(Northampton, MA) — Public defender Thomas Estes has been approved by the Governors Council to be a district court judge in Northampton. Estes is currently in charge of lawyers at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. The William & Mary graduate was nominated by Governor Patrick when Judge Richard Carey was bumped up to the Superior Court in 2010.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee
UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland