The state’s highest court recently ruled that’s what happened to Ronjon Cameron, of Pittsfield. Cameron had spent the last 12 years in prison after being convicted on charges of rape. At the end of October 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court overturned his conviction and ordered a new trial.
A former Pittsfield city councilor and city clerk, Linder Tyer defeated two-term incumbent Dan Bianchi in November. In Springfield, Domenic Sarno begins another term — and with a resort casino to be built, it may be his busiest.
Sixty-five years ago, the Drew family of Easthampton was told their son Bobby was missing in action in Korea. Decades later, he’s still unaccounted for.
Tyer will officially take office next week, on Monday, January 4th when she is sworn in.
Before ushering in a fruitful New Year, toss a frugal New Year’s party — while still keeping things lavish. Kyle Taylor, of The Penny Hoarder, explains how to keep your wallet from losing weight.
Capped by Christmas on Friday, the week ahead will likely start with a flourish and grow progressively quieter despite the official arrival of winter.
When you see people with their heads buried in their phones, possibly playing a game like Bejeweled Blitz, don’t judge them too harshly. New research finds the visual search and matching app may have potential as a brain training tool.
Over the past decade, the popularity of neuroscience has spawned a number of brain-training cottage industries. The company ‘Brain Balance’ offers an exercise and diet regimen it says will reconnect the brain hemispheres of children with disabilities. Critics say the company doesn’t have the science to back that up — or to justify the program’s high cost.
With the growing attention on neuroscience in education, an industry has popped up called “executive function coaching.” But some educators and researchers wonder if the science behind the approach supports its steep price tag.
Alice Parker, who turns 90 on December 16th, has an important goal — to return choral music to what she calls the heart of singing. She uses no electronics, and no accompaniment in the workshops she gives throughout this country and in Canada.
A new state budget cycle gets underway next week in Massachusetts and the proceedings this year will carry extra weight for local aid to cities and towns.
The two parties disagree over network ownership and how construction debt will be paid off.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
A Woman Clad In A Sequined Red Chador First Strolled The Streets Of Paris, Then Hartford
Children were allegedly thrown to the floor, kept in locked closets, and put in restraints as punishment, which violates state law. Holyoke’s state receiver says procedures have since improved.