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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.

A "no parking" sign guards the entrance to the town-owned Sunrise Beach in Marshfield, Mass.

Barriers at the Beach: State law and town rules keep most of Mass. shoreline off-limits

It’s called the Bay State. It has roughly 1,400 miles of coastline and a world-famous tourist magnet called “the Cape and Islands.” Massachusetts should be a beach lover’s paradise, but access to the state’s shores is deeply uneven. Entry to most beaches is dependent on personal wealth, your home zip code and a shrinking allotment…

Soccer teammates of Tess Mata, who died in the school shooting, cry, supported by their mothers, as they visit a makeshift memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse in Texas on May 26, 2022. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP Via Getty Images)

One psychologist offers strategies for Latinx community to cope with Texas shooting

Tuesday’s mass shooting in a Texas elementary school has left many across the country dealing with feelings of grief and loss. The massacre in Uvalde that left 19 children and two adults dead was the second-deadliest school shooting recorded in the U.S., and it has hit the Latinx community especially hard. “This hits very close…

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…

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