In two years, students will face College Board’s new SAT. To prepare for it, high schools may make changes of their own.
May 23, 2014
The sale to a Florida-based company will include an unspecified number of layoffs at the daily newspaper.
May 16, 2014
Since the 1970s, the Cummington Fairgrounds in the western Massachusetts hilltown of Cummington has hosted sheep and wool enthusiasts for a weekend of family and sheep focused events.
May 17th marks a decade since the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health court decision that legalized gay marriage in Massachusetts.
May 09, 2014
The Massachusetts firefighters busy battling those flames are assisted by eyes in the sky: observers in the state’s network of fire towers looking for the first signs of a blaze.
Even in a high-coverage state like Massachusetts, some people fall through the cracks.
Michael Rawlins, a geo-scientist at UMass Amherst, says heavier precipitation is one of the main climate change challenges facing the region.
May 02, 2014
Artwork from the iconic Dick and Jane series was auctioned off earlier this week. Baby boomers well-remember these elementary school primers – some wistfully and some not so much.
Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman is using old-school tactics and his long history in the Democratic Party, as he attempts to beat Attorney General Martha Coakley, who he trails in the polls.
A proposed pipeline would bring natural gas from New York and Pennsylvania through the Berkshires to Dracut, Massachusetts. Many residents are unhappy, but others are excited by the prospect of new jobs.
April 25, 2014
As Ilan Stavans sees it, the late author changed the literary world and maybe Latin America itself.
Flying can be an unpleasant experience — the cramped cabins, the processed air, the indignity of going through security. But for families with autistic children, the process can be nearly impossible.
A middle school social worker in Holyoke has created a replica of a Puerto Rican rainforest in his classroom — and found the effects to be as much therapeutic as educational.
Berkshire Medical Center would operate the emergency room and buy the now-vacant hospital under an agreement announced Thursday.
April 18, 2014
Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.