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In the wake of General Electric's decision to downsize plans for its Boston headquarters and return $87 million to Massachusetts taxpayers, a State Senator has filed a bill to redirect the funds.
An unprecedented effort began in Massachusetts this week to notify tens of thousands of people that they were wrongly convicted as a result of two drug lab scandals.
Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has officially entered the 2020 race for president, taking a second shot at the White House.
Massachusetts is funding an experimental program in Springfield to help lift families out of poverty through a different approach to job training.
Central Connecticut State University is celebrating the opening of a $63 million complex designed to improve academic and support services for its students.
A bill has been proposed in the Vermont House to make sure that health care providers follow guidelines for prescribing opioid pain medications to reduce the risk of a patient becoming addicted.
There are four city council seats up for election in Burlington on Town Meeting Day next month. The Democrat running in the Central City district race is an attorney who leads the Vermont Community Law Center and teaches at the Vermont Law School. Jared Carter tells WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that economic justice issues are key to his Burlington Leads platform.
A new group in Pittsfield, Massachusetts says it will working to rehabilitate the city's narrative.
Town Meeting Day is coming up soon in Vermont, and a number of candidates are running for the four open seats for the Burlington City Council. Financial analyst Paco DeFrancis is a native Vermonter who moved to Burlington about three years ago after he graduated from college. The Independent candidate tells WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he's running because he's seen too many of his peers leave Burlington.
Massachusetts casino regulators are being asked to help fund the expansion of a free bus service linking the MGM Springfield casino with the city's hotels and cultural attractions.
With layoffs looming, faculty members at Hampshire College are rallying together.
As Massachusetts considers legalizing sports betting, bar owners want in on the action.
A supermarket in Berkshire County is closing, laying off around 90 workers. WAMC's Josh Landes has more.
An economic development group in Berkshire County has unveiled a new regional strategy for the first time in 12 years.
In 2013, Vermont began tracking the number of opioid overdose related fatalities in the state on a county-by-county basis. Officials in Chittenden County, Vermont's most populous, announced Thursday that there was a significant drop in overdose deaths last year.
Fifteen cases of alleged clergy sex abuse were reported to the Springfield Roman Catholic diocese in 2018, the highest number of claims since 2004.
Rev Tor has been a fixture of the Berkshire County music scene since the early 90s. On Friday, February 22 nd , he'll lead a Grateful Dead Tribute band at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The 8 th annual Dead Of Winter Jam is also a benefit for local food pantries.
William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.
The announcement of criminal charges this week against five police officers in Springfield, Massachusetts again raised questions about supervision and discipline in the city's police department.
A community radio station in Berkshire County has found a new home. February 1st, WBCR signed a lease on a new studio in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The low-power FM station - also known as the Berkshire Community Radio Alliance - will enjoy a major visibility upgrade from a basement to the main strip of the Southern Berkshires' largest community.