The news organization ProPublica has just released national data from 2014 on the number of doctors who take gifts or payments from pharmaceutical companies. While Massachusetts has one of the lowest rates overall, two Western Massachusetts hospitals show the highest percentage of doctors taking payments in the state.
Franklin County launches first “Family Drug Court” in the state to help parents with addiction get help before they lose custody of their children.
All six vying for the 3rd Hampshire District seat in Western Massachusetts are progressive Democrats. Where they differ is in background and experience.
Supporters of both Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders say it’s been challenging to maintain the unity they professed earlier in the season. This is especially true in Western Massachusetts, which voted heavily for the underdog.
A suburban housewife who spends a long day with her children, thinking back on a passionate love affair and musing on life’s alternate paths.
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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.