More than 130 Franklin County, Mass., farmers took part in a recent survey about the barriers and incentives to increase their crop and agri-product production.
March 07, 2014
The best low-income students often don’t apply to the most selective schools.
The works of several New England composers will be performed this weekend in Hartford at the Women Composers Festival.
February 28, 2014
The Enchanted Circle Theater’s “Between The Canals: The Evolution of a Mill Town” is on stage next week in Holyoke, Mass.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed budget is not enough to freeze tuition and fees for another year at the state’s public colleges and universities. We asked the state’s Higher Education Commissioner why.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.
February 21, 2014
The United States is in the middle of a natural gas boom. This is largely because of fracking, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below.
February 14, 2014
When Michael Carolan saw Philip Seymour Hoffman on stage, he saw an actor who could deliver every line and gesture of a man living with demons.
The clean up from this most recent storm is still underway. It’s a big ticket item this winter for any state in the region.
About 90 percent of Americans who need long term care get it from unpaid family members. That puts a strain on a lot of relatives who have neither enough time nor the training to care for loved ones with brain disorders such as dementia.
Earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick came to Springfield to celebrate Black History Month with students at the William DeBerry Elementary School.
February 07, 2014
Single men and women—especially of a certain age— are expected to betray no interest whatsoever in romance, says commentator Linda McCullough Moore.
U.S. Womens’ Ice Hockey Team Mates Kacey Bellamy and Kendal Coyne studied and played at The Berkshire School. It’s the first Olympics for Coyne, who grew up in Illinois and now lives outside of Boston. This is the second winter games for Bellamy, who hails from Westfield. We spoke to their high school coach in Sheffield, Mass., Sylvia Gappa.
A trademark issued to a small business in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, for its vinegar-based health tonic is causing a firestorm of criticism. A scrappy small business now finds itself portrayed as a corporate usurper. Based on a cold remedy Dana St. Pierre remembers being spoon-fed by his grandmother as a child, it has a very distinct taste and packs a spicy wallop; the recommended daily intake is about a tablespoon.
January 31, 2014
Henry Epp reports on minimum wages in Mass., and how new legislation could affect servers and bartenders who live for tips, also, Nell Lake takes […]