The incumbent mayors of Holyoke, North Adams and Pittsfield each won enough votes during preliminary elections Tuesday to earn a spot on the November 3rd ballot. But none of the mayors will face an easy go of it in the next round.
The first medical marijuana dispensary in western Massachusetts may be open for business as soon as next week in Northampton. The operators have been busy, signing up new patients, training new employees, and of course, producing a lot of marijuana.
Endorsed Hartford Democrat Luke Bronin appears to have beaten incumbent Mayor Pedro Segarra in a primary battle that all but guarantees he’ll be the next person sworn in to run Connecticut’s capital city.
Both director Oliver Butler and playwright Christopher Shinn were born and raised in Connecticut. And that’s where Shinn has set his newest work.
The Minutemen will look to rebound this week after a lopsided loss this past Saturday. In their first game of the season, the team lost to Colorado 48-14.
Fagan is the first juror from the Tsarnaev trial to speak publicly using his name.
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.