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Burlington seeks to increase oversight of homeless camp

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city wants to increase oversight of a homeless encampment on city property, including hiring managers to oversee it. On Wednesday, the city released a draft request for proposals to have oversight and management of the Sears Lane encampment, in the ...

Vermont police: 1 dead after 6-vehicle crash in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police troopers are investigating a six-vehicle crash that killed a 67-year-old man from South Carolina. The crash on Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury was reported Thursday just before 2 p.m., police said. A vehicle driven by Robert Hunter of Columbia, ...

MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose online cheerleading of GameStop's stock helped launch the frenzy that shook Wall Street earlier ...

At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — When Virginia Oliver started trapping lobster off Maine's rocky coast, World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic traffic signal was a recent invention and few women were harvesting lobsters. Nearly a century later, at age 101, she's still doing ...

Springfield water commission receives $250M EPA loan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan. The loan is designed to help the agency improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system. The loan will also ...

West Springfield enacts mask mandate as Big E fair opens

BOSTON (AP) — The Board of Health in West Springfield has approved an indoor mask mandate that takes effect the same day as the opening, for the first time in two years, of what's billed as the largest agricultural fair on the East Coast. The mask mandate starts Friday, the first day of The ...