An overflow crowd at Greenfield Community College packed a conference on opiate abuse and addiction in western Massachusetts Monday. The gathering included several calls for new state funding for addiction treatment.
Lacking a detox program in the rural region, Franklin County is pushing for new funding to combat rising heroin abuse.
“It’s not putting the wet stuff on the red stuff anymore. It’s putting the wet stuff on the red stuff, then you got this white stuff – which is called paperwork,” Everett Ricketts says.
Union nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center resolved a two-year contract dispute last week. But the western Massachusetts hospital company is still negotiating with nurses at other facilities.
Nurses and hospital administrators came to an agreement, with the help of two local legislators, to end a contract dispute that dragged on over the past two years.
Parents and teachers in Holyoke, Massachusetts say so-called “data walls” result in public humiliation of students.
Just four of the 20 licenses granted on Friday are in the central and western counties of the state.
In his State of the Union address this week, President Barack Obama called on local lawmakers around the country to raise minimum wages. The Massachusetts Senate is way ahead of him. It passed a bill in November that would push the state wage from 8 to 11 dollars an hour by 2016. But there’s one group who, on paper at least, make far less than that: people like servers and bartenders who rely on tips.
UMass men’s basketball fell in the Associated Press rankings this week to number 21, down from 13 the previous week. But if they stay in […]
Massachusetts health officials are set to award medical marijuana dispensary licenses by the end of next week, but that doesn’t mean dispensaries will immediately be […]
More turnover in the western Massachusetts delegation to the state legislature may be on the horizon, as veteran Senator Gale Candaras of Wilbraham announces her future political plans Tuesday morn
A central Massachusetts lawmaker and chairman of the state Senate’s powerful Ways and Means committee says he will not run for re-election.
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill 37 to1 that would allow early voting and online voter registration.
The Patriots take on the Denver Broncos this Sunday in the AFC Championship game.
Holyoke will receive $250,000 to help link the Latino population with the city’s so-called “innovation economy.” The Boston branch of the Federal Reserve announced the award today, part of a