Environmental groups are divided on the proposal.
The exact cause of a Saturday morning fire in Warwick, Mass., that nearly wiped out an entire family is not yet confirmed. On Sunday, residents turned out to mourn the loss of a mother who was active in town activities, and her four children.
No one was seriously injured last Saturday night, after a tornado touched down in the rural Goshen and Conway, Massachusetts. But buildings collapsed, and personal belongings were destroyed. Friends — and strangers — have jumped in to help out. One “donation” happened just by chance.
More than a million Vietnamese refugees have come to the U.S. in the decades that followed their civil war; more than 65,000 Vietnamese make New England home. Syrians are another massive wave of people dislocated by war. These two very different cultures share a common experience, yet through literature and poetry, one Vietnamese refugee who grew up in Hartford is making the experience universal.
Millions of football fans were anticipating the outcome of the Superbowl last weekend. A much smaller crowd was anticipating the fate of a UMass Amherst student who had been trying to return to campus from his home in Iran.
A UMass Amherst graduate student from Iran has been trying to return to his research in the U.S. He only recently learned that his visa had been revoked.