Two cases of possible ethical issues in Massachusetts’ Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs have cropped up in the past few months.
Preparing for emergencies in towns near the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has wound down this past year. But Entergy, the plant’s owner, is providing the state of Vermont with funding to continue planning at a reduced level.
Fourteen years after editing the best-selling women-authored essay collection The Bitch in the House, Northampton’s Cathi Hanauer oversees a sequel that she says is less angry, more accepting.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
A civil lawsuit adds to the fallout for Holyoke after two reports in 2015 alleged excessive force against emotionally disabled students at the Peck School.
The Mobile Consulate is designed to help the 3,000 or so Mexican citizens living in Springfield with passports, birth certificates and double citizenship.
A new report looks at the amount of money each state spends on its highways compared with the road conditions and congestion. But critics say the formula used was flawed.
Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is among about three dozen communities in the Bay State that use Native American mascots and images for their high school sports teams. As school officials ponder whether to make a change, residents on both sides have taken the issue online.
Several Chinese restaurants in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, are paying some immigrant workers significantly less than the minimum wage.
In Gina Damico’s latest book, 16-year-old Poppy Palladino visits a candle factory in Vermont, and stumbles upon a sinister plot by its owners to take over the town. She befriends a young man — with a rather waxy disposition.
State investigators are looking into the theft of evidence, only months after the town’s former chief went to federal prison on an unrelated charge.
Today, many of the mill buildings in Lawrence are home to refurbished work spaces — buzzing with the sounds of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs like Angie Jimenez, who is arranging pots and pans in the site of her future cooking classroom.
In the last couple years, millions of people across the country have learned their drinking water contains high levels of the contaminants known as perfluorichemicals. These are used to make nonstick things like Teflon and pizza boxes. And for those with illnesses that are linked to the contaminant, that knowledge can be helpful — and incredibly frustrating.
Some federal help is coming to Massachusetts farmers who suffered significant crop loss as a result of freezing temperatures earlier this year.
A two-day symposium honoring journalist James Foley is focusing on the challenges facing journalists who witness extreme violence.