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Almost a year after Billy Evans' death, there is legislation at the Statehouse to name a bridge after him.
At a launch event at Berkshire Community College on Monday, local legislators and organizers said a new amendment could bring billions to the state's infrastructure and education systems by way of higher taxes on incomes over $1 million.
The town of Adams is pursuing a redesign of Route 8 that would reduce the current four-lane configuration to two lanes while adding sidewalks and a 10-foot-wide path for cyclists and pedestrians.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts senior Paula Kingsbury-Evans, 22, is running to serve as state representative for the 1st Berkshire District. State Rep. John Barrett III, a North Adams Democrat who served as the city’s mayor from 1984 to 2009, has held that post since 2017.
“West-east” rail, for state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, is more than a catchphrase. Unless work for Pittsfield-to-Boston passenger rail begins in Western Massachusetts, the Lenox Democrat says, he does not expect to board that train in his lifetime.
The Massachusetts House voted to punt a proposal for same-day voter registration for further study by Secretary of State William Galvin, but Galvin doesn't think the idea needs any further examination. The study proposal split the four Berkshire County representatives.
With the kickoff of the annual budget process and the deadline to act on bills fast approaching, the Massachusetts Legislature has entered what lawmakers say is a busy stretch. Here's what your elected officials say they're working on.
Though a federal board rejected a railroad merger last year, the proposed deal gets a new hearing Thursday. Two Berkshire lawmakers are likely to testify in support of the deal, although U.S. Rep. Richard Neal opposed it in his written testimony.
Making history as the first woman mayor of North Adams, Jennifer Macksey took the oath of office Saturday, pledging a commitment to securing both generational change and basic city services.
More than half the state budget goes to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which oversees 12 agencies, two soldiers’ homes and MassHealth. State Rep. John Barrett III wants to split EOHHS into two smaller agencies.