Later today, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner will be in Greenfield and then Springfield to give an update on stemming the opioid abuse crisis in the region, and across the state.
May 30, 2014
Jury duty calls and commentator Ellen Moyer was idly hanging around the courthouse to see if she was assigned a case. And in the waiting she found some unexpected insight and optimism about the future.
May 23, 2014
Commentator and high school student fashionista Lauren Padilla is wrapping up her junior year at Longmeadow High. The tradition is, juniors can attend the senior prom. But, for her, there would be no bigger nightmare.
Because there’s a large field of candidates splitting the vote, the former mayor has a credible shot at winning. Yet a campaign by Cianci would also raise a national focus on Rhode Island’s checkered history of political corruption.
In two years, students will face College Board’s new SAT. To prepare for it, high schools may make changes of their own.
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.