Corrections

All the locally produced stories heard on New England Public Radio frequencies and seen on NEPR.net must go through our strict editorial process. Occasionally, we make mistakes. Below is the list, beginning March 27, 2017. See corrections prior to March 27, 2017 in the NEPR archives.

Much of the news coverage you hear on our frequencies and found on our website is produced by NPR. We carry the network’s programming, but are not involved in its editorial process. You can contact NPR and see a list of its corrections at NPR.org.

  • A story that first aired during All Things Considered on July 4, 2018, identified Leslie Ferrin's gallery by its former name.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on June 28, 2018, said retiring Berkshire Museum Director Van Shields was 82 years old. This relied on incorrect information from a museum spokesperson, who later said Shieds is 68 years old.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on June 5, 2018, misspelled the name of Nashali Pagan.
  • In a story that aired during Morning Edition on June 1, 2018, we made a mistake with part of an interview subject's name. Her full name is Mayrangelique Rojas De Leon.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on May 14, 2018, incorrectly stated that Secretary of State William Galvin had been accused of doing political work on state time. The allegations, however, involve Galvin's staff -- not the secretary himself. The radio version of this interview did not contain the error.
  • A story that aired during Morning Edition on May 4, 2018, said Massachusetts state Senate candidate Chelsea Kline worked at Bay Path College. The school's name became Bay Path University in 2014.
  • story on Monday, April 30, 2018, included an incorrect name for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. It is not the Connecticut Environmental Fund.
  • A story broadcast during All Things Considered on Monday, March 26, 2018, incorrectly referred to Thomas Aquinas College as Saint Thomas Aquinas College.
  • The web and All Things Considered broadcast version of a story on Thursday, March 22, 2018, incorrectly called the Springfield, Massachusetts, Catholic church organization an archdiocese. It is a diocese.
  • The broadcast version of a story said Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is the only online public school in Massachusetts. It was the first, but in 2014, a second school opened.
  • A story included the incorrect title for Christina Swaidan at Westfield State University. She is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, not the Dean of Students.
  • A story incorrectly stated the date the Montague Select Board announcement that Chip Dodge and the town agreed he'd leave the job of police chief. The correct date was March 5, 2018.
  • A story included a portrait of a person a Cincinnati Art Museum donor says is Samuel T. Bowles, 1797-1851. While Samuel Bowles II lived the same years, the portrait is not verified as the same person, so it's been removed.
  • During a Morning Edition sportscast on Monday, February 5, 2018, we incorrectly said the Boston Celtics lost the day before to Portland 97 to 96. Thanks to a buzzer-beater from Al Horford, the Celtics actually won that game.
  • An interview that aired during Morning Edition on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, incorrectly said the Boston Globe had found 70 examples of fraud, diversion of assets and other losses at charities in Massachusetts over the past seven years. We should have said that number represents all of New England.
  • A story that aired during Morning Edition on Friday, January 26, 2018, incorrectly referenced comments made by Group Insurance Commission Executive Director Roberta Herman "today." We should have said "yesterday."
  • A story that aired during Morning Edition on Thursday, January 25, 2018, incorrectly stated that new research on lobster conservation techniques was published "today." We should have said "this week."
  • A story that first aired during All Things Considered on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, incorrectly referenced Humane Society of America. It should have said Human Society of the United States.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on December 11, 2017, incorrectly said the dirt roads in Sandisfield, Mass., would be plowed by private contractors. In fact, those roads will be handled by a combination of contractors, town employees and residents.
  • A story that aired during Morning Edition on November 6, 2017, incorrectly said there were roughly 200,000 dams and culverts in the Northeast that no longer serve a purpose. In fact, the FWS said those structures -- the majority of which are culverts -- no longer serve their "original" purpose. While many of the culverts need to be replaced or made larger, they still serve the purpose of allowing a stream to flow under a roadway.
  • A story that first aired during Morning Edition on October 31, 2017, incorrectly said Anthony Benedetti was glad Massachusetts' chief justice called on the legislature to raise the hourly rate for attorneys. Benedetti did not say that specifically, but did say the rate needs to be addressed.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on October 24, 2017, attributed a comment to a Springfield school district spokesperson. It was a Worcester school district spokesperson.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on October 23, 2017, included an incorrect spelling of Gina-Louise Sciarra's name.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on September 4, 2017, misstated the number of people in New England who received a deferral under DACA. The "nearly 35,000" number we originally used includes renewals for the program, so some people were counted twice or more. The correct number is about 15,000, which is the total number of individuals to use a New England address on their initial application.
  • A story that aired during Morning Edition on August 18, 2017, did not include the full name of the author Crystal Senter-Brown.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on August 11, 2017, included an incorrect first name for David Narkewicz, the mayor of Northampton, Mass. 
  • A story read during Morning Edition on July 31, 2017, mistakenly said the Red Sox recently ended a 9-game winning streak. That streak actually belonged to the Kansas City Royals.
  • A story read during Morning Edition on July 12, 2017, said Red Sox player Mookie Betts doubled and scored during the All-Star Game. This was the result of an Associated Press error. Betts was actually hitless, and the AP confused him with Jonathan Schoop of the Baltimore Orioles.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on May 10, 2017, included an incorrect spelling of UMass doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe's last name.
  • A story posted to NEPR.net on April 4, 2017, included an incorrect spelling of Lord Jeffery Amherst's first name.
  • A story that aired on Morning Edition on April 4, 2017, incorrectly reported the cap on refunds on produce purchases by SNAP recipients. The refund caps range from $40 to $80 per household, instead of $20 to $80.

A web version of a story posted Monday April 30 2018, incorrectly named a group involved in clean water protection; it's the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, not the Connecticut Environmental Fund.