June 2022

June 26, 2022

Boston Globe: State report calls for new women’s prison as prison construction ban advances on Beacon Hill

June 24, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: County residents, leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade 

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Council, Dem committee back Fair Share tax surcharge

June 23, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Area lawmakers speak out against MCAS proposal

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: June 13 to June 17, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: My Turn: Why the Legislature must act on vital public health system reforms

June 22, 2022

Boston Globe: Mass. legislators urge state education leaders not to raise MCAS graduation requirements

Boston.com: ‘The wrong way to go’: Lawmakers urge state education officials to reject raising MCAS passing scores

WWLP: Legislators voice concern over raising MCAS passing scores

Sun Chronicle: Attleboro lawmaker urges state not to raise MCAS stakes

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Driver gets probation, loses license for 15 years after pleading guilty to killing cyclist in Northampton

June 21, 2022

WWLP: Cannabis conference committee only half-baked

June 20, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Amherst celebrates Juneteenth, ties to history

Greenfield Recorder: Meet the 19-year-old town coordinator’s assistant who helped Warwick secure nearly $663K

Greenfield Recorder: Dunlavy, Bialecki-Canning celebrated as Commonwealth Heroines

June 18, 2022

Sentinel & Enterprise: Sunday Notebook: The relatedness test

June 17, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: South County seniors catch up at ‘Garden Party’ picnic in Deerfield

June 16, 2022

Commonwealth: Lawmakers in agreement on prison construction moratorium 

MassLive: State Senate passes bill banning prison, jail construction in Massachusetts for 5 years

Greenfield Recorder: Orange factory fire cleanup estimated at $4M

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: June 6 to June 10, 2022

June 15, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Deerfield welcomes state officials as push for funding continues

June 14, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: MassDOT to expedite full replacement of General Pierce Bridge

Greenfield Recorder: FRCOG’s Phoebe Walker earns first Local Public Health Leadership Award

MassLive: Commission on LGBTQ Youth urges Massachusetts to increase sex ed in schools and boost mental health access

June 13, 2022

Amherst Bulletin: ‘A gift to us all’: Community mourns the loss of Sarah Etelman 

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Guest columnist The Rev. Peter Kakos: Commit to a nuclear refreeze

June 11, 2022

WWLP: Franklin County Pride Parade returns after pandemic hiatus

MassLive: Franklin County celebrates Pride Month with rainbows, laughter and dancing in Greenfield (photos)

June 10, 2022

Boston Globe: Mass. residents overwhelmingly support a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives. Lawmakers are unlikely to pass it this year.

NECN: Huge Mill Fire Leaves Mass. Town With Dangerous Debris, $4M Bill: ‘It’s Just Too Much’

June 9, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 30 to June 3, 2022

June 8, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: ‘A gift to us all’: Community mourns the loss of Sarah Etelman 

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Smith Voc trustees see opportunity in wake of fire that destroyed horticulture building

The Reminder: Congressmen host special town hall on democracy’s future

June 7, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Franklin County Pride celebrations ‘coming back strong’

Truthout: Defense Contractors Are Using Tax Dollars to Profit Off War in Ukraine

June 6, 2022

MassLive: Voters will decide hotly-contested races for Governor’s Council, Senate in September primary

June 5, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: High school equivalency graduation at GCC celebrates 40

June 2, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 23 to May 27, 2022

May 2022

May 23, 2022

Western Mass News: Smith Vocational sustains fire damage one day after roof collapses in storm

May 20, 2022

WWLP: Crews begin installation of protective screening on French King Bridge

Athol Daily News: 2022 Peacemaker Awards honor young activists

May 19, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: 2022 Peacemaker Awards honor young activists

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 9 to May 13, 2022

May 18, 2022

Boston Globe: House lawmakers to consider moratorium on constructing correctional facilities

May 17, 2022

Commonwealth: House plans vote on prison construction moratorium

Greenfield Recorder: Greenfield Notebook: May 18, 2022

The Shoestring: Tenants Call for Banning Brokers’ Fees at Public Hearing

May 15, 2022

Athol Daily News: Sen. Jo Comerford announces 2022 library tour

Athol Daily News: A Page from North Quabbin History: Widow donates rare group photo of Warwick CCC

Daily Hampshire Gazette: ‘Just really angry’: Hundreds rally in Northampton to decry leaked Supreme Court opinion

Lowell Sun: Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 9-13, 2022

May 13, 2022

Amherst Indy: State Senator Jo Comerford Holds Virtual Town Hall

May 12, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Sen. Comerford lays out priorities at virtual town hall

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Sophie Bergan and Maggie Reilly Hogan: 6th graders urge passage of Bottle Bill

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 2 to May 6, 2022

May 10, 2022

GBH: Legislators drum up support for aid-in dying bill with approaching deadline

Berkshire Eagle: Buoyed by a rise in support in Massachusetts, proponents of an aid in dying bill are hopeful for a vote in the Statehouse

