The rates of marriage in the military today rival civilian numbers from the 1950’s. That’s what UMass Amherst sociology professor Jennifer Lundquist discovered. She says benefits like health care, free education and housing create a culture conducive to marrying young.
Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray has helped engineer an orderly transition to her successor, Senator Stan Rosenberg, and managed to put an extensive chamber renovation plan, including funding, in place prior to her departure and in the midst of criticism of harmful cuts to state programs and services.
Residents in Springfield’s north end say higher speed trains slated to start running at the end of December pose serious safety risks. Jose Claudio, of the New North Citizen’s Council says hundreds of people cross the track at a section called…the alleyway. Claudio says that includes children, and parents with strollers.
Vermont Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin’s narrow defeat last week of Republican Scott Milne means the state legislature will have the final say on the matter in January. The Vermont constitution requires lawmakers take a special vote — a secret ballot — if neither candidate gets more than 50 percent in the election.
A conversation with UMass Poll director Brian Schaffner.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is waiting, like the rest of the state, for the outcome of Tuesday’s voting. So, what does a soon-to-be ex-governor do on Election Day?
We check-in with reporters from Connecticut and Vermont for the latest on those state’s gubernatorial elections.
An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.
GE is highly critical of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to clean up PCB contamination in the Housatonic river. The public comment period for the proposal called,Rest of River,ended this week
As we approach November 4th, we’re hosting a series of mini-debates on the four ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this year.
Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can’t go to a landfill. But what does a ton of food waste look like?
A yearly event to help homeless veterans in Springfield, Massachusetts is being revamped. What used to be called Stand Down, is now the Western Mass Veterans Expo. It’s taking place this Thursday at a new venue, the Mass Mutual Center.
It’s game time at UMass Amherst. The Minutemen football team faces Boston College at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. This is the third year since the team made the costly and contentious move up to college football’s top division.
Chris Bohjalian says he chose to revolve the entire story around a nuclear disaster. The reason, he says, goes back to 2011 when he was caring for his dying father.
In 2005, 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre became the subject of a highly publicized case of child abuse, and end of life decisions. Today, she is 20 and living in western Massachusetts.