Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift.
Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has painted will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Caligiuri's painting beat out 45 other high school artist's work throughout the First Massachusetts Congressional District in this year's Congressional Art Competition.
Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit in the White House's proposal. And that would have ramifications locally, whether it's federally funded research at institutions of higher learning or arts programs at museums and theater companies that are the backbone of the region's tourist trade.
Congress will soon take up bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But, hundreds of local residents took to Park Square on Saturday to oppose those efforts.
The act passed under former President Barack Obama expanded health care coverage across the country. New President Donald Trump, however, has called it too costly and vowed to repeal and replace it. The debate over the repeal is expected to unfold shortly in Washington D.C.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he will attend Friday's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.
The Springfield Democrat and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter told students at Hoosac Valley High School on Tuesday morning that while disappointed with the results of the election, he felt it important to be at the transition of power.
The city of Pittsfield wants nothing to do with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night on a resolution opposing the international trade agreement bartered by a dozen countries. The resolution urges the federal delegation - most of whom already oppose it - to vote down the agreement.