So if a judge declares that the so-called commission exceeded its authority to set limits on outside income and the commission didn’t have the right to take their lulus away, will Boss Heastie and his counterparts in the Senate have to give their newly elevated salaries back?
Many towns and cities across the state are grappling with an array of gray areas, including whether and how to tax these short-term rentals and whether they should be held to the same zoning, building and health standards.
“While our state’s educational system is highly regarded throughout the country, our analysis found that the processes governing school regionalization and its funding are antiquated, and have not kept pace with the modern challenges facing communities.”
State farmers who are interested in growing marijuana will have to apply for a license, but lawmakers say the barrier to entry will much lower than it was for those who wanted to cultivate and sell the medical marijuana
The Great Barrington Police Department is looking to recruit additional full-time officers and the Pittsfield Police Department has extended an invitation to a recruitment expo on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. at Taconic High School in Pittsfield.
In his letter to the editor Chip Elitzer writes: “By changing the method of apportionment from a pupil headcount basis to an assessed property value basis, this act would improve the finances of every regional school district, especially BHRSD’s.”
In his letter to the editor, Bill Shein writes: “Compared to typical candidates who tread a safe and narrow path, and then refuse to take on powerful interests here and in Boston, Andrea Harrington stands out.”
“The caps are there because the utility companies have insisted. Solar is a threat to their way of doing business, so they’ve decided to do everything they can to try to stop solar. Solar energy has the potential to make electricity less expensive for everybody.”
— Ben Hellerstein, state director for Environment Massachusetts