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Barnstable Patriot
Friday, February 14, 2014
The League of Women Voters convened a panel on mental health care parity (providing the same coverage for mental health as physical health) Feb. 8 in Harwich. Moderator Joan Bernstein said, “One fourth of American adults suffer from diagnos...
Cape Cod Times
Friday, December 6, 2013
The decision by NStar — or better put, the larger corporate conglomerate Northeast Utilities — to resume spraying herbicides on rights-of-way across the Cape and Martha's Vineyard is more than a slap in the face of o...
Barnstable Patriot
Friday, October 18, 2013
People from around the world live, work, and visit here throughout the y...
Barnstable Patriot
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Last month, the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development convened to hear testimony about the state of minimum wage laws in the Commonwealth. Many of the bills people came in to speak on shared common principles, like supporting fair wages or ensur...
CommonWealth Magazine
Monday, June 24, 2013
Massachusetts has always been a source of innovative ideas that change the world, from the revolutionary principles that gave birth to democracy to the technological concepts that founded Facebook. But when it comes to our zoning, subdivision, and plannin...
The Martha's Vineyard Times
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Island residents who work in local, county, and state government voiced strong opposition to legislation that would affect their retirement health benefits, in a meeting with state senator Dan Wolf and state representative Tim Madden on April 19. "We ...
Boston Globe
Monday, April 15, 2013
A nearly decade-long effort to require Massachusetts employers to offer paid sick days is gaining momentum as lawmakers pass similar proposals across the country. At least five cities and one state, Connecticut, have mandated that employers provide th...
Cape Cod Times
Friday, April 12, 2013
When will it stop? We're talking about the blood on our streets, the carnage in our communities. All caused by gun violence in America. About 11,000 Americans will be killed by guns this year. That's more than the combined number of people killed on...
Barnstable Patriot
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Last week’s big blizzard offered yet more proof that our electricity infrastructure is antiquated, even downright dangerous. But all that snow and blow also became an opportunity to see how we can improve our prospects with smart planning, forward think...
Barnstable Patriot
Thursday, January 17, 2013
All of us believe in public education, celebrate public education, and support public education. But for higher education truly to be public, it has to be affordable. And truth be told, we have reneged on that promise. Take a look at the following anal...