A conference committee must now work out a compromise spending plan for the fiscal year budget that begins in July. Massachusetts state Senators passed their version of the budget last week, after tacking on several policy priorities.
As defense attorneys wait to find out how the fiascos at Amherst and Hinton drug labs will affect their clients, many want to know whether the state’s drug-testing procedures — now under the control of the Massachusetts State Police — have sufficiently improved.
According to the newly released book “Wildflowers of New England” there are over 1,100 kinds of wildflowers out there.
In the middle of a fight against heroin abuse, Greenfield, Massachusetts, is one step closer to hosting a needle exchange. Residents requested the Board of Health look into the service last fall. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko says there’s been no vocal opposition to the plan.
Our panel reviews the big stories of the week.
The Northwestern District Attorney’s office tours Western Massachusetts high schools to give a civics lesson on the five sentences of the Miranda rights.
A scathing report last fall found that staff in Holyoke were abusing children in a therapeutic program through harsh and aggressive discipline. A few months later, another Western Massachusetts facility — Eagleton School in Great Barrington — had to shut down after similar allegations. How does this happen and what can be done?
Hampshire College joins Smith and Williams in going for the most stringent certification in the green building industry. “Living Buildings” are so green, they are meant to produce more energy than they use. But some question their ultimate environmental benefit.
Hockey has nearly a century of history in Springfield, Massachusetts. The American Hockey League’s Front Office is on Main Street in Springfield. If rumors are true, the Springfield Falcons could be moving West.
The City of Springfield is considering a possible take over of a venerable community center in danger of closing, according to Mayor Domenic Sarno.
The Springfield Rescue Mission moved into a former car dealership last year as part of a deal with MGM, which took over the group’s previous location for its casino project.
A 600-acre closed school in the Massachusetts hilltowns of Plainfield and Cummington could become a for-profit drug and alcohol addiction center by the end of the summer. That is, if if it gets zoning approval.
There’s a wide variety of hearings and topics ahead at the Statehouse this week. One likely contentious formal session will be held on Thursday, as the […]
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Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.