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.
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.
State Rep. Thomas Petrolati was not charged with any crime, and on the streets of Ludlow, his constituents appear to hold him in high regard.
The passenger rail service that will run between Pittsfield and New York City is still several years away.
A fire at the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts caused more damage than expected, resulting in the entire second floor being shut down for several weeks.
The horn was placed back on display last week, exactly 254 years after it was made.
The town voted earlier this year to shut its police department over concerns that the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will significantly cut its tax base.
Motorists can expected increased scrutiny and hefty penalties for texting while driving and other activities that take their attention off the road.
For most of us, social media is a part of our every day lives- at work, home or both. But a lot of people are still figuring out when to use it and how. This is especially true in high school, where many teachers are still unsure of how it fits in the classroom.
Some residents are hopeful about economic recovery; others warn against potential problems.
The recommendations come on the heels of a report compiled in the last few months and includes improving access to treatment.
It’s been a long recovery, but Robert Nakosteen says the Massachusetts economy is doing better than the rest of the nation.
In two years, students will face College Board’s new SAT. To prepare for it, high schools may make changes of their own.
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.
Four Berkshire County banks are offering loans and other financial incentives to help bring a $1.3 billion rail car manufacturing job to the region.