REGIONAL NEWS

This week's extreme weather tested the state's shelter system for the homeless.

Prohibition might have been repealed in 1933, but modern-day bootleggers are still sidestepping state liquor laws. Now Vermont officials want heavier penalties for people trafficking booze from neighboring New Hampshire.

A glitch in the Republican tax overhaul has created an uncertain future for Newman’s Own Foundation and the food company it operates.

Two Connecticut lugers will race down the ice for Team USA this February. They qualified earlier this month for the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Excerpt of love letter posted on Greenfield, Massachusetts, police Facebook page.
Courtesy of Greenfield, Mass. Police Department

Not all mysteries pursued by the police are crimes.

Easthampton Mayor-elect Nicole LaChapelle, center, greets supporters at the Brass Cat in Easthampton on November 7, 2017.
Chris Marion / The Republican

Three new mayors will be sworn in the first week of January in western Massachusetts.

The Sheffield, Massachusetts town line.
Jimmy Emerson, DVM / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/auvet

The owners of the Sheffield, Massachusetts, water system are looking to increase rates by 58 percent. And that will be the subject of a public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 3 in the Berkshire County town.

Cash and income tax forms.
Pictures of Money / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/pictures-of-money

With the new year comes a new tax code, and some nonprofits are concerned changes to the tax law could mean fewer donations in 2018.

Massachusetts State Police will set up sobriety checkpoints during the New Year's holiday weekend.
THE REPUBLICAN / FILE PHOTO / Masslive

With New Year's weekend approaching, State Police in Massachusetts said they will be on the look out for drunk drivers.  

Cartoon faces with expressive emotions.
DragonWeer / Creative Commons / pixabay.com/en/users/DragonWeer-5326450

For the last 20 years, a cultural movement and industry based on "happiness" has gained considerable traction in the United States. 

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