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Massachusetts political figures recall Armenian massacre

Top officials from both political parties in Massachusetts are calling on President Barack Obama to officially recognize the slaughter of more than a million Armenians … Full story    

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Some maple sap this season headed from tree tap to beer tap

The maple sap bubbling away in Ron Davis’ upstate New York sugar house is destined for pancakes, waffles, sweets and – for years now – … Full story    
Updated 18 hours ago

Connecticut: Schools implement ‘superhero’ program to improve behavior

MANCHESTER, Conn. – A new superhero has taken up residence in some elementary school classrooms here under a pilot program to help students recognize and … Full story    
Updated 18 hours ago

Boston transit agency offers free rides because of snow woes

BOSTON – Riders enjoyed a day of free fares on the city’s public transit system Friday as a token of appreciation following a winter of … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

BRENTWOOD (AP) – A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a New Hampshire man who shot himself Friday in the courthouse parking lot … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Massachusetts political figures recall Armenian massacre

Top officials from both political parties in Massachusetts are calling on President Barack Obama to officially recognize the slaughter of more than a million Armenians … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Worcester Tech students to raffle restored Mustang

From the rotted trunk floor to the broken turn signals, the 1967 Ford Mustang arrived with a failing grade at Worcester Technical High School in … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Vermont: Proposed ban on ivory sale links old pianos, terrorism

MONTPELIER – A debate in Vermont over a proposed ban on the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns in the small New England state is … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Connecticut: Seized sick goats prompt debate about what to do with them

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Dozens of neglected and malnourished goats seized by Connecticut’s Department of Agriculture are starting to run up an expensive tab, prompting … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial

BOSTON – A video played Thursday at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed a mother crouched over her 8-year-old son as he … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Funeral to be held for Rockingham County sheriff

WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) – A funeral is scheduled Thursday for Michael Downing, the sheriff of Rockingham County and a former state legislator, who died last … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

NH: Emails show Hassan asked Sony CEO for campaign cash

CONCORD (AP) – A fundraising pitch from Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign to the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment is among the documents released in … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

NE governors talk energy price chop

HARTFORD, Conn. – New England’s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions to cut persistently high energy costs. Five of the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Rhode Island: Governor signs legislation clearing way for Twin River hotel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo has approved legislation clearing the way for Twin River Casino to build a hotel on its Lincoln property. … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Wildlife officials: New Hampshire has too many black bears

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire officials say the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population. … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Suspect in Vermont fatal shooting arrested

SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) – Police say a suspect in the shooting death of a Vermont man over the weekend has been arrested. Authorities say … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Family writes candid obituary after daughter’s drug overdose

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – The family of a 24-year-old woman who died of a heroin overdose has written an obituary openly discussing her struggle with … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Hassan: Market may not exist for 2 New Hampshire casinos

CONCORD – Gov. Maggie Hassan on Wednesday questioned whether New Hampshire could sustain two casinos but didn’t say if she would veto a two-casino bill … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Victim’s mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

BOSTON – The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Southington man in 3rd place in Vegas pizza making contest

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. – Ace Memeti recently sprinkled some flour on top of a ball of dough on a table in the kitchen of Formaggio Apizza … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Supreme Court hears arguments on voter bill

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a 2012 law amending the language of voter registration forms discourages out-of-state college … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Historic covered bridge damaged by truck, closed for repairs

HOPKINTON, N.H. (AP) – A historic covered bridge is closed in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, after a truck damaged the rafters. Bob McCabe, assistant superintendent of … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2015

Maine to help food stamp users meet volunteer requirement

AUGUSTA (AP) – Maine is trying to help food recipients meet the volunteer requirement Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration began enforcing last year. The Department … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2015