The Massachusetts Legislature restored millions in spending to the state budget during a rare Saturday session, over the objections of Governor Charlie Baker.
At the end of the week, Massachusetts will welcome fiscal year 20-17. As it stands, it looks like state revenues are down about $750 million […]
In the middle of a fight against heroin abuse, Greenfield, Massachusetts, is one step closer to hosting a needle exchange. Residents requested the Board of Health look into the service last fall. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko says there’s been no vocal opposition to the plan.
A 600-acre closed school in the Massachusetts hilltowns of Plainfield and Cummington could become a for-profit drug and alcohol addiction center by the end of the summer. That is, if if it gets zoning approval.
For many, the start of the new year is a time to make a list of resolutions aimed at creating happiness. Northampton, Massachusetts-based author Tzivia Gover has some suggestions for creating joy in the new year; her new book is called “Joy in Every Moment.”
Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced today he will open an investigation into reports of abuse of disabled students at the Peck School in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Bullying, racism and the KKK — that is the childhood described in the memoir of illustrator, designer and Smith College professor Barry Moser. We Were […]
The candidates for mayor of Westfield, Massachusetts, clashed over what to do with a million dollar budget surplus. The issue came up in a debate […]
New England Public Radio’s Carrie Healy met with the husband-and-wife team of Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, at their home, on a quiet dead-end street in Amherst.
Last year, a pile of thousands of tires was discovered along the bank of the Deerfield River.
One week from today, in Northampton, Massachusetts, thirty-six of the region’s most skilled professional tree climbers will compete in the 27th annual New England Tree […]
This month brought the release of unsettling news about bees. A recent report stated that 40 percent of the United States honey bee colonies died […]
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 […]
Rebels in Paradise is the title of a book by historian Bruce Laurie. He traces the steps that five 19th century men took in establishing a […]
Western Massachusetts cities and towns are totaling up the cost of snow and ice removal from roadways after a busy winter.