Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the United States. Most of its population of 6.4 million live in the Boston metropolitan area. The eastern half of this relatively small state is mostly urban and suburban. The west is primarily rural; however, most of its population actually lives in urban enclaves. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and ranks third in overall population density among the 50 states.
Massachusetts is a diverse state with a little something for everyone. Whether interested in the posh life of places like Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, or a more subtle living in a small beach or mountain town, there are numerous beautiful places to retire.
Residents enjoy the state's cultural life and festival such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Boston has a Symphony Orchestra, museums, theaters and historic trails, in addition to some of the best health-care facilities in the US.
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Tractor-trailer driver seriously injured in Chicopee crash; police ask drivers to avoid area
Apr 24, 2017 1:31 am
Three vehicles and a tractor-trailer collided at around 8:25 p.m., according to Chicopee police.
CHICOPEE - The north...
Seen@ Baconfest 2017 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke
Apr 23, 2017 9:20 pm
When the party is a tribute to all things bacon it's a tastebuds heaven on earth.
HOLYOKE - When two local rock radio...
Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino gets mixed reviews: What people were Tweeting
Apr 23, 2017 7:48 pm
At least two described it as tasting like toilet bowl cleaner and several posted pictures of them throwing it in the trash. But one said it was a "magi...
Area psychologist says body image disorder can shame, isolate
Apr 23, 2017 5:51 pm
Body dysmorphic disorder is said to affect one out of 50 people worldwide.
It is a mental health disorder related to body ima...
National Conference for Community and Justice honorees include D'Amours, Russ Peotter
Apr 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Philanthropists Michele and Donald D'Amour, of Big Y Foods, are among the individuals being honored by the National Conference for Community and Ju...
Man tries to rob 2 stores in 20 minutes, Connecticut Police asking for help to id him
Apr 23, 2017 4:12 pm
The man attempted to rob a gas station in Mansfield and a Subway restaurant in North Windham.
MANSFIELD, CT - A man robbed a S...
Masked man uses hypodermic syringe filled with red liquid to rob gas station
Apr 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Police continue to search for a masked man who robbed an Abington gas station with a hypodermic syringe filled with some type of liquid.
Chicopee announcing water shutoffs for the week
Apr 23, 2017 2:46 pm
The Water Department is installing water services in the Broadway area.
CHICOPEE - Water is scheduled to be shut off ...
Cooper's Gifts Apparel Home in Agawam accepting donations of women's clothing for Dress for Success in Springfield
Apr 23, 2017 11:49 am
Cooper's is accepting donations of professional women's attire for Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts through Sunday, April 30.
Amherst Town Meeting begins Wednesday with budgets; other topics include impeachment, corruption, carbon pollution
Apr 23, 2017 11:48 am
The 259th annual Town Meeting opens Wednesday with a plan to hold the meeting three nights a week instead of the customary two. Fourteen nights have been re...