The tiny village center in West Stockbridge, Mass., is home to two coffee shops—each of which could be called the most connoisseur-friendly coffee service in the Berkshires. One of them has even figured out how to charge $5.95 for a glass of iced coffee, without it seeming entirely crazy.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is standing by UMass over the case of a student who worked as a confidential informant, before overdosing on heroin.
The process is anonymous, and the state takes custody of the baby while it begins the adoption process. A social worker at Hartford Hospital explains how it works.
If you've seen the Ken Burns documentary on jazz, or just about any other film related to jazz history, you've probably seen part of this footage of the Art Tatum Trio playing "Tiny's Exercise." 33 seconds of it was produced for a "March of Time" film...
This past weekend was a big one for orchestras in Massachusetts. On Saturday evening my colleague John Nowacki gave his first pre-concert talk for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and was witness to a season opening concert he called splendid and “breathtaking.”
Amherst, Mass. — On August 4th 2014 Daryl Brown, son of legendary funk musician James Brown, appeared at Amherst Books to speak about his book " My ...
Amalio Jusino has personally responded to about 40 heroin overdose calls in the past 12 months. He's been able to save a lot of lives, and he's seen other people die.
Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is warning of a new phone scam targeting Brazilian and other immigrant communities. The scam is a new variation of a ponzi scheme that was recently shut down.
When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.
The owner of four Dunkin Donuts shops in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has dropped plans to demolish a closed church building to make way for a new restaurant.
Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.