In the 1970s, early video games had arrived. And although primitive by today's standards, they gradually grew in complexity and scope - both in terms of gameplay and sound and music. Dr. Neil Lerner, a musicologist at Davidson College in North Carolina, recently spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard about the influences on the sound of early video games.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut nursing homes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their management company's request to delay a court order to reinstate 600 striking workers.
HealthBridge Management LLC announced Monday that the homes filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., Sunday. Patient care won't be affected.
The Parsippany, N.J., company cited "unsustainable" pension and medical benefit costs for workers with District 1199 of the New England Health Care Employees Union.
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey have agreed to six debates in their race for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election nomination to replace John Kerry.
The candidates announced Monday they will hold three general issues debates, in Boston, Worcester and Springfield. Other debates will focus on jobs and the economy, domestic policy and foreign policy. Two of the debates will be in Lowell and New Bedford. The sixth location has yet to be determined.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the second suspicious letter in a week sent to Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office.
Andrew Doba, Malloy's spokesman, said a staff person in the governor's office in the state Capitol opened a letter containing "a green granular substance" on Monday afternoon. State Capitol Police were notified and a hazardous materials crew from the state police and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection removed the letter from Malloy's policy office on the fourth floor.
A group of concerned citizens is organizing an event this week to address the subject of reducing violent crime in Berkshire County.
The group called Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice this week is organizing a meeting involving area residents, professionals, and public safety officials to discuss a wide variety of topics related to school and community violence.
Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and his administration have developed a set of guidelines related to the permitting of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working to meet a May 1st deadline to finalize medical marijuana regulations in the state. Mayor Bianchi said he’d like to see the City of Pittsfield begin working on their own framework in the meantime.
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging supporters to contribute to her political action committee, which she said is designed to give those without deep pockets an equal voice in Washington.
In an email to her backers, Warren said her PAC for a Level Playing Field won't be funded by big corporate interests, but will be funded by what she called "grassroots donors."
The recently appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Education visited with school superintendents and local officials in the Berkshires today to hear suggestions for improving the state education system.