Rare Books Meet Common Bags At The Mortimer

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.

The Ascension of Mass. Senator Stan Rosenberg

With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.