May 9, 2022

BusinessWest: Senate Passes Work And Family Mobility Act

May 8, 2022

Athol Daily News: Royalston Democrats choose Kellner as new chair

May 6, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 25 to April 29, 2022

Amherst Indy: People’s Town Hall With State Senator Jo Comerford

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Western Mass. delegation largely in support of safe injection sites

May 4, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Homeowners worth keeping in community

MassLive: Amherst fire chief gets OK to work past mandatory retirement age

May 3, 2022

WWLP: “This is our generation’s fight now,” locals protest for abortion rights

April 2022

April 29, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Three contests in Monday’s Deerfield election

April 28, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: State lawmakers remain ‘deeply concerned’ about Farren situation

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 18 to April 22, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Three contests in Monday’s Deerfield election

April 25, 2022

WWLP: Improving western Mass. grant chances

Greenfield Recorder: Sunderland, South County Senior Center to host Walk Massachusetts Challenge kickoff

Greenfield Recorder: Education funding formula problematic for small districts

Athol Daily News: $1M matching grant to support fire suppression services at Orange Industrial Park

April 24, 2022

Lowell Sun: Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 18-22, 2022

April 21, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 11 to April 15, 2022

April 20, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: At Florence VFW listening session, veterans urge lawmakers to stop VA closure

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Warren, McGovern share in celebration of $3.6M rail trail grant in Northampton

Revere Journal: Baker-Polito Administration Awards $22.5 Million to Strengthen the Mass. Food Supply System

April 14, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 4 to April 8, 2022

April 12, 2022

Athol Daily News: Lawmakers, local officials share priorities at conference

April 11, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Amherst students may face charges over school assaults

April 10, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Lawmakers, local officials share priorities at conference

Greenfield Recorder: PHOTOS: Comerford lends hand at Stone Soup Café in Greenfield

April 8, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: State wires storm damage relief funds to towns hit by July storms

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: March 28 to April 1, 2022

April 7, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Whately’s delayed 250th anniversary celebration draws near, volunteers sought

April 6, 2022

Athol Daily News: Royalston follows lawmakers’ advice, seeks $60K earmark for pickup

April 5, 2022

WWLP: Northampton Sen. Comerford wants floor vote on jail, prisons bill

April 3, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Forum in South Deerfield examines ways to band together to fight climate change

April 1, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Lawmakers back divesting state funds tied to Russia, prepare for incoming refugees

MassLive: Northampton officials want meeting with BI-QEM after formaldehyde spill

Eagle Tribune: Lawmakers turn out for transgender day of visibility

Greenfield Recorder: North Quabbin Notebook: April 2, 2022

March 2022

March 31, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: March 21 to 25, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Northampton eyes ban on rental broker fees

March 24, 2022

PR Newswire: MNA Nurses and Healthcare Professionals to Rally March 28 Outside Northampton VA as Part of Coalition to Save the Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Boston Herald: Here’s who voted for and against the gas tax suspension amendment

March 21, 2022

Athol Daily News: Local reps, senators speak to focus on solar, transportation this legislative session

Amherst Bulletin: Amherst will petition state for reparations initiative 

March 20, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Local reps, senators speak to focus on solar, transportation this legislative session

March 17, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: March 7 to March 11, 2022

March 15, 2022

Connecticut Public: Massachusetts Senate vote inches state closer to soldiers’ home changes

March 14, 2022

MassLive: South Hadley Council on Aging goes green with electric vehicle purchase

March 13, 2022

MassLive: Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center helps entrepreneurs bring products from farm to table (Outlook 2022)

March 10, 2022

MassLive: Senate unanimously passes Soldiers’ Home governance bill, tightening chain of command and proposing key changes in oversight

Wicked Local: Road safety law may have ‘loophole’ that missed vloggers, livestreams

March 9, 2022

WCVB: Push to strengthen Massachusetts’ hands-free driving law hits Beacon Hill

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Amherst will petition state for reparations initiative 

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Students gather outside of Student Union to rally against three percent tuition increase

March 8, 2022

Filtermag: Pressure on Massachusetts to Ban Building of New Jails and Prisons

March 5, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Deerfield officials seek legislators’ support on Senior Center rehab, other projects

March 3, 2022

MassLive: Black Excellence on the Hill award ceremony honors trailblazers

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 2022

March 2, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Legislators tour Greenfield Community College, pledge support

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 2022

March 1, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Legislators echo call in Montague for more road, bridge funding

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Officials look around Northampton’s new 53-unit affordable housing complex

February 2022

February 28, 2022

MassLive: Massachusetts school mask mandate ends, turning choice of continued requirement over to local districts

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Beacon Hill Roll Call

February 24, 2022

Bay State Banner: Demonstrators call for prison moratorium

February 23, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Northfield Selectboard, town administrator field questions on Schell Bridge future

MassLive: Poll: Voters like candidates who support end-of-life choices

Boston University News Service: Lawmakers detail state’s climate change goals, future plans

February 22, 2022

Patch: Lawmakers Detail State’s Climate Change Goals, Future Plans

Athol Daily News: ‘People’s Forest Bill of Rights’ legislation stalls

February 21, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Lawmakers detail state’s climate change goals

