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This Sunday on 22News InFocus our panel of guests represent organizations that work everyday to find ways to improve land use, and ensure clean water and air protections in Massachusetts. They also are behind initiatives that will provide cleaner and less expensive energy, and less dependence on ...
Officials say whale-related points of interest stretch from Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod to Pittsfield in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. They'll include nearly 40 museums, historic sites, education centers and other attractions that help tell the story of Massachusetts through its connection to ...

BOSTON (AP) — More details about the case against the estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg could emerge when Bryon Hefner makes his first court appearance. Hefner is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of sexual ...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court will decide the fate of a judge who admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse. The Commission on Judicial Conduct is asking for Judge Thomas Estes to be suspended indefinitely without pay to ...
MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) - A send-off party in Ludlow tonight for a Western Massachusetts teenager hoping to be crowned Miss Teen USA. Lexi Woloshchuk of Monson currently holds the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA. In three weeks, she'll head to Shreveport, Louisiana to compete against 51 ...
BOSTON, MA – A shower of meteors is set to give the first celestial show of the spring starting this weekend, and weather conditions look good for viewing. The Lyrid meteor shower runs April 16-25 but peaks Sunday, April 22. Weather conditions in Massachusetts are perfect, with clear or mostly clear skies ...

The head of Massachusetts' legislative marijuana committee said she does not anticipate updating the state's medical marijuana law this year, despite a recent ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court. "I think we finished with marijuana for this session," said Sen. Pat Jehlen, D-Somerville, Senate chairwoman ...
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent in March, according to figures released Friday by the the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state added 4,700 jobs in March. But more people in ...
AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE, AND ABUNDANT American energy drives domestic jobs and prosperity. Thanks to President Trump's policy of “energy dominance,” America is now on a path to become a leading global energy exporter and free from being held hostage by foreign powers. Trump's ...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing a murder charge in the death last week of his estranged girlfriend. The Berkshire district attorney's office says 32-year-old Michael Boulais, of Hinsdale, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court. He is charged in the ...
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting. The 5,000-pound memorial in Sheffield was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet a few weeks later ...
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By KAYLA CANNE, The Sun Chronicle. NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — When town officials agreed to purchase Codding Farm off High Street in 2001, they did so to preserve the historic farm and its green acres from developers. The LeStage property, including the farm and a historic house and barn ...
Massachusetts voters approved recreational marijuana in 2016, and the narcotic has been available medicinally since 2012—twin realities that have sparked a real estate side effect, so to speak: Neighbors complaining about neighbors smoking the stuff; and condo and tenant associations trying to crack ...
Sensitive health information contained in an EOB can no longer be shared with the primary subscriber of a health plan if that person is not the patient in the state of Massachusetts. Health insurers routinely send out an EOB summary to the primary subscriber detailing the type and cost of medical services ...
The following schools have announced closures or delays for Friday, March 2, due to major Nor'easter bringing hurricane and winter-storm conditions to Massachusetts. The Nor'easter is expected to hit Southern New England late Thursday evening into Friday morning, bringing hurricane force winds gusts ...
In Massachusetts, we pride ourselves on attracting people who devote years — and often $100,000 or more — to earning an advanced degree. And we like to brag about being the state with the most educated workforce. But once you've crossed the stage, framed your diploma, and actually joined that ...

Powerful Nor'easter Knocks Trees Onto Several Mass. HomesDowned trees have been reported around Massachusetts during a powerful nor'easter. Thousands Without Power As Nor'easter Arrives In MassachusettsSeveral thousand power outages have been reported in Massachusetts as a powerful ...
The Prudential Center is often seen as being a symbol of Boston. PHOTO BY JENNA MANTO/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF. Massachusetts was ranked the eighth best state in the country for 2018, falling from its number one spot from last year. Iowa replaced Massachusetts as the best state based on its ...
Thousands of families in Massachusetts are without power Friday morning as a powerful Nor'easter hits communities across the state. National Grid reports more than 16,000 were without power Friday morning. Just over a thousand Eversource customers reported outages. While the majority of outages ...
(WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass.) — A woman and three young children were found dead Thursday in the upstairs bedroom of a Massachusetts home, according to a district attorney who called their deaths suspicious. Police were called to the home in West Brookfield Thursday afternoon for a well-being check ...
Get the latest weather alerts sent directly to your phone. Download the mobile app on your Apple or Android device. Just how bad is this storm going to get? We've heard everyone from the governor to FEMA weigh in, and it certainly seems like it's going to be bad. But it's important to remember in large ...
In study after study, research shows that in-person visitation significantly reduces recidivism, or the return rate to prison. Visitation also appears to show a positive impact on prisoner behavior and prison safety. So why is the Massachusetts Department of Corrections trying to make it harder for prisoners to ...
Between 2004 and 2016, the average student loan debt for graduates of Massachusetts' public four-year colleges and universities rose by 77 percent, faster than in any other state in the country except Delaware, according to a report released Thursday by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, ...


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