Some say the images are legacies of racism. The call for new symbolism is among a list of demands, part of a nationwide protest for better conditions for students.
Smith College students added their voices to the mix of protests being held around the U.S. over growing racial tension on school campuses.
Soggy weather forced the Veterans Day program indoors in North Adams, but many of the traditions such as marching music, the playing of “Taps” and the presentation of a memorial wreath still took place.
Interest in the science of aging has peaked in recent years, as more people than ever are living past 100. In a previous story, we met several centenarians in Western Massachusetts who, so far, have managed to avoid the most devastating age-related diseases. Today, geriatric researcher Thomas Perls of Boston talks about what makes this population so hearty.
More people are living to a hundred than ever before — twice as many as twenty years ago. And they’re often living quite well – which is why centenarians have become a popular group to study in the science of aging. In this story, local centenarians share their history, wisdom and insights into a long life.
A UMass researcher recently won a federal grant to prove that New England timber can be used to make construction-quality layered wood.
The low voter turnout in last week’s municipal election in Springfield has civic leaders scratching their heads….and wondering how to reverse the trend. One suggestion; […]
The former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief was found guilty in June of extorting a 4-thousand-dollar donation from a couple involved in a prostitution sting in order to drop charges against the pair.
The model for Stephen Zrike’s recent hires comes from another administrator, the British Labor Leader and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair,
The mayor’s office denies there’s a connection.
As members of the ways and means committee, Neal says he worked closely with Ryan on attempts to change the nation’s tax code.
Outgoing Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik has a new job with the Masschusetts Department of Energy Resources. As a city official and former energy consultant, Knapik says he “speaks the language of municipalities” and understands how to get them to go green.
UMass psychologist Rebecca Spencer says a new study goes against expectations when it comes to sleep and decision-making.
Our panel looks at the big stories of the week.
Bullying, racism and the KKK — that is the childhood described in the memoir of illustrator, designer and Smith College professor Barry Moser. We Were […]