It appears that official results in the recount in Vermont's Progressive Party gubernatorial primary won't be known until sometime in the coming week.
Washington County Clerk Elizabeth Batty, who has been collecting results from her counterpart county clerks around Vermont, said Friday the results won't be made public until they are certified by Judge Robert Bent, who is overseeing the recount.
Authorities say a Vermont state trooper was justified in using deadly force on an unarmed burglary suspect who refused an order to surrender and twice took a "shooter's stance" while aiming what turned out to be a cell phone at him.
Attorney General William Sorrell and Lamoille County State's Attorney Joel Page said Friday the trooper was reasonable in his belief that he was in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury when he fired his weapon at Jonathan Martel on April 30.
The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld the dismissal of lawsuits filed by seven Massachusetts hospitals and a managed healthcare organization that claimed they were shortchanged by the state's 2006 health care law.
In two separate lawsuits, Boston Medical Center and the other hospitals claimed that the state had violated its obligation to reimburse them for the reasonable costs incurred in providing medical services to MassHealth enrollees.
Volunteers in North Adams, Massachusetts, have begun a new program to offer help for the family members of service members suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
Rebecca Litchfield is a volunteer at North Adams’ veterans service office, and through her work, she says she’s noticed a lack of support for the families of returning veterans.
Casino operators are promising thousands of jobs will be created when a resort casino project comes to western Massachusetts. Labor leaders are working to guarantee construction jobs go only to union workers. A civil rights leader is seeking assurances that jobs will be plentiful for people of color. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Eastern States Exposition, one of the country’s oldest and largest fairs opens its 17 run Friday . WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.
The “Big E” is one of western Massachusetts’ biggest economic engines. It attracts more than a million visitors each year to the 175 acre fairgrounds in West Springfield. Big E CEO Gene Cassidy says it remains so popular after 95 years, by getting big name entertainers like this year’s headliners, Alan Jackson and Jeff Dunham, but also staying true to its roots as an agricultural fair.
A Massachusetts woman says her brother was among the Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
Kate Quigley said in a statement Thursday that Glen Doherty "lived his life to the fullest." Quigley spoke outside her mother's home in Woburn, north of Boston. She asked for privacy while the family grieved "our American hero."
Three Americans were killed at the consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday along with U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The State Department has not publicly released all their names.
A coalition of elected officials, business owners, and associations in Massachusetts is pushing for online retailers to begin paying the state’s sales tax before the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 begins. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…