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By Colin A. Young, State House News Service BOSTON The rate of deaths due to opioid overdoses is slowing in Massachusetts, but still nearly 1,500 people died of an overdose in in the Bay State through the first nine months of the year, officials said this week. The 1,460 confirmed or suspected opioid-related overdose deaths in […]
By Colin Young, State House News Service In the first year of legal sales in Massachusetts, cannabis consumers bought an average of more than $1 million worth of marijuana products each day. Since the first two marijuana retailers opened in Northampton and Leicester on Nov. 20, 2018, 31 more stores have opened and licensed stores have […]
LOWELL – Susan Fargo, a Lincoln Democrat who served eight terms in the Massachusetts Senate, died last week after a period of declining health. She was 77. An obituary posted to the website of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord said Fargo died Friday, “seven months after the death of her beloved husband […]
CCC orders licensees to quarantine vaping products
BOSTON – The head of the Massachusetts State Police announced her retirement Wednesday morning, planning to depart the agency she has led for about two years at the end of next week. Col. Kerry Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, has helmed the agency through a period of turmoil as an overtime fraud scandal […]