The Vernon reactor has generated electricity on the banks of the Connecticut River since 1972. It’s also generated public discord, litigation and mistrust. Officials on both sides hope that’s coming to an end, now that the plant is closing. But with decades of cleanup and decommissioning ahead, the saga of Vermont Yankee and the state is far from over.
Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern says President Obama’s decision to seek normalized relations with Cuba is a foreign relations victory for the president.
Ashley Petersen, a Sandy Hook native, created a Facebook event called “26 Days of Kindness,” in which each day leading up to Dec. 14 is dedicated to a victim of the shooting.
The lawmakers include Gale Candaras of Wilbraham and Stephen Brewer of Barre.
Western Massachusetts Catholics on Monday remembered former Bishop Joseph Maguire, who died last week at 95.
A notable Thanksgiving for Commentator and Pulitzer Prize wining jouralist, Madeleine Blais, who once entered a rigged holiday writing contests (if you entered, you won), and made the dinner gravy congeal in the process.
An earlier version of the site failed and the state acquired a new one, at a total cost of $255 million.
In the week that Massachusetts removed the last challenge to its new gaming industry, voting down a potential repeal, one of Connecticut’s casinos showed off exactly how it’s preparing for competition from the north.
Baker is replacing a governor, Deval Patrick, who spent a lot of time in the region because he lived part-time in the Berkshires.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday is slated to formally award licenses to MGM for a Springfield casino and Wynn Resorts for one in Everett.
There was much interest in Springfield as the city has maintained a long-standing agreement with MGM to build a resort-casino downtown. Now the project is that much closer to reality.
A look at results from some of the top election contests around Massachusetts and New England.
A look at some of the top Election Day contests around Massachusetts and New England, as we wait for the polls to close. At 8 p.m., New England Public Radio brings you live special coverage of the results.
Just three days before the election, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti has dropped out of the race for governor.
Around Halloween, some New England farms boost their revenues with attractions like corn mazes and – of course – haunted hayrides. And for the first time this fall, a couple of Pioneer Valley farms are letting the haunted fight back.