An overflow crowd at Greenfield Community College packed a conference on opiate abuse and addiction in western Massachusetts Monday. The gathering included several calls for new state funding for addiction treatment.
For the first time, Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States since 1898, approved a referendum in Tuesday’s election to become the nation’s 51st state.
A report compiled by The Boston Globe ranks median incomes of cities and towns across Massachusetts: both highest and lowest. Making the top ten of the lowest median incomes are five Western Massachusetts communities: Springfield, Holyoke, Monterey, Southbridge and Orange. Not one Western Massachusetts city or town is in the top twenty of highest median incomes.