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State & New England

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

By MICHELLE R. SMITH

The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. – With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial … Full story    

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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

LUDLOW, Vt. – Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 – the first Social Security payout. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. – With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Vermont’s new Roman Catholic bishop installed during Mass

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Rev. Christopher Coyne, the Catholic Church’s first blogging priest to be elevated to a bishop, was formally installed as Vermont’s new … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Attorneys for man charged in teen death want trial moved

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Attorneys for a man accused of using a phony Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death want his … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Feds auction 550 acres off Massachusetts for wind energy

BOSTON (AP) – Officials have auctioned off more than 550 square miles of federal waters off the Massachusetts coast to two companies hoping to develop … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Connecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years gets $6M award

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The state of Connecticut has awarded $6 million to a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for a 1986 … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

MONTPELIER – Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can … Full story    
Published:  January 29, 2015

Amtrak resumes limited service as storm conditions ease

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Amtrak says limited service is resuming between New York and Albany, New York, as storm conditions ease. Amtrak said Tuesday that … Full story    
Published:  January 28, 2015

‘Entrepreneurial’ enters vocabulary in downtown New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Gerry Amodio, New Britain’s downtown district director, says CPA Justine Moriarty recently told him, “The revitalization of New Britain won’t come … Full story    
Published:  January 28, 2015

New Hampshire residents cope with snow

Quotes from New Hampshire residents coping with the snowstorm: Bob Preston is a real estate agent in Seabrook, New Hampshire, a coastal town that was … Full story    
Published:  January 28, 2015

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

BOSTON – A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping … Full story    
Published:  January 28, 2015

Vermont house moves to ban plastic abrasive microbeads

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont House has endorsed a measure to ban so-called microbeads from personal-care products sold in the state. The tiny plastic … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti

BOSTON (AP) – The monster storm in Boston has brought with it another monster – a yeti. The white, furry phantom has been getting laughs … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

Connecticut man charged with pulling kids on sled by truck

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) – A Plainfield man has been arrested after police say he was pulling kids on a sled behind his speeding pickup truck. … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

New Hampshire to receive $6.6M in grants for homeless

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire is getting more than $6.6 million in grants to support 68 homeless housing and service programs in the state. The … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

Braving the storm: New Hampshire residents cope with snow

Quotes from New Hampshire residents coping with the snowstorm: In Concord, Mike Wilmot had strapped on his cross-country skis and was gliding down a nearly-deserted … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC  

BOSTON (AP) - A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England and … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

High winds, snow bear down on New Hampshire   

CONCORD (AP) - A major winter storm was blanketing New Hampshire Tuesday, but ample warning, a declared state of emergency and what Gov. Maggie Hassan … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015

Tsarnaev judge cites progress despite slow jury selection

BOSTON – The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Monday that he’s not discouraged by the … Full story    
Published:  January 27, 2015