Foley earned a masters degree in fine arts from UMass Amherst in 2003. The school says in a statement that it offers “heartfelt wishes of support and healing to his family and friends.”
Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday the state has an agreement to purchase the right-of-way for nearly fifty miles of railroad running between Greenfield and Springfield. Amtrak service is scheduled to begin late this year on the line, but a more regular commuter service is far from a done deal.
Massachusetts residents have until Wednesday to register to vote in the state’s September primary election.
The two Republicans disagree on the need for a natural gas pipeline that would cut through their Franklin and Worcester County district.
The rental car charge came nine months after Dobelle stepped down amid allegations of improper use of school funds.
The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court’s ruling which ended the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.
Morning Edition Extra
August 15, 2014
Chris Bohjalian says he chose to revolve the entire story around a nuclear disaster. The reason, he says, goes back to 2011 when he was caring for his dying father.
Republicans in Connecticut this week made their pick for governor. GOP primary voters chose the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Tom Foley, to face the incumbent Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy.
A new CD spans a songwriting career that’s led Smither from New Orleans to Amherst.
August 08, 2014
Connecticut’s primary is Tuesday. The big race to watch is between Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley, a businessman from Greenwich and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, from Fairfield. The Hartford Courant’s Christopher Keating joins us to talk about this and other CT races.
The writer David K. Leff has published poetry and non-fiction, and now a novel using verse.
Some of the workers have left already. Entergy says 572 people were still working at the plant on June 1. About half of them will lose their jobs in January, after the plant shuts down. Others will stay on for another 18 months or so to help place the reactor in protective storage. After that, another major layoff is expected.
August 01, 2014
The measure, among several major bills passed just after midnight Friday, requires insurers pay for any care a doctor decides is medically necessary. Insurers say this and other requirements included in the bill are a mistake.
In the Berkshires every summer, there is a musical collective that wants to rip the powdered wig off traditional classical music. Playing the work of living composers and using unconventional methods, they are interested in anything but a musical history lesson. Things wrap up on Saturday with six hours of music, including special guests like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and the composer Steve Reich’s re-working of two songs by Radiohead.