(Easthampton, MA) — Easthampton lawyer Nicole LaChapelle has been elected treasurer of the Democratic State Committee. LaChapelle had originally considered a run for the party chairmanship but changed her mind, clearing the way for State Senator Thomas McGee of Lynn. Outgoing chairman Jack Walsh is stepping down to head up Deval Patrick’s political action committee.
The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.
Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.
The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.