Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

The library at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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The financially struggling Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, has named a new president. Edward Wingenbach comes from Ripon College in Wisconsin. 

Walking A Mile In A Client's Shoes

Jul 15, 2019
People walking down a street.
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There's a woman I've worked with who never stops moving. She might visit the program office in the morning for a few minutes. Then she’s out the door, two or three shopping bags full of belongings on her arm.

Leora Brown with her son Jackson. She had deliberated whether to vaccinate her children.
Karen Brown / NEPR

As outbreaks of measles continue across the country, public health leaders are doubling down on the importance of childhood vaccination.

Sonja Farak is led from Hampshire Superior Court in 2014 after pleading guilty and getting sentenced to charges of tampering with drug evidence while she worked at the state lab in Amherst.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Advocates for the wrongfully convicted are applauding charges against three assistant attorneys general connected to a drug lab scandal in western Massachusetts.

A banner at Hampshire College.
Karen Brown / NEPR

Hampshire College this week is bringing finalists to campus in its search for a new president. Enrollment at the Amherst, Massachusetts, college has dropped by half amid financial uncertainty.