A collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries from the NEPR news department.
Green crabs are native to Europe and Africa, but arrived in New England two hundred years ago. They eat a lot of the things fisherman are after: clams, oysters, mussels, soft shell crabs and scallops.
As our reliance on solar and wind energy grows, so does the challenge of reliability: The wind and sun can’t be turned on and off whenever people need electricity. One part of the solution is energy storage.
Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says the issue is especially important to his state, as 20 children and six adults were shot at an elementary school in Newtown.
Our commentator imagines daily progress reports — day-care style — for our presidential candidates.
A new kind of water contamination has shown up all over the US, including New England. This time it’s not lead, like in the Flint, Michigan water system, but instead it’s a chemical used to manufacture Teflon pans, firefighting foam, even microwave popcorn bags. It’s forced some communities to hand out bottled water and shut down their water systems.
Democrats and Republicans cast ballots in New Jersey, California, South Dakota, Montana and New Mexico. North Dakota Democrats also head to the polls.
New England Public Radio is airing live special coverage starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. We’ll have results, speeches and analysis through the evening, with the latest on Morning Edition Wednesday.
In just one neighborhood, known as Maple High-Six Corners, 132 apartments and houses were condemned. Some people lost everything and moved away. But the storm is also bringing in millions of government dollars, and more people are getting involved in the neighborhood.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Storm Stories: Path of Fury
The latest red flag raised by opponents of the project: the possible presence of a Native American burial ground.
“I’ve been thinking about telling my story for a long time.”
Some Springfield city officials first opposed the changes, saying they felt blind-sided, but have since come around to accept them. The casino is slated to open in late 2018.
The gathering had picked up extra attention after the National Rifle Association urged its members to show up and fight a handful of gun control measures.
Congressman Richie Neal says Republicans may lose a lot more than the White House in November, now that’s it clear Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee.
They used validation chips reserved for jurors to get a reduced $3 per day parking rate.
The move was opposed by municipal leaders in Northwestern Connecticut. They say the school is abandoning its students in that part of the state.