In Gina Damico’s latest book, 16-year-old Poppy Palladino visits a candle factory in Vermont, and stumbles upon a sinister plot by its owners to take over the town. She befriends a young man — with a rather waxy disposition.
State investigators are looking into the theft of evidence, only months after the town’s former chief went to federal prison on an unrelated charge.
With all-electronic tolling scheduled to begin on the Massachusetts Turnpike next month, more than 400 toll-collectors are in their final weeks on the job.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Toll Collectors On The Mass. Turnpike In Their Final Months
Highway officials took public testimony Thursday Night in Lenox on proposed fares for the Massachusetts Turnpike, when the road goes to all-electronic tolling next month.
Democrat Denise Andrews pulled out of the election last weekend, only days after she ran unopposed in the primary.
Denise Andrews was to challenge Republican incumbent Susannah Whipps Lee for the seat that covers eastern Franklin and western Worcester counties.
Recent stars Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming are among the ten honorees.
Hinds won a three-way primary Thursday for the Massachusetts state Senate seat that covers parts of the four westernmost counties .
There are three contested Democratic state representative races along with one state Senate primary in western Massachusetts.
Fred Conyers, Jr., spent more than three years behind bars on drug and weapons charges. After taking the civil service tests, Conyers is now at the top of the list among firefighter candidates in Pittsfield.
In the region’s sole contested primary for a state Senate seat, Democrats in a Berkshire County-based district have made campaign donations a hot topic.
Ben Swan, Jr., is trying to succeed his father, Ben Swan, Sr., who is retiring. Kenneth Barnett, Larry Lawson and Bud Williams want to wrestle the seat away from the Swan family for the first time in more than 20 years.
In a letter written to Massachusetts’ transportation secretary, the lawmakers said they’re worried about varying toll rates, the locations of E-ZPass readers along the roadway and the security of drivers’ personal information
Baker says towns are beginning to choose among options presented by state officials, including towns owning networks by themselves, or banding together with other communities.
Like other schools in the district, the day at the Kelly School, which serves kindergarten through eighth grade, will be two hours longer next year. But then students are done.