The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS, results have shown show that math and science scores improved from 2021 results, but English language arts scores declined.
An orphaned black bear cub was rescued by the Greenfield, Massachusetts, police in April. She is being raised with nearly 50 other cubs in a bear rehabilitation center in Lyme, New Hampshire. The bears will be released back into the wild next spring when they're about 18 months old.
"I don't ever want to go back to being unaware," shelter coordinator Lisa Belcastro said. "And now I have to know what I can do next, what my options are. So what does that look like? You know, that's the next question for me. There's more. I just don't know what that ‘more’ is.”
The Massachusetts auditor this week released a report saying state officials aren't doing enough to serve women veterans.
For two decades, Mike Dobbs has been the editor for Reminder Publications, which produces weekly newspapers for many communities across western Massachusetts. Friday is his last day, as he's retiring from full-time work.
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"The Adventures of Robo-Kid" by Amherst, Massachusetts, author and illustrator Diane deGroat is about a child living in the real world who encounters a comic book character.
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The state of Massachusetts has a long list of official symbols, from baked goods to animals and several rocks. But — so far — the state does not have an official sedimentary structure. That could change with the efforts of an enthusiastic geologist.
Closures of labor and delivery units across New Hampshire have sparked concerns about access. State officials are trying to shore up funding for those services.
Skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts are being warned that refusing treatment to people who use opioids violates the American with Disabilities Act.
The New England BIPOC Fest celebrates food, art, culture and community in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Massachusetts requires police to keep secret all reports and arrests related to sexual and domestic violence, something no other state does. Many elected officials want to look into changes.
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the left-wing former president, won more votes than right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, but not enough to win outright in the 11-candidate race.