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  • Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

    AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. But the leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoags, the federally recognized American Indian...

  • Pro and con to argue Mass. natural gas pipeline

    DALTON, Mass. (AP) — Representatives of Kinder Morgan are scheduled to visit western Massachusetts to present their side in a debate over a natural gas pipeline expansion. The Berkshire Eagle reports ( ) that Dalton officials intend to organize a panel of residents to argue...

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

    BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement...

  • Conn. aids manufacturer to move Mass. division

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A manufacturing company has promised to increase its workforce by one-third as it moves a Massachusetts division to Connecticut with $2 million in state aid. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that C. Cowles and Co. is relocating its Carlin Combustion...

  • Lobbying firm paying $100,000 over alleged contingency fee agreement

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $100,000 joint disposition agreement on Friday with a lobbying firm that allegedly profited from an inappropriate contingency fee agreement with a hospital in Brighton. The Brennan Group Inc....

  • Both sides of casino debate ready campaign moves

    BOSTON (AP) — Groups on both sides of the casino debate are touting the start of their campaign operations this week, as voters are set to decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law. A pro-casino group called the "Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs" said Monday that...

  • Massachusetts hospitals report more medical errors

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state both expanded the scope of incidents hospitals are required to report and adopted a computerized system to more easily notify health officials. Hospitals reported 753...

  • White House blog omits Obama vacation for 4 straight days

    The official White House blog has yet to mention that President Obama is on vacation, now in its fourth day.

  • Gas prices in Massachusetts drop 6 cents a gallon

    BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts plunged 6 cents in the past week, yet remains above the national average. AAA Southern New England reports Tuesday that self-serve, regular has dropped to an average of $3.50 per gallon. That price is 17 cents lower than a month...

  • At 401st Obama fundraiser, singer belts out, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

    Vacationing President Obama hosts his 401st fundraiser Monday night on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., continuing his record-setting pace.

  • Penn National moving ahead with $225m slot parlor

    PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Plans to open the state's first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three months on whether to repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law, which made the project possible. Penn National Gaming won the...

  • Sweet spot: Obama nears 200 days golfing, could reach 199 during Vineyard vacation

    First duffer Barack Obama is nearing 200 days golfing during his presidency and could make that mark during his upcoming 16-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Case made for Ted Cruz vs. Elizabeth Warren in 2016

    Louder voices are helping to make the case for a 2016 White House matchup between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Run, Liz, Run: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils her declaration of principles

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wowed an eager crowd of supporters in Michigan with a speech outlining the 11 basic tenets of progressivism.

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