Today on Morning Edition Extra, we hear some voices in the news this week. Then we head to the hills of Western Massachusetts for a mushroom forging expedition.
In some towns around the region, Monday is the first day of school. Teachers have spent the past couple of weeks getting ready for their new students, who are restless imagining what’s ahead.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health received 181 applications from people and groups looking to open medical marijuana dispensaries.
The select board in Blandford, Massachusetts, is due to meet Friday to discuss the resignation of its entire fire department. The Blandford fire chief and volunteers quit this week, in part ov
The chief and volunteer firefighters in the Western Massachusetts town of Blandford have all called it quits.
In journalist Russ Rymer’s first stab at fiction, he dives into a world of diplomats and doctors, as well as heart transplants and heartbreak.
The leader of the Greater Springfield NAACP says the group has reached out over and over again to Hard Rock Casino, but never heard back.
The U.S. State Department is commenting on a letter from Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, although the department says the note has not yet arrived.
Some residents of Worcester are heading to the polls for a special primary election Tuesday. They’re picking nominees for a Massachusetts House seat.
A defense attorney says former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger will appeal his conviction in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes.
Nine months after Massachusetts voters signed off on medical marijuana, the state is now starting to accept applications for pot dispensaries.
Amherst Democrat Stanley Rosenberg said Wednesday he has enough support to become the next president of the Massachusetts Senate.
Massachusetts state senators are maneuvering to become the next Senate president.
Massachusetts welfare officials and local law enforcement are teaming up with the feds to crack down on trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as food sta
Massachusetts legislators this week are scheduled to decide whether to give residents a sales tax-free weekend in August.