The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will not delay a decision on awarding the state’s most lucrative casino license until after the state’s voters weigh in on the fate of casino gambling. It means the locations of proposed casinos will likely be settled by the time voters go to the polls in November.
More than 100 people packed into the hall at the North Adams American Legion Tuesday night. Former Northern Berkshire Healthcare employees and community members told representatives from the Massachusetts health department and the state's consulting firm what healthcare services they want and need.
It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s meeting in North Adams as area residents explained what healthcare services they need. The region is currently served by a satellite emergency facility following the March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.
The Massachusetts State Senate has voted 37-1 to pass an economic development package similar to one approved last month by the House.
The Senate bill would spend $63 million dollars on training programs and incentives to employers to create jobs. Like the house bill it emphasizes workforce training for advanced manufacturing and information technology fields. State Sen. Gale Candaras said it aims to grow the state’s economy outside greater Boston.
With summer in full swing, baseball fans across the country are flocking to the ballpark. In Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a city that claims to have made the first written reference to the game in 1791 — when it banned the sport from being played within 80 yards of a meeting house — the destination is Wahconah Park. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spent a night at the storied ballpark now home to the
Lawyers for former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland are arguing that some of the federal charges he faces are unconstitutional. They filed new arguments Monday night seeking to have much of the case against the 57-year-old former governor dismissed.
The lawyers filed new arguments Monday night seeking to have much of the case against the 57-year-old former governor dismissed.
Rowland is accused of trying to create secret paid consultant roles with two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012.