HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Updated 10:45 p.m.

The president of Hampshire College has quit her post amid mounting turmoil over the future of the small private school in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

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

As Hampshire College continues to consider its future amid a tough financial outlook, it may have another issue to deal with: its insurance coverage.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

The head of the board of trustees at Hampshire College has stepped down. 

Duende Winds performs at Hampshire College at a Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares concert in December 2018.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Nearly seven years ago, jazz concert producer Glenn Siegel found he was saying “no” more than he wanted to say “yes.” He said that’s because more great musicians wanted to perform in the Pioneer Valley than there were venues. So he hatched an idea.

Poets in western Massachusetts contributed to the book "Compass Roads." Clockwise from top left, Forrest Proper, Marian Kent, editor Jane Yolen, and Diana Gordon.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

I stood in a field of dirt beside the Connecticut River on a very cold but sunny day, considering what about this setting might inspire a person to write poetry.

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