Stockbridge http://wamc.org en Turnover Of Small Town Police Chiefs, Influence On Public Confidence http://wamc.org/post/turnover-small-town-police-chiefs-influence-public-confidence <p>In recent months there have been a number of changes in police leadership within the small towns that dot western Massachusetts.</p><p>Whenever there is leadership change in an organization, there are going to be growing pains. However, those pains may be longer and more damaging when it pertains to small town police chiefs who are replaced because of alleged wrongdoing. Brian Buchner is the president of the <a href="http://nacole.org/" target="_blank">National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, or NACOLE</a>.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:10:26 +0000 Jim Levulis 79957 at http://wamc.org Turnover Of Small Town Police Chiefs, Influence On Public Confidence Mass. Medical Marijuana Regulations Approved, Communities Prepare For Dispensaries http://wamc.org/post/mass-medical-marijuana-regulations-approved-communities-prepare-dispensaries <p></p><p>On Wednesday, public health officials in Massachusetts approved a set of final regulations for the use of medical marijuana, and before the first dispensaries are expected to open, some communities are taking action to accommodate them.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The state’s Public Health Council approved the draft regulations on medical marijuana drawn up by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.</p><p>Under the law approved by voters last November, up to 35 dispensaries will open in communities across the state, but not for the next several months.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 22:56:56 +0000 Lucas Willard 64307 at http://wamc.org Mass. Medical Marijuana Regulations Approved, Communities Prepare For Dispensaries Rogovoy Report for May 3, 2013 http://wamc.org/post/rogovoy-report-may-3-2013 <p></p><p>Photography, oil painting, fine furniture, klezmer and jazz&nbsp; – it’s all in a weekend’s work here on the Rogovoy Report.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:38:58 +0000 Seth Rogovoy 63813 at http://wamc.org