Francis O’Brien owns funeral homes in West Springfield and Wilbraham. O’Brien says he’s in negotiations with the lawyer representing the Ryder family.
Bruce Tarr says the proposal, called the PAWS Act, has support from both political parties in both legislative chambers.
Reaction to the ruling from Attorney General Martha Coakley, Gov. Deval Patrick, Planned Parenthood and an abortion protester who was the lead petitioner in the case.
The much-awaited Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision concerning casinos came down Tuesday morning. The court ruled unanimously to allow a question on the November ballot, asking voters if they want to repeal the state’s casino law.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a question calling for repeal of the 2011 law can be on the November ballot.
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For a long time, it was almost a given that farming stayed in the family, but that’s not always the case anymore for young people starting out, including our commentator Rebecca Everett, a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The package is a compromise between the House and Senate. Unlike a previous Senate proposal, it does not tie future wage increases to inflation.
The rare symptoms of yew poisoning aside, writer Catherine Newman forages annually with her daughter and finds that while humans are hardwired to find nourishment, we’re too hardwired in other ways.
The EPA is waiting on a response from General Electric, which released the toxic chemicals into the river between the 1930’s and 1970’s.
Mastroianni was nominated by President Obama to the U.S District Court in Springfield last September.
Jury duty calls and commentator Ellen Moyer was idly hanging around the courthouse to see if she was assigned a case. And in the waiting she found some unexpected insight and optimism about the future.
Because there’s a large field of candidates splitting the vote, the former mayor has a credible shot at winning. Yet a campaign by Cianci would also raise a national focus on Rhode Island’s checkered history of political corruption.
After witnessing some spectator disruptions, Councilor Jim Leahy created a sign to be posted at ball fields across Holyoke.
Most of those speaking oppose the Springfield casino plan from MGM resorts, which is the only remaining bid for the license.
Voters agreed to contract instead with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department for round-the-clock service.