Two candidates for a western Massachusetts State Senate seat are confronting each other over Donald Trump and political opportunism. The topics arose during a recent debate on Focus Springfield TV between incumbent state Senator Eric Lesser, a Democrat, and his challenger, Republican Chip Harrington.
Massachusetts voters will have a chance to pick their preferred candidate as soon as October 24th, when early voting begins.
A law designed to protect the rights of transgender people in public places goes into effect on October 1, 2016.
Known as a “public accommodation” law it allows people to use the a public bathroom that is consistent with their gender identity.
Preparing for emergencies in towns near the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has wound down this past year. But Entergy, the plant’s owner, is providing the state of Vermont with funding to continue planning at a reduced level.
The Mobile Consulate is designed to help the 3,000 or so Mexican citizens living in Springfield with passports, birth certificates and double citizenship.
A two-day symposium honoring journalist James Foley is focusing on the challenges facing journalists who witness extreme violence.
The president of MGM Springfield, Mike Mathis, said he opposes Question 1, which will be on the Massachusetts ballot in November and would add a fifth gambling location in Revere.
A lawyer for Joshua Sampson says officers could have prevented damaging seizures after he was arrested in 2014.
A Massachusetts think tank found that between 2014 and 2015, hourly pay went up 7 percent for low wage workers and 3 percent for middle income workers.
The college’s president says he believes that campus protests which occurred last spring while accepted students were visiting also may have discouraged some from attending Hampshire.
The head of the UMass Memorial medical center is pushing back after the hospital received a poor rating in a new federal ranking system.
In 2015, the Connecticut Legislature set aside $15 million to help police departments buy body cameras. But only 10 out of the more than 100 eligible law enforcement agencies have responded.
The high-quality digital recording systems mean that writing down who said what no longer has to happen in real time. Forty court reporters may no longer be necessary.
Massachusetts State Representative Paul Mark proudly says he was the first public official in the state to have endorsed Bernie Sanders. And he says he will keep following Sanders’ lead.
A study from the United States Geological Survey says Massachusetts is one of 25 states where there is a greater risk for the groundwater to slowly dissolve metal pipes, potentially leaching lead into the drinking water in private wells.