WESTFIELD, Mass. — The remains of a Marine corps officer killed in the South Pacific during World War II and discovered last year have been laid to rest in his home town of Westfield, Massachusetts.
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Peter Mulvey wrote "Take Down Your Flag" before a concert at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts in June. More than 140 other singers have since added verses to honor the victims of the Charleston shooting.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Few harmonica players announce themselves by tone alone quite like James Cotton. The great bluesman, born 80 years ago today in Tunica, Mississippi, has a huge, vibrato-laden sound that's instantly recognizable, and while he's influenced many harp players, no one else sounds like him.
First I want to pay tribute to all who made the NEPR cruise on the Beautiful Blue Danube a great success: thanks to Cheryl Willoughby, who kept the classical music on the air while I was away; to the organizers of the tour, Earthbound Expeditions and their staff, Tyson Verse, Tanya Masi and Matthew Brumley; to the more than 50 NEPR listeners...
Charlemont , Mass. — Running from Southern Vermont down to the Connecticut River in Greenfield, MA, the Deerfield River is both a center of whitewater recreation and a major source of hydroelectric power in the Western New England region. AudioFIles intern Jake Hochberger brings us to the town of Charlemont to hear...
Commentator Mark Edington, a former terrorism analyst, says how we think about these acts of violence makes a difference.
Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.
Springfield, Mass. — Legislation to rename the Hampden County Hall of Justice for Roderick Ireland, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, was filed on Thursday.
From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.
The Palmer, Massachusetts, writer's sixth novel sets an accidental fortune-teller in a "dead mall."
The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.