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BOSTON — Four days after the death of Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, her House colleagues remembered the North Adams Democrat as a hard worker, quietly effective legislator and passionate advocate for her constituents. more
A former student at the Kent School, a private boarding school in Connecticut, sued Kent on Wednesday, alleging that administrators did not do enough to protect her from a teacher who she said sexually abused her in the late 1980s.The former student … more
CHATHAM — A Cape Cod commercial fishing group is promoting an effort to get more consumers to eat locally caught dogfish and skates in restaurants.The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance is supporting "Pier to Plate" by working with more … more
A 16-foot-long great white shark was tracked over the holiday weekend off the Delaware coast, experts said, and she has been seen recently in the waters off Chincoteague and Assateague islands in Virginia and Maryland.Ocearch.org, a shark research … more
Budget negotiators struck a deal late Friday night that will could make New York the largest state to offer tuition-free public higher education to residents.The $153 billion state budget agreement includes the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers … more
NEW YORK — The mayor said Friday that he wants to close the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex, though he cautioned that doing so would be difficult and take at least a decade."It will take many years and it will take many tough … more
NEW YORK — The last time Christine Ebersole was singing nightly on Broadway, it was an experience akin to an occult phenomenon - a possession.Ebersole seemed to vanish whenever Edie Beale was required to emerge. The bizarre, reclusive East … more
CAMBRIDGE — Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.In a … more
It started with fever and vomiting. Then the 5-month-old baby developed facial twitching, stiffening of his right arm and seizures. The family rushed him to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.Clinicians there performed tests, including a brain … more
The yearlong drought is officially over.After the above-average snowfall and frequent rainstorms of the past few months, Berkshire County's status has returned to "normal," according to federal and state officials.The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor on … more
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