Somerset coming apart at the seams

Citing ‘hate and venom,’ chair of selectmen quits a year early

Sign up for our daily news summary: The Download

Lack of mental health beds means long ER waits

Equity in access to advanced academics is vital

Defund the police, or defang the gangs? 

House budget boosts spending, keeps fed funds in reserve

Tax breaks not on House budget chief’s radar

State proposes sweeping change to vocational school admissions

New regulations aim to eliminate demographic disparities 

House budget calls for publicizing 2017 law

Birth control measure passed, but no one knew about it

HPC traces racial impacts of COVID

Officials hint at actions on excessive spending

Angry Somerset residents elect ally to select board

With town’s future unclear, Smith claims 69-29 victory

What you need to know about COVID-19 variants

Experts weigh in on virus mutations and their risks

Spilka backs ‘moonshot’ to address caregiving crisis

Proposes intergenerational care centers; asks Hinds to host listening session

The Reel Deal

What’s in your electricity bill?

There’s a lot more than just the cost of power

Now is the time to invest in climate resilience

New state law only address half the problem

Blood clots in 6 people prompt pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

Federal officials say pause likely to last 'a matter of days'

Why racial oversamples in polling make sense

Additional data uncovers differing perspectives on policy

Janey says internal records on officer to be released 

Acting mayor responds to calls for transparency in case of alleged child sexual assaults 

COMMONWEALTH IN DEPTH

Brownie bites and espresso chocolate, with a kick

Cannabis regulators release online product catalog

T board gives boost to means-tested fares

One member proposes fare-free week in fall

T notes: Scrambling for electric trains

Some service cuts will be restored in June

Half of Mass. adults have received first vaccine dose

2m adults will be fully vaccinated by end of week