It’s been almost three years since Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana by a wide margin. The dispensary in the western half of the state is expected to open soon in Northampton. Wednesday night, it held a coming out party of sorts.
The U.S. job market is on the mend, but one group continues to have a stubbornly high unemployment rate: people with disabilities. In fact, they’re more than twice as likely to be unemployed as other Americans. A program in Springfield, Massachusetts, is trying to change that.
With so much fresh produce for sale this time of year, it may be hard to imagine there are people in New England who have trouble getting access to it. But that’s the case for some of the elderly, disabled and poor, who don’t own cars and who live in neighborhoods with few or no grocery stores.
The president mentioned Thomas Sullivan and the other victims during a speech Tuesday at the Veterans Of Foreign Wars convention. Obama brought up Sullivan’s love of Boston sports teams — and his bravery. Watch a video of the president’s remarks here.
President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday that he had no mechanism for revoking a U.S. Medal of Freedom awarded to comedian and western Massachusetts resident Bill Cosby. But he did not hold back in commenting on the allegations made against Cosby.
While our commentator and others wait to see what more charges may come at William Ryder, she’s left wondering how a longtime family business managed to fall into ruins.
Also, MassLive is reporting that MGM has told state environmental regulators that oil byproducts, lead and arsenic turned up in soil or groundwater samples taken from the site of the future casino.
Shelburne Falls promotes its roles in “The Judge” with Robert Downey, Jr., and “Labor Day” with Kate Winslet.
We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them and how they’re scored. Take a peek into the nation’s largest test-scoring facility in the country.
Marty Meehan, a former congressman, says he’s going to do everything he can to bring a presidential debate to one of the school’s campuses next year.
Vietnam-era veterans who have dealt with the consequences of getting a less than honorable discharge could now receive certain benefits. The change comes after recent […]
In the past, Vermont has focused on cleaning up Lake Champlain, but this legislation targets lakes, rivers and streams throughout the state, including the Connecticut River.
That’s the word from attorney Tom Lesser, who is helping organize a July 2nd fundraiser for the former secretary of state at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.
The “Run, Warren, Run” campaign has hit a wall. Organizers say they’re suspending the movement to draft Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race.
Despite the thundershowers predicted for this week, the U.S. Drought Monitor says Massachusetts and Connecticut are experiencing a moderate drought.