February 20, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Lawmakers detail state’s climate change goals, future plans

February 17, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, 2022

February 15, 2022

The Boston Scope: ‘Our hearts are broken’ – groups gather at the State House to push prison moratorium bill

MassLive: Massachusetts relaxes COVID indoor mask advisory for vaccinated people as cases improve

February 11, 2022

MassLive: ‘It’s an irresponsible decision,’ state Sen. Jo Comerford says as Baker administration allows Massachusetts school mask mandate to expire

MassLive: Masks in schools: Massachusetts residents both upset and ‘incredibly thankful’ that statewide mandate is being lifted

Athol Daily News: Comerford reaching out in newly configured district

February 10, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Lawmakers brief Jewish congregation on bills, condemn hate crimes

February 9, 2022

The Tufts Daily: Proposed bill would pause prison construction in Mass. for 5 years

February 8, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Linda Manor director of assisted living resigns after families raise alarm over patient care

February 4, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Lawmakers weigh pros, cons of youth vax bills

February 3, 2022

WBSM: Dartmouth Man’s Pancreatic Cancer Bill Advances

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Housing panel holding on to real estate transfer fee bill

February 1, 2022

The Reminder: Health Policy Forum, UMass discuss public health recommendations

January 2022

January 31, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Company sets up info line for residents displaced from Hadley housing complex

Greenfield Recorder: ARPA money to aid Western Mass. towns hit by July storms

January 26, 2022

WWLP: Public health officials are preparing for the next pandemic

Greenfield Recorder: Lawmakers press bill on funding police alternatives

Daily Hampshire Gazette: County’s COVID-19 caseload rises as state sees dip

January 25, 2022

Greenfield Recorder: Forum airs concerns about FirstLight relicensing process

Greenfield Recorder: Scores of tenants displaced by busted sprinkler system at Hadley housing complex

January 24, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Lawmakers press bill on funding police alternatives

WBUR: Unvaccinated students in some Mass. schools can go maskless

January 20, 2022

The Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, 2022

The Recorder: Greening Greenfield to hold online forum on FirstLight relicensing process

January 18, 2022

Commonwealth: House releases $55m bill for COVID testing, school masks

The Reminder: Western Mass. delegation announces $7.5M for storm response

January 17, 2022

The Sun Chronicle: Medical aid in dying bills split Massachusetts once again

January 16, 2022

MetroWest Daily News: For Baker, ‘presence’ was about all he gave legislators at COVID-19 hearing

January 14, 2022

The Berkshire Eagle: The Checkup: 306 new cases in Berkshires, plus a recap on this week’s COVID-19 headlines

Tittle Press: COVID infections among Massachusetts K-12 students surpass 40,000

Captive Insurance Times: Massachusetts sees support for crumbling foundations captive bill

January 13, 2022

Dorchester Reporter: Rep. Miranda urges Baker to allow remote learning, set indoor masking policy

WAMC: Long-awaited funding for summer storm damage distributed to hard-hit rural Western Mass communities

iBerkshires.com: Hinds Announce $ 7.5M in ARPA Funds for Summer Storm Damages

The Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, 2022

January 12, 2022

WAMC: Baker pressed on school COVID-19 policies by legislators at statehouse hearing

Berkshire Eagle: Gov. Baker outlines plan for long game on COVID, but continues to resist calls for a mask mandate

Boston Globe: Governor Baker, we have a COVID-19 data problem

WWLP: Isolation hotel in works to protect homeless during surge

WWLP: Funding secured to install barriers on French King Bridge in Gill

January 11, 2022

Boston Business Journal: Gov. Baker resists calls for mask, vaccine mandates as surge cripples hospitals

Boston Globe: Lawmakers press Baker on COVID, arguing for more aggressive posture

Commonwealth: Baker, Democratic legislators clash on virus response

Western Mass News: Local experts weigh in on Governor Baker’s new testing guidance

State House News Service: Legislators Press Baker On Masks, Communications

MassLive: ‘I’m not gonna let people perpetuate this idea that schools aren’t safe,’ Gov. Charlie Baker testifies

January 7, 2022

WBUR: Stuck in a long line for a COVID-19 test in Mass.? Here’s why

MetroWest Daily News: Split down the middle. Massachusetts divided over aid-in-dying proposals

The Recorder: FRCOG distributing police training funds; $100K from state falls short helping to fulfill mandate

January 6, 2022

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Mayor calls out antisemitism in Northampton’s public discourse

January 5, 2022

Boston Herald: Massachusetts lawmakers call on Charlie Baker to testify as omicron sends coronavirus cases, hospitalizations surging

22 News/WWLP: Lawmakers want to hear from Baker next week

MassLive: Seeking answers, lawmakers ask Gov. Charlie Baker to testify about COVID surge, vaccine strategy next week

The Recorder: Climate change forum returning in February

January 3, 2022

WHMP: The Bill Newman Show

Amherst Bulletin: Amherst Town Council backs keeping Fire Chief Walter “Tim” Nelson on duty after age 65

January 2, 2022

Athol Daily News: Athol Democrats will meet virtually to plan for 2022 election season

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