Itâ€™s a rather dubious honor, being named the number one state for the highest student debt.Â Thatâ€™s the title given to New Hampshire, as the nationâ€™s total student debt has now surpassed credit card debt.Â Student debt from loans averages more than 26-thousand 600 per student, and the recession combined with job instability hasnâ€™t helped, nor has the hike in tuition by for-profit colleges.Â In New Hampshire, the average student debt is more than 32-thousand 400, with 75-percent of New Hampshire students in debt.
Amherst’s Planning Board is recommending changes to the proposed student housing project known as The Retreat.
UMass Amherst has announced plans to invest two-million-dollars in dorm security.
A fired nurse at Cooley Dickinson has accepted a plea deal.
Governor Patrick has released 65-million for capital projects in Western Mass
Northampton’s city council is approving 22-thousand dollars for a study to look at the community impact of a casino in Springfield