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Josh Landes

The Select Board in Lee, Massachusetts voted this week to continue sharing a town administrator with Lenox for another year. 

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A Lee, Massachusetts mill complex is one step closer to being redeveloped into affordable housing and retail space. 

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Lee, Massachusetts voters will decide at a special town meeting in January where to site a medical marijuana dispensary. 

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito touted the access small towns in Massachusetts have to state funding for vital infrastructure projects during a ribbon cutting this week in Lee. 

E. Coli Found In Laurel Lake

Aug 25, 2017
This is a photo of E. coli bacteria.
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High levels of the E. coli bacteria have been detected in Laurel Lake in Lee, Massachusetts. 

The attorney for the former police chief of Lee, Massachusetts — who was convicted of extortion in May 2016 — says he will file an appeal to the Supreme Court. 

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Lee, Massachusetts is shutting down its local emergency dispatch center. It will switch to a countywide system instead. 

Phil Scott
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Phil Scott served five terms in the Vermont Senate before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.  The Republican is now seeking the state’s top office. The businessman and race car driver has been campaigning for a year. When his campaign began, some thought his popularity combined with the state’s tradition of flipping parties when an incumbent governor leaves office provided Scott with the overwhelming advantage.  Instead, he faced a primary and a strong challenge from Democrats.  Now, as Election Day looms, Scott says the goal of his campaign is making Vermont more affordable.

Sue Minter
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Democrat Sue Minter beat four challengers in the August primary and now faces Republican Phil Scott and Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman” Lee in her quest for Vermont Governor. With just over a month remaining in the race, she says she wants to focus on making Vermont more affordable.

Lee Police Department

The police chief in Lee, Massachusetts finds himself on the wrong side of the law. A federal grand jury has indicted Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis for extortion and money laundering involving owners of a local inn. In February 2012, Buffis allegedly forced the couple who owns the Laurel Inn to make donations to a toy fund in an agreement that the chief would drop prostitution-related charges against them.

A federal investigation is reportedly underway involving a long-standing toy fund in the Berkshire town of Lee.

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More than a year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, New York State has forwarded more than 400 applications for property buy-outs to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  And state officials say there are more pending.