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3 hrs ago |

Firefighters in Holyoke, throughout Western Massachusetts, kept busy by brush fires

HOLYOKE - High winds and low humidity, plus a surplus of dry, dead leaves and sticks made for the peak of brush fire season throughout Western Massachusetts on Thursday.


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Chicopee, MA

6 hrs ago | Inside Medford

Ocean State Job Lot to Offer Beer, Wine

Ocean State Job Lot's Medford location is one of three in Massachusetts that will begin offering beer and wine, according to information released by the company on Thursday.


10 hrs ago |

Miss Massachusetts 'Bollywood'-themed fashion show planned

The Miss Massachusetts Organization will be presenting a fashion show tomorrow night at The Alley Theatre in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Miss Massachusetts pageant.


Related Topix: Bollywood

11 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Marijuana rally at Statehouse Thursday

The state department charged with vetting companies that want to win a medical marijuana dispensary license says the process is ongoing, but offered no timeline for when it might be completed.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Massachusetts Government

15 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Five arrested in predawn drug raid

Five people were arrested early Wednesday after a police raid allegedly uncovered $20,000 worth of drugs and a handgun.


Related Topix: Drugs

19 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts governor to sign anti-bullying bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

20 hrs ago | The Pitch

Limestone Pizza in Lawrence blends Neapolitan style with prairie ingredients

There's a new pizza restaurant in Lawrence, Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar at 814 Massachussetts.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Dining, Recipes, Massachusetts Government, Kansas

Yesterday | The Bennington Banner

SVMC partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts provider network, which will allow many of those affected by the closure of the North Adams Regional Hospital to receive care there.


Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Medicine, Williamstown, MA, Adams, MA, Berkshire County, MA

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Elizabeth Warren May Not Be Ready to Run for President, but Her Book Is

Books written by the women and men who might, maybe, just possibly run for president are invariably judged by electoral standards.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Democrat, Barack Obama

Massachusetts Receives a A' Grade for Infertility Care

Nationally, more than one percent of all U.S. births result from assisted reproductive technologies like in virto fertilization , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


On the heels of Earth Day a profile of Boston's Gina McCarthy, EPA

This week, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to serve as administrator of the EPA.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Massachusetts Government, UMass Boston


Patrick Administration Calling On Volunteers for 8th Annual Park Serve Day on April 26

The Patrick Administration is encouraging residents to volunteer at state parks and beaches across the Commonwealth on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for the 8th Annual Park Serve Day.


Related Topix: Waltham, MA, Uxbridge, MA, Douglas, MA, Winchendon, MA, Upton, MA

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Does Religion Belong in MA Public Schools?

Separation of church and state, people's First Amendment rights, and religious tolerance have always been a source of debate, but what role should religion have in Massachusetts public schools? A recent report published by Gateway to a Better Education entitled " The Bible in State Academic Standards " analyzed the various laws, regulations, and ... (more)


Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Wachusett High Senior Named Miss Massachusetts National Teenager

Princeton's Kelsey Henderson a senior at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, was named Miss Massachusetts National Teenager at a regional competition in Vermont.

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Related Topix: Holden, MA, Sturbridge, MA, Family, Kids, Concord, MA, Dining

Bellingham Herald

With eyes on possible Clinton run, questions on room for other women

But her candidacy would also likely block the paths for other women running for the White House, and, notably, for those who would like to be vice president.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, Amy Klobuchar

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Paul Giorgio: Mr. Baker, MA Doesn't Want a Liar for Governor

Mr. Baker, Massachusetts voters want a Governor who tells the truth, not one who makes up the truth, believes Paul Giorgio.


Boston Herald

Vermont jury awards $35 million in sex abuse case

A woman who said she was sexually abused over several years in the 1990s was awarded $35 million by a civil court jury, though her attorney acknowledged it was unlikely the defendant would ever be able to pay all of it.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Opinion

JD Supra

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Elimination of Most...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently proposed legislative reform that would abolish non-compete agreements made in the technology and life sciences sectors, as well as other, currently unspecified industries.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts Government


Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Ohio Government, Massachusetts Government

Dover Head Start volunteer was required to register as sex offender

The Policy Council chairman of Head Start was convicted in Massachusetts for the indecent assault and battery on a minor, according to an indictment charging him with a class A felony.


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