Congressman Jim McGovern will speak at the First Churches in Northampton next Sunday evening. The topic will be hunger and poverty. The forum called “Beyond the Bandaid” is sponsored by the church’s Peace and Justice Committee.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.
It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.
The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.
A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.