Carrie Healy

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Before coming to New England Public Radio, Carrie worked in commercial radio for fifteen years, and for a handful of years in public access television.  In college, Carrie studied early American History and earned her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She has been working at NEPR long enough to have fond memories of editing sound on reel-to-reel tape with a razor blade. In 1996 Carrie contributed original research on 18th century holiday revelry in Deerfield, MA, to Stephen Nissenbaum’s book The Battle For Christmas.  When she's not working, Carrie enjoys tending her flock of sheep, playing the board game Labyrinth, and preparing recipes from her cookbook collection.

Joe Gratz / Creative Commons /

The fallout from a scandal involving the state drug lab in Amherst, Massachusetts, may be nearing an end, but not before even more affected cases are identified.

Democratic nominee for Massachusetts governor, Jay Gonzalez, spoke to a group of seniors in Springfield on September 26, 2018.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

In their first general election debate last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker largely agreed with his Democratic rival, Jay Gonzalez, on property tax relief for senior citizens. 

Drew Lopenzina wrote about William Apess, a 19th-century Pequot minister. Lopenzina is pictured at the Griswold Memorial Library in Colrain, Massachusetts, near where a historical marker is being placed to honor Apess.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The first Native American to write and publish book-length memoirs of his life and experiences was born in Colrain, Massachusetts, in 1798. His name was William Apess.

Challenger candidate Jay Gonzalez, at left, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
State House News Service

As Election Day nears, Massachusetts candidates for governor face each other for the first time. 

Marijuana activists celebrated outside the Mass. State House on Dec. 15, 2016, the first day pot became legal in the Bay State. Here, Ellen Brown holds a handful of pot.
Gintautas Dumcius / MassLive /

Recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts have been in a holding pattern for months.