State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is calling for the elimination of a lower wage for tipped workers.
The Pittsfield Democrat joined other lawmakers and Restaurant Opportunities Center on Wednesday at the statehouse to introduce a bill that will gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers until it matches the minimum wage for all other industries.
Mount Greylock Superintendent Kimberley Grady said Monday that the district has received a certificate of occupancy for the middle-high school, an approval that includes use of the school's auditorium.
The Conservation Commission on Thursday approved plans for an outdoor marijuana plantation near the Green River.
But one member of the panel abstained from the decision, citing a potential conflict between the production and sale of the drug and federal law.
State Rep. Paul Mark will again chair the House Committee on Redistricting.
Mark was chair for the last two years and will continue to work as the Census begins. The population numbers gathered by the Census is followed by the state redrawing the lines for both the federal and state districts. Mark added that it also affects a significant number of federal and state grant programs which are based on per capita.
The most obvious beetle in the milkweed patch is the rosy red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetraophthalumus), surprisingly hard to find in any beetle/insect book. Go Google. Occupying a restricted niche, it is found almost exclusively foraging on milkweed leaves and blossoms.
For a century The Lantern has been a stalwart landmark in the city's downtown.
Thousands of people have eaten in the restaurant at the corner of Linden and North and it had remained through generations of changes to the city's downtown. But, in 2017, Mark Papas decided it was time to close it.
The town has been without a permanent town administrator for more than a year. A first posting for the position failed to attract enough qualified candidates and the job was put on hold and reposted at the beginning of this year.
Town officials estimate that taxing the two ground-mounted arrays could bring in upwards of $27,000 but recent rulings by the Appellate Tax Board have found in favor of industrial solar arrays because of a state law exempting solar facilities.
The Berkshire economy is growing, according to 1Berkshire.
The economic development agency said some $1 billion worth of investment has been made in the county in just the last three years. Now, the organization is asking the business community to embrace a "new narrative" of the county's economic future and has put forth Berkshire Blueprint 2.0, an economic development plan for future growth.
State Sen. Adam Hinds will serve as the first stop for many of the big initiatives coming from the State House this year.
Hinds was given his committee assignments on Thursday in which he'll chair the Joint Committee on Revenue, vice chair Senate Committee on Redistricting, and will serve on the Senate Ways and Means, Joint Committee on Education, Joint Committee on Tourism Arts and Cultural Development, Senate Rules, and Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.