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Hands-Free Traffic Stop Leads to Gun, Drug Arrest: State Police

A 20-year-old New Bedford man pulled over for several apparent traffic violations was arrested for alleged firearm and drug possession, authorities said. A pair of Massachusetts state troopers pulled ...

  • chipmunks Jul 23

    Surge in Chipmunks Blamed on Plentiful Spring Acorns Around New England

    If you’ve noticed a recent surge in chipmunks, you’re not alone. This year’s boom happening around New England can be blamed for plentiful acorns this spring. Ryan Robicheau, a lands management biologist with Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says there are tens of thousands if not more chipmunks than usua...
  • Vermont Jul 23

    Creative Bridge Project Aims To Boost Vt. Businesses Facing ‘Double Whammy' of Construction Closures

    Businesses in one Vermont town that have been dealt a one-two-punch, first from the pandemic and then by impacts from a major construction project, are now getting a bit of a boost. A creative project aims to shine attention on merchants, and encourage foot traffic to those businesses. “Middlebury faces the double whammy of COVID and construc...
  • Vermont Jul 23

    Report: Dying Inmate Threatened Despite His Pleas For Help

    Staff at the Newport prison ignored a dying Black inmate’s pleas that he could not breathe and threatened him instead of providing lifesaving care, according to a report from the Vermont defender general’s office. The report was released to journalists Wednesday, more than a week after interim Corrections Commissioner James Baker said investigation...
  • reopening schools Jul 23

    NH Teacher's Union Criticizes State's School Reopening Guidelines

    Before schools reopen, districts need full staffing and funding, a phased reopