A look at some of the top Election Day contests around Massachusetts and New England, as we wait for the polls to close. At 8 p.m., New England Public Radio brings you live special coverage of the results.
Tuesday is election day, but for many on the ballot, the outcome has been known for months.
With the latest polls showing more voters favor supporting Massachusetts’ casino law than repealing it, New England Public Radio asked people in downtown Springfield how they will vote.
We check-in with reporters from Connecticut and Vermont for the latest on those state’s gubernatorial elections.
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.
Massachusetts casinos could draw gamblers away from tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut.
Just three days before the election, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti has dropped out of the race for governor.
Gambling supporters say a new casino in Springfield will spur economic development. Opponents say the economic promises have been oversold, and the social harms are too high. Question 3 on Tuesday’s ballot proposes to repeal the Massachusetts casino law.
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield is among the hospitals designated to treat patients who test positive for Ebola.
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.
Food writer T. Susan Chang once saw the actor Gary Oldman take a drink of absinthe in the the 1992 movie version of Dracula. She was the one who became intoxicated, with dreams of tasting the once forbidden spirit and images of 19th Century Paris dancing in her head.
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 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
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.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he reached out to Menino last week upon learning of his failing health. He says he left a brief voicemail message in Italian.