For thousands of homebound and chronically ill older Massachusetts citizens, getting the home care they need just became more challenging in ways that will have cost implications for the entire delivery system and care implications for patients.
Tisbury's finance and advisory committee has debated whether to begin funding the town's other post-employment benefits (OP-EB) liability, estimated at between $13- and $20 million, depending on certain assumptions.
It's mid January.
Last Friday, after weeks of shopping, wrapping, packing, and fundraising, Red Stocking joyfully distributed clothing, food, and toys to 419 Vineyard children from 274 families.
We haven't a lot of ceremony left in American life, alas, but commencements do go on, year after year, and in the grand tradition, with full, appropriate panoply, bringing together, as we see here today, people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and indeed of the world, to pay tribute to genuinely worthy accomplishment.
It's no secret that the baby boomer generation has influenced this country in areas from pop culture to politics and the economy.
In the coming year the Vineyard and Gosnold communities will be deciding what kind of wind energy development we want, both on land and offshore in state and federal waters.
Chores push our walk at Duarte's Pond into the evening.