The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

There are more than 4.3 million Massachusetts voters eligible to help decide Tuesday whether to make Martha Coakley the first woman elected governor and keep Democrats in control of the executive branch, or return Charlie Baker to state government and let a Republican again serve as a check and balance on the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

Prepping For The Zombie Apocalypse, One Hayride At A Time

Around Halloween, some New England farms boost their revenues with attractions like corn mazes and – of course – haunted hayrides. And for the first time this fall, a couple of Pioneer Valley farms are letting the haunted fight back.

Amherst College Students Study Sophocles And War

An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.

GE Critical Of EPA

GE is highly critical of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to clean up PCB contamination in the Housatonic river. The public comment period for the proposal called,Rest of River,ended this week

Study: Binge Drinking Alters Brain Development

New research out of UMass-Amherst and Louisiana State University suggests that binge drinking during adolescence may reduce neural connections in the pre-frontal cortex — at least in rats. The study was released this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.