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Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley disagree on taxes, benefits for illegal immigrants

masslive.com — BRIGHTON - The two major party candidates for governor, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley, debated taxes, illegal immigration and other issues as they met for their first televised one-on-one debate Tuesday night. The debate was held at WGBH studios and moderated by WGBH Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, with questions by reporters from the Boston Globe.

Five takeaways from WGBH Massachusetts gubernatorial debate between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker

masslive.com — The second of four Massachusetts gubernatorial debates was a mostly cautious affair between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley. Coakley and Baker appeared at times desperate to show their emotional sides to Massachusetts voters without saying much of anything. Here are five takeaways from the WGBH/Boston Globe debate held Tuesday evening.
Oct 22, 2014

Five takeaways from WGBH Massachusetts gubernatorial debate between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker bit.ly/1yYcsDw #mapoli #magov14

Beer Nut: White Lion Brewing honcho talks 'limitless possibilities'

masslive.com — Although there had been reports of Africa's legendary white lions as early as the 1930s, their existence had never been verified by scientists until 1975. The beasts were a huge part of certain spiritual beliefs in parts of Africa for centuries, and symbolize change in the world.

Ludlow boys soccer forfeits: Live Coverage of MIAA hearing

highschoolsports.masslive.com — FRANKLIN - Decision day has arrived for the MIAA and the Ludlow boys soccer team. The Lions forfeited 11 games for using an ineligible player and are appealing to an MIAA subcommittee Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the state governing body's headquarters in Franklin.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @JPignatiello: Bookmark for noon -> Ludlow boys soccer forfeits: Live Coverage of MIAA hearing - MassLive ow.ly/D9Ra2

State police: Female, whose vehicle got lodged underneath truck trailer in southbound lanes of Interstate 91 in Greenfield, taken to hospital

masslive.com — GREENFIELD - A female was injured Wednesday morning after her vehicle got lodged underneath a truck trailer in the southbound lanes of Interstate 91. The accident was reported about 7:35 a.m. just south of Exit 27, which serves Route 2 east.
Oct 22, 2014

State police: Female injured when vehicle gets lodged under truck trailer in SB lanes of I91 #Greenfield. bit.ly/1uEDPM4

GOP attorney general hopeful John Miller takes aim at Democrat Maura Healey in new web video

masslive.com — Republican John Miller's campaign to become the next attorney general of Massachusetts released a new web video on Tuesday painting his Democratic opponent, Maura Healey, as just another Beacon Hill politician.

Jared Sprague of Dalton gets nearly 4½ years in prison for sharing child pornography online

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni sentenced a Dalton man to 52 months in federal prison for sharing child pornography on a "peer-to-peer" network from a computer in his grandparents' living room.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @masslivenews: Jared Sprague of Dalton gets nearly 4½ years in prison for sharing child pornography online bit.ly/1w5jDbR #springfieldma

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Oct 21, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley says no, then yes to live TV gubernatorial debate in Western Mass s.masslive.com/SdUcTeW via @masslivenews

Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker clash over graduated income tax at WGBH debate

masslive.com — BOSTON - The two leading candidates for governor differed sharply over the issue of taxes at their second televised debate on Tuesday. Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, expressed openness to creating a graduated income tax while Republican Charlie Baker said he opposes the creation of any new taxes during a debate sponsored by WGBH and The Boston Globe.

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Oct 21, 2014

#Holyoke City Council wants report showing if elected, appointed officials owe taxes, utility bills s.masslive.com/wwSMqmX via @masslivenews

White Lion, Springfield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - Budweiser may be the "king of beers," but the king of beasts may soon be taking a bite out of the the royal market share locally. White Lion Brewing, Springfield's first craft brewery, held a launch party at Springfield Museums Tuesday night, drawing an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd of more than 300 guests.

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Oct 21, 2014

Campaign dispatch: Democrat Patrick Leahy criticizes Republican Don Humason on gun law vote s.masslive.com/46L2CfJ via @masslivenews

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Oct 21, 2014

Repub. state Sen. Humason: anti-gun law vote due to concerns about restrictions, law record strong s.masslive.com/aF2ITSP via @masslivenews