In Orange, Massachusetts, a man originally from England is counting the days before he gets a surgery that is expected to greatly improve his life. But it may or may not happen before he has to leave the country. How he got to western Mass., is a story of abuse, celebrity and Skype.
As Mayor of Springfield, Sal Circosta says he would hold casino operator MGM to its promises, among other things.
Young (and not so young) fans of the fictional Penderwick sisters are counting the days until they can read another chapter in the lives of four remarkable sisters who live in a town that sounds an awful lot like Amherst, Mass. Author Jeanne Birdsall’s “The Penderwicks in Spring” arrives at book stores next week.
Massachusetts doctors say they’re seeing an increase in the number of pregnant women addicted to opiates, with an unclear impact on their newborns.
If you’re ever in Holyoke on a Friday at noon, you might be able to hear the blare of a World War II siren, a signal to remember decades of city history.
Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room is known for housing prestigious collections of literary manuscripts and ancient texts. Now, the library is displaying something a bit more frivolous: a collection of old paper and plastic bags from bookstores around the world.
Tuesday’s killing in North Carolina of three Muslim students is now being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime. They were allegedly shot by a neighbor. Many New Englanders are responding to their deaths with prayer and discussion.
The MNA says it commends Berkshire Health Systems for reopening the emergency room and expanding outpatient services. But it says the need for in-patient services in North Adams is clear and possible.
With the Patriots in the Superbowl, UMass-Amherst officials this weekend are restricting dormitory access. Like some other schools, UMass students have a history of drunken celebrations after major sporting events.
After almost 3 feet of snow, city officials say Worcester’s cleanup will go through the weekend.
After a night of snow, and several inches more predicted for the next day, almost no one was out early Tuesday on what is usually a well traveled street — Pelham Road in Amherst, Mass.
Massachusetts officials are touting an increase in high school graduation rates, but the results district to district vary.
As Massachusetts continues to grapple with heroin overdoses, the conversation in Greenfield Friday morning turned to rehabilitation and job training.
Massachusetts education officials continue to observe the Holyoke public schools this week. Evaluators met with parents late today to talk about students’ chronic under performance and a possible state takeover of the district.
Massachusetts education officials today will start a several day visit at Holyoke’s public schools. Students there have been underperforming on standardized tests for years. This week’s observations will help the state determine whether to put the district in receivership.