Saturday, January 19, 2013

In the News: Lt Gov Murray, head on crash, right to repair, stove rebates

Lt. Gov. Murray: I won't run for governor next year

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, after spending the last 15 years in local and statewide public office, will not run for governor in 2014, citing the time commitment that would be required to juggle his current job, a full-time campaign, and his responsibilities to his family.

Two hurt in head-on crash in Franklin

Two women were injured, one seriously, in a head-on collision on Rte. 140 near Franklin Village shopping center Thursday night, police said.

Note: the stub of the story available on Friday has been updated in this posting.

'Right to Repair' might need fixing

Get ready for Right to Repair déjà vu. Last year, the Bay State passed two versions of a bill requiring automakers to make previously guarded diagnostic and repair information available to independent garages. The measures conflict on key details, and now advocacy groups are lining up behind dueling bills on how to reconcile the differences.

State offers rebates for new woodstoves

The state's Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs today announced the second round of a program that provides rebates to residents for the replacement of old, inefficient wood or coal-burning stoves.

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