State House News Service
Former Somerset Coal Power Site To Host Offshore Wind Cable Plant
Gov. Charlie Baker and some of his top deputies joined lawmakers from southeastern Massachusetts and officials from Vineyard Wind's parent company Avangrid to celebrate plans to establish the state's first offshore wind industry manufacturing facility at Brayton Point in Somerset.
Fall River Takes Step Toward Free Menstrual Products
As Fall River plans to use a state grant to provide free menstrual products in the city's middle and high schools, bills that similarly look to expand statewide access to such products have advanced to various stages in the legislative process this session.
New Bedford Charter School Expansion Bill Blocked in House
A bill state education officials want to see passed by month's end to execute a deal between New Bedford and a charter school hit a speed bump Thursday.
Trump, Presidency Loom Large in First Warren-Diehl Debate
U.S Sen. Elizabeth Warren went as hard against President Donald Trump as she did her opponent state Rep. Geoff Diehl on Friday night as the two candidates squared off for the first time.
Vineyard Wind’s Opening Price Draws Praise
Vineyard Wind's electricity price quote pleasantly surprised the environmental community and the Bay State's industrial sector.
State Approves First Adult Use Retail Marijuana License
The license approved Monday is conditional upon additional background checks and facility inspections.
Somerset Man Who Struck and Killed Pedestrian, Then Fled Scene, Sentenced
A Somerset man who struck and killed a pedestrian, and then fled the scene, was convicted and sentenced to serve three to four years in state prison.
Officials Say Delay Possible for Offshore Wind Timeline
After dropping one bidder in favor of another to stay on schedule with a major hydropower procurement, it appears a procurement for offshore wind energy may be delayed.
Brockton Senator Arrested on Drunken Driving Charges
Sen. Michael Brady of Brockton was arrested in Weymouth over the weekend for drunk driving while on his way home.
Extended Storm Puts Crimp on Power Restoration Efforts
As blizzard conditions knocked out power to about a quarter million Massachusetts homes and businesses Tuesday, power crews were kept out of bucket trucks and away from power lines by heavy snow and high winds. One utility says it could be days until power is fully restored.