Most New Englanders are no strangers to lighthouses. And after researching them for his new book, Eric Jay Dolin of Marblehead, Mass., is an expert. “Brilliant Beacons” explains the history of American lighthouses — and those who care for them.
The state budget takes center stage this week, as lawmakers begin debate Monday morning. Later in the week, lawmakers are expected to discuss bills about […]
Hockey has nearly a century of history in Springfield, Massachusetts. The American Hockey League’s Front Office is on Main Street in Springfield. If rumors are true, the Springfield Falcons could be moving West.
A 600-acre closed school in the Massachusetts hilltowns of Plainfield and Cummington could become a for-profit drug and alcohol addiction center by the end of the summer. That is, if if it gets zoning approval.
Philadelphia’s mayor is proposing a divisive tax on soda and other sugary drinks. The revenue would help fund a plan for community preschools, as well as renovations to parks and libraries.
Springfield, Massachusetts, Bishop Mitchell Rozanski says he finds Pope Francis’ new church document encouraging.
There’s a wide variety of hearings and topics ahead at the Statehouse this week. One likely contentious formal session will be held on Thursday, as the […]
A conversation with the cookbook author.
Manisha Sinha says she was surprised to discover the precursor to Garrison’s “Covenant with Death” was a sermon delivered by a Hartford, Connecticut, minister.
Doctors tell us it’s a good idea to get an annual health check-up. And the same can be said for counties. A report released this week from the University of Wisconsin ranks Hampden County last in Massachusetts for health outcomes and health factors.
As lawmakers continue to hammer out legislation to fight the deadly toll the opioid crisis is taking in Massachusetts, the state department of public health is enacting new limits painkiller prescriptions for patients on the MassHealth Medicaid program.
Along with most schools across the state, Beacon Hill is a bit sleepy this week. Most committees are taking a break – and neither the […]
At these temperatures, exposed skin can lead to frostbite as little as ten minutes.
A collection of poems and stories by Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, resident and former park ranger Kathleen O’Rourke called “What I’ve Seen” highlights her years interpreting nature in Utah, Nevada, North Dakota and at Mount Greylock, in Western Massachusetts.
Clothes that don’t sell in thrift shops are often gathered up and offered for sale to consumers around the world. But as that market falls apart, secondhand shops are taking an unexpected financial hit.