Captain Video, the only remaining independent movie shop in the Pionner Valley, has rented its last DVD. Customers of this Amherst, Mass, storefront, could travel to Keene, New Hampshire, to get their films, unless they get a Neftflix account first.
In Las Vegas on Friday, a public viewing for B.B. King. He died last week at 89. Like many others, New England Public Radio’s jazz host Tom Reney already feels King’s absence.
Students on a selection committee for the influential “Nutmegs” — Connecticut’s children’s book awards — talk about what it was like to help choose the nominees for next year’s winner.
A new book sheds light on Charles Dickens’ little known fascination with Massachusetts, including his visits to Springfield. University of Massachusetts, Lowell professor Diana Archibald compiled the anthology.
Debates begin this week on the Massachusetts Senate’s version of the next state budget. Lawmakers will wade through 942 amendments attached to the bill.
In our end-of-week round-up, our panel chats about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Amtrak and Tom Brady’s battle with the NFL.
Modern day F-22 pilots and crew swap war stories with World War II and Vietnam vets at the Soldiers’ Home nursing home.
Over 60 western Massachusetts parishes have shut down since 2000, as church attendance declined. Last week, a Vatican court ruled the diocese can de-consecrate and sell two churches in the region.
More than three years after the FBI began investigating him, former Lee, Massachusetts, Police Chief Joseph Buffis is scheduled to go on trial Monday in Springfield.
An increasing number of grandparents in Massachusetts stepping in to parent for a second time around. In many cases, they take custody because their adult children are using heroin. It’s a similar family situation in other parts of New England, and many grandparents are forced to be more resourceful than usual. In doing so, they are also finding friendship in the trenches.
It’s nothing new that family steps in when family needs help. But more and more grandparents are raising grandchildren. At the center of this? Prescription drug and heroin addiction. This is the first of a two-part series looking at how the region’s opioid crisis is affecting generations of families.
After 18 months in and out of jail and rehab, Lance Rice graduates from a court-mandated treatment program. If he can stay away from drugs, his will be a rare success. But his story is not without casualties — including a friendship that started him on the road to recovery.
Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s leadership team is preparing to release its first annual state budget proposal on Tuesday.Joint legislative committees, which are controlled by the House, have scheduled eight hearings for Tuesday as those panels ramp up their activity five months into the 2015-2016 session.
It’ll be another beautiful day today…with above average temperatures for this time of year. But it’ll cost you. That’s the takeaway from a recent study […]
Bhuwan Gautam came to the U.S. after spending 16 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. His family had fled there from the small Himalayan country of Bhutan — forced out with thousands of other Nepali Bhutanese.