Plainville Times

The Sales Tax Holiday

By Senator Richard J. Ross As has become Massachusetts’ custom over the past 10 years, a tax holiday was declared for the 16th and 17th of August of this year. During this weekend, the standard sales tax of 6.25% will be suspended for sales less than ,500, alleviating added burdens...
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Plainville Times

Addressing Autism Services

By Senator Richard J. Ross With the formal legislative session ending this past Thursday, I wanted to share with my constituents some of the things that I, along with my fellow members of the Governor’s Special Commission Relative to Autism, recently learned in developing a policy to address this all-too-common...
Plainville Times

Senator Ross Announces Fall Internship Opportunities

Senator Richard Ross would like to announce that internships in his office are currently available for college students beginning in the fall. All interested students are encouraged to apply. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to experience the legislative process firsthand,” said Ross. “Interns in my office will take...
Boston Globe

Homeless Man Conducted Bogus Charity Scam in Mansfield, Police Say

The "homeless veteran" said he was entitled to solicit funds for a nonexistent veterans charity because he served in the Army for 29 days more than three decades ago.
Plainville Times

House and Senate Pass Autism Assistance Bill

On Wednesday, the House and Senate joined in voting for legislation that works to assist individuals with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. This compromised legislation builds off recommendations of the Governor’s Special Commission Relative to Autism, which Senator Richard Ross was appointed to in 2010. The goal of...
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Shawn Dooley wins House seat

House Republicans will soon add to their ranks after Shawn Dooley, the town clerk and School Committee chairman in Norfolk, cruised to victory Tuesday night over two challengers to capture the 9th Norfolk House seat.
Your Town

A new name coming for that place known as Comcast Center

It’s been newly christened as the Xfinity Center, the fourth name in 27 years.
Your Town

Suffolk Downs casino partnership with Mohegan Sun is official

Suffolk Downs announced Wednesday afternoon that it will partner with Mohegan Sun on a resort casino proposed to be built on 42 acres of the racetrack’s 52-acre property in the city of Revere.
Your Town

Milford voters overwhelmingly reject proposed casino

Milford voters emphatically rejected a billion Foxwoods-backed gambling resort on Tuesday, crushing a casino proposal five years in development, and shrinking the field of applicants for the state’s most lucrative gambling license.
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Report raises questions on Foxwoods casino bid in Milford

A background check by investigators for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has raised questions about the ability of a group led by Connecticut casino operator Foxwoods to manage a proposed billion resort casino in Milford.
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