Last winter was mild, cutting into the ski business, and hampering the Berkshire tourism industry.
Penikese Island is a former leper colony and boot camp for troubled boys that has just transformed into a treatment program for young men addicted to opioids. The Children’s Study Home of Springfield runs the new program, which is an hour’s boat ride from Woods Hole.
As of December 15th, Massachusetts will join a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. These new laws create a unique set of issues for many colleges and universities.
Cities and towns have the right to impose up to a 2-percent local tax on marijuana sold in their communities. They also can limit the amount of stores that sell it, or — if voters agree in a local referendum — prohibit any marijuana shops at all.
Despite the threat, local mayors say their policies on whether to comply with immigration orders will remain.
It’s a Thursday night at UMass Amherst and students are filing into the dining halls to grab dinner. But senior Kellan Morgan and junior Shannon Flynn are headed behind the scenes.
In last week’s election, Governor Charlie Baker took strong stands on two major ballot issues, and both went the opposite way of what he would have liked.
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.