The bill is a compromise between nurses and hospitals hashed out by Sen. Stan Rosenberg.
North Adams Regional Hospital has been closed for almost a month, leaving many Berkshire County residents without nearby emergency care and hundreds without jobs. One ranking Massachusetts state senator says the future is bleak for similar small hospitals.
Nurses and hospital administrators came to an agreement, with the help of two local legislators, to end a contract dispute that dragged on over the past two years.
UMass-Amherst held its 46th annual community breakfast this morning, with over 300 University, municipal, and legislative leaders in attendance.