Northampton’s School Committee has put the issue of a later start time for Northampton High School to bed. The board has voted 7 to 2 to move to a later start time beginning no later than September 2014. The exact time will be left up to the superintendent to work out, but it will be moved from the current 7:30 to somewhere between 8 and 8:30. A study panel is recommending an 8:15 start time. That would work by shortening the school day by ten minutes, and cutting the time between classes by two minutes.
A child hospitalized for less than 24 hours with Enterovirus D68 has died from the bacterial infection.
We should know by the end of October how much it will cost to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
UMass campus police have suspended their confidential informant program after last week's "Boston Globe" article about a student who died of an overdose last year
A proposal to let Holyoke provide building inspection services to Southampton is being vigorously opposed by the town's residents