Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

The UMass Amherst campus.
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UMass Amherst has come under criticism for recently asking a student to take down an anti-Nazi sign from her dorm room window.

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg in his office at the Statehouse.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg will host a new TV program focused on Amherst town and state government affairs.

Alexander George, by day a philosophy professor, by night a mentalist or mind reader. He hosts sessions at a cafe in Northampton, Mass.
Tom Wood

Alexander George has been demonstrating seemingly inexplicable feats at a hip Northampton, Massachusetts, café for a few months. 

The cash drawer at INSA in Easthampton, which, like many medical dispensaries and stores in Massachusetts, does most of its business only in cash.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Another marijuana store, INSA in Easthampton, Massachusetts, opens for business on Saturday.

Selling pot on the legal market is proving to be lucrative. But the legal risks—or at least the perceived risks—are keeping away some banks, credit card companies and accountants.

Homeless shelter beds in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

In 2007, Springfield, Massachusetts, set out a plan to end long-term homelessness within 10 years. The following year, officials and advocates from Hamden, Hampshire and Franklin counties came together to craft a similar plan.