Tom Waddell was an Olympian, doctor and civil rights activist. Most notably he founded the Gay Games in the early 1980’s.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health this week announced it will change the way it licenses medical marijuana dispensaries, following a long and controversial process to open them.
Until now, dispensaries were approved through a long application process that was fraught with controversy and delays.
Spring training is wrapping up, and the Boston Red Sox play the first game of the regular season on Monday afternoon.
The head of Boston’s Olympic bid is offering no firm answers on whether some events could be held in western Massachusetts.
Updated at 11:44 a.m. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office says Emmanuel Bile has been sentenced to 8-10 years in a state prison, followed by 5 years probation.
This week, MGM broke ground on its casino in Springfield. When it opens in late 2017, the western Massachusetts resort may find itself in the middle of a region stacked with casinos.
The Hampden County Sheriff’s office says its inmate treatment center will miss a March 31st eviction deadline from MGM. But the sheriff’s office says it now has a plan to temporarily relocate.
The new route for passenger rail through the Pioneer Valley is exceeding expectations. That’s according to numbers from Amtrak. But it’s hard to tell if its had much of an effect on local businesses.
Opening statements are scheduled for Friday in the trial of Emmanuel Bile. He’s one of four young men who are charged with gang-raping a UMass Amherst student in her dorm room in October 2012.
As MGM prepares to start building its casino in the South End of Springfield, it’s running up against some opposition from the city’s historical commission.
For those tired of the snow and cold in New England, here’s one glimmer of hope: Red Sox spring training is underway.
The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center is in the footprint of the company’s planned casino.
Away from the music clubs and bars of western Massachusetts, there’s a network of young musicians organizing concerts on a regular basis. A few local bands have emerged from this scene, and received attention far beyond the Pioneer Valley. One of them is California X, from Hadley.
Late last month, the influential music site Pitchfork declared that “Western Massachusetts is having another moment.” At the top of the list, And The Kids, a Northampton group whose album, “Turn to Each Other” is out this week.