Investigative Reports

Records show 92 bridges deemed structurally deficient in Western Mass.

There are more than 54,000 bridges in the United States that need to be repaired or replaced, according to a recent study released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Western Mass News Investigates gathered data on all of the bridges in Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties.

Massachusetts holds billions in unclaimed property: Is some of it yours?

There are billions of dollars in unclaimed property here in Massachusetts. You could be the rightful owner of a forgotten savings account, stocks and bonds, or even a salary. Massachusetts holds more than $2 billion in unclaimed dollars and there’s a 25 percent chance that some of it is yours. Western Mass News requested data on all of it from the state and that produced more than 14 million rows in a spreadsheet.