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.
Food writer T. Susan Chang once saw the actor Gary Oldman take a drink of absinthe in the the 1992 movie version of Dracula. She was the one who became intoxicated, with dreams of tasting the once forbidden spirit and images of 19th Century Paris dancing in her head.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is questioning Entergy Vermont Yankee’s claims that the risk of accidents is negligible after the plant stops operating.
The two major candidates for Connecticut governor have clashed repeatedly in their debates over economic policy and jobs. But how far apart are they really in how they would tackle the pocketbook issues? Maybe not so far.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given people until this Monday to comment on a $613 million plan to finish a toxic waste clean up of the Housatonic River.
Patrick made the announcement in East Springfield, where a new $60 million plant would be built.
Burgio said he’s at work with a manufacturer to develop and test a device that will prevent monk parakeets from landing on power lines.
At a press conference in Keene City Hall, Police Chief Ken Meola said there’s been trouble at Pumpkin Festival in the past, but nothing like what the city saw this weekend.
A majority of the Hartford city council approved a deal on Tuesday to bring a baseball stadium and related development to downtown Hartford.
Deval Patrick says he is studying the cases of three people recommended by the parole board.
When you think of environmentally beneficial landscapes, the land beneath power lines might not be at the top of your list, but new research is highlighting this habitat’s importance in conserving a wide array of plant and insect life.
The state epidemiologist, Alfred DeMaria, notes that the disease is fairly difficult to transmit, as it requires exposure to the blood or body fluid of someone who’s experiencing symptoms.
The process is anonymous, and the state takes custody of the baby while it begins the adoption process. A social worker at Hartford Hospital explains how it works.