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Plans have been announced for the 25th anniversary season of one of the most popular attractions in the Northeast. 

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    The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has awarded a grant to Springfield to help the city better prepare for a changing climate by taking stock of its trees. 

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    An ambitious plan has been unveiled for renovating and updating one of the oldest urban parks in western Massachusetts. 

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       A venerable western Massachusetts zoo, which has struggled financially, has hired a new director, who vows to take the zoo in a new direction. 

To combat crime  a number of police departments across the county are using a counterinsurgency strategy similar to what US troops used in Iraq.   The tactics are different, but the idea is to build community support and trust and take away the safe havens for the gangs and drug dealers.  Springfield Massachusetts is one city that has seen success with the strategy.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.