FRANKLIN COUNTY

Coverage of Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Homeless shelter beds in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

In 2007, Springfield, Massachusetts, set out a plan to end long-term homelessness within 10 years. The following year, officials and advocates from Hamden, Hampshire and Franklin counties came together to craft a similar plan.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in April 2017.
William Zhang / Creative Commons

Tuesday on Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts House bid farewell to 18 lawmakers who are leaving office at the end of the year. Among them: two veteran legislators from western Massachusetts.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette newsroom in April 2018.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Updated at 5 p.m.

Staff at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate are taking steps to form a labor union. It'll be called the Pioneer Valley NewsGuild.

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Town officials in Deerfield, Massachusetts, are reaching out to UMass Amherst after residents complained about spraying at a grass research farm owned by the university.

John Adams Courthouse, home of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Joe Difazio / WBUR

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Monday took up the definitions of farming and agriculture. 

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