NEW ENGLAND

Coverage of New England from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

A sign near the Housatonic River in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2009 after a GE/EPA cleanup. the Housatonic River in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2009 after an EPA cleanup.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The EPA’s New England office — which serves six states and ten tribal nations — has been run by an acting administrator for three months. 

Members of UFCW Local 1459 rallied outside a Stop and Shop store in Chicopee on March 20, 2019.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Stop & Shop returns to the negotiating table with its unions on Wednesday. The state treasurer of Massachusetts has criticized the company's proposals — and she has a unique perspective. 

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Connecticut, just a few miles from the Massachusetts border, stands the New England Accordion Connection and Museum Company. The museum houses over 600 accordions, thousands of pages of sheet music, and a jukebox filled with hours of accordion music.

UMass defenseman Cale Makar.
THOM KENDALL / UMASS ATHLETICS

The NCAA men's hockey tournament gets underway Friday. UMass and American International College both made the bracket. 

Some of Vermont's working farmland is under a land protection deal called the Current Use program.
AMY KOLB NOYES / VPR

A new study of New England cities and towns, led by scientists at Harvard Forest, Amherst College and others, shows that when land is conserved, a modest growth in employment follows. 

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