Of the more than 300 growers responding to the survey so far, about 80% report losing at least 30% of a specific crop.
Among the charges the five are facing include, loan sharking, extortion and conspiracy.
Covanta the operator of the waste-to-energy facility, says economic conditions are causing them to close the plant. This news has been met with applause by environmentalists and has sent at least one business scrambling.
After its legal victory over the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, Kinder Morgan still needs to get sign-offs from state and federal officials. That’s before it can start work on its New York to Connecticut natural gas pipeline.
The number of homeless placed by the state in western Massachusetts hotels has dropped rapidly since Governor Charlie Baker took office in 2015.
Healey directed gun dealers and manufacturers to stop distributing guns that she says were made with minor modifications intended to skirt the state’s assault weapons ban.
She says the guns are made with minor modifications intended to skirt the state’s assault weapons ban.
Right now for Barrington Stage, things like offices, rehearsal spaces and costume shops are scattered around Pittsfield, but that will soon change with the purchase of a 28,000 square foot building.
It will cost, on average, 5.8 percent more to attend classes at one of the UMass campuses this school year.
The company, Covanta, cites high operating costs and other economic factors as reasons for closing the incinerator.
he company planned to tap into the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, but with that project dead, Berkshire Gas says it’s looking at other ways to bring more gas to the area.
The next selection in our summer fiction series is part murder mystery, part ghost story, and it tells the tale of two struggling families.
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In addition to this week’s federal indictment in Massachusetts, the U-S Attorney’s office in Boston says Sawyer is suspected of contacting at least six other boys in Illinois and Virginia.
The new indictment alleges Alexander Ciccolo provided “material support and resources” to ISIS and that he attempted to use a weapon of mass destruction on a college campus.
Each of the 33 horses were hand-carved and painted by some of the volunteers, with a little help from experts. It took 1,800 hours to build each horse.