Motorists can expected increased scrutiny and hefty penalties for texting while driving and other activities that take their attention off the road.
For most of us, social media is a part of our every day lives- at work, home or both. But a lot of people are still figuring out when to use it and how. This is especially true in high school, where many teachers are still unsure of how it fits in the classroom.
Some residents are hopeful about economic recovery; others warn against potential problems.
The recommendations come on the heels of a report compiled in the last few months and includes improving access to treatment.
It’s been a long recovery, but Robert Nakosteen says the Massachusetts economy is doing better than the rest of the nation.
In two years, students will face College Board’s new SAT. To prepare for it, high schools may make changes of their own.
Two public meetings will be held in Connecticut to talk about new hours for the East Windsor Hill and North Franklin post offices. The United States Postal Service has been cutting operating hours at hundreds of post offices across the country.
Four Berkshire County banks are offering loans and other financial incentives to help bring a $1.3 billion rail car manufacturing job to the region.
Massachusetts reported job gains last month everywhere except for the Pittsfield area, a region in western Massachusetts that includes 14 towns stretching from Hancock to Becket.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.3 percent in March, while Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. Both states saw job growth, but Massachusetts added almost twice as many jobs as Connecticut.
Researchers say a study on the impact of casinos in Massachusetts is the first of its kind because they are collecting data now, before any casinos open in the state.
In the debate over the state budget, Governor Deval Patrick says the Massachusetts House hasn’t set aside enough money for early childhood education. He asked for a $15 million increase in funding, but house leaders proposed half of that.
The warmer weather means spring is finally here, but it also means mosquito season is around the corner. Public health officials in New England are urging horse owners to begin vaccinating their animals now for mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and the more serious Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Jonathan Edwards has ended his campaign for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts because of health concerns. The Whately selectman was the only candidate from the western part of the state.
The meeting will allow residents one last chance to speak their minds, but members of a prominent group opposing a Springfield casino are not going to show up.