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.
State transportation officials project toll collections will be about $10 million less for the first year of electronic tolling. But with the money saved from not having to pay toll collectors, MassDOT says the project will end up being revenue-neutral.
The Berkshire Opera Festival has turned to some young people with an interest in theatrical production for help. And they’re getting their hands dirty as they prepare for a production of Madama Butterfly.
Charlie Sullivan is the head men’s volleyball coach at Springfield College. He’s been a part of international competitions before, but says there’s nothing quite like the Olympics.
At a recent debate, Tricia Farley-Bouvier touted her experience while Michael Bloomberg trumpeted the need for change.