Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

James Lowenthal is a Smith College astronomy professor.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

SpaceX, the company owned by Elon Musk, launched a rocket last week carrying 60 satellites into space. It was the latest launch of satellites by SpaceX, which has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission to operate as many as 12,000 satellites to beam internet service. 

Mayor-elect Don Humason in Westfield, Massachusetts, on election night.ason in Westfield, Massachusetts, on election night in November 2019.
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With Massachusetts state Senator Don Humason soon vacating his seat to become mayor of Westfield, two state representatives may run for the job.

French software developer Assaf Urieli.
Courtesy of the Yiddish Book Center

New software for searching words in digitized Yiddish books — many originally written in the 19th and early 20th centuries — is about to be unveiled.

A sign supporting ranked choice voting in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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The mayor of Easthampton, Massachusetts, said the city will provide more education around ranked-choice voting before it's implemented.

Rep. Neal: East-West Rail Should Be 'Price' Of Boston-Area Rail Investments

Nov 7, 2019
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal.
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If Massachusetts is going to invest in fixing the Boston-area MBTA transit agency, as it appears leading lawmakers intend to, then state officials also need to invest in an east-west rail connection, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal told business leaders in Boston.