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.

A map of Massachusetts shows rural communities in green.
Massachusetts Rural Policy Advisory Commission

A group created by the Massachusetts legislature a few years ago has released what it calls a rural policy plan. 

Education advocates set up a "fully funded flavor" snowcone stand at a education bill "beach party" rally outside the Massachusetts Statehouse in July.
File Photo / State House News Service

Massachusetts lawmakers this week will be dealing with investments in K-12 education. 

The Connecticut River in autumn from the French King Bridge.
Kimon Berlin / Creative Commons /

There's no single, quick protocol to make sure the public knows when untreated sewage or wastewater makes its way into rivers in Massachusetts. But a bill to create a timely, uniform notification process is sitting in a legislative committee. 

School buses lined up.
Chris Devers / Creative Commons /

Following the rollout of a school finance overhaul crafted by Massachusetts House and Senate leaders, early reviews were positive. 

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, author Christina Uss, and her debut novel.
Joyce Skowyra / New England Public Radio

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.