Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday the state has an agreement to purchase the right-of-way for nearly fifty miles of railroad running between Greenfield and Springfield. Amtrak service is scheduled to begin late this year on the line, but a more regular commuter service is far from a done deal.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was up a tenth-of-a-point in July to 5.6 percent. The small increase comes even though nearly 14,000 jobs were added across the state. One expert says the slight uptick in the jobless rate may actually be a positive sign.
The polls for Connecticut’s primary election remain open until 8 this evening. State officials are anticipating voter turnout of 20 to 30 percent. And at some polling places today, there was no waiting to cast a ballot.
The polls are now open across Connecticut for the state’s primary election. There are several contested races on the ballot across the state.
As candidates in Connecticut make a final push before tomorrow’s primary election, voters had until noon today to register to vote. There was one town that didn’t exactly see a last minute flurry of activity.
Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are weighing in on US air strikes in Northern Iraq. While the White House is billing these as humanitarian operations, lawmakers are concerned they could lead to increased military action.
As the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield kicked off its enshrinement festivities Thursday Mohegan Sun casino is figuring in prominently as a host to some of the events. This comes despite the possibility a casino operated by MGM will open nearby.
The Basketball Hall of Fame is preparing to hold its annual enshrinement festivities in Springfield starting Thursday. This year’s class of honorees range from NBA stars to perhaps the first dynasty of women’s college basketball.
A joint committee of the University of Massachusetts and the town of Amherst got its first look at recommendations Tuesday from a consultant about how the two bodies can work better together.
He trails by 40 points in the latest poll, but Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is talking like it’s his race to lose. Berwick visited and Pittsfield and Holyoke Friday.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren would not directly say whether she supports a plan to house migrant children from Central America at Westover Air Reserve base in Chicopee.
Nurses who work at UMass Medical Center in Worcester say several rounds of layoffs have negatively affected patient care. They are demanding a meeting with […]
After winter slows growth, the state’s economy rebounds.
Town Manager Charlie Blanchard says he isn’t surprised, or pessimistic.
The SEC charges the company with bribing officials from foreign countries in order to gain business.