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Matthew Westgate is an Assistant Professor and Director of Wind Studies at UMass Amherst. He conducted The Massachusetts Chamber Players performing "Frank Martin: Music For Winds."
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The Massachusetts Chamber Players, based at UMass Amherst, has a new recording of wind music conducted by Matthew Westgate.

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Starting off our look at news of the past week: the fundraising practices of Democratic U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Students at the high school in South Hadley, Massachusetts, have embarked upon a letter-writing campaign to convince state legislators to pass bills that would increase public school funding.

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The prices of the things we buy, from floor lamps to canoes and bicycles, are slated to go up, literally overnight, as the Trump administration makes good on a promise to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese products . With trade talks between the U.S. and China yielding no deal , consumers and the businesses that serve them say they're bracing for bigger ripple effects. Retailers, manufacturers, small farmers and multinational conglomerates are united in their concern...

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The Boston Bruins play game one of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night at TD Garden.

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Since the Democrats won back control of the House, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal has become one of the party’s most influential members as the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

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Two bills approved in the State Senate Wednesday could affect President Donald Trump and his associates. One would permit the state tax department to give the president’s New York tax returns to congressional committees. The other would ensure that anyone the president pardons for federal crimes could still be prosecuted for crimes committed in New York State.  

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The state’s attorney investigating the fatal Wethersfield, Conn. police shooting said she wants to go back to the beginning of the traffic stop and understand why police pulled over 18-year-old Anthony Jose “Chulo” Vega Cruz.

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Over the last generation, the Greater Boston region has seen a major shift in the racial makeup of its population, according to a new report from the Boston Foundation.

The study, titled “The Changing Faces of Greater Boston,” found that all 147 cities and towns in the region have seen increases in the number of people of color who call them home. But some parts of Boston are losing people of color, who are ending up further outside of the city.

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President Trump honored the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox at a White House ceremony Thursday, lauding the team as a "shining example of excellence" in "an American sporting tradition that goes back many generations." But the tradition of an apolitical White House celebration has become something of a thing of the past, with the invitation from Trump becoming more of a loaded loyalty test, forcing players to pick sides. Roughly a third of the team skipped the event in protest. The...

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The attorneys general of 38 states and territories sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, urging them: Please, let us bank the money generated by the country's booming cannabis business. Most states and several U.S. territories have legalized medical marijuana , and 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult recreational use . But federal law still considers marijuana illegal, which exposes banks to legal risk if they handle weed-related money or transactions. ...

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While members of the band Phat A$tronaut like to say they hail from the “funkier parts of Connecticut,” they clearly mean musically.

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Dysfunction, Set In Boston

Boston Lyric Opera ’s latest production is an opera version of Margaret Atwood’s novel A Handmaid’s Tale , a story of a dysfunctional future society, staged in the most authentic setting possible, a basketball court. And not just any basketball court, but one at Harvard University, which is the setting for the novel. The first lines of the book refer to a gymnasium converted into a dormitory where the protagonist sleeps. So that’s where the opera will be performed. The opera is set in and...

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