Top transportation and public safety officials in Massachusetts say the state is ready for the first big snow storm of the season, which is timed to hit on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
The Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Frank DePaola is urging people with travel plans for Thanksgiving to bring patience along. He advised people to leave for their holiday destinations early in the morning, or after 8 p.m. to avoid rush hour commuters. He said highway crews are ready for the predicted Wednesday snowstorm.
Thanksgiving travelers, communities, and utility and transportation companies are preparing for a busy and possibly messy extended holiday weekend. A winter storm could dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the interior Northeast just as many are expected to hit the roads.
The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Springfield Bishop Emeritus Joseph Maguire, who died Sunday at the age of 95. A public prayer service at Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 30. The funeral at the cathedral will take place at 11 a.m. Monday December 1st. Maguire was the bishop of the Springfield Diocese from 1977 to 1992. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with current Bishop Mitchell Rozanski.
The grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown has sparked outrage and protest around the country. It’s on everyone’s minds today, and we are still seeing the aftermath play out.