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CARLISLE — A Massachusetts librarian on her first day on the job has come across live military shells from the Civil War inside a closet in her new office.Gleason Public Library director Abby Noland tells The Boston Globe she found the shells … more
LAWRENCE — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested the GOP agenda of scrapping former President Barack Obama's health care law and … more
BOSTON — In 2004, Dudley police investigated what they believed to be a crime: a sexual relationship between a 30-year-old English teacher and a 16-year-old boy who was her student.It was not a crime, Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar told the … more
BOSTON — State House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Monday on a revamped version of Massachusetts' voter-approved marijuana law that would allow retail pot sales to be taxed at a maximum 20 percent rate.The deal was struck … more
BOSTON — Requesting a public health assessment and thorough airing of public safety concerns, Gov. Charlie Baker has directed state agencies to investigate issues raised by opponents of a controversial natural gas compressor station planned … more
WORCESTER — University of Massachusetts undergraduates will pay an average of $416 more per year for in-state tuition this fall under a hike trustees approved Monday.The roughly 3 percent increase will bump the average in-state undergraduate … more
The Associated PressBOSTON — More than a thousand Venezuelans in Massachusetts are expected to participate Sunday in a symbolic rejection of the Venezuela president's plan to rewrite the constitution.Venezuelan citizens are voting at polling … more
BOSTON — The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years.The British-made sword carried into … more
BOSTON — The blockbuster announcement that House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey plans to resign shook up the legislative leadership ranks on Beacon Hill, opened up a power base in the House, and may kick off jockeying for pole position … more
BOSTON — A driver mows down six mailboxes, slurs her words and tells police she has a lizard in her bra. Throw in a wisecracking police officer, and what do you get? A flippant post on Facebook, along with photos of the woman, and of course, … more
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