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

ELECTION 2014

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