(Holyoke, MA) — Holyoke voters will have two non-binding questions on tomorrow’s ballot. Question 1 asks if the city should have a casino. Gaming opponents say there is a potential threat from casino developers, even though there’s no proposal before the city. Question 2 asks if Holyoke should have a needle exchange program. Holyoke already has a needle exchange for drug addicts, but its establishment was controversial.
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.