The group Investigative Reporters and Editors hands out its tongue-in-cheek Golden Padlock Award to show how unresponsive some government offices are to public information requests.
We won’t know if this period of rain means the end of the drought until Thursday morning. That’s when the U.S. Drought Monitor releases its latest map.
In the last week, at least seven more communities in Massachusetts began restricting water use, including Northampton and Orange. This comes as the region faces what officials say is a “moderate drought.”
Whether or not he’s in Plainville for the big unveiling, the governor is relying on those machines to bring in state revenue.
The trial of the former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief was delayed a day because of health concerns, but is on track to begin Tuesday. Joseph Buffis is accused of extortion, and also of raiding a charity toy fund for personal use.
There’s a delay in the start of the federal corruption trial of a former police chief from Berkshire County. That’s after Joseph Buffis’ lawyer said her client needed medical attention.
One question proposed by Joseph Buffis’ lawyer seems to leave little surprise for trial. It asks, “Does the fact that this case involves allegations that Mr. Buffis stole charitable donations intended for a fund to provide toys to needy kids at Christmastime affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror?”
The survey asked 293 registered voters in Holyoke about the state’s decision to bring in what the poll called an “independent education expert” to run the schools.
The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.
Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence says the paperwork was translated to Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian and Vietnamese.
The bid was least popular in the Boston area, according to the poll. Pollster Tim Vercellotti says the difference could be because western Mass. residents would be close enough to attend an Olympic event, but not so close that they’d have to deal every day with the crowds and traffic.
The town refused to pay any part of her health insurance in retirement because she’d only worked there for six years. So Galenski had to cover the entire bill: about $1,200 a month.
The letter is a first-hand account of the Shays’ Rebellion attack on the Springfield Armory.
Deval Patrick on Tuesday started a new job at Bain Capital, the Massachusetts-based investment firm founded by his predecessor in the governor’s office, Mitt Romney. Patrick has stood up for the company in the past.
The Holyoke council voted almost a month ago to send the letter, with Council President Kevin Jourdain telling the Republican newspaper he expected to draft and mail it the following week.