A federal appeals court has sided with Entergy in a legal battle over the future of Vermont Yankee. The court ruled the Vermont legislature does not have the authority to shut down the nuclear power plant. That authority lies solely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Justice Susan Carney wrote that her agreement with the opinion was reluctant, but the court must honor the provisions of the federal Atomic Energy Act. The controversial plant is located just north of the Massachusetts border on the Connecticut River.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older
The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam