, which features a digital
collection of approximately 1,800 objects and transcribed document
pages, and includes curriculum aids for teachers, activities for
students, and much more.
- Mohawk Hills Bed &
- Stay at a B&B in the beautiful hills of
western Massachusetts. Includes a member directory of places to
stay in the upper Pioneer Valley along the historic Mohawk Trail,
things to see and do in beautiful Western Massachusetts, links to
area attractions, and other information for travelers.
- Comprehensive guide to one of the loveliest
spots in Massachusetts, including maps, directions, weather, state
parks and forests, directories of attractions, shops, sports and
recreation, lodgings, restaurants, and much more.
- Check out what's happening in arts and
entertainment and link to other sites in Northampton.
- Norman Rockwell Museum at
the legacy of one of America's most popular artists, particularly
remembered for his many Life magazine covers.
- Old Sturbridge
- Take a virtual tour of
an 1830s village, a popular tourist attraction in Western
Massachusetts. Includes a calendar of events, visitor information,
the gift shop, and a special page for kids.
- Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater
- Includes news, staff members, membership
directory and other resources for businesses and consumers in the
Greater Springfield area.
- Armoury Quadrangle Civic
- AQCA is an
all-volunteer, non-profit organization that represents residents
and businesses in the Armoury-Quadrangle neighborhood of downtown
- Better Business Bureau of Central New
reports, complaint filing options, membership lists, and more from
the BBB, located in Springfield.
- BusinessWest Online
- Sections of
the Western Mass. business journal available online, including the
latest bankruptcy filings, DBA certificates, incorporations,
building permits, and real estate transactions.
- C/WMARS: Community Information
listings for agencies, services, and organizations that serve a
significant public need in communities in Central and Western
Mass. served by the C/WMARS library network.
- Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield
- Home page
of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.
- Connecticut River Watershed
- Homepage of the citizen's
advocacy group for the environmental well-being of the Connecticut
River. A watershed map and history, the story of the Conte
National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and current news about
happenings on and around the river are included. See also the
EPA's American Heritage Rivers page on the Connecticut River.
- Connect and Serve: Massachusetts Volunteer
- Connect and
Serve was developed in collaboration with the Governor's office in
an effort to increase volunteering across the Commonwealth.
Although this is a statewide initiative, the focus is local, so
that no matter where an individual lives, he or she may find
volunteer opportunities close to home. Any non-profit agency,
school, governmental agency, city, or town, can post one-time and
on-going volunteer opportunities on the website for potential
volunteers to search.
- Diocese of Springfield
- Home page
of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, which covers the
four western counties of Massachusetts.
- Forest Park Civic
- Information about the local civic
organization for one of the oldest Springfield neighborhoods.
- Check out this site if you are unemployed or
contemplating a career or job change. The folks at FutureWorks in
Springfield, a government-funded program to aid in job transition,
can help you make the career choices you need today, including
resume preparation, interviewing, computer skills, and job
- Greater Springfield Association of
- Information for the general public on buying
a house, locating a realtor, or finding descriptive information on
communities in Western Massachusetts; includes a searchable
database of homes for sale in Western Massachusetts.
- Greater Springfield Senior
information about various programs offered to local seniors,
including home care, Meals on Wheels, aid for elder abuse,
volunteer opportunities, and more.
- The web
site of the Town of Longmeadow includes local history, maps,
government and school information, a tax assessment database and
links to the library and other organizations.
- MassHome: Your Online Guide to
'unofficial' website provides extensive links to history and
trivia, libraries, museums, historical and other organizations,
banks and businesses, and much more.
- Extensive coverage of Springfield and Western
Massachusetts from the local newspaper the Springfield Republican (formerly Springfield Union-News & Sunday
Republican), including news and weather, arts &
entertainment listings, sports and business coverage, and
interactive online forums for discussion of issues of local
- Massachusetts Center for the
with the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, this
organization promotes reading and literacy and hosts the annual
Massachusetts Book Awards.
- Homepage of
the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, a watchdog group
which seeks to protect the environment and the health of the
residents of the Commonwealth.
- Massachusetts Regional Centers for Healthy
- The Regional Centers for
Healthy Communities are health education resource centers located
throughout the Commonwealth, funded by the Department of Public
Health. The Western Massachusetts Center is located at 489 Whitney
Ave., 2nd Floor, Holyoke, MA 01040. Search the Resource Library Catalog for books,
pamphlets, videos, and other learning materials.
- Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals: Springfield Shelter
- Visit the
local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at the
recently constructed Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital at 171 Union
Street in Springfield, and check on volunteer opportunities and
other information about MSPCA programs. Includes information about
Community website with corkboards, business listings, event
calendar, local organization news and postings, local resource
- Picket Fence Preview
- Exclusive real estate guide featuring only
"for sale by owner" properties. Picket Fence Preview is the
Pioneer Valley's premier print publication and website devoted to
helping buyers and sellers of private real estate.
- PVTA: Pioneer Valley Transit
- Check here
for schedules and maps, news and resources for the local bus and
- Peter Pan Bus Lines
- Major transportation carrier for Western
Massachusetts and New England, headquartered in Springfield.
- The Reminder
- The Reminder
newspaper has its own website, with news of interest to
Springfield and its surrounding towns, classifieds, links to other
sites of interest, and interactive community bulletin boards for
activities in Greater Springfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden,
Longmeadow and Wilbraham.
- Sixteen Acres Civic
about the neighborhood association in Springfield.
