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Archive for June, 2010

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight (Phase 2):  209 Last weigh-in:  220 Week 21 weigh in: 221 Weekly change:  +1Overall change:  +12 I had a little bit of a “woe-is-me” week and didn’t really track… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight (Phase 2):  209 Last weigh-in:  220 Week 23 weigh in: 222 Weekly change:  +1Overall change:  +13 You know those commercials (I can’t even remember what they’re… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight (Phase 2):  209 Last week:  212 Week 20 weigh in: 215 Weekly change:  +3Overall change:  +6 I was actually a little surprised (pleasantly!) by my weigh-in… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight (Phase 2):  209 Last weigh-in:  215 Week 21 weigh in: 220 Weekly change:  +5Overall change:  +11 I’ve been very torn lately about whether or not to write about… Read more

A tax tip from IRS.gov Starting July 1, 2010, many businesses offering tanning services must collect a 10 percent excise tax on the tanning services they provide. This excise tax requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act that was enacted in… Read more

By Kathy Reynolds SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Dozens filled an elementary school cafeteria to hear the state’s plan to hire a consultant to evaluate the health and environmental impact of proposed biomass plants. Those in attendance were primarily… Read more

A tax tip from IRS.gov WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance to individuals and businesses affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and announced a number of new efforts to help affected taxpayers, including… Read more

By Elizabeth Corridan SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — One mistake, after another.  A recent batch of tests administered to over 2,600 Springfield high school students is riddled with mistakes.  abc40 and FOX6 obtained copies of two exams from an… Read more

by WGGB Staff SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — After many months of debate and discussion, the South Hadley School District is one step closer to having an anti-bullying policy. Wednesday night, members of the district’s anti-bullying task force… Read more

By Ray Hershel SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– Republican Sen. Scott Brown met with President Barack Obama Wednesday for his first formal meeting with the president since he was elected in January. In a satellite interview with abc40, Brown said it’s… Read more

By WGGB Staff AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — The 2011 Teacher of the Year in Massachusetts, Wilma Ortiz, worked hard not only to earn that title, but to gain the English skills necessary to teach at Amherst Middle School. The honor was recently bestowed… Read more

By  Jim Cline SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– Springfield teachers are being laid off again this year.  According to Azell Cavaan, communications direction for the Springfield School Department, 209 have been issued.  They do expect to rehire many… Read more

By WGGB Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The proposal for a biomass power plant to be built in Springfield drew criticism during a public hearing in the city Wednesday for the state to hear about reducing greenhouse gases by 2020. Those opposed… Read more

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Name: Jordy Velazquez Age: 19 Height: Weight: Last known address: 125 Garfield St., Springfield Wanted for: Assault and battery Anyone with any information should contact the Fugitive Apprehension Unit… Read more

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CAUGHT! Fugitive was arrested on Oct. 19, 2010 on his warrant and an additional charge of cocaine trafficking.   Name: John Bethel Carter Age: 28 Height: Weight: Last known address: 56 Rifle St.,… Read more