Citing a 19th century law that prohibits direct aid from city budgets to non profits and schools, the city of Easthampton, Massachusetts, has cut $20,000 it funds to a non-profit community center. Among other things it hosts a food pantry. Some city councilors and others say the mayor could contract with the center, and abide by Mass. DOR regulations.
Despite the thundershowers predicted for this week, the U.S. Drought Monitor says Massachusetts and Connecticut are experiencing a moderate drought.
As the Connecticut legislative session heads into its final week, Democratic leaders from the legislature and the governor’s office are meeting behind closed doors to finalize a budget.
A disease best known as the scourge of 18th Century British sailors emerges in a Springfield clinic, where Baystate Medical Center doctors began to screen for Vitamin C levels. They suspect scurvy is underreported among low-income populations nationwide.
A fight over tax policy is primed to take over Beacon Hill this week. That’s as the House and Senate begin negotiations over their versions of the next state budget.
In our end-of-week round-up, our panel chats about mayoral hopefuls, economic opportunity and an impossible question facing school administrators.
Captain Video, the only remaining independent movie shop in the Pionner Valley, has rented its last DVD. Customers of this Amherst, Mass, storefront, could travel to Keene, New Hampshire, to get their films, unless they get a Neftflix account first.
In Las Vegas on Friday, a public viewing for B.B. King. He died last week at 89. Like many others, New England Public Radio’s jazz host Tom Reney already feels King’s absence.
Students on a selection committee for the influential “Nutmegs” — Connecticut’s children’s book awards — talk about what it was like to help choose the nominees for next year’s winner.
A new book sheds light on Charles Dickens’ little known fascination with Massachusetts, including his visits to Springfield. University of Massachusetts, Lowell professor Diana Archibald compiled the anthology.
Debates begin this week on the Massachusetts Senate’s version of the next state budget. Lawmakers will wade through 942 amendments attached to the bill.
In our end-of-week round-up, our panel chats about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Amtrak and Tom Brady’s battle with the NFL.
Modern day F-22 pilots and crew swap war stories with World War II and Vietnam vets at the Soldiers’ Home nursing home.
Over 60 western Massachusetts parishes have shut down since 2000, as church attendance declined. Last week, a Vatican court ruled the diocese can de-consecrate and sell two churches in the region.
More than three years after the FBI began investigating him, former Lee, Massachusetts, Police Chief Joseph Buffis is scheduled to go on trial Monday in Springfield.