Environmental groups are divided on the proposal.
The exact cause of a Saturday morning fire in Warwick, Mass., that nearly wiped out an entire family is not yet confirmed. On Sunday, residents turned out to mourn the loss of a mother who was active in town activities, and her four children.
No one was seriously injured last Saturday night, after a tornado touched down in the rural Goshen and Conway, Massachusetts. But buildings collapsed, and personal belongings were destroyed. Friends — and strangers — have jumped in to help out. One “donation” happened just by chance.
More than a million Vietnamese refugees have come to the U.S. in the decades that followed their civil war; more than 65,000 Vietnamese make New England home. Syrians are another massive wave of people dislocated by war. These two very different cultures share a common experience, yet through literature and poetry, one Vietnamese refugee who grew up in Hartford is making the experience universal.
The Silver Star recipient is a three-star Army general known as a military intellectual. The president called him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”
Millions of football fans were anticipating the outcome of the Superbowl last weekend. A much smaller crowd was anticipating the fate of a UMass Amherst student who had been trying to return to campus from his home in Iran.
A UMass Amherst graduate student from Iran has been trying to return to his research in the U.S. He only recently learned that his visa had been revoked.
A UMass Amherst student remains unable to enter the United States. Mohsen Hosseini had returned to Iran over the winter break to get married.
On Saturday, a UMass Amherst graduate student thought he’d be on a plane bound for the U.S. But the airline in Iran wouldn’t issue him a boarding pass.
International graduate students, in particular, are big business for colleges. But President-elect Donald Trump’s many anti-immigration stances have brought uncertainty into the classroom.
Hundreds of people came out recently for for an interfaith conversation about hate crimes in Western Massachusetts.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t elaborated much on immigration policy, beyond what he said during the campaign. But enough was laid out that many believe he will limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.
In the U.S. eggs, measured by the number Americans eat and changing industry standards, are big ticket items. A ballot question in Massachusetts would make it illegal to sell veal, pork or eggs from animals who’ve been confined to crates or cages of a certain size. Other New England states have already adopted some farm-animal welfare regulations concerning pigs or calves. But not regarding chickens.
It’s been nine months since Amherst College distanced itself from Lord Jeff, the controversial and unofficial school mascot. This week, the nomination process for the school’s first ever official mascot got underway.
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.