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Getting food scraps out of the trash and into the soil will save money and protect the environment. Expert composter Domingo Medina shows you the best ways to do it. Video by Connecticut Public's Ryan Caron King as part of special climate coverage from the New England News Collaborative.

Simbrit Paskins, at center holding a microphone, and Stephany Marryshow, at center holding papers, lead a crowd in Holyoke, Mass., during a Black Lives Matter protest in early June 2020. (Courtesy of Stephany Marryshow)

‘Mattering is the minimum’: 2 years later, western Mass. organizers reflect on George Floyd protests

Spring of 2020 is marked by two gruesome historic events: a global pandemic, and the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, sparking international protests. Protest organizers spent a lot of time and energy bringing people together in western Massachusetts to voice their anger and frustration. Organizer Simbrit Paskins led over 1,000 people…

From left, Odanak First Nation Abenaki citizen Mali Obomsawin, Odanak First Nation Councilor Jacques Watso and Penobscot Nation citizen Jus Crea Giammarino speak at the University of Vermont recently. (Kianna Haskin / Vermont PBS)

Odanak First Nation denounces Vt. state-recognized Abenaki tribes as ‘Pretendian’

Abenaki representatives from the Odanak First Nation – which has over 3,000 members, and is currently based in southern Quebec – recently gave a presentation at the University of Vermont. Odanak government officials and citizens spoke about their history, and how colonization forced them to assimilate their language and culture – and to move to…

Daniela Corona, a daughter of Mexican immigrants, stands outside the admissions building at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Corona, 18, works as a tour guide in the admissions office. As part of her financial aid package, she also works in the library's special collections archives and for the college's after-school program. (Kirk Carapezza / GBH News)

Williams College becomes nation’s first to eliminate loans and work requirements from student aid

At Williams College in western Massachusetts, first-year student Daniela Corona walked backwards quickly, glancing over her shoulder so as not to trip as she guided a campus tour for interested students and their families. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Corona is the first in her family to go to college–“quite the jump,” she calls it.…

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