Massachusetts Department of Public Health found deaths from heroin use declined last year, but those from the opioid fentanyl, increased.
New data shows that teaching staffs in Massachusetts public schools are much less racially diverse than the student body. Research shows all students benefit when more teachers come from diverse backgrounds.
Students had been encouraged to skip classes and find out how they could protect immigrants from deportation.
Jonathan Lash’s tenure includes an increase in financial aid and a push to make Hampshire more environmentally friendly, but it wasn’t all smooth. Hampshire faced national criticism for deciding not to fly the American flag in the center of campus, soon after one was burned.
The leader of the local NAACP said an outside investigator is needed in cases like this. A victim’s lawyer said that police officers know who committed the attack but aren’t talking.
Flotation therapy has been shown to help some sufferers of depression, anxiety and stress, but scientists agree more research is needed for many other advertised claims.
The Massachusetts state auditor released a study showing cities and towns will need another $17.8 billion to pay for water projects in the next twenty years.
The building’s fire alarm did go off, but the connection to an alarm monitoring company had actually failed two days earlier.
Pastor Darwin Rivera of the Centro Cristiano Nacion de Jesus began his prayer with these words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “If you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
One of the researchers said that — so far — this winter in our region is probably typical of what winters here will look like in the future.
A bill designed to make it easier for small towns to staff volunteer ambulances has failed in the Massachusetts legislature for the third session in a row. But a Berkshire lawmaker says he’s not dropping the issue
Last Sunday morning, 18-year-old Briana Serrano awoke to black smoke coming down from the ceiling in her third-story apartment.
Residents in Shelburne, Massachusetts, are considering whether to ask the state to change the names of thirteen roads to prevent confusion when first responders are trying to get to an emergency. Some of the names listed by the state Department of Transportation differ from road signs or the names locals use.
The Norman Rockwell Museum is the first to base an exhibition on Hanna-Barbera. The idea came about a bit serendipitously.
As Catholic Charities gets ready to finalize a federal contract to resettle 51 refugees in Northampton, it’s unclear whether the new Trump Administration could restrict how many — and which — refugees are allowed in.