REGIONAL NEWS

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, center, at an event earlier this week.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proposed on Thursday to legalize sports betting in the state, igniting an already smoldering debate on Beacon Hill over whether to give gamblers an additional avenue to wager their money — and over who should be able to take part in the potential new industry.

Connecticut Public in Hartford, Connecticut.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Connecticut Public, the Hartford-based entity that operates Connecticut Public Television and WNPR radio, has hired Quinnipiac University School of Communications dean Mark Contreras as its new president and CEO. 

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu have announced plans to create a bi-state voluntary paid family leave program. Scott said the proposal will help attract new workers to both states without the need to implement a state-mandated program.

Now about four weeks into the government shutdown, the federal agency that distributes housing dollars is closed for business. That’s causing some people in Massachusetts’ affordable housing sector to develop contingency plans.

Should Massachusetts brace for a small-college crunch?

Hampshire College announced Tuesday that, in response to what its president called “bruising” financial and demographic trends, it will seek a “strategic partnership” to carry it into the future. College officials are still weighing whether or not to admit a freshman class for next year.

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