The Winter-Weary Find Springtime France At Smith Bulb Show

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.

Stabbing In Shelter Parking Lot Rattles Residents

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.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

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.

A Requiem For Sandy Hook’s Children

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.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

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.