REGIONAL NEWS

Hampshire College student Savvy Cornett presents a final project, known as Division III.
Karen Brown / NEPR

The mood was upbeat but bittersweet at Hampshire College as seniors wrapped up their studies. It could be the final graduating class before drastic changes are made to the experimental school in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin in 2017.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts secretary of state is trying to force lawmakers to decide whether to expand early voting for the state's 2020 presidential primary. 

Driving through a tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Thomas Hawk / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/thomashawk

Massachusetts lawmakers invoked the memories of people killed in distracted driving crashes on Wednesday before voting 155-2 to pass a bill banning motorists from using hand-held cellphones and electronic devices behind the wheel.

A visitor examines personal artifacts in the interactive exhibit "Memory in a Void," filled with Joe Dulude II's childhood memories.
Matthew Cavanaugh

A recent immersive exhibit in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, included the option to eat potato chips and watch TV — and it was all part of the art.

Farmer Caroline Pam's booth at the Greenfield Farmers Market, in 2014.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

A group of immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador are starting a cooperatively-run farm on a four-acre hay field that straddles Northampton and Hatfield, Massachusetts. 

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