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.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.
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A western Massachusetts nomination for the state's parole board is making headlines, and not in a good way.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Paul Franz / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Baystate Health plans to shut down mental health units in three of its community hospitals in favor of opening a single facility in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Crews on the set of the Hulu series "Castle Rock" as it films its second season.
Tim Jones / MassLive / masslive.com/photos

The Hulu series "Castle Rock" recently resumed filming in Orange and other central Massachusetts locations. Productions like this are drawn to the state, in part, because of a tax credit for filmmakers. 

Tax calculator.
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Massachusetts Senators on Beacon Hill voted unanimously last week in support of a distracted driving measure to ban hand-held cellphone use. 

Storrow Drive in Boston, Massachusetts.
Phil Roeder / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder

It's head-turning discussion this week at the Massachusetts Statehouse, as the Senate is likely to debate hands-free cellphone use by drivers. 

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