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OPINION | Barry Richard: CNN Sinks Legal Pot States?
Massachusetts and other states who are counting on recreational marijuana sales to balance their budgets had better think again.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly ready to lower the boom on states that allow commercial marijuana sales by rescinding an Obama era policy that looked the oth…
Searching For Ye Oldest Tavern Locally
I was reading a Boston Globe article about three different establishments laying claim to being the oldest bar in Boston, and it got me thinking about the same question on the South Coast.
After all, in an area where the Quakers had a stronghold, it would be interesting to find out if Abe Lincoln, Na…
OPINION | Barry Richard: MA Dems Stall $15 Minimum Wage Bill
If legislation to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour is not enacted in coming weeks there will be plenty of people to blame and they are all Democrats.  A bill to increase the minimum from the current $11 has been languishing in committee all year and is facing a rapidly app…
Claire’s Makeup Recall
My grandchildren love the makeup and accessories sold at Claire's. It's the kind of retailer that targets the younger demographic. Just before Christmas, a Rhode Island mother grew very concerned about the ingredients in glitter makeup she bought for her 6-year-old daughter, so she sent it…
Massachusetts Teachers Are Paid This Much
You may be surprised to see MassLive's list of how much teachers are paid by school districts.
Some teachers are paid $100,803 in Carlisle, while others are paid around $35,000 or so in Gosnold. Why the huge disparity? Isn't their job the same; to give their very best so the kids can grow u…

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