New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan explores some of the week’s big regional stories with Greg Saulmon of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Matt Szafranski of the Western Mass Politics and Insight blog.
As Massachusetts officials continue to address the state’s opioid crisis, Attorney General Maura Healey was in Springfield, Friday, meeting with about 150 students from the city’s […]
The LAMBDA Literary Awards celebrating the best in LGBT books are next week. Two authors from western Massachusetts are among the nominated. In an age of of political progress one question is: could the LGBT book category be dissolved?
Massachusetts resident says it was fun — and more challenging than she expected.
In the last week, at least seven more communities in Massachusetts began restricting water use, including Northampton and Orange. This comes as the region faces what officials say is a “moderate drought.”
About 3000 people are expected to attend the weekend event in Great Barrington and Pittsfield. The festival features 80 independent films.
Citing a 19th century law that prohibits direct aid from city budgets to non profits and schools, the city of Easthampton, Massachusetts, has cut $20,000 it funds to a non-profit community center. Among other things it hosts a food pantry. Some city councilors and others say the mayor could contract with the center, and abide by Mass. DOR regulations.
Despite the thundershowers predicted for this week, the U.S. Drought Monitor says Massachusetts and Connecticut are experiencing a moderate drought.
Presidential hopefuls are feverishly campaigning for the 2016 presidential election. But is anyone paying attention?
Mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis tend to multiply in backyard puddles and come out later in the summer.
As the Connecticut legislative session heads into its final week, Democratic leaders from the legislature and the governor’s office are meeting behind closed doors to finalize a budget.
After years of funding, Easthampton, Massachusetts’, proposed budget for next year eliminates $20,000 for a community center in the city. The grounds for the cut? A 19th century law known as the Anti-Aid amendment.
About two dozen communities around Western Massachusetts held parades on Memorial Day to honor soldiers who died serving the country.
A disease best known as the scourge of 18th Century British sailors emerges in a Springfield clinic, where Baystate Medical Center doctors began to screen for Vitamin C levels. They suspect scurvy is underreported among low-income populations nationwide.
A fight over tax policy is primed to take over Beacon Hill this week. That’s as the House and Senate begin negotiations over their versions of the next state budget.