Members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could vote as early as Tuesday on a proposal to take over the troubled school district in Southbridge. The board was in the Worcester County community Monday night to hear from local residents and officials.
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says the Southbridge school district has gone through seven superintendents since 2011, and that academic performance and graduation rates have remained low despite being under state watch for a dozen years.
Charles Wilhite is now facing assault charges stemming from a confrontation with his former landlord.
The Springfield City Council has scheduled a walking tour of the 14-acre site Tuesday in advance of public hearings.
Households that rely on oil for heat could see some substantial cost savings this winter season due to milder temperatures and lower crude oil prices
Following a national search, Jacob’s Pillow has selected a Connecticut native and arts administrator to lead the country’s longest running dance festival
As more attention is focused on workers being able to earn a living wage, two major hospitals in Massachusetts have announced plans to increase their minimum wage rates to $15 an hour.
The Springfield City Council Monday voted to approve an overlay district map allowing MGM to begin clearing land for its proposed casino, including demolishing buildings.
For the first time in its history, Merriam Webster has selected the suffix ism as the dictionary company’s word of the year.
Springfield officials on Monday accepted a deed transferring the property housing the former US Army Reserve Center to the city at no cost
Could a dog’s spit provide clues on how to treat human diseases? A team of researchers at the UMass Medical School have launched a project to find out and are seeking dog owners for the study
Massachusetts State Police are reversing a decision to close the Brookfield barracks, which serves eleven rural communities in Worcester County
Massachusetts lawmakers are racing against a weekend deadline to pass a bill that would put a hold on the imminent closure of a state police […]
This upcoming weekend’s scheduled pub crawl featuring people dressed up as Santa Claus has some Amherst officials concerned it could turn into drunken free for all, despite claims to the contrary by organizers
In what marks the continuing passing of an era, Ernie’s Garage, one of two remaining full service stations in Northampton, will stop selling gasoline at the end of 2015.