Vermont officials for the first time used a new law allowing them to fine people who intentionally feed bears.
Dougan was born in Springfield, and a few months after graduating from high school in Wilbraham in 2012, he enlisted in the Marines.
It was only 18 months ago that the Governor’s Council voted unanimously to confirm Hines to a seat on the Appeals Court. At a hearing last week, all eight councilors said they would again support her.
Geraldine Hines would become the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court if she’s confirmed by the Governor’s Council.
The four dealerships are owned by Tommy and Carla Cosenzi, the brother-sister team who run shops in Hadley, Northampton and Charlton.
At a meeting last week, the nominee said nothing. The hours of testimony were devoted to speakers praising Associate Justice Ralph Gants, and members of the governor’s council questioning those speakers.
Phil Osborne opted for a stool at the American Legion, working his way through a draft and a smoke.
Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.
The full report has not come out, though the governor says he has been briefed on it. Patrick says it will be made public early this week.
Springfield-based Merriam-Webster is adding more than 150 words to its main dictionary, including one used quite often these days in some local museums.
Guest host Tess Vigeland checks in with NPR’s Julie McCarthy about the elections in India and the country’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi.
Justices will decide whether a ballot question repealing the state’s casino law can appear on the November ballot.
The Supreme Judicial Court is considering whether a ballot question repealing the state’s gambling law will go before voters in November.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights notes that an open investigation does not mean a school broke the law in how it handled sexual violence on campus.
This is a stopgap measure before the week of May 19th, when Berkshire Medical Center is scheduled to open a satellite ER in the North Adams hospital building.