Vermont Yankee’s 10-mile emergency planning zone is about to expire as the nuclear power plant continues its decommissioning process. The new protocol will directly impact 18 communities and its more than 35,000 residents in three states, from jobs to activating and funding local emergency operations.
The City of Springfield is considering a possible take over of a venerable community center in danger of closing, according to Mayor Domenic Sarno.
Some of your favorite local fruits, from peaches and plums to apples and cherries, could be in short supply later this year. The cold weather […]
As lawmakers consider action to halt eligibility changes to a state healthcare program, Governor Baker says he’s willing to delay the changes scheduled to go into effect April 1st.
Jim Trelease says it was a confluence of circumstances that made the recording of Chamberlain’s record-setting game on March 2nd, 1962, possible.
State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester on Tuesday named Jessica Huizenga to oversee the district. Huizenga is currently an assistant superintendent in Cambridge and has experience turning around troubled schools. But she’s a newcomer to Southbridge.
Among those included in the United States’ delegation — is Congressman Jim McGovern of Worcester, a longtime critic of the trade embargo and frequent visitor to the island.
Public housing officials in Massachusetts say their subsidy to operate the state’s public housing units has been frozen for five consecutive years. They are now calling on lawmakers for an additional $8 million to help cover the cost of implementing administering a new law designed to hold local housing authorities more accountable.
UMass Athletics Director Ryan Bamford says the dismissal of the men’s hockey and women’s basketball coaches presents an opportunity to starts fresh and move the programs to a championship caliber level.
Local elections officials report turnout in Tuesday’s Massachusetts Presidential primary was higher than they expected.
The state’s top election official say turnout could equal or surpass the record high set in 2008.
The head of Springfield’s Roman Catholic Diocese is apologizing to victims of clerical sexual abuse and urging them to come back to worship. The apology […]
A Springfield baker has a novel theory why his beloved New England Patriots aren’t playing in Superbowl 50 this Sunday; his Boston Creme pie cupcakes were successfully used by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in friendly wages until last month’s AFC Championship
The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department says it has signed a lease with the new owners of a former nursing home to house the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center, which lost its long-time home to MGM-Springfield’s casino project.
Charles Wilhite, the Springfield man who spent 40 months in prison before being cleared of murder charges three years ago, has been acquitted of assault charges in a separate trial.