As of Monday, UMass Amherst is a smoke free campus. UMass joins 1,100 campuses nationwide that have adopted the policy. Of the university’s 30,000 students, around 13-14 percent still smoke cigarettes. The school is offering vouchers for nicotine patches for those who want to quit.
Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.
Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.
The five candidates seeking to become Massachusetts' next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts
A local state representative has been tapped to represent the commonwealth on an advisory board overseeing the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant