Former Springfield mayor and current Congressman Richie Neal is declining to weigh in on whether the city should restore a civilian police commission that existed during his administration. This follows criticism of the city’s response to recent cases of alleged police misconduct.
A closer look at two conflicts that came up during last week’s debate.
LISTEN: Full debate on Question 2
The only contested Massachusetts House race in Berkshire County this fall is taking place in Pittsfield. Democratic state Rep Tricia Farley-Bouvier is facing a challenge from City Councilor Chris Connell, who’s running as an independent.
The original legislation authorizing funding for the expansion of broadband internet service to rural communities in western Massachusetts was signed eight years ago. And some involved with the movement never thought it would take as long as it has.
It’s been nine months since Amherst College distanced itself from Lord Jeff, the controversial and unofficial school mascot. This week, the nomination process for the school’s first ever official mascot got underway.
Democrat Adam Hinds of Pittsfield and Republican Christine Canning of Lanesborough are vying for the seat currently held by Ben Downing, who is stepping down after a decade.
As the EPA released its final clean up plan, some river advocates say capping toxins, rather than digging them up, may not hold up over time.
If you spend any time walking in the woods, you see a lot of strange looking trees — trees shaped by the wind, split by lightning or reaching toward. And — occasionally — some twists and turns are man-made.
A half-century ago, a Polish author wrote a novel about a Hungarian diplomat who works in the embassy in India and falls in love with an Australian.
The next in our series of debates on the four statewide ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 3 asks voters whether the state should move to “prohibit any confinement of pigs, calves, and hens that prevents them from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely?”
Early voting began Monday in Massachusetts for the first time in the state’s history.
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.
Ballots in Massachusetts include four important questions this year. Last week, Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he would vote for the ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana.
Amherst College senior David Lander has received a lot of attention recently — and not for his academics or his performance on the school’s soccer team. Lander wrote a column for the Huffington Post after Donald Trump said his decade-old comments describing sexual assault were just quote “locker-room talk.”
The Springfield Diocese announced last week Berkshire County’s lone Catholic high school will be shutting its doors for good in June, because of low enrollment and financial problems.