Evan Dobelle will pay the state $185,000 to settle the suit, according to the Springfield Republican newspaper. Last summer, the attorney general's office alleged that Dobelle misspent nearly $100,000 of Westfield State's money.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Throughout the forum at the Rebecca Johnson school, local residents voiced a list of concerns to Commissioner John Barbieri, from youth services to police harassment, especially directed at people of color.
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AMHERST, Mass. — Student-run businesses at UMass Amherst say they had a tough year because of competition from the university itself.
B.B. King is about all I've had on my mind lately, but he's been a constant in the back of my mind for the better part of five decades. ...
Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," the ways singers protect their voices and his own lack of formal training.
Amherst, Mass. — For the first time, an Armenian student group has organized on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Founded this ...
Last year, our commentator reported alone from the front lines in the war against Valentine’s Day, complete with a 17-point list of the basic characteristics of the man she thought she sought. And this year?
As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.
Holyoke School Superintendent Sergio Paez promises to keep in place programs that work, and he's angling to keep control of the district by campaigning for the job of receiver.
The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Listen to part one of our interview with Commissioner John Barbieri.
At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.