Another minor earthquake has rattled eastern Connecticut. Boston College's Weston Observatory says the 2.1 magnitude earthquake happened around 7:30 Tuesday morning in Plainfield, the same area where five small earthquakes happened over five hours Monday morning.
Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless marked the start of his third full term Tuesday afternoon taking the oath of office before a crowd of area law enforcement leaders at Berkshire Superior Court in Pittsfield.
UMass Amherst will replace its on-campus textbook store later this year with a virtual store operated by Amazon.
Under a five-year contract Amazon will provide online textbook ordering through the UMass Amherst website, operate an on-campus pick up location and provide free delivery to off campus addresses in Amherst and five surrounding communities. UMass spokesman Ed Blaguszewski said the change is being made to save students money.
"Up to about $380 annually per student based on national estimates of what students pay for books," said Blaguszewski.
The Springfield, Massachusetts city council is considering an ordinance that would put restrictions on public officials obtaining jobs at the new MGM casino being built in the city.
Under a proposed municipal ethics ordinance, the city’s elected officials—the mayor and 11 city councilors – would be barred for at least five years from obtaining a job at the MGM casino after leaving the city’s employment. Non-elected officials who are considered “major policymakers” would face a two-year ban.
Attorney General William Sorrell calls it a good day for Vermont. That's his reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court turning aside a challenge to Vermont's campaign finance law, letting a lower court's decision stand.