The original legislation authorizing funding for the expansion of broadband internet service to rural communities in western Massachusetts was signed eight years ago. And some involved with the movement never thought it would take as long as it has.
Democrat Adam Hinds of Pittsfield and Republican Christine Canning of Lanesborough are vying for the seat currently held by Ben Downing, who is stepping down after a decade.
If you spend any time walking in the woods, you see a lot of strange looking trees — trees shaped by the wind, split by lightning or reaching toward. And — occasionally — some twists and turns are man-made.
A half-century ago, a Polish author wrote a novel about a Hungarian diplomat who works in the embassy in India and falls in love with an Australian.
The next in our series of debates on the four statewide ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 3 asks voters whether the state should move to “prohibit any confinement of pigs, calves, and hens that prevents them from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely?”
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.
Ballots in Massachusetts include four important questions this year. Last week, Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he would vote for the ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana.
Amherst College senior David Lander has received a lot of attention recently — and not for his academics or his performance on the school’s soccer team. Lander wrote a column for the Huffington Post after Donald Trump said his decade-old comments describing sexual assault were just quote “locker-room talk.”
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
An after-incarceration program helps ex-offenders get things like social security cards, health insurance, food stamps, and housing. And once a year, current and former participants in the program come together for a reunion. This week was its 20th anniversary.
The next in our series of debates on the four statewide ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 2 asks voters whether to raise the state’s cap on charter schools.
A Massachusetts law known as Section 35 was meant to help family members force their loved ones into treatment. But as the opioid epidemic worsens, some people are pursuing their own civil commitment.
The first in our series of debates on the four ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 4 asks voters whether to legalize recreational marijuana.
Two candidates for a western Massachusetts State Senate seat are confronting each other over Donald Trump and political opportunism. The topics arose during a recent debate on Focus Springfield TV between incumbent state Senator Eric Lesser, a Democrat, and his challenger, Republican Chip Harrington.
This Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November election in Massachusetts.