Massachusetts http://nhpr.org en Williamstown's Clark Art Institute Re-Opens With New Look, Expanded Focus http://nhpr.org/post/williamstowns-clark-art-institute-re-opens-new-look-expanded-focus <p>This story originally published by <a href="http://nepr.net/news/2014/07/04/williamstowns-clark-art-institute-re-opens-with-new-look-expanded-focus/">NEPR.</a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:59:33 +0000 51604 at http://nhpr.org Williamstown's Clark Art Institute Re-Opens With New Look, Expanded Focus N.H. Legislature To Vote On Returning Massachusetts Settlement Money To Towns http://nhpr.org/post/nh-legislature-vote-returning-massachusetts-settlement-money-towns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers will vote this week on whether to accept a deal that would give 18 towns about $540,000 in back tax payments.&nbsp; A state&nbsp;House and Senate committee of conference approved&nbsp;a measure&nbsp;addressing&nbsp;back payments from Massachusetts to towns along the </span>Merrimack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Connecticut River watersheds on Friday.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 49515 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Legislature To Vote On Returning Massachusetts Settlement Money To Towns Training Aims To Help Massachusetts Police Understand Mental Illness http://nhpr.org/post/training-aims-help-massachusetts-police-understand-mental-illness <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em>This story produced&nbsp;<a href="http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/05/empathy-police-training">by&nbsp;WBUR.&nbsp;</a></em></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Carey Golberg 49300 at http://nhpr.org Training Aims To Help Massachusetts Police Understand Mental Illness Massachusetts Governor To Sign Early Voting Bill http://nhpr.org/post/massachusetts-governor-sign-early-voting-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to sign a bill that would allow early voting up to 11 days before Election Day, making Massachusetts the 33rd state to allow early voting.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The bill would also allow online voter registration and let 16- and 17-year-olds pre-register to vote.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:13:27 +0000 Associated Press 48946 at http://nhpr.org Massachusetts Governor To Sign Early Voting Bill Part-Time Faculty Form Union At Northeastern University http://nhpr.org/post/part-time-faculty-form-union-northeastern-university <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Part-time faculty gathered at a bar in Boston&#039;s North End to celebrate their union victory." data-attribution="Credit Kirk Carapezza / WGBH News" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/demowgbh/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/nu.jpg" alt="" /><p>In a striking move, part-time faculty at Northeastern University voted to unionize Thursday, making it the third Boston-area college in the past seven months to do so. Kirk Carapezza&#160;and Mallory Noe-Payne <a href="http://blogs.wgbh.org/on-campus/2014/5/15/northeastern-adjuncts-unionize/">report</a> at our <em>On Campus</em> blog.<p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:54:55 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 48612 at http://nhpr.org Part-Time Faculty Form Union At Northeastern University Mass. Fire Chief To Reluctantly Retire, Nearly Six Decades After First Call http://nhpr.org/post/mass-fire-chief-reluctantly-retire-nearly-six-decades-after-first-call <p>The fire chief of a small town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, is retiring at the end of the month.</p><p>While that might not be big, headline news, Everett Ricketts’ tenure at the Wendell Fire Department is nothing to dismiss – 57 years, 38 of them as chief.</p><p><a href="http://nepr.net/news/2014/02/19/franklin-county-fire-chief-to-reluctantly-retire-nearly-six-decades-after-first-call/" target="_blank">Read or listen to Henry Epp's report on New England Public Radio's website. </a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:07:47 +0000 Henry Epp 44210 at http://nhpr.org Humble Startup Or 'Monsanto Of Herbalism'? Pittsfield Company Comes Under Fire http://nhpr.org/post/humble-startup-or-monsanto-herbalism-pittsfield-company-comes-under-fire <p>A trademark issued to a tiny business in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, for its vinegar-based health tonic is causing a firestorm of criticism. The makers of "Fire Cider" are finding themselves portrayed as corporate usurpers.</p><p><a href="http://www.nepr.net/news/humble-startup-or-monsanto-herbalism-pittsfield-company-comes-under-fire" target="_blank">Read and hear Jeremy Goodwin's story at the New England Public Radio website.</a></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Jeremy Goodwin 43474 at http://nhpr.org Exhibit Pairs Landmark Works Of Art With Forgeries http://nhpr.org/post/exhibit-pairs-landmark-works-art-forgeries <p>A <a href="http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/fine_arts/exhibits/view/258-intent_to_deceive_fakes_and_forgeries_in_the_art_world#.Uulo37Qa6ZQ" target="_blank">new exhibit at the Springfield Museums in Massachusetts</a> explores some of the most infamous art forgery scandals of the century. It also delves into the minds of serial forgers. Called "Intent to Deceive," the exhibit places masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse alongside examples of fakes that fooled some of the world's most revered experts.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:48:36 +0000 Jody Santos 42655 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire, A Low-Cost Massachusetts? http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-low-cost-massachusetts New Hampshire's economy is comparatively strong these days, but that strength varies depending on where you are in the small state. The closer you get to its border with Massachusetts, the more robust the economic activity. The state has been aggressive about marketing the so-called "New Hampshire Advantage." Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:20:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 11644 at http://nhpr.org North Adams, Mass.: A Manufacturing Town For Art http://nhpr.org/post/north-adams-mass-manufacturing-town-art If you ever decide to visit one of the largest museums of contemporary art in the world, prepare yourself: It's a little intimidating. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:13:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 11211 at http://nhpr.org North Adams, Mass.: A Manufacturing Town For Art House Folds on Gaming Bill http://nhpr.org/post/house-folds-gaming-bill <p>Gambling in New Hampshire ran up against a stacked deck in the Statehouse today.&nbsp;</p><p>The House has voted to kill a bill that would have brought&nbsp;four casinos and 14,000 video slot machines to the state. The bill would have used gambling revenue to reduce business taxes.</p><p>Supporters urged quick action to offset the recent approval of three casinos in Massachusetts.</p><p>&quot;Since Massachusetts passed its own expanded gaming bill, doing nothing is no longer an option,&quot; says Representative&nbsp;David Campbell, a Democrat from Nashua.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:51:19 +0000 Todd Bookman 2815 at http://nhpr.org House Folds on Gaming Bill The States With The Best And Worst Wage Laws For Home Health Workers http://nhpr.org/post/states-best-and-worst-wage-laws-home-health-workers <p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-administration-seeks-to-extend-federal-wage-hour-laws-to-home-health-care-workers/2011/12/15/gIQAHQnKwO_story.html" target="_blank" title="Obama administration seeks to extend federal wage, hour laws to home health-care workers">President Obama</a> is pushing the US <a href="http://www.dol.gov/" target="_blank" title="US Department Of Labor">Department of Labor</a> to move forward on a rules change that would raise wages and require overtime pay for home health workers.&nbsp; According to a <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-of Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:21:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 1005 at http://nhpr.org The States With The Best And Worst Wage Laws For Home Health Workers