Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer says she plans to boost the city’s police budget by more than $900,000, about a 10% increase. This comes after 30 incidents with shots fired this year so far, as many as all of last year.
Shots have been fired in at least 30 incidents in Pittsfield this year. That’s as many as happened in all of 2015.
Speaking in Springfield Friday, DeLeo says if the proposal passes the house, there will be some work to do to merge it with the already-approved Senate version.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination for vice president. Current Governor Charlie Baker was a member of Weld’s cabinet in the 1990’s.
The bill would allow people to use public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
In October, an all-electronic system of collecting fares to use the highway will come on-line and over 400 employees will be displaced.
Joseph Buffis is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Springfield.
The state representative says the vote could strengthen the state’s case if it appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the pipeline to go forward.
The plan would give towns more latitude to choose what works best for them.
The articles would ban guns from town buildings, require owners to register firearms with police and ban assault weapons from Longmeadow.
Judge John Agostini wrote that federal laws give Kinder Morgan the right to build the pipeline in Otis State Forest.
The so-called “Last Mile” project, which would bring broadband internet to rural communities has been stalled for months.
In 2012, Timothea Neary-French was arrested for drunk driving and had a breathalyzer reading over the legal limit in Massachusetts. Her attorney, Elizabeth Quigley, wants the results thrown out, saying Neary-French should have been able to call her lawyer first.
The Pirates would replace the Springfield Falcons, who are bound for Arizona.
Pittsfield would join about a hundred other Massachusetts communities which have done the same.