Regional News

News from the region from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

The elephant Minnie in October at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Over 1,200 people have signed an online petition to ban wild animal acts at the Big E.
Ben James / NEPR

Gene Cassidy spends a lot of time talking about animals. As president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, his job is to promote the interests of New England farmers.

This year’s race for governor saw candidates spending a lot of money for each vote cast. Democrat Ned Lamont outspent his Republican opponent nearly two to one.

A PVTA bus in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Newflyer504 / Creative Commons

Updated Nov. 15, 2018 

A group of five Hampshire County colleges is increasing payments to the cash-strapped Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to help keep three bus routes between the campuses running.

Monday was the 10-year anniversary of the court ruling which legalized same-sex marriage in Connecticut.

A federal attorney in Vermont has reportedly dropped an investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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