Archive for June, 2011

Next step for Senate Bill 5 petitions

Now comes the eye strain as boards of elections in all 88 counties will spend the next month checking out each of at least 1.2 million signatures collected in an intense grass-roots push to save collective bargaining in the state. (19 secs ago)

Coopersville contract continues 100-percent health care for city employees

The Coopersville City Council has ratified a two-year contract with its employees that gives employees a 1-percent raise this year and guarantees health benefits for both years of the contract. (1 min ago)

He fell for her: Pa. couple gets hitched in hospital after groom breaks ribs in stair fall

ERIE, Pa. – A love-sick Pennsylvania couple ended up getting hitched in a hospital chapel after the groom tumbled down a set of stairs on their wedding day. (21 secs ago)

Harley Girls? stunt was one from the heart

As a veteran cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation nurse, Janet Murphy knows first-hand the toll heart disease can take on patients and their families. (1 min ago)

Superday crowd gets a kick out of martial arts

CHEYENNE — Gentle drumbeats fill the air as a group of men and women assemble on a mat in front of a crowd at Superday on Saturday. (2 mins ago)

DEXTER: School district cuts athletics, keeps International Baccalaureate in new budget approval

Dexter Community Schools continued what has become a painful yearly tradition of adopting budgets full of cuts and staff reductions, although the latter will not increase classroom sizes. (1 min ago)

Mass. man sentenced for using another’s insurance

A Massachusetts man who committed health care fraud by using someone else’s Medicare health insurance to get care at Portsmouth Regional Hospital has been sentenced to four years in prison. (31 secs ago)

Churchill Downs hit hard by possible twister

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs workers scrambled to corral horses driven from their collapsing barns when a possible tornado hit the famed Kentucky Derby horse track and officials must to decide when races can resume after several buildings including the chapel were damaged. (50 secs ago)

Ex-cia Chief: Don’t Give Up On Pakistan

Despite the troubling intelligence coming out of Pakistan, that nation and the U.S. nevertheless need to work together, the former head of the CIA said in a visit to town Tuesday night. (25 secs ago)

Somerville resident named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

Monument High School mathematics teacher and Somerville resident Adam William Gray was named the 2012 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year during the annual awards ceremony at the State House. (1 min ago)