• Kari Njiiri of NEPR (so are we not saying “WFCR” anymore? I’m always to last to know these things) reports on a $100,000 federal grant the Springfield schools just received for a super-sounding project: creating gardens in city schools.
• Carley Dangona of the Reminder reports on Commonwealth Academy’s move to the former campus of the MacDuffie School, which relocated to Granby shortly after it was hit by the 2011 tornado. The story includes some background about Commonwealth Academy, which sounds like an interesting and exciting place.
• Finally, WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports on the announcement earlier this week of state funds to replace the crummy stretch of I-91 through Springfield—and the particularly encouraging news that the work will include “studying the possibility of depressing a portion of the highway to street level or below.” A fix to the awful, long-ago decision to site the highway so it cuts downtown off from the riverfront? Dare we hope?