A Vermont surgeon who was shocked by police with a stun gun after smashing out his former girlfriend's car headlights with an ax has settled the case by pleading guilty to a charge of resisting arrest.
Boaters and swimmers can take comfort in knowing the Connecticut River is cleaner than it has been in years. The Connecticut River Watershed Council monitors river contamination using volunteers who take samples at designated locations on the river. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s executive director Andrew Fisk.
Computer problems with Connecticut's health care exchange have led to some customers being dropped by their insurance carriers.
Access Health CT chief executive Kevin Counihan says the computer system problems may have affected about 5,800 customers who enrolled for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
He says the problem led to discrepancies in how much customers were told they owed, and how much the insurance carriers were expecting to receive. That led to some cancellations for insufficient payments.
With manufacturers in Massachusetts struggling to find trained people to hire, Governor Deval Patrick today announced a pilot program between two community colleges funded by a partnership that includes some of the state’s biggest companies.
The program run jointly by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College aims to take unemployed and under-employed people and give them the skills needed to get an entry level job in manufacturing. Governor Patrick, who announced the pilot program at STCC, called it vital to enhancing the state’s competitive edge.
Hartford officials say they have dropped a $60 million public financing plan for a minor league baseball stadium and will seek private investment instead, following criticism by city residents about the cost to taxpayers.
Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the change Friday. He said the planned move of the New Britain Rock Cats to Hartford in 2016 has sparked interest in redevelopment around the stadium site and $60 million in bonding is no longer needed.
The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed an environmental bond bill Thursday that includes funding for many projects in western Massachusetts. The four-year, $1.9 billion plan fund projects aimed at land and waterway conservation as well as clean energy initiatives.
If passed, the legislation would provide nearly $9 million for design and construction of the Hoosic River Restoration project in North Adams.
There are more than 185,000 unresolved murders in the United States. A talk this Saturday at Berkshire Community College will focus on how cases go cold and the methods law enforcement agencies use to solve them.