Turmoil seems to be the play that’s currently on stage at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. A week after its executive director split six months in, three leaders of the board of trustees are resigning from their posts.
The founding conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will step down following this summer’s performances in Lenox. It will mark the end of a career with the Boston Symphony Orchestra that spanned nearly five decades.
The opioid addiction crisis in Massachusetts has led to a sharp increase in the number of children being born with drug dependence. Hundreds of health care professionals and social service providers attended a conference in Holyoke today to share ideas on caring for pregnant patients who are using drugs.
The number of babies that underwent drug withdrawal after they were born at Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield nearly tripled over the last two years, according to Dr. Rachana Singh, a neonatal specialist and the hospital’s research director.
A task force created by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to tackle the state’s heroin and prescription drug overdose crisis is getting to work.
The first of four public meetings the 17- member panel has scheduled around the state took place Tuesday in Worcester. Baker has called the overdose epidemic a public health emergency and a top priority for his new administration. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was sheduled to attend the panel’s first meeting.