The city council in Springfield is pressing ahead with a court fight against a proposed wood-burning power plant. But first the council had to secure the services of a lawyer who would take the case for free.
Six Massachusetts hospitals have agreed to treat Ebola patients should there be any in the state.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday said Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and five large Boston hospitals have reviewed their operations and are prepared to handle an Ebola patient. Earlier, Gov. Deval Patrick said it was not necessary to designate a primary Ebola treatment center.
In recent days, WAMC News has been speaking with New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, the incumbent Democrat in the race for the 46th district seat, and her opponent, former Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. The two faced off in 2012, a race Tkaczyk won by 18 votes.
A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Research Institute poll released Friday shows an ever tightening race in New York’s 18th Congressional District.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth 49 percent to 44 percent, little changed from the 50 percent to 42 percent lead Maloney had six weeks ago. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg: