The Hadley, Massachusetts, planning board wants to put to rest a controversy over comments made by one of its members. But some critics are still not satisfied.
Ella Briggs, now 11, will never forget the day she got sent to the “naughty chair” in kindergarten for putting pants on her gingerbread person.
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Dan Román began composing as a young teenager growing up in Puerto Rico. He doesn't know why he started, exactly — just that simply playing instruments wasn't enough.
Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, President Trump says that he looks forward to seeing the report and that it should be made public. Answering questions from reporters on the South Lawn of the White House prior to traveling to Ohio on Wednesday, Trump said of Mueller's report, "Let it come out. Let people see it — that's up to the attorney general." Federal law requires Mueller to...
Weed use is taking off as more states move to legalize it. And with all the buzz over medical marijuana, it's starting to gain an aura of healthfulness. But there are some serious health risks associated with frequent use. One of the more troubling ones is the risk of having a psychotic episode. Several past studies have found that more frequent use of pot is associated with a higher risk of psychosis — that is, when someone loses touch with reality. Now a new study published Tuesday in the...
Over the weekend, Muslim mental health professionals quickly pulled together a webinar to share advice on how to deal with trauma after the New Zealand terrorist attacks on Friday. A white supremacist killed at least 50 people as they prayed in two mosques. Psychiatrists and spiritual leaders doled out advice on self-care and how to help young Muslims work through this moment. "The concern for all of us who are working in the mental health field and in the community is 'What is going to be...
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It's been more than six months since the MGM casino in Springfield opened its doors to thousands of gamblers, and curious pedestrians. Here’s a look at some of the casino’s early successes and challenges, and what it all means for Springfield and the state of Massachusetts.
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