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.
A Massachusetts law known as Section 35 was meant to help family members force their loved ones into treatment. But as the opioid epidemic worsens, some people are pursuing their own civil commitment.
A state law passed in July allowed Tapestry Health Systems to bypass city council opposition.
Fourteen years after editing the best-selling women-authored essay collection The Bitch in the House, Northampton’s Cathi Hanauer oversees a sequel that she says is less angry, more accepting.
A civil lawsuit adds to the fallout for Holyoke after two reports in 2015 alleged excessive force against emotionally disabled students at the Peck School.
A new report looks at the amount of money each state spends on its highways compared with the road conditions and congestion. But critics say the formula used was flawed.
Children’s author and illustrator Marie Betts Bartlett has found a way to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“Their patron is now fully made a saint, and they can now be called, officially, Saint Teresa of Calcutta,” Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said this week.
Owner Ann Brauer was out of state for a craft show, where she saw a video clip online of her building floating down the river.
Residents are holding house parties to learn what refugees are likely to need from the community.
“Swift River” will take over the site of a previous school to establish a residential detox facility.
Quiet times in the legislature, but government and politics are in full gear.
“In a similar way that a lot of people are interested in having locally grown food…there’s a growing interest in having locally produced cloth,” said Michelle Parrish of Amherst.
A few dozen Tiddlywinks players, most of whom have been playing since the 1960s, hope to attract younger “winkers” with an exhibit of games, history and the official Tiddlywinks food — Pumpkin bread.
Ben Greenwood’s very last word, “Natures,” won a 50-point bonus to win Division 3 of the North American Scrabble Championship in Indiana.