HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Marcia Morrison, Ms. Senior Massachusetts 2018, spent months preparing for the national Ms. Senior America contest held in Atlantic City on October 18, 2018.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Updated Oct. 23, 2018

Just down the boardwalk from last month's Miss America contest, the next Ms. Senior America was chosen Thursday from among a crowd of women over 60 years old, and some who are well over 60. 

Kelly Link of Northampton, Massachusetts, is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Among the 2018 MacArthur Foundation award recipients is Kelly Link, a fiction writer and small publisher from Northampton, Massachusetts.

Thousands of drug cases tied to a state-run Amherst drug lab will be dismissed, and the state attorney general’s office will bear the costs, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday. The decision is the result of the court’s finding that prosecutors withheld evidence about a state chemist’s wrongdoing.

Pablo Delano's "The Museum of the Old Colony" is a sort of mock museum, made up of 20th-century photos and captions from Puerto Rico.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Many of the photos in Pablo Delano's exhibit at Hampshire College are more than 100 years old. 

New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Sarah Crosby / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Communities in central and western Massachusetts could soon host the first two retail marijuana shops on the East Coast. Police chiefs there are getting ready for the rush.

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