Several dozen communities in central and eastern Massachusetts are facing state-imposed water use restrictions this summer. But only a handful of cities and town in the western part of the state are under these constraints.
The unemployment rates in Massachusetts and Connecticut saw modest declines last month according to numbers released Thursday. Each state’s jobless figure is the lowest it’s […]
The Senate bill includes expanded background checks, and the use of a federal data base to share information about drug abuse and mental health commitments when someone applies for a gun permit.
A bill sponsored by Connecticut U-S Senator Richard Blumenthal, which would limit the restrictions states can place on abortions, went before a Senate committee Tuesday. […]
Among the items vetoed by Patrick include $300,000 in public safety funds for Ludlow and $250,000 to repair an auditorium in Gardner City Hall. Patrick says he chose to veto funding for these and other items because his team believes the projects would not have much of an impact.
The heads of Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College Friday announced a new partnership. The colleges will offer manufacturing training to about 30 […]
The study examined how much money states spent on prisoner health care during a four-year period.
On this Independence Day, more than 8,000 people nationwide became naturalized U-S citizens. In Northampton, Massachusetts, the ceremony has become something of a tradition. 50 […]
Massachusetts voters will have four ballot questions to decide on during November’s election. That’s after the final round of signatures from voters were turned in […]
The proposed Massachusetts state budget for the 2015 fiscal year does not expand the state’s bottle bill. So barring an 11th-hour agreement, the issue could […]
Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a $36.5 billion state budget, boosting funding for the embattled Department of Children and Families.
Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a compromise $36.5 billion state budget. The house and senate signed off on the spending plan Monday. The budget includes increased […]
Massachusetts health officials Friday announced 11 of 20 proposed medical marijuana dispensaries will advance to the final step before opening, but a facility in Holyoke is not one of them.
Governor Deval Patrick is standing by Massachusetts’ casino law. The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week voters will have a say in whether to […]
Springfield area business leaders are wondering if they’ll ever see the economic impact from a proposed casino project. That’s after the state’s highest court placed a question repealing Massachusetts’ casino law on the November ballot.