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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:26pm

An amendment to the $34 billion Senate budget proposal would keep Taunton State Hospital open for another year at a limited capacity while funding a study to examine potential expanded uses at the facility.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:19pm

The informational kiosk wasn’t big and flashy, but the message at its dedication Saturday morning at Sweets Knoll State Park in Dighton was inspiring for all stripes of lovers of the outdoors.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:12pm

State Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton, has been appointed co-chairman of an energy and environment committee of Manhattan-based Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference.

Pacheco will serve as co-chairman through 2014.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:11pm

State Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton, met this week with representatives of environmental groups to discuss a bill he has introduced that would create stricter recycling guidelines pertaining to elimination of municipal sold waste.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:09pm

All remnants of the troubled Whittenton Mill Pond Dam are gone for good.

Representatives of groups belonging to Mill River Restoration Partnership held a news conference Friday morning on the banks of a section of Mill River known as Whittenton Pond.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:05pm

Wednesday, July 31, marked the five-year anniversary of our Legislature’s passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act, considered one of the most progressive pieces of legislation addressing the global warming and climate change crisis in the country.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:04pm

TAUNTON-Dick Shafer said the visit Wednesday morning by Secretary of Housing and Economic development Greg Bialecki to Taunton’s Myles Standish Industrial park was a sign that the state stands behind the future development of the park’s final two phases of land development.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:59pm

TAUNTON-State Sen. Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, is participating in the nation’s oldest leadership training program for state officials this week after being selected as a Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2013.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:49pm

Taunton State Hospital, the mental health facility repeatedly slated for closure by the Patrick administration, may be expanded to include additional beds and specialized care under a proposal from State Sen. Marc Pacheco.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:48pm

AMHERST, Mass. – State Sen. Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, chair of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, will speak on the Commonwealth’s climate action and future plans on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus on Monday, April 14 at 3 p.m.

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