Shots have been fired in at least 30 incidents in Pittsfield this year. That’s as many as happened in all of 2015.
It’s budget time for the Massachusetts Senate this week. Senators will wade through 1,167 amendments to the spending plan starting on Tuesday.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Speaking in Springfield Friday, DeLeo says if the proposal passes the house, there will be some work to do to merge it with the already-approved Senate version.
The latest red flag raised by opponents of the project: the possible presence of a Native American burial ground.
As defense attorneys wait to find out how the fiascos at Amherst and Hinton drug labs will affect their clients, many want to know whether the state’s drug-testing procedures — now under the control of the Massachusetts State Police — have sufficiently improved.
According to the newly released book “Wildflowers of New England” there are over 1,100 kinds of wildflowers out there.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination for vice president. Current Governor Charlie Baker was a member of Weld’s cabinet in the 1990’s.
Massachusetts, like other states, requires incoming teachers to document they know how to teach before they land in a classroom. As the state begins to review its teacher certification, some say barriers to entry are too high. Other say incoming teachers need time to master a complex job.
“I’ve been thinking about telling my story for a long time.”
Poet Wallace Stevens, less known than his contemporaries like T.S. Eliot, lived an enigmatic and in many ways ordinary life. That’s according to a new biography by Paul Mariani called The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens.
The bill would allow people to use public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
The prosecutor in Buffis’ case says he believes it’s the first conviction in western Massachusetts for a police chief abusing their office.
Letters between Sylvia Plath and her mother’s close friend have found a new home at her alma mater Smith College.
In October, an all-electronic system of collecting fares to use the highway will come on-line and over 400 employees will be displaced.