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In quiet debut, Alzheimer’s drug finds questions, skepticism

The first new Alzheimer's treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works. Several major medical centers remain undecided on whether to use ...

Volunteers collect milkweed seeds to help butterflies

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says keep collecting those milkweed pods — the plants help Monarch butterflies. The agency asked the public last month to collect milkweed pods so the seeds could be harvested and sown along with other native perennials to ...

Motorcyclist dies in crash on road in Unity

UNITY, N.H. (AP) — A motorcyclist died of serious injuries from a crash in the town of Unity, New Hampshire State Police said. The crash happened Saturday shortly before 5 p.m., police said in a news release. A preliminary investigation indicates the operator failed to negotiate a curve ...

Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success

TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. ...

Rhode Island Foundation to pay for thousands of Narcan kits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is providing a $250,000 grant to purchase thousands of opioid overdose prevention kits until a more sustainable source of state funding is in place. The grant announced recently to the University of Rhode Island will enable the Community ...

City wants to buy vacant church for community center

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The city of Northampton wants to buy a shuttered Catholic church building in town that the current owner plans to demolish. The city's director of planning and sustainability in a letter to O'Connell Development Group of Holyoke this month said Northampton would ...