The instrument became so popular that in the early 20th century, almost every town in this country and in Europe had a mandolin orchestra. Those orchestras are making a comeback, including one in western Massachusetts.
Updated at 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 At least one group is reacting to Sarno’s comments by moving families out of the city.
Several people have said they want to explore a run for the office — including Luke Bronin, former legal counsel to Gov. Dannel Malloy. Segarra said he welcomes all challengers.
While the site of the power plant has a lot going for it, building something else where a nuclear reactor once stood is no easy task.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant entered its final shutdown Monday at 1:03 pm. The 620 Megawatt reactor has been generating electricity for more than 42 years.
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.