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Several western Massachusetts towns to receive reimbursements for Irene damage
BUCKLAND, Mass. (WWLP) - It took seven years, but several western Massachusetts towns will finally receive partial reimbursements for damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
'Extreme risk' gun bill passes Massachusetts House
"We're showing the nation that you can respect the Constitution and still enact commonsense gun legislation," said Rep. Marjorie Decker, a Cambridge Democrat and chief sponsor of the Massachusetts bill.
Massachusetts high school freshman youngest 'Voice' winner
BOSTON (AP) — The youngest finalist and winner ofNBC's"The Voice" is aMassachusettshigh school freshman.The Boston Globereports 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli ofLongmeadowwas crowned winner of the singing competition's14thseason Tuesday night.Coached by singerKelly Clarkson,
Farmington rethinks endorsement of Quebec to Massachusetts power line
FARMINGTON — Town officials are rethinking their endorsement of the New England Clean Energy Connect project, a controversial plan to build a Quebec to Massachusetts transmission line that would run through western Maine, including through Farmington and other parts of Franklin County.
Western Massachusetts residents proud of Brynn Cartelli's win on 'The Voice'
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - It’s been the buzz all day long, Brynn Cartelli is the winner of The Voice.
Overnight Energy: Reporters barred from Day 2 of EPA summit | Dems blame Trump for gas price increases | Massachusetts to get new offshore wind farm
Journalists from The Associated Press, Politico and other outlets said EPA staff at the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters blocked them from entering AdministratorScott Pruitt's National Leadership Summit on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on Wednesday. EPA communications staff had t
Massachusetts Lawmakers: Slow and Steady on Sports Betting
hough the state’s gaming commission released results of a white paper earlier this year tostudy sports bettingthe Bay State, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo on Wednesday quashed the notion that the state is in a hurry to legalize Massachusetts sports betting, according to a report from theState Ho
Massachusetts announces historic offshore wind contract
"Today’s announcement brings the Commonwealth one step closer to achieving our administration’s goals of creating a clean, reliable and cost-effective energy future for Massachusetts residents, and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change," the state's Gov. Charlie Ba
Massachusetts To Study Race, Gender Disparities in Cannabis Industry
Diversity remains an issue in most industries, and marijuana is no exception. Though women and people of color hold more positions of significance within the marijuana industry compared to others, these figures are still startlingly low. Massachusetts legislators have enacted laws to address this di
Massachusetts House speaker sweeps sports betting off 2018 legislative table
Sports betting has already been happening in Las Vegas, as seen here, but it won't be in Massachusetts right away. Photo: Flickr/Baishampayan Ghose
Youngest 'The Voice' Winner Ever Is From Massachusetts
LONGMEADOW, MA—Brynn Cartelli, a 15-year-old music and high school student from Longmeadow, was crowned champion of "The Voice" on Wednesday, announced NBC Universal.
Massachusetts announces outcome of 83C solicitation
“We submitted what we considered a very competitive, but value-creating bid. While we’re of course disappointed by the outcome of the 83C solicitation, the U.S. remains a key market to us. With favorable wind and seabed conditions on the East Coast, and the states’ growing interest in developing cle
Massachusetts woman charged with heroin possession in Hudson
Elana Kramer, 24, of Housatonic, Massachusetts, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, according to a statement from state police.
Senate budget includes new education aid for rural Massachusetts schools
The amendment was proposed by Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, with support from other Western Massachusetts legislators.
Most Massachusetts 2017 opioid deaths occurred in Boston: Report
The report also provided more information on the opioid epidemic across the state in 2017. There were 1,874 confirmed opioid-related deaths from January 2017 to December 2017, thereport found.
United Technologies plans to hire 35,000 and spend $75 billion with suppliers, possibly including some in Massachusetts
Among other products, UTC Aerospace makes heating controls for Orion, a spaceship that could one day take humans to Mars.
Legalization of sports betting in Massachusetts won't happen in 2018, House Speaker Robert DeLeo says
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, said Wednesday that he does not anticipate taking up sports betting before the current legislative session ends in July.
There’s no sign of a slowdown in Massachusetts home prices
Slightly more single-family homes were sold in April statewide than during the same time last year, marking the first year-over-year increase in sales in since last November, according to housing data tracking firm the Warren Group.
Dumbest Idea of the Month: Massachusetts May Have Computers Grade Student Essays
Massachusetts ispondering turning over the grading of student essays to computers.Les Perelman, a retired professor of writing at MIT, has demonstrated how dumb the computers are when it comes to understanding what students have written. The computers like long sentences; big words; and long essays.
At least 20 detainees have been released by ICE authorities in Massachusetts over past two weeks
James Rutherford, the deputy enforcement officer in Boston's ICE office, said he ordered a review of all undocumented immigrants in detention on May 10. He decided to conduct his first-ever review of the case files after learning that Lucimar de Souza had not been properly notified of her Post-Order