Regional News

News from the region from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

The interior of New England Treatment Access, in Northampton, Massachusetts, looking towards the medical marijuana counters.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

The first retail marijuana store east of the Mississippi could open soon in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Diane Lederman / The Republican /

The new president of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, says the school is financially stable after reducing its staff.

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Brenda Pignone, a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, arrives before 7 a.m. on a typical day. For 26 years, she’s taken the elevator to a floor known as White 7, where most of her patients are healing after abdominal surgery.

A board set up to combat racial profiling by police has released a follow-up to last year's report on traffic stops and racial profiling across the state. The follow-up focused on eight towns that had unusually high number of minority traffic stops in the initial report.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren state Rep. Geoff Diehl debate in Springfield.
Frederick J. Gore / Masslive /

In the second of three scheduled debates, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren faced off Sunday night against her Republican challenger, state Rep. Geoff Diehl.