In our end-of-week round-up, our panel chats about mayoral hopefuls, economic opportunity and an impossible question facing school administrators.
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.
Jurors heard opening statements on Wednesday in the federal trial of a former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief accused of stealing from a children’s toy fund.
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.
Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr said Democrats were “breaking faith” with the voters who in 2000 approved a rollback of the income tax to 5 percent.
Whether or not he’s in Plainville for the big unveiling, the governor is relying on those machines to bring in state revenue.
Social workers from Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families, trying to get the attention of the public Beacon Hill lawmakers, rallied Monday in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts. More funding is needed for DCF, they say, to hire additional social workers and reduce the dangerously high number of caseloads on their plates.
The trial of the former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief was delayed a day because of health concerns, but is on track to begin Tuesday. Joseph Buffis is accused of extortion, and also of raiding a charity toy fund for personal use.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno hosted a packed house at the Elks Lodge Monday, kicking off his re-election bid for another four-year term.
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.
There’s a delay in the start of the federal corruption trial of a former police chief from Berkshire County. That’s after Joseph Buffis’ lawyer said her client needed medical attention.
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.