Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
“Swift River” will take over the site of a previous school to establish a residential detox facility.
For the first time since the Great Recession ended in 2009, the numbers show that western Massachusetts is seeing a decline in individuals seeking food assistance.
Students associate 1776 with the American Revolution. But that’s only part of the story, according to author Ray Raphael.
The novel is based in Revere, Massachusetts – the hometown of author Roland Merullo, who now lives in the hills of Hampshire County.
Over 60 western Massachusetts parishes have shut down since 2000, as church attendance declined. Last week, a Vatican court ruled the diocese can de-consecrate and sell two churches in the region.
Smith College professor Andrew Zimbalist says he doubts a Boston Olympics bid can stay within budget.
As soon as he heard about a possible lack of available road salt to treat snowy and icy roadways, Northampton, Massachusetts Public Works Director Ned Huntley took a preventative measure.
Since last March, a local Quaker group has been banned from visiting a Northampton, Massachusetts high school to lobby students against joining the military.
State officials say they have relocated homeless families, moving them out of two motels in western Massachusetts.
This week, Massachusetts officials will mark the opening of the first segment of the publicly funded broadband network that will bring high-speed Internet to rural communities in western and centra
The board that oversees gambling in Massachusetts will host a public forum in Springfield tomorrow (Wednesday).
A report from Harvard University this week concludes the long-struggling U.S. housing market has finally hit bottom.
As Massachusetts lawmakers move toward allowing casino gambling in the state, major industry players are taking a closer look – a much closer look — at Western Massachusetts. New England Public Radio's Fred Bever reports.
It's a bit of a gambling gold rush. Three investor groups — including the owners of Connecticut's Mohegan sun — say they want to develop a casino in the area. But under the legislation, only one casino wil be allowed in Western Massachusetts.
The annual Hampshire & Franklin Municipal Conference is Saturday in Northampton. It’s the time of year legislators and members of the Romney administration come west. Some for the first time ever. This year the Conference — convened by State Senator Stan Rosenberg — will focus on local Aid. Mary Carey from the Daily Hampshire Gazette has been attending the Conference for years. She says that every year local officials end up asking the visitors from Beacon Hill, “What can you do for us?”