This year the theme is Claude Monet’s garden. The impressionist artist was also an avid gardener—who diverted a river to create his pond and purchased special varieties of water lilies that he famously painted, over and over.
For 24 years, Keene, New Hampshire, has celebrated “all things pumpkin” with Pumpkinfest. But the end may be near.
As MGM prepares to start building its casino in the South End of Springfield, it’s running up against some opposition from the city’s historical commission.
Massachusetts doctors say they’re seeing an increase in the number of pregnant women addicted to opiates, with an unclear impact on their newborns.
The fatal stabbing took place at the Worthington Street homeless shelter in Springfield, Mass., run by Friends of the Homeless. Details are unclear, but according to newspaper reports, a 34-year-old shelter resident was arrested for the murder.
“Massachusetts has declared economic war on us and we are going to fight back,” said Senate majority leader Bob Duff.
Fifteen months ago, state officials heralded what they said was a landmark agreement with the owners of Vermont Yankee. But new legal battles are already brewing over the decommissioning of the Vernon nuclear reactor.
A veteran of both the U.S. military and one of the most turbulent industries, the last offshore fisherman on Nantucket wasn’t ready to hang up his hat. With the support of friends and Nantucketers who wanted him to continue fishing, 69-year-old Willis Blount turned to alternative revenue models to stay afloat.
Massachusetts House lawmakers have only about a month to review and redraft Governor Charlie Baker’s $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 budget. New governors are afforded weeks of extra time to draft their first annual budgets, but the timetable to have a budget in place, by July 1, remains the same.
What are UMass students saying ahead of this year’s pre-St. Patrick’s Day event?
Among the challenges: hundreds of families housed by the state in hotels and motels. This week, Baker proposed in his budget a $20 million fund to keep low-income families off the streets. And he announced an overall shift in policy.
For those tired of the snow and cold in New England, here’s one glimmer of hope: Red Sox spring training is underway.
A Connecticut native has written a requiem dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Singers –both children and adults — from around the state are preparing to perform its premiere. Many agree that working on the piece is powerful and not uncomplicated to sing.
This winter will eventually end — the calendar turns the page to Spring on March 19th — but the spring thaw may come even sooner. […]
Between staffing up his administration, organizing working groups to tackle problems, and holding snow emergency press conferences, Governor Charlie Baker has put nearly two months of experience in the Corner Office under his belt without putting to paper his vision of the future of state government.