Education is first step to end stoned driving

01/11/2019 02:28 PM EST
No matter how many times supporters of the state's recreational marijuana law trumpet its benefits, that statute's Achilles heel repeatedly resurfaces, highlighting the law's basic flaw and the attempts to close this serious public-safety loophole. 
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More legislation that became law this session
01/04/2019 02:54 PM EST - THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call concludes a series of reports on how local legislators voted on legislation that was approved in the 2017-2018 session by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer woman indicted for allegedly killing cousin

WOBURN -- A 26-year-old Ayer woman accused of murder for allegedly stabbing her cousin to death during an argument in her Groton School Road apartment in late September was indicted and arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
11 Town Meetings agree: Nashua River is 'Wild and Scenic'

It's official: Nashoba Valley residents believe the Nashua, Squannacook and Nissitissit rivers deserve the designation of "Wild and Scenic. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Gathering to press re-wined

GROTON -- Join the Groton History Center at the Groton School for another fun evening of wine, spirits and craft beer tastings on March 16 from 7 p. Full Story
 
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Education is first step to end stoned driving

01/11/2019 02:28 PM EST
No matter how many times supporters of the state's recreational marijuana law trumpet its benefits, that statute's Achilles heel repeatedly resurfaces, highlighting the law's basic flaw and the attempts to close this serious public-safety loophole. 
Full Story
More legislation that became law this session
01/04/2019 02:54 PM EST - THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call concludes a series of reports on how local legislators voted on legislation that was approved in the 2017-2018 session by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Full Story

Age limits on e-cigs are a step to protect teens
01/04/2019 02:53 PM EST - We've sounded the alarm for some time about the dangers of nicotine-laced e-cigarettes, due to the uncertainty of their long-term health effects, and especially because of marketing campaigns apparently designed to hook a generation of adolescents on this growing, addictive habit. Full Story

More legislation that became law this session
12/28/2018 03:05 PM EST - THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. Full Story

Tiny reduction
12/21/2018 07:36 AM EST - It may not seem like much, but the reduction of Massachusetts' income tax rate from 5.1 to 5.05 percent says plenty about the state of this state's economy. Full Story

Community leaders must take real action as residents smell a rat
12/14/2018 03:35 PM EST - A suburban family routed from their home by rats. No, it's not the script for some B-side horror flick. Full Story

Long haul requires plenty of patience with MBTA, Keolis
12/07/2018 02:18 PM EST - An accident waiting to happen. That seems to sum up the state of the MBTA's 12 commuter rail lines. Despite the introduction of new locomotives and considerable investment in personnel and infrastructure, the T's trains remain susceptible to the kinds of mishaps that struck an in-bound Fitchburg line train on last week. Full Story