The first medical marijuana dispensary in western Massachusetts may be open for business as soon as next week in Northampton. The operators have been busy, signing up new patients, training new employees, and of course, producing a lot of marijuana.
After the state DPU nixed a regulation, some customers will get a refund, while others will pay for it through a small addition to their monthly bills.
Mayor Alex Morse faces businessman Fran O’Connell and City Councilor Anthony Soto. The top two vote-getters will appear on the November ballot.
Endorsed Hartford Democrat Luke Bronin appears to have beaten incumbent Mayor Pedro Segarra in a primary battle that all but guarantees he’ll be the next person sworn in to run Connecticut’s capital city.
Both director Oliver Butler and playwright Christopher Shinn were born and raised in Connecticut. And that’s where Shinn has set his newest work.
Uber, Lyft and taxicab drivers showed up by the hundreds at the State House on Tuesday as lawmakers began to consider proposals to regulate the booming ride-hailing industry, including Gov. Charlie Baker’s attempt to thread the needle between protecting public safety and encouraging innovation.
Voters in a handful of Massachusetts cities head to the polls next Tuesday for preliminary elections. Both cities in Berkshire County have contested races for mayor.
Early childhood education is a hot topic on Beacon Hill, as lawmakers will hold hearings on a proposal Wednesday.
A tense moment happened when water systems analyst Craig Gaetani veered off topic and addressed criminal charges pending against him.
TWEETS FROM THE DEBATE: @AdamFrenier, NEPR’s Berkshire County reporter
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designates Springfield Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to engage city residents with the outdoors. Springfield becomes the 17th city to join the federal program
The Minutemen will look to rebound this week after a lopsided loss this past Saturday. In their first game of the season, the team lost to Colorado 48-14.
In the first ten days, the diocese reports hearing from close to 1,000 people.
Members of the Massachusetts Senate will likely address the state’s opioid addiction crisis as they return to Beacon Hill for formal sessions.
Both House Speaker Bob DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg have made expanding Pre-K one of their top priorities for the year.
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