State Senator Ben Downing announced Monday he will not seek a sixth term in office.
Fran O’Connell, who lost to Holyoke mayor Alex Morse in November, sank more than $125,000 of his own money into his campaign.
Thirteen cities and states won the grants. Springfield is the only one in New England.
Berkshire County native Jane Swift served as Massachusetts governor from 2001-2003. She says given Baker’s popularity, he should take a simple approach to Thursday’s speech.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Tuesday accepted 25,000 signatures from residents who want the cap lifted on the number of charter schools in the state. Baker, […]
Neither side would comment on how the discussions are going, saying they agreed not to negotiate in the media. That’s a change from last month, when both groups argued their position through press releases and public statements.
General Electric has about 200 acres of land in Pittsfield, once the home of a bustling plant that employed 15,000. The jobs have been gone for decades, but the battle over the PCB’s GE left behind in the Housatonic River still rages on.
Macy’s in Springfield and Lanesborough, Massachusetts and two in Enfield, Connecticut are scheduled for closure and employ about 200 workers combined.
A former Pittsfield city councilor and city clerk, Linder Tyer defeated two-term incumbent Dan Bianchi in November. In Springfield, Domenic Sarno begins another term — and with a resort casino to be built, it may be his busiest.
The new rules were scheduled to take effect before recent allegations of improper use of restraints, and other student mistreatment, at a Holyoke middle school.
Baker has made a dozen appearances over eight trips to western Mass. since last August.
Tyer will officially take office next week, on Monday, January 4th when she is sworn in.
Christmas Day is expected to be dry with temperatures in the high 50’s.
Some members of the Berkshire County legal community say a lack of judges has led to fewer court sessions and delays in cases.
Town officials say the money will help them find ways to share services with a focus on schools, including professional development and common data systems.