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Emma Murphy

sonoma news

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Recent:
  • sonoma news
Past:
  • Petaluma Argus
  • The Lowell Sun
  • Boston Herald
  • WickedLocalBrookline

Recent articles by Emma:

Voter guide: A look at the key Sonoma County elections appearing on Tuesday’s ballot

A roundup of all the local races appearing on Tuesday’s ballot. → Read More

Sonoma County to consider $2 billion budget for fiscal year 2022-23

Starting Monday, county departments will present their budget proposals to the board for the upcoming fiscal year. The workshops will preview the big asks, changes and sticking points that will come up during hearings in June, when the board will vote on the final budget. → Read More

Three takeaways from the Sonoma County supervisors’ debate

Missed Thursday’s candidate forum? Here are three takeaways from the Los Cien event. → Read More

Sonoma County returns to indoor masking for all, revoking exemption for vaccinated people

The move revokes a local exemption from the state’s universal indoor mask rule. → Read More

Sonoma County supervisors join opposition to rail transport of coal through region

Tuesday morning the board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the transport of coal through the North Bay. → Read More

Sonoma County supervisors craft scope of cannabis impact study

Supervisors directed staff to study neighborhood impacts, but rejected analyzing a potential moratorium. → Read More

New bike law could make stop sign intersections safer, Sonoma County cycling advocates say

A bill awaiting the governor’s signature would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yields. → Read More

Sonoma County anticipates pending cannabis impact study

On Tuesday, Sonoma County staff will move its pending cannabis environmental impact study forward with an update to the Board of Supervisors recapping input from the public, neighborhood groups and industry groups, and identifying policy options to study through the EIR. → Read More

Sonoma County anticipates pending cannabis impact study

On Tuesday, Sonoma County staff will move its pending cannabis environmental impact study forward with an update to the Board of Supervisors recapping input from the public, neighborhood groups and industry groups, and identifying policy options to study through the EIR. → Read More

Sonoma County supervisors eye ‘living wage’ rate increase

The discussion comes at the urging of local labor groups. → Read More

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to consider pause on cannabis cultivation permit

The move is being hotly contested by growers in the industry. → Read More

At least 2 dozen lightning strikes confirmed in North Bay, fire officials boost staffing

Lighting developed in the Santa Rosa area just before 9 p.m. Thursday, kicking off a weather event that had been anticipated all week and led to extra precautions by firefighters. Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, at least two dozen lightning strikes had been confirmed in parts of Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. → Read More

Sonoma County supervisors near decision on new county complex, with an eye toward downtown Santa Rosa

Momentum appears to be building to shift more than 2,400 county employees into downtown Santa Rosa. → Read More

Stroke of luck and talent for Salem the service dog

LOWELL – At just 3 years old, Salem the service dog has an impressive list of accomplishments. Recently, he added “artist” to that list. Since May, Salem has been creating and selling paintin… → Read More

Chelmsford musician headed to Carnegie Hall

CHELMSFORD – Twelve years of playing violin have brought Chelmsford High sophomore Kaitlyn Kaminuma joy, inspiration, connection and life lessons. This year it has brought her an unparalleled… → Read More

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra slates comeback performance

LOWELL — For members of the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, June marked a long anticipated moment: the start of in-person rehearsals. On June 1, Music Director Thomas Kociela gathered with the… → Read More

‘Chlorine is the new toilet paper’ — shortage throws water on pools

Homeowners looking to beat the heat may encounter a few obstacles this pool season. Last August, a fire took out one of only three manufacturers of chlorine tablets in the United States. The calami… → Read More

More than just dance taught in this Chelmsford studio

CHELMSFORD — Isabella Bedard loves to dance. The 7-year-old has been dancing at local institution DancEnergy since she was 2 1/2, just like her 2 1/2-year-old sister Sophia Bedard and just li… → Read More

Town Meeting: A rite of spring in New England still a work in progress during pandemic

Often touted as “the purest form of democracy,” town meeting has been a staple of Massachusetts life for centuries. But the quaint style of government has had no choice but to adapt to pandemic life. → Read More

Are ride-share drivers employees or contractors? Debate hits Massachusetts

On the heels of California’s vote to classify ride-share drivers as independent contractors, not employees, the worker classification debate has switched coasts. Massachusetts is poised to take up the issue. → Read More