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.
Two years after the city of Worcester, Mass., passed an ordinance limiting panhandling, the US Supreme Court Monday could decide whether to hear a case challenging the 2-year-old law.
President Barack Obama wants to make community college free. Tennessee, already does that now for high school graduates. About seven years ago, Massachusetts almost did the same thing.
With the extremely cold weather, many homeless shelters in New England have been at capacity all week.
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.
As Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, VT, prepares to shut down Monday, county leaders in three states try to anticipate the full economic loss from the corporation’s exit, and respond as one region.