THE SHORT LIST
Calling the spike "alarming and scary," Mayor Domenic Sarno said there were more then 250 new cases of COVID-19 in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Tuesday and Wednesday combined.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, will hold its preliminary election for mayor on Tuesday. Voters will have a crowded field of seven to choose from, with the top two finishers advancing to November’s general election.
BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
“Chirp” by Kate Messner is a story about friendship, the joys of summer — and how to make yourself heard if an adult acts in a way that makes you uncomfortable.
Updated September 17, 2021 at 11:54 AM ET As the headline unambiguously states, here at NPR we've kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month. Not Latino Heritage Month. Not Latinx Heritage Month. Not even a compromise or a combination of the three: Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month. To be honest, NPR began to participate in the national event that is called Hispanic Heritage Month with no discussion about existing tensions within Latino communities regarding the use of the word Hispanic, its...
In the big scheme of things, the Bobryk forest is pretty small potatoes. Its about 300 acres of birch, hemlock and other hardwood trees, sandwiched between two larger state forests in western Massachusetts. It feels weird to say this forest isnt special because thats not what I mean, says Laura Marx, a forest ecologist at The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. Rather, says Marx, Bobryk forest is a really cool example of things gone right, and an illustration of exactly how preserving...
Joining a heated political fight that could decide pay and benefits for more than 200,000 gig economy workers, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday warned that a proposed Massachusetts ballot question would harm scores of workers beyond the app-based drivers at its center.