Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in April 2017.
William Zhang / Creative Commons

Tuesday on Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts House bid farewell to 18 lawmakers who are leaving office at the end of the year. Among them: two veteran legislators from western Massachusetts.

A cannabis plant on a display screen at New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Steven Senne / Masslive / Masslive.com/photos

Northampton, Massachusetts, is home to one of the first two recreational marijuana stores open in the state. But that could be just the beginning of the pot industry's presence in the city.

A Dollar General store in New Britian, Connecticut.
Mike Mozart / Creative Commons/flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/16414968776

Residents of Cummington, Massachusetts, are pushing back against a possible plan to build a Dollar General store in their town.

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz makes the first purchase at NETA from co-owner Arnon Vered on Tuesday.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

There's no shortage of people eager to be part of history in Northampton, Massachusetts this week — or at least get their hands on some killer buds.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette building in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Dan Little / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts, announced it has a new publisher. The move comes after employees decided to unionize.