Uneven New England Apple Harvest This Season

According to the USDA, the apple harvest across Massachusetts is expected to be down 8 percent from last year. Far bigger drops are predicted for growers in Connecticut and New Hampshire, with Maine seeing a nearly 50 percent surge in apples.

Candidates For 9th Hampden House District Agree On All But Guns


The three candidates vying for the seat now held by retiring Massachusetts state Representative Sean Curran of Springfield saw eye-to-eye on most of the issues discussed at a candidate roundtable. But as New England Public Radio’s Tom Relihan reports, they diverged on gun control.

MORE: New England Public Radio’s voter guide for primary elections in western and central Massachusetts and northern Connecticut

Two Conn. Post Offices Hold Public Meetings On Reduced Hours

Two public meetings will be held in Connecticut to talk about new hours for the East Windsor Hill and North Franklin post offices. The United States Postal Service has been cutting operating hours at hundreds of post offices across the country.