The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant plans to cut its work force. Vermont state officials say they haven’t been told how many jobs could be lost, but a reporter for the Vermont Digger is quoting leaked internal documents from Entergy, saying there could be a 10% reduction is workforce, which would mean about 65 layoffs. Officially Entergy will only say it’s launched a company-wide effort to cut costs, and workforce reductions will be one result.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.
It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.
The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.
A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.