This week, Connecticut regulators declared that Northeast Utilities must prove its proposed 4.6 million dollar merger with Massachusetts-based electric company NStar would benefit consumers,
Divisions over a new 3.5-million dollar library proposed for Shutesbury Massachusetts appear likely to continue. That's even though a closely watched vote tabulation this week tipped a town referendum on whether to finance the plan into the "yes" column… by a single vote.
Town officials say one vote whose eligibility had been in question proved to be valid, making a final tally of 523 in favor, and 522 against. Town clerk Leslie Bracebridge says the voter arrived shortly before the poles closed with only a Connecticut driver's license.
While the administration of Governor Deval Patrick is defending a state-sponsored report this week that found few health problems are caused by traditional wind turbines, an innovative wind turbine project of a different type got the green light in Montague, Massachusetts this week.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is assembling a new state commission for civic engagement — with one of its first members coming from Western Massachusetts. Alan Bloomgarden directs the community based learning program at Mount Holyoke College . He's a strong advocate for combining public service and higher education, sending college students to work in stressed communities and offering faculty expertise to address community problems.
The recession has been taking its toll on workers of all backgrounds — including many who never thought they'd find themselves unemployed, but are now trying to embrace their new reality. As New England Public Radio's Karen Brown reports, some success can be had.
The city of Holyoke, Massachusetts inaugurated its youngest mayor ever Tuesday at the high school where he graduated five years ago. New England Public Radio's Karen Brown reports.
At 22, Alex Morse had campaigned — in part — on his youth. and, he says, he's proud of energizing a new generation to become involved in the city, one that's challenged by high rates of poverty, teen pregnancy, and school truancy. but in his inaugural speech, Morse stressed the population's diversity and its fighting spirit. he counted among his priorities
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has set the the order of candidate names on the ballot for the state's March 6 presidential primary. Ron Paul's name tops the Republican ballot followed by former governor Mitt Romney, then Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich. Galvin – who drew the names randomly – says the primary is important because Massachusetts awards delegates proportionally instead of on a winner-take-all basis.
A crowd of academic leaders and state officials watched in awe as workers secured the final steel beam atop a 90 thousand square foot structure in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts today. The ceremony signaled the start of the final phase of construction for what Governor Deval Patrick says will be the most powerful hi-speed computing center east of the Mississippi.
The disastrous weather brought on by tropical storm Irene and the October snowstorm crippled many small organic farms in the region, but winter now holds new promises for some farmers in Massachusetts. According to the Department of Agriculture, thirteen new winter farmer's markets will open this year and they'll be selling more than just turnips and potatoes. And winter shares in farmer's work — called Community Supported Agriculture – appear to be storng winter-tiem sellers too.
Police have arrested a teenage boy in connection with the killing of Ozzie, a locally beloved duck who made his home in Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts. The Muscovy duck had been a park fixture since he first appeared three years ago. Park director Robert McKean, who fed Ozzie on weekday mornings, says Ozzie's tendency to stick out charmed park visitors and staff.
The man responsible for doling out funds to the families of 9/11 victims and victims of the BP oil spill announced yesterday that he will donate papers spanning his career of public service to UMASS Library's Special Collections.
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