Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is among about three dozen communities in the Bay State that use Native American mascots and images for their high school sports teams. As school officials ponder whether to make a change, residents on both sides have taken the issue online.
After 18 months in and out of jail and rehab, Lance Rice graduates from a court-mandated treatment program. If he can stay away from drugs, his will be a rare success. But his story is not without casualties — including a friendship that started him on the road to recovery.
Many vocational high schools in Massachusetts are unable to serve all local students, with long wait lists for admission, but that’s not the case for some schools in the western part of the state.
As heroin-related arrests and overdoses climb across Western Massachusetts, we meet one recovering addict and his unlikely support system.
Artists and community leaders from around western Massachusetts are gathering in Turner’s Falls this weekend for an annual conference on developing what they call the “creative economy.” The Creati