Mass. legislators consider updating bottle bill to cover water, sports drinks

BOSTON, Mass. — Since 1982, every time a consumer buys a soda in Massachusetts, they pay a nickel deposit on the returnable container. Ditto for a beer.

Products like water, sports drinks, and iced tea have not required deposits, however.

A bill currently under consideration would change this system.

Representative Marjorie Decker is the sponsor of H 3289, which would expand the bottle bill

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PEMBROKE — A new sports complex in Pembroke called City Arena has brought indoor practice opportunities to an area that desperately needed them, its owners say. 

The facility at 706 Washington St. houses two mini turf fields and two concrete fields that can be used for any sport, but are primarily soccer-focused during the complex’s first two weeks of opening. 

City Arena in Pembroke, a new indoor sports complex for practice or competition, is pictured on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.


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Abby Walsh possesses the ball for East Greenwich during a high-school lacrosse game against Prout on Monday. At left is Olivia Barber, and at right is Saoirse O'Connor.

While Rhode Islanders have the green light to ditch their face coverings in most places indoors and outdoors, the state is still requiring young people to mask up while playing outdoor sports until at least July 1. 

That decision has some parents, coaches and players baffled, especially since the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association last week dropped its mask requirement for all outdoor sports.

“These poor kids have been really pummeled the last year and

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A Massachusetts high school used a creative solution to allow wrestlers to compete before the school year ends.Needham High School was able to host Natick High School for a wrestling match on Tuesday by moving the mats to the outdoor tennis courts.Under the new face mask guidelines from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, the wrestlers did not have to wear face masks during the match because it was held outside.The Needham High wrestling team had   Read More

Schneck Medial Center has informed local high school athletic departments that it will no longer provide mass sports physicals for students who require them to compete for teams in activities sponsored by the Indiana High School Athletic Association as it previously did.

The Seymour hospital sent out a letter to athletic directors last week informing them of the change in policy.

The letter, from Chief Medical Officer D. Ryan Stone said the step was being

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