The first real change — coming December 15th — will be the ability for adults in Massachusetts to grow up to six pot plants, inside, legally.
A group of people hiked up Mount Tom Friday to clean up racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. The graffiti was painted before the election.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan said not much will change in the police approach to people using and possessing small amounts of marijuana. That’s been decriminalized for almost eight years.
The measure passed by Massachusetts voters on Tuesday charges the state treasurer’s office with creating the Cannabis Control Commission to oversee the new industry.
We take a tour through Election Day in Northampton, a place some might fondly call—a neighborhood of “nasty women.”
REGIONAL RESULTS: Ballot Questions, Contested Races In Western Mass.
BALLOT QUESTIONS: Massachusetts Voters Say Yes To Marijuana, No To More Charter Schools
NATIONAL RESULTS: From NPR
Democrat Adam Hinds, running for office for the first time, beat Republican Christine Canning for the state Senate seat that includes parts of all four western counties. He’ll replace outgoing Senator Ben Downing.
Governor Charlie Baker is a popular guy. His approval ratings hover around 70 percent. But on the two ballot questions that Baker chose to stick his neck out on, voters thought better.
Could an individual with a felony in their past be considered to work at one of Massachusetts’ casinos? The head of the state Gaming Commission said the law is clear, but he wants it changed.
Much of the state-level focus this election season in Massachusetts has been on the four ballot questions.
A new study finds significant social, demographic and regional disparity associated with youth employment in Western Massachusetts. Mark Melnik, director of the UMass Donahue Institute, shares what concerns him the most about the findings.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
In the U.S. eggs, measured by the number Americans eat and changing industry standards, are big ticket items. A ballot question in Massachusetts would make it illegal to sell veal, pork or eggs from animals who’ve been confined to crates or cages of a certain size. Other New England states have already adopted some farm-animal welfare regulations concerning pigs or calves. But not regarding chickens.
The Springfield Sting begins its first season on Saturday. The minor league ABA team is the first pro basketball club in Springfield since the Armor — an NBA Development League team — left the city in early 2014.
Regardless of the outcome, this presidential election is the first time a woman is the presidential nominee of a major party. And the first woman to vote for president after passage of the 19th Amendment was apparently a resident of Western Mass.