GazetteUMass: Goodell also thinks Will Smith's penalty should be longer because Ryan Braun did steroids
GazetteUMass: BREAKING: Roger Goodell recommends the MLB suspend Brewers P Will Smith, 41 games for having foreign substance on ball
DaveEisen: Northampton fire just extinguished a brush fire at the Northampton airport
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is asking the state's highest court to weigh in on a vote the Senate took during its budget debate to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Children's Hospital is planning to acquire a network of out-of-state doctors to expand and reach more patients.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - These Massachusetts lotteries were drawn Friday:
GazetteUMass: If anyone collects UMass programs/scorecards & old media guides I have a few I'm getting rid of. Let me know if you want to come get them
BOSTON (AP) - Wandy Rodriguez's plan worked very well. He simply kept Boston's struggling hitters confused.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is continuing a third day of debate on its proposed $38 billion state budget.
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a Greenfield couple who were found dead in their home Wednesday, but how they died remains a mystery.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) - Police have searched a Rhode Island home for clues in the disappearance of a 60-year-old Massachusetts man who went missing two weeks ago.
BOSTON (AP) - For nearly 11 years now, parishioners have protested the closing of their church on the Massachusetts seacoast, keeping round-the-clock vigil there and holding Sunday services even though the Roman Catholic Church has de-consecrated the sanctuary.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state regulators said Thursday they'll require further environmental review before deciding whether to allow a fuel transport company to install facilities at the Port of Albany that critics say would make the port a hub for heavy Canadian tar sands crude oil.