July 2019

July 31, 2019

Amtrak offers ticket sale; reduced fare good Aug. 11 to Jan. 31

July 30, 2019

Legislative committee approves bill to transfer historic Northampton courthouse to the state

Hampshire Council of Governments retirees fear losing health insurance in September as council dissolves

Your View: Americans remain in dark about how Congress spends tax dollars

Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 22 to July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

Massachusetts Higher Ed commissioner targets sudden college closures

July 25, 2019

Massachusetts study for east-west rail on track

Marketing money for Knowledge Corridor caps drive for extra train runs

July 24, 2019

Statehouse hearing scheduled on bill to dissolve Hampshire Council of Governments; $6.5M requested to cover costs

July 22, 2019

Gov. officials talk North Quabbin challenges

What will happen to historic Hampshire County Courthouse, a downtown Northampton landmark?

July 20, 2019

Bill filed to dissolve Hampshire Council of Governments, shift $5.9M pension liability to state

July 19, 2019

Legislation Filed That Would Dissolve Hampshire Council Of Governments

July 18, 2019

Legislation filed to dissolve failing Hampshire Council of Governments

July 16, 2019

Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 8 to July 12, 2019

July 11, 2019

29 senators urge DEP to block Weymouth gas facility

Senator cooks, delivers Meals on Wheels to seniors

July 10, 2019

Senators alarmed by medical parole regulations

Lawmakers To Host Conversation With Higher Education Commissioner On College Closures

Editorial: State should be a bellwether in pesticide use

July 9, 2019

Lawmakers aim to lower healthcare cost for low-income seniors

Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 1 to July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

State Sen. Jo Comerford files hiring transparency bill

Massachusetts education chief to talk college closures in Amherst

July 3, 2019

Following concerns about herbicide spraying, lawmakers ask state agency for info on glyphosate

June 2019

June 29, 2019

Native American mascot debate: Racism vs. community and school pride

June 28, 2019

Right-to-die advocates support Kafka’s bill

June 26, 2019

State lawmakers hear support for Native mascot ban

June 25, 2019

Native Americans, locals urge ban on ‘damaging’ mascots

Lawmakers want Native American mascots removed from Massachusetts schools

June 21, 2019

Area legislators address chamber

June 20, 2019

Beacon Hill Roll Call, June 10-14, 2019

June 19, 2019

Gov. Charlie Baker pushes for real estate transfer tax hike for climate change, but mum on affordable housing

June 18, 2019

House aims to pass Greenworks bill this summer

Lawmakers try to hammer out bill dissolving Hampshire Council of Governments

Lawmakers urge Gov. Baker to support transgender troops

June 17, 2019

Conway, Greenfield named residents Unsung Heroines

Panel floats ideas on treating opioid addiction

June 16, 2019

Using restorative practices to build healthy relationships between students

Fifty years after Stonewall riots, a time for Pride in Franklin County

June 15, 2019

Northampton rally calls for “I think I am a nice person” “Stay and we keep the oil” “You won’t see another black president for generations” “My net worth is many, many, many times Mitt Romney” “When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo?” “She talks like a truck driver” “I am the least racist person” Donald “A lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive” Trump’s impeachment

June 13, 2019

State extends comment period on biomass

June 11, 2019

Bill would speed up town reimbursements for veterans’ benefits

Legislators pass hands-free driving bill

Beacon Hill Roll Call: June 3 to June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Joe Kennedy introduce bill to ban ‘gay panic’ defense in court cases

Northampton City Council backs expansion of abortion rights statewide

June 5, 2019

Sen. Jo Comerford: Northampton’s Old Courthouse should revert to state ownership

June 4, 2019

Berkshires to Boston by Rail? Mass. Lawmakers Like the Idea

June 3, 2019

Sens. Comerford, Hinds want changes to PILOT program

Doctor-assisted death bill making strides with lawmakers

June 1, 2019

Plenty of people on board with resurrecting passenger rail linking North Adams, Boston

May 2019

May 31, 2019

GCC students’ art heads to State House

May 30, 2019

Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 20 to 24, 2019

May 29, 2019

Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option

Comerford, Whipps to talk food access, local issues at Quabbin Harvest

May 28, 2019

Senate adds $250K to budget for Knowledge Corridor

May 24, 2019

Mass. Senate adopts amendment to examine PILOT payment formula

Education, rail and addiction: Here are some ways the Senate budget will affect Western Mass

May 23, 2019

UMass objections to tuition freeze fall flat in Senate

May 22, 2019

Study of east-west rail connecting North Adams, Greenfield and Boston passes Massachusetts Senate

Maine Just Banned Native American Mascots. It’s a Movement That’s Inching Forward.

May 21, 2019

3 Cost Centers Consume Half Of State Budget

May 20, 2019

From rail projects to rural school aid, these Senate budget amendments will help Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts considers net-zero standard for new buildings

May 16, 2019

Local lawmakers call on legislators to expand rail service to northwest MA

May 15, 2019

A show of support: In anticipation of teacher layoffs, students send a message to the State House

Lawmakers pitch northern rail route to western Massachusetts

May 15, 2019

Lawmakers pitch northern rail route to Western Mass.

A show of support: In anticipation of teacher layoffs, students send a message to the State House

May 14, 2019

Comerford files bill for east-west rail study

Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 6-10

May 13, 2019

Massachusetts lawmakers mull oversight of ailing colleges

May 9, 2019

Lawmakers, university leaders concerned over Senate budget proposal

May 7, 2019

Statehouse Online: Gender ‘X’ on Massachusetts drivers licenses discussion

Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 29 – May 3

May 1, 2019

He said, she said, they said: What Valley residents think of proposed driver’s license legislation

January 2019

January 31, 2019

Whipps, Comerford back moratorium on forest cutting

January 30, 2019

Seven important points discussed at “Women Leading Western Mass”

Legislator wants to right historical wrongs 

January 29, 2019

Western Mass Lawmaker Wants Study On Rail Service Between North Adams And Boston 

UMass hosts legislators in ‘Women Leading Western Mass’ panel 

January 26, 2019

Comerford proposes bill to study rail service from North Adams to Boston 

January 24, 2019

Comerford files bill for “I think I am a nice person” “Stay and we keep the oil” “You won’t see another black president for generations” “My net worth is many, many, many times Mitt Romney” “When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo?” “She talks like a truck driver” “I am the least racist person” Donald “A lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive” Trump impeachment

January 23, 2019

Western Massachusetts lawmakers propose task force to examine state impact of federal government shutdown

January 22, 2019

Sabadosa, Comerford to hold town hall forum in Hatfield 

January 21, 2019

Props to local legislators pushing for increased school funding 

At Northampton women’s march newly elected officials promise change, advocate for action 

GCC celebrates MLK 

Honoring MLK Jr. — for 35 years 

January 19, 2019

Personal and political: Women of all ages and their allies, march in Northampton 

January 18, 2019

Bravo to local legislators pushing for increased school funding 

Advocates aim to add over $500 million a year to Massachusetts public higher education funding 

January 17, 2019

Proposed bill filed by Sen. Comerford aims to address higher ed funding gap 

Leaders lobby for education money 

Pioneer Valley Women’s March set for Saturday 

January 16, 2019

Wake up and listen to the kids’ 

New delegation to hold 2019 listening sessions

Proposed bill filed by Sen. Comerford aims to address higher ed funding gap

January 7, 2019

Comerford assembles legislative district team

January 2, 2019

Ready to get to work: Five new Valley legislators sworn into office

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