The flag was lowered to half-staff after the presidential election. Then the flag was found burned, and the college decided to take down all campus flags after that.
Playwright Milan Dragicevich’s new work, “Refugee,” follows three generations. It’s part personal narrative that the UMass Amherst professor knew nothing about until his mother later in life started revealing her past as a displaced person in the Sinai in World War II.
New federal rules were to extend overtime benefits to 4-million more workers as of December 1st. But that is now in limbo after a federal judge in Texas halted implementation of the policy.
A Springfield-based non-profit is among the organizations cited by President Obama for its efforts to expand funding to aspiring entrepreneurs who’ve been historically overlooked by traditional investor networks.
Robert and Michael Meeropol — both with ties to Western Massachusetts — have long maintained the U.S. government manufactured evidence against their mother Ethel Rosenberg when they executed her for espionage. They are asking President Obama to clear her name before he leaves office.
The college is about 20 miles outside of Springfield, in Amherst.
But Congressman Jim McGovern made clear he sharply disagrees with President-elect Donald Trump, who suggested people who burn the flag should potentially face prison time or lose their citizenship.
Opioid-related deaths have increased 350 percent in Massachusetts in 15 years.
A UMass computer science student has developed a computer plug-in available to anyone who wants to check whether a news story on Facebook is fake or fact-based.
Leading up to the election, Baker said he didn’t think Trump had the temperament to be president. That’s just some of the criticism he had for his party’s nominee going back to the primary elections.
Usually it’s college students that do the protesting. But in Amherst, Massachusetts a large crowd of veterans rallied on Sunday afternoon against Hampshire College and its students because of incidents on campus involving the American flag.
Constitutional lawyers say many of President-Elect Donald Trump’s business holdings would violate a clause in the U.S. Constitution against accepting foreign gifts.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t elaborated much on immigration policy, beyond what he said during the campaign. But enough was laid out that many believe he will limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.
Last winter was mild, cutting into the ski business, and hampering the Berkshire tourism industry.
Forecasters said nine inches of snow had fallen in Pittsfield since Sunday morning. At Clapp Park, children were enjoying the first snow day of the year.