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As the Bay State navigates its way into the uncharted waters of recreational marijuana regulation, a newly created board and its chairman are buffeted by winds from every point on the compass. In a … more
Massachusetts' newly-appointed U.S. Attorney, Andrew Lelling, touched off a firestorm earlier this month when he uttered some words that weren't exactly what the state's leaders and its rapidly … more
In 2016, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a law that would force the state to diversify its energy sources. It was a sensible, visionary move from the point of view of environmental stewardship … more
Lo, the long hoped-for resurrection of one of the great edifices of Pittsfield and the Berkshires shall come to pass. After lying dormant for the past nine years since its closing by the Roman … more
On Tuesday, the newly-constituted Pittsfield City Council was sworn in, observing a hallowed tradition followed by their predecessors for 127 years. As is characteristic of such kickoff ceremonies, … more
A new year has dawned, and a new year always begins with hope even if (or especially if) the preceding year was a disappointment. New projects that generate optimism and the likelihood of positive … more
As the old political saw goes, trying to control a legislature is like herding cats. Add a diabolical twist by having that same legislative body be overwhelmingly composed of politicians from the … more
The law is an abstract. It's a collection of precedents, codifications, traditions and customs that order our society, and we see that abstract interpreted daily in the courts and its practical … more
In a broadside against the president and the poisonous political climate, outgoing U.S. Senator Al Franken spent the better part of his 40-minute farewell speech on Thursday decrying the degradation … more
What's the difference between a distracted driver and a drunk driver? Not much, especially if you're the person they run into because their attention wasn't focused on the serious business of … more
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