We collected some summer reading recommendations from the experts — librarians and booksellers around western Massachusetts.
A conference committee must now work out a compromise spending plan for the fiscal year budget that begins in July. Massachusetts state Senators passed their version of the budget last week, after tacking on several policy priorities.
This is the second of two perspectives we’re airing this week on a Massachusetts bill to expand public accommodation rights to the transgender community.
By mid-June, the Massachusetts House will take up a bill that would extend non-discrimination rights to transgender individuals. Today, a conversation about the bill with transgender activist Tynan Power.
The prosecutor in Buffis’ case says he believes it’s the first conviction in western Massachusetts for a police chief abusing their office.
The CEO of Friendly’s Ice Cream says not much will change about the company when it sells part of its business to a Texas-based Dean Foods.
A group of seventh grade students at Duggan Academy plan to deliver a petition to their principal to ask that all clothing sold with the school’s logo be certified fair trade or union-made in America.
A new study shows that nearly a third of New England farm operators are over age 65, and most of those farmers don’t employ anyone under 45 years old.
Connecticut lawmakers will return next week to focus on the state’s $1 billion dollar deficit for the coming fiscal year.
Some reverse mortgage borrowers have fallen behind on tax and insurance payments, and now risk losing their homes.
Last September, a Springfield man was arrested over a minor charge. Fifty-seven year-old Jerry Bradley died in police custody just over a day later. We speak with MassLive reporter Dan Glaun.
There’s no end in sight for a moratorium on new natural gas service in parts of Franklin and Hampshire counties now that Kinder Morgan has dropped its plan to build a pipeline through the region.
Northampton, Massachusetts, is the latest community to adopt a controversial program that asks nonprofits to make a voluntary, tax-like payment.
The feminist writer and activist, and Smith College graduate, is giving several speeches in western Massachusetts this week.
A quasi-state agency is making a push to replace residents’ oldest wood stoves with newer models.