The Vermont House has voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, making it the first state in the country to legalize pot via its legislative body. But it’s unclear if the governor will sign it into law.
Vermont lawmakers returned to the statehouse Wednesday to try to wrap up the session. Among the issues they were expected to review is the governor’s last-minute proposal to change how teachers' health insurance plans should be negotiated.
Lee, Massachusetts is shutting down its local emergency dispatch center. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen recently sat down with Police Chief Jeffrey Roosa, who says Lee will switch to a countywide system instead.
A new budget proposed to operate the largest city in western Massachusetts would put more cops on the streets and more cash into the city’s savings account. It also reflects a rebounding Springfield housing market after the foreclosure crisis of nearly a decade ago.
Amid a request to the state Department of Public Utilities to raise its rates for the next four years, Eversouce has announced that Western Massachusetts will have lower electricity prices this summer.
The Pittsfield City Council is scheduled to discuss sanctuary policies adopted by the city’s police department. It’s the result of a citizens’ petition amid fears of increased federal immigration enforcement activity.
Massachusetts State Police arrested six more people who were blocking Kinder Morgan from cutting down trees in Otis State Forest on Saturday. The protestors want to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion.