As defense attorneys wait to find out how the fiascos at Amherst and Hinton drug labs will affect their clients, many want to know whether the state’s drug-testing procedures — now under the control of the Massachusetts State Police — have sufficiently improved.
The Northwestern District Attorney’s office tours Western Massachusetts high schools to give a civics lesson on the five sentences of the Miranda rights.
A scathing report last fall found that staff in Holyoke were abusing children in a therapeutic program through harsh and aggressive discipline. A few months later, another Western Massachusetts facility — Eagleton School in Great Barrington — had to shut down after similar allegations. How does this happen and what can be done?
Hampshire College joins Smith and Williams in going for the most stringent certification in the green building industry. “Living Buildings” are so green, they are meant to produce more energy than they use. But some question their ultimate environmental benefit.
The Springfield Rescue Mission moved into a former car dealership last year as part of a deal with MGM, which took over the group’s previous location for its casino project.
Four Massachusetts state lawmakers co-signed a letter to Massachusetts’ energy and environmental affairs secretary, requesting a freeze in snake breeding plans until after an oversight hearing in May.
Syncstate, a cyber-security business, will move into the steel and glass art deco building — more than 2 years after the museum of medieval armor closed.
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An Amherst College English professor wants to bring “Virtual Reality” technology to community groups, schools, and political activists, starting with a basic cardboard and plastic kit.
The Great Barrington residential school for boys with emotional and developmental disabilities has been under investigation for abuse and neglect.
A judge ruled that Tapestry Health should have gotten approval from the Holyoke City Council — and not just the mayor and board of health — before it launched a needle exchange program in 2012.
After the police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, offered to help heroin addicts rather than arrest them, other police departments have followed suit. Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge says his department has become much more empathetic, but without the same success getting addicts into treatment.
Everyone just needs to calm down about the snakes. That was the message from wildlife officials Tuesday night in a packed high school auditorium in Orange, Massachusetts.
Refugees fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe a century ago started farms on rocky land in upstate New York. Some of their descendants are trying to bring together the surviving farmers and their family members.
While Amherst College has abandoned its unofficial mascot, some alumni say they will keep singing the Lord Jeff fight song on their own.
College trustees announced they will not use the mascot in any official communication, and they’ll rename the college-owned Lord Jeffery Inn.