Regional News

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

Oliva Llano visits the food pantry.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Early on a Wednesday morning in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a line of people perused boxes of fresh apples and green beans, frozen meat, and bags of bagels and biscuits at the South Congregational Church Community Food Pantry.

Andrea Harrington, at left, and Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello at right.
MASSLIVE / MASSLIVE.COM/PHOTOS // PAUL CACCAVIELLO CAMPAIGN / FACEBOOK

A battle of political endorsements is underway in the district attorney race in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

A new opioid tracking program reports an average of 42 overdoses a month in a section of Hartford.

Some more good news for Connecticut homeowners who are struggling with crumbling foundations -- many will now be able to deduct the cost of repairs from their federal taxes over the next two decades. 

Marijuana plants.
Brett Levin / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/scubabrett22

One of the last hurdles standing in the way of retail cannabis sales in Massachusetts is slated to be cleared this week.

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