We’ve brought you stories of the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. A year ago our airwaves and website were filled with stories of another mass shooting, at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
This week’s selection in the Summer Fiction series is “Thieves Never Steal in the Rain,” a short story collection from Northampton, Massachusetts, resident Marisa Labozzetta. The stories follow one large Italian family, based in part on her own experiences.
MORE BOOKS: NEPR’s Summer Fiction series
All six vying for the 3rd Hampshire District seat in Western Massachusetts are progressive Democrats. Where they differ is in background and experience.
The Bloomberg poll found 35 percent were in favor of a Clinton-Warren ticket.
As our reliance on solar and wind energy grows, so does the challenge of reliability: The wind and sun can’t be turned on and off whenever people need electricity. One part of the solution is energy storage.
Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says the issue is especially important to his state, as 20 children and six adults were shot at an elementary school in Newtown.
Team officials say the Thunderbirds will be the name of Springfield’s new American Hockey League franchise. The announcement follows a naming campaign that drew more than 2,600 entries.
The $30 million project would create 350 construction jobs and add up to a hundred more retail positions in the city.
One of the nominees does have strong ties to Springfield. Kimberly Budd comes from a Springfield family prominent in law enforcement.
Former Lee, Massachusetts police chief Joseph Buffis is now locked up, beginning a 27-month prison sentence for a corruption conviction.
Kimberly “KJ” Morris was a Torrington, Conn., native who used to work and perform at Diva’s nightclub in Northampton, Mass.
In 1998, Massachusetts essentially banned assault rifles and other devices that can feed a high capacity of ammunition into weapons.
This week, Governor Charlie Baker is likely to announce his nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a very speculative look at whether the legislature will tinker with the rules to fill a U.S. Senate seat vacancy.
Supporters of both Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders say it’s been challenging to maintain the unity they professed earlier in the season. This is especially true in Western Massachusetts, which voted heavily for the underdog.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.