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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 /

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.

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.

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.