The state Registry of Motor Vehicles would like to close three branches in Western Mass. Under a consolidation plan, offices in Easthampton, Chicopee and North Adams would be shut down. Branches would be maintained in Greenfield, Pittsfield and Springfield. The plan is drawing fire from the business community, and local mayors including Mike Tautznik of Easthampton, who calls it a lousy idea.
Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.
For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.