With more snow in the forecast the House last Thursday preemptively scheduled a session for Friday, aware that it may not be possible to hold their usual Monday session. It was the kind of scheduling maneuver that might not have happened weeks ago, but it appears lawmakers are adapting to the reality that Mother Nature is making it tough to even get to Beacon Hill.
Updated at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, February 9th, 2015. The week has begun with yet another major winter storm hitting much of New England. A winter storm warning is in effect for nearly all of Massachusetts and northern Connecticut through 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The Grammy Awards are tonight, and a member of the UMass Amherst music department will be there. Trumpeter Eric Berlin is up for Best Contemporary […]
Education experts have long worried about the lost instructional time, but prior research got this wrong, says Harvard Kennedy School professor Joshua Goodman.
Western Massachusetts has some of the highest rates of vaccine refusal in the state — especially Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties. Health experts say pockets of under vaccination are most vulnerable to disease outbreaks.
Nathan Perez and Giselle Albelo initially testified they saw Charles Wilhite fatally shoot Alberto Rodriguez outside a Springfield convenience store in 2008, later recanting their testimony.
The developer who had planned to renovate a new space for the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center has pulled out of the project, according to Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
As MGM prepares to build its casino in Springfield’s South End, it’s bought up a cluster of properties, evicting businesses and organizations. Among them is the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center.
Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples announced Wednesday it would buy rival Office Depot for about $6 billion. The cash-and-stock deal comes 18 years after the two companies’ […]
A quiet local man invested for years and left his profits to Brooks Memorial Library and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Victor Woolridge offers few specifics about what he’s looking for in a new UMass president. In a wide-ranging interview, we also asked him about tuition and fees, crowd control issues at UMass Amherst and the much-debated woes of the UMass football program.
Federal officials have concluded that hundreds of people who worked at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass., three decades ago were exposed to Agent Orange. We hear from a Springfield reporter who’s covered the story.
A substance abuse treatment center for inmates will remain in its rented Springfield facility past an eviction date at the end of this month, according to Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
UMass-Amherst says initiatives limiting crowds prevented a repeat of past violent student celebrations following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win.
The New England Patriot’s stunning come-from-behind victory in yesterday’s Super Bow is history for commentator Robert Chipkin. He’s thinking about next year’s numbers.