When you think of environmentally beneficial landscapes, the land beneath power lines might not be at the top of your list, but new research is highlighting this habitat’s importance in conserving a wide array of plant and insect life.
Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, and Democratic nominee Martha Coakley squared off Wednesday morning for the second time in 12 hours. Unlike previous ones, this debate featured just those two leading candidates head to head. It lead to a more thorough airing of issues, including TV ads and economic policy.
Clean up continues after early morning storms hit several towns in western Massachusetts. The National Weather Service received reports of severe weather in Hadley, Southampton, and Colrain. In Easthampton, Route 141 remains closed at this hour.
Massachusetts voters will see five names on the ballot for governor in November. that includes three independents. For them, it’s been difficult to make a mark on the race. And two of those candidates have spent over a million dollars of their own money.
A month remains until the election and the race for Massachusetts governor stands as a tight affair between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley, who are set to meet again in a debate on Tuesday night.
Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.
The new WBUR weekly tracking survey, released Wednesday morning, shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41. Eleven percent of voters remain undecided, and 4 percent support one of three independent candidates — Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively.
The tiny village center in West Stockbridge, Mass., is home to two coffee shops—each of which could be called the most connoisseur-friendly coffee service in the Berkshires. One of them has even figured out how to charge $5.95 for a glass of iced coffee, without it seeming entirely crazy.
The process is anonymous, and the state takes custody of the baby while it begins the adoption process. A social worker at Hartford Hospital explains how it works.
With five weeks remaining until election day, polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running neck-and-neck.
Nearly three weeks after the Massachusetts primary elections, the candidates for governor finally meet for their first debate Monday in Springfield
The Springfield Symphony begins its eighth decade Saturday night when a new season opens. Maestro Kevin Rhodes has renewed his relationship as music director of the ensemble for the next three seasons.
Wesleyan University is asking its residential fraternities not to pledge freshmen and to turn over the rolls of all their members as the school issued an order to end its all-male fraternities and make residential fraternities co-ed.
This debate over pre-school and how to pay for it is an annual one in Massachusetts. Most recently, just last year, Governor Deval Patrick proposed clearing the voucher waiting list. It didn’t happen.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission meets today. Commissioners are expected to discuss the future of thoroughbred racing in the state. That’s after Suffolk Downs Race Track […]