Next month, a mix of Syrian and Iraqi refugees will begin arriving in Rutland, Vermont. They’ll be the first of 100 that will be resettled there over the next year. Though there’s been loud opposition to the plan in the aging, blue-collar city of 16,000, proponents remain optimistic — and many have been volunteering long hours to ensure the plan succeeds.
Next week, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield will begin his 15th, and perhaps most significant, term in office. Neal will be the top Democrat on the House Ways-and-Means Committee.
And as New England’s baby boomers grow older, and live longer, the need for health care workers also grows.
Residents in Shelburne, Massachusetts, are considering whether to ask the state to change the names of thirteen roads to prevent confusion when first responders are trying to get to an emergency. Some of the names listed by the state Department of Transportation differ from road signs or the names locals use.
The bill received a positive report from the Housing Committee last year, but has been stuck in the Ways and Means Committee.
Massachusetts’ 2017 rate of $11 an hour puts it in a tie for top statewide rate in the country, along with Washington state.
It’s hard to avoid the hand-wringing about aging demographics in New England these days. The region’s six states have the six lowest birth rates in the country. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have the oldest populations in the country, and Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts aren’t far behind.
Orlando Ramos is 34 years old and has been on the council since 2014, the last couple years as vice-president.
Health care providers will be required to use electronic health records that tie into a state system. But it’s unclear how much will actually change when the law goes into effect January 1, 2017.
Cara Rintala is accused of strangling her wife Annamarie in the couple’s Granby, Massachusetts, home in 2010.
The legacy of the U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will include an initiative to bridge relationships between law enforcement and the Muslim, Sikh and Arab communities, according to one legal expert.
The book “Of Arms and Artists” blends the politics and art at the time of the American Revolution, and offers a deeper look at the artists themselves.
In his new book, UMass Amherst professor James Young discusses the challenges facing those tasked with picking the final design for the 9-11 memorial in New York City.
So far, retail sales across the Bay State during the holiday season are on pace to be up about 4 percent over last year.
Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, has been at the center of a controversy that’s attracted attention and criticism from around the country. Now it’s college application season — a crucial time for the school’s bottom line.