Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is among about three dozen communities in the Bay State that use Native American mascots and images for their high school sports teams. As school officials ponder whether to make a change, residents on both sides have taken the issue online.
Some federal help is coming to Massachusetts farmers who suffered significant crop loss as a result of freezing temperatures earlier this year.
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a high school and college basketball standout from Springfield, cannot play professionally overseas because she wears a hijab, the Islamic head scarf. She returned to her hometown to speak with a group of students about her effort to overturn the policy she said is discriminatory
The University of Connecticut plans to launch a new graduate program for aspiring genetic counselors, starting in the 2018 academic year.
Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe held his 39th and final clambake Wednesday. The annual event has been a must-attend gathering for elected officials, aspiring politicians and law enforcement officials from across Massachusetts. Ashe, one of the longest-serving elected officials in the state, is set to retire at the end of the years after 42 years as sheriff.
Milwaukee’s police force is under scrutiny following an officer-involved shooting of a man who ran from a traffic stop and subsequent protests that turned violent over the weekend. The city’s police chief has ties to Massachusetts, including a brief stint in Springfield
Set in the early 18th century, the new book is based on actual Native American raids on two Massachusetts settlements, including Deerfield.
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Nicole LaChappelle of Easthampton heads to her party’s convention next week in Philadelphia.
A Chicopee man faces murder charges after officials say he shot and killed a teenager who mistakenly knocked on the man’s door this weekend.
The Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office says Springfield native and former New England Patriot lineman Ron Brace had an irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure. But the determination leaves a mystery into what exactly caused the death in April of the 29 year old.
The Springfield Armory National Historic site is holding a reunion this weekend for its former workers. The Armory is also hoping to record the oral histories of individuals and their families who worked and lived on the Armory grounds during World War Two.
With three vacancies scheduled to open up on the state’s highest court this summer, abortion rights supporters in Massachusetts are criticizing Governor Baker for his refusal to guarantee that his judicial appointments share his pro-choice stance
Team officials say the Thunderbirds will be the name of Springfield’s new American Hockey League franchise. The announcement follows a naming campaign that drew more than 2,600 entries.
One of the nominees does have strong ties to Springfield. Kimberly Budd comes from a Springfield family prominent in law enforcement.
Springfield marked the 5th anniversary of the tornado that swept through the city five years ago Wednesday. Mayor Domenic Sarno had asked spiritual institutions to ring their bells at 4:38 pm as part of a city-wide moment of remembrance.
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