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Resident of veterans home tests positive for a 2nd time

Sep. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A resident of a veterans care center in Massachusetts has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, state health officials announced Monday. “A veteran resident of the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea who was clinically recovered from COVID-19 as per CDC guidance again...

Sean Courtney, of West Springfield, holds a

Virus could end snow days; flu shot mandate prompts protest

Aug. 30, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont educators are wondering if remote learning could mean the end of snow days, the unexpected days off when weather conditions make it too hard for staff and children to reach school. Bryan Olkowski, the superintendent of the Washington Central Supervisory Union, recently...

Massachusetts House votes to extend legislative session

Jul. 29, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House on Wednesday made the rare move of passing an order to suspend the Legislature's own rules and extend the legislative session scheduled to end Friday through January. The move was made as several major bills are still being debated, including police accountability...

House approves version of police accountability bill

Jul. 25, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed its version of the police accountability bill late Friday night on a vote of 93 in favor to 66 against. House lawmakers have been deliberating since Wednesday, following Senate passage of its version last week. Both bills require law...