REGIONAL NEWS

A sign for Tri-County Schools in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Dan Glaun / MassLive / masslive.com/photos

Tri-County Schools is closed this school year after 30 years in business. The reasons became clear in August when the special education school was hit with abuse allegations.

Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello.
Paul Caccaviello campaign / Facebook

Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello has announced he's running as a write-in candidate in the November election.

Massachusetts Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez announces his plan to tax endowments of wealthy Massachusetts colleges in Boston on September 19, 2018.
Matt Murphy / State House News Service

Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez announced a proposal on Wednesday to tax private colleges in Massachusetts to pay for his transportation and education plans.

The Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

The Cranwell resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is getting a makeover and laying off about 45 employees in the process.

Several attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against Columbia Gas on behalf of people displaced by last week’s explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

The attorneys say the company was negligent in not properly maintaining its century-old cast iron pipes.

They also blame government agencies for improper oversight.

Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said his firm will conduct its own investigation into what caused the blasts.

Massachusetts Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez.
State House News Service

Under pressure to deliver new revenues for promised education and transportation investments, Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez is proposing a 1.6 percent tax on certain private higher education endowments, which he estimates would generate $1 billion.

The University of Saint Joseph has tapped former UConn coach Jim Calhoun to lead its NCAA Division III men’s basketball team for its upcoming inaugural season.

Lab test results amid a mold outbreak at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts. The outbreak delayed the start of school.
Quaboag Regional School District

Students at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts, are back in class after a mold outbreak delayed the start of the new school year by almost two weeks.

Springfield Symphony Hall
Greg Saulmon / The Republican - Masslive.com/photos

Solicitations to manage two Springfield, Massachusetts, performance venues are expected to go out later this month. 

On Oct. 1, it will be illegal in Vermont to possess bump stocks — a device that attaches to a semi-automatic weapon to speed up the rate it fires.

And starting Monday, Sept. 17, the Vermont State Police will accept bump stocks from residents who voluntarily turn them over.

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