Business Briefs: Feb. 26

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Tiffany and Matt Thome of Thome Plumbing Co. stand with Cecilia Soibel [center] of PS Rapp Sewer and Plumbing. The two companies recently merged. [Photo provided by Tiffany Thome] PLACES Thome Plumbing Co. and PS Rapp Sewer and Plumbing have merged into one company, operating under Thome Plumbing. Serving the West […]

Massachusetts House leaders propose 5-cent gas tax increase

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders proposed a 5-cent gas tax hike on Wednesday as part of a larger bill aimed at increasing funding for transportation. The proposal would also increase fees on ride-hailing services and end the state’s sales tax exemption for the purchase of vehicles by rental car […]

US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence

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The deadly violence in Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the visit of President Trump. Reacting to the violence in Delhi that has claimed at least 24 lives, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said its chairman Eliot Engel was “deeply […]

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

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Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 25 The Bowling Green Daily News on a medical marijuana bill facing the Senate: We believe that people who are suffering from terminal illnesses that cause immense pain should have options to help mitigate that pain. No one with a terminal illness should […]

Leon Rose taking over Knicks March 1: report

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WASHINGTON — The Leon Rose era is around the corner. Rose will start as Knicks president on Sunday, nearly one month after his predecessor Steve Mills was fired, according to the New York Times. Rose, the longtime power agent at Creative Artists Agency, will then be tasked with assembling a […]

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

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Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Feb. 23 The Winston-Salem Journal on the most recent court ruling against a bill targeting voter fraud: No means no. As far as the courts are concerned, the state’s Voter ID law is ill-conceived, unfair and calculated to disadvantage a certain group of […]