(Massachusetts) — Governor Patrick has refiled legislation to lift the state’s liquor license cap. The measure would give local government full control over how many licenses they issue. A similar measure failed to make it into the final version of a recent economic development bill. Some business owners are against the measure after paying big bucks for licenses on the private market. Others say the current limits are arbitrary and work against economic development goals.
It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield says former Bishop Joseph Maguire has died at the age of 95
An Easthampton man has been found not guilty of five charges related to a bar fight at the city's Pulaski Club
A man has been stabbed in downtown Greenfield and the suspect is thought to be a heroin addict