Updated at 3 p.m. ET Millions of young people raised their voices at protests around the world Friday in a massive display meant to demand urgent action on climate change. Scores of students missed school to take part, some joined by teachers and parents. Some of the first rallies began in Australia, and then spread from Pacific islands to India and Turkey and across Europe, as students kicked off what organizers were calling a Global Climate Strike. In the U.S., where more than 800 marches...
It’s the end of an era for a Northampton, Massachusetts, institution. The Pioneer Valley Roller Derby has called The Bunker their home track for nearly a decade. But Saturday’s bouts were the last ever in the beloved building.
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As we look back at the news of this week, Connecticut Republican House Leader Themis Klarides gave freshman Democratic Governor Ned Lamont a grade of F-minus .
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Our back-to-school-book series continues with " The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle ." This middle grade book is about a 12-year-old girl's quest to make a friend. But it's not quite as simple as that.
Updated at 12:47 a.m. on September 20, 2019 In September, voters in five western Massachusetts cities are casting ballots in mayoral preliminary elections. Those non-partisan contests will narrow each field to two candidates heading into the November 5 general elections.
Students and climate activists across western Massachusetts are preparing to join in a week of global protests at the end of September. They’re calling on governments to respond more urgently to the climate crisis.
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Organic dairy farmers in Vermont say inconsistent enforcement of industry standards have allowed large-scale producers to market milk that is not truly organic. The farmers are asking Congress for help to close regulatory loopholes they say have given some large farms an unfair advantage in the market.