Amtrak’s Vermonter is serving Amherst for the last time this weekend. Train service shifts to Northampton and Greenfield starting Monday
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is investigating whether Boston-based Santander Bank’s used predatory lending practices in its car loan business — the same practices that caused the mortgage and financial crises of several years ago.
A mild and less-than-snowy December has meant a slow start to the ski season in the Berkshires. Mountain operators are hoping the busy week between Christmas and New Year’s will help jump start business.
Those hitting the road Wednesday night and Thursday morning will likely have to contend with wet, windy conditions. A flood watch is in effect for much of western New England through noon Thursday. And the heavy rain could make travel tricky.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he reached out to Menino last week upon learning of his failing health. He says he left a brief voicemail message in Italian.
Massachusetts public safety officials say there are no specific threats against the state.
Racist and threatening graffiti left on dormitory doors at UMass Amherst this week continues to draw outrage and and calls for the administration to do more when it comes to diversity. The messages were left at the rooms of three students of color. Some are using the incidents to have a larger discussion about diversity on campus.
Candidates for Massachusetts’ Treasurer are debating the impact casinos could have on the state’s profitable lottery, which largely funds local aid to cities and towns.
With five weeks remaining until election day, polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running neck-and-neck.
Holyoke police officer Patrick Leahy won the Democratic primary for the 2nd Hampden/Hampshire Senate seat. He defeated local hospital official Chris Hopewell and now will face Republican incumbent Don Humason of Westfield. Leahy wasted no time Tuesday night going after his new opponent.
The three Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor gathered in Chicopee Wednesday night. There was little back-and forth among them as they make their final push ahead of the September 9th primary.
Consultants representing casino operator MGM say they plan to coordinate their construction schedule around the renovation of I-91 in downtown Springfield. They presented details to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Thursday.
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.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was up a tenth-of-a-point in July to 5.6 percent. The small increase comes even though nearly 14,000 jobs were added across the state. One expert says the slight uptick in the jobless rate may actually be a positive sign.
The polls for Connecticut’s primary election remain open until 8 this evening. State officials are anticipating voter turnout of 20 to 30 percent. And at some polling places today, there was no waiting to cast a ballot.