Fontenot joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard this past February, and was the full-time Wing Inspector General and an instructor pilot for the 104th Fighter Wing, based at Barnes air base in Westfield.
The Democrats squared off on Herald Radio, while the Republicans took the stage at the Globe. One was feisty and the other was calm.
In a couple weeks, primary election voters will pick Democratic and Republican nominees for governor. Those names will join three independent candidates in November who collected the required 10,000 certified signatures of registered voters.
In a roundtable discussion, each of the candidates said they’ll vote no on a question to repeal the state’s casino law in November.
The Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party plans to file paperwork Monday to qualify three candidates for statewide office. But the Greens are sitting out the race for governor.
Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they’re seeing the police in military gear.
Massachusetts shoppers will get a weekend free of sales tax on most purchases. That’s after Governor Deval Patrick signed an economic development bill Wednesday.
Some Springfield parents learned this week that the state invalidated three years of their kids’ elementary school test results. This comes after an investigation that found test booklets were tampered with to improve scores.
Catholics in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties are getting a new bishop Tuesday. Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore takes over from retiring Bishop Timothy McDonnell.
Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley announced Thursday she is suing Dobelle, claiming he falsified documents and billed the school for nearly $100,000 in personal meal and travel costs.
Democrats vying for a state Senate seat in Hampden and Hampshire Counties do not see eye-to-eye on the proposed natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts.
The suit was filed by Laura Marlin, a former top aide to the auditor who says she raised red flags about Bump’s behavior. The auditor denies the allegations.
A group of western Massachusetts colleges are trying to get schools around the state organized as they pitch themselves to international students.
Massachusetts’ highest court now has one fewer voice from the western and central parts of the state.
“Acts of Contrition” – the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series – is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”