HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Sen. Eric Lesser introduced a bill that would pay people to move to western Massachusetts.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

A bill introduced in the Massachusetts state Senate would create a financial incentive for people to relocate to the state's western region.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Diane Lederman / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

The Commissioner of Higher Education for Massachusetts said he was surprised to hear about anticipated financial difficulties at Hampshire College.

The Sojourner Truth Memorial statue in Florence, Massachusetts was designed by Thomas Jay Warren and unveiled on October 2, 2002.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

January 21 marks the day Americans celebrate the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. 

Should Massachusetts brace for a small-college crunch?

Hampshire College announced Tuesday that, in response to what its president called “bruising” financial and demographic trends, it will seek a “strategic partnership” to carry it into the future. College officials are still weighing whether or not to admit a freshman class for next year.

Inside the Longsworth Arts Village at Hampshire College.
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Hampshire College says it wants a “strategic partner” to help it face a tough financial outlook. But the school's president stopped short of saying she wants to merge with another college.

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