Mitchell College will lay off seven professors, or 20 percent of the full-time faculty, following an unexpected drop in enrolled students.
The Day of New London reports that the layoffs will take effect at the end of the semester. The reductions will cut deeply into the sport and fitness management and early childhood education departments, which will be cut in half with the loss of two professors in each area.
Massachusetts faces a shortage of doctors in key specialties from family medicine to general surgery.
That's one of the findings of a new report by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
The study found the state is struggling to recruit enough physicians to work at community hospitals and in areas of the state outside Boston.
The study also found more doctors are willing to participate in the state's push to overhaul the health care payment system, including initiatives like "accountable care organizations" and "global payments."
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is scheduled to tour a dairy farm at Vermont Technical College in Randolph as part of a visit to the state designed to highlight a training program to support agricultural businesses.
Vermont Tech is getting a $3.4 million federal grant for training programs for state industries that support agriculture, food production, waste disposal and energy production.
Officials say the grant will allow Vermont Tech to improve its degree and college-level certificates and help meet trade employment needs throughout the state.
Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of tiny New Hampshire. His fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire's independent and libertarian-leaning electorate.
Yet, Romney trails President Barack Obama in polls in New Hampshire, as he does in most other presidential battlegrounds, despite spending considerable time and money to lock up the state's four Electoral College votes.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock wants to create what he calls a "business in a box" program that would link unemployed Vermonters with business ideas that would be funded by private money.
Brock outlined his proposal Monday at a Williston business as part of a package of ideas that he said would help spur economic development and create more jobs in the state.
Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren jousted on everything from immigration reform and Afghanistan to jobs and the Supreme Court during their second televised debate.
Brown began Monday's match-up by demanding Warren release her personnel records at Harvard University, even as he conceded she is "a qualified academic."
Warren pressed Brown for more information on the clients he represented as a private attorney and said if elected to the Senate, Brown would help fellow Republicans block President Barack Obama's agenda.
A union representing 14,000 New England janitors has reached a tentative contract agreement that allows them to avoid a strike.
A spokeswoman for Local 615 of the Service Employees International Union said early Monday that the agreement followed a day of negotiations that went beyond the union's midnight deadline. She declined to discuss details of the proposed contract. A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at theunion's Boston headquarters.
New York regulators expect to reopen their rulemaking process for shale gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, shedding doubt on whether a 4-year-old moratorium on development will be lifted before next year.
Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Emily DeSantis said Sunday that the agency expects to miss a Nov. 29 deadline for finalizing regulations, making it necessary to reopen the process with at least one public hearing.