(Holyoke, MA) – Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey says a three-step approach is needed to deal with the heroin crisis in Western Mass. Speaking at the Holyoke Health Center Friday, Markey called for more treatment centers, greater access to the anti-overdose drug Narcan, and expedited FDA approval of medications to treat addiction. Markey’s speech came after a roundtable discussion involving health care providers, law enforcement and elected officials.
It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.
The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.
The state is planning to purchase nearly 50 miles of railroad track between Northfield and Springfield.
The Massachusetts Land Court has reinstated a building permit for a proposed East Springfield biomass plant.