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.

Hampshire College.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

As Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, continues to restructure and raise money, the institution is facing the possible loss of accreditation.

The empty Massachusetts House chamber.
State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts lawmakers this week will consider the proposed House Ways and Means budget — and some 1,300 amendments — as the the debate begins. 

Massachusetts state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, testifies at a hearing with a panel of legislators about the importance of a bill of rights for foster parents.
Shira Schoenberg / The Republican /

Two bills at the Massachusetts Statehouse aim to address problems for children and foster families in the state’s child welfare system.

Kelly Fellner is the superintendent of Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Coltsville National Historical Park.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site has a new leader. 

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, at left, briefs reporters on his committee's proposed fiscal 2020 budget. With him is House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts House released its version of the state budget. It calls for no major tax increases.