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The large Catholic gathering of Divine Mercy Sunday that brings thousands of visitors to Stockbridge, Massachusetts each year went off without major incident this past weekend. More than 20,000 people were expected, but numbers were lower because fields still wet from winter limited parking at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy.

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Some 20,000 people are expected to flock to Stockbridge, Massachusetts this weekend for an annual religious celebration.

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Selectmen in the town of Stockbridge, Mass. have given the go-ahead to developers looking to build a resort using a 19th century mansion.

In recent months there have been a number of changes in police leadership within the small towns that dot western Massachusetts.

Whenever there is leadership change in an organization, there are going to be growing pains. However, those pains may be longer and more damaging when it pertains to small town police chiefs who are replaced because of alleged wrongdoing. Brian Buchner is the president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, or NACOLE.

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On Wednesday, public health officials in Massachusetts approved a set of final regulations for the use of medical marijuana, and before the first dispensaries are expected to open, some communities are taking action to accommodate them.

The state’s Public Health Council approved the draft regulations on medical marijuana drawn up by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Under the law approved by voters last November, up to 35 dispensaries will open in communities across the state, but not for the next several months.

Rogovoy Report for May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013

Photography, oil painting, fine furniture, klezmer and jazz  – it’s all in a weekend’s work here on the Rogovoy Report.