- South End
- A directory
of businesses and services located in the South End neighborhood
- Springfield Downtown
- Site of the Springfield Business Improvement
District, including events in downtown Springfield, demographics,
an interactive map, and more. Requires the Flash plug-in for some
- Springfield Enterprise
- Located at STCC Technology Park, the purpose
of the Springfield Enterprise Center is to enhance the economic
development of the Pioneer Valley by providing nascent
entrepreneurs with the opportunity to experience what it's like to
be in business for themselves, but still have a team of advisors
- Springfield Golden Age SeniorNet Learning
- Springfield's Golden Age Center at the Civic
Center provides computer training and other technology assistance
for local seniors. Check with these folks for computer classes, a
computer club, tips and more.
- Springfield Mass: Neighborhood
- A listing
of Springfield's neighborhoods, with links to neighborhood
councils where available.
- Springfield Public Forum
- The Springfield Public Forum, an annual event
held every Fall at Springfield Symphony Hall, is the is the last
surviving lecture series in the nation that is still offered at no
charge to the public. The Springfield Public Forum brings an
incredible array of celebrity journalists, authors, political
commentators, environmentalists, health experts and financial
advisors to our community each year. The site includes this year's
schedule of speakers and information about membership.
- Springfield School
- Springfield School Volunteers is a non-profit
organization dedicated for 33 years to marshalling the resources
of the community to benefit the teachers, principals and children
of the Springfield Public Schools. Springfield School Volunteers
welcomes people who care about children and have anywhere from an
hour a week to an hour a year to help children learn.
- Warren Group
- Links to Banker and
Tradesman and other information about the real estate industry
in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, including free
real estate market statistics for individual cities and towns.
- WGBY Center for Instructional
professional development resource center for Massachusetts
educators housed in WGBY's downtown Springfield offices, offering
comprehensive K-12 technology training in a 26-station
dual-platform computer lab, a software preview and evaluation
library, and a wide assortment of PBS videos and teaching
- United Way of Pioneer
- Home page
of the umbrella organization for charity and volunteerism in
- YWCA of Western
- Programs, volunteer opportunities, membership
information, and more.
of Springfield, MA
- Springfield's official home page. Information
on the Mayor and members of the City Council, the Police
Department, the Department of Public Works, and city job postings.
Also local information and links to other sites.
- Springfield Assessor's Office
- Search the Springfield Assessor's database
for commercial and residential property cards with building
information and current assessment. Search by owner name, property
address, or Parcel ID number.
- Community Profile for Springfield,
- From ePodunk.com
- Springfield Planning
- Downloadable forms, Zoning Ordinance,
Subdivision Regs, and information about the Historical Commission
-- all now online.
- Springfield Police
- News, Most Wanted lists, community policing
and other information.
- Springfield DPW
- Information from the Springfield Department
of Public Works, on trash collection, pothole repair reporting,
traffic, and more.
- Commonwealth Communities
- Check here for a wealth of information about
cities and towns in Massachusetts, including community profiles,
Department of Revenue statistics, demographics, school profiles,
information from other state agencies and links to local
informational sites. From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts General Court
- Information on the
Massachusetts legislature including alphabetical directories of
the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, with
biographical and contact information. Also available is a
directory listing state senators and representatives
by city or town.
- Massachusetts Municipal
- Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which
represents the cities and towns of Massachusetts.
- Office of U. S. Senator Edward
- Office of U.S. Senator John
- Office of U. S. Rep. Richard
- Office of U. S. Rep. John
- Pioneer Valley Planning
- Home page for the regional economic
development agency. Learn about ongoing projects, meet the staff
or read the online newsletter.
- Where Do I Vote?
- Fill in your home
address on the online form to determine your ward and precinct and
polling place for municipal, state, and federal elections.
Libraries, Schools and
- Springfield Library Catalog
- Includes search capabilities for the catalogs
of participating libraries in the Central and Western Mass.
Resource Sharing System (C/WMARS). Cardholders may login to check
their library accounts and renew items.
- Cooperating Libraries of
- A consortium of academic and public libraries
in the Greater Springfield area. Check here for links to member
libraries and recommended academic websites.
Colleges Libraries Catalog
- Search the library catalog shared by UMass.,
Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges. Search all
five at once, or limit to one school at a time. You can search by
author, title, subject or keyword.
- Massachusetts Library
- Database of homepages for public, academic,
school and special libraries throughout Massachusetts. From the
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
- MBLC: Massachusetts Board of Library
- This site provides information on libraries
and library planning throughout the Commonwealth, links to library
homepages and catalogs, and access to periodical indexes and union
lists of magazines and journals, electronic databases, the Virtual
Catalog, and much more.
- Western Massachusetts Regional Library System
- This continually-updated
web site is a valuable resource for librarians and library users
alike. Information on training, services, staff, and programs;
links to other web-based resources; access to the WMRLS listserv,
and much more.
Springfield and Area
- School and School District
- Database of profiles of schools and school
districts throughout the Commonwealth maintained by the Department
- Springfield School District
- Profile for
the Springfield public school district, with links to staff,
enrollment, test results, finances and more.
- Springfield Public
- Links to
individual public schools and other information about the
Springfield public school system.
- ESL: English as a Second Language Classes
- A list of free ESL classes offered by
organizations in Springfield.
Springfield and Area
- Information about colleges and universities
throughout Massachusetts, with campus tours, online admissions,
financial aid, student planners and other helpful resources.
- American International
- Amherst College
- Bay Path
- Elms College
- Greenfield Community
- Holyoke Community
- Mount Holyoke
- Springfield Technical Community
- Smith College
- University of Massachusetts at
- Western New England
- Western New England College
School of Law
- Westfield State
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