It’s been nine months since Amherst College distanced itself from Lord Jeff, the controversial and unofficial school mascot. This week, the nomination process for the school’s first ever official mascot got underway.
Democrat Adam Hinds of Pittsfield and Republican Christine Canning of Lanesborough are vying for the seat currently held by Ben Downing, who is stepping down after a decade.
As the EPA released its final clean up plan, some river advocates say capping toxins, rather than digging them up, may not hold up over time.
If you spend any time walking in the woods, you see a lot of strange looking trees — trees shaped by the wind, split by lightning or reaching toward. And — occasionally — some twists and turns are man-made.
A half-century ago, a Polish author wrote a novel about a Hungarian diplomat who works in the embassy in India and falls in love with an Australian.
The next in our series of debates on the four statewide ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 3 asks voters whether the state should move to “prohibit any confinement of pigs, calves, and hens that prevents them from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely?”
Early voting began Monday in Massachusetts for the first time in the state’s history.
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.
Ballots in Massachusetts include four important questions this year. Last week, Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he would vote for the ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana.
Amherst College senior David Lander has received a lot of attention recently — and not for his academics or his performance on the school’s soccer team. Lander wrote a column for the Huffington Post after Donald Trump said his decade-old comments describing sexual assault were just quote “locker-room talk.”
The Springfield Diocese announced last week Berkshire County’s lone Catholic high school will be shutting its doors for good in June, because of low enrollment and financial problems.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
An after-incarceration program helps ex-offenders get things like social security cards, health insurance, food stamps, and housing. And once a year, current and former participants in the program come together for a reunion. This week was its 20th anniversary.
As recently as August, Rosenberg sounded both supportive and skeptical of the proposal, and he refused to directly answer how he’d vote on it.
The next in our series of debates on the four statewide ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 2 asks voters whether to raise the state’s cap on charter schools.