A joint committee of the University of Massachusetts and the town of Amherst got its first look at recommendations Tuesday from a consultant about how the two bodies can work better together.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had offered the federal government the use of Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, and another base on Cape Cod. Neither are currently needed, say the feds.
A group of western Massachusetts colleges are trying to get schools around the state organized as they pitch themselves to international students.
The town manager of Amherst, Massachusetts, is disputing charges by the local police union that local leaders were ignoring their calls for increased police staffing.
A developer from the Midwest has purchased three Berkshire County paper mills with hopes to lease out the long-vacant properties.
Primary day is a little more than a month away, and while the gubernatorial election may be getting most of the attention, there’s actually a more competitive battle further down the ballot that’s bringing out Democratic devotees and dollars: the race for attorney general.
He trails by 40 points in the latest poll, but Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is talking like it’s his race to lose. Berwick visited and Pittsfield and Holyoke Friday.
The Massachusetts Legislature frantically finished their formal sessions last week. Now, Governor Patrick and his staff have 10 days to decide whether or not to sign the bills into law.
Massachusetts’ highest court now has one fewer voice from the western and central parts of the state.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren would not directly say whether she supports a plan to house migrant children from Central America at Westover Air Reserve base in Chicopee.
The measure, among several major bills passed just after midnight Friday, requires insurers pay for any care a doctor decides is medically necessary. Insurers say this and other requirements included in the bill are a mistake.
Like college freshmen scurrying to finish their term papers, Massachusetts legislators showed that procrastination doesn’t always spell doom. Before Thursday night’s deadline, they squeaked through bills aimed at reducing gun violence, creating jobs and strengthening domestic violence rules.
In the Berkshires every summer, there is a musical collective that wants to rip the powdered wig off traditional classical music. Playing the work of living composers and using unconventional methods, they are interested in anything but a musical history lesson. Things wrap up on Saturday with six hours of music, including special guests like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and the composer Steve Reich’s re-working of two songs by Radiohead.
“Acts of Contrition” – the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series - is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”
Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle’s personal spending on university credit cards goes well beyond what Dobelle has acknowledged. That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Massachusetts Inspector General.