Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In the News: free ride, readiness defined, Senate candidates, anti-casino

Free tolls on the Mass Pike Friday

Drivers on the Massachusetts Turnpike this Friday will get a break on some tolls thanks to Cumberland Farms, the company said today.

State education boards develop new post-high school readiness definition

The state’s Board of Higher Education Tuesday voted to accept a new definition of post-high school readiness, encompassing skills and qualities ranging from reading comprehension to the ability to receive direction and criticism in the workplace.

Republican Senate candidates talk gun control, sequester at Stonehill College forum

The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate looked calm and composed as they appeared for the first time together in an issues forum at Stonehill College.    Former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, of Cohasset , State Rep. Dan Winslow, of Norfolk, and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, of Abington,  exchanged few blows and appeared prepared for tough issues as they talked about personal issues, gun control, the federal budget, and immigration.

Milford anti-casino group to host forum at Holliston middle school

In an effort to educate residents on the work it takes to challenge a proposed casino development, a Milford group is hosting a forum Thursday at Holliston's Robert Adams Middle School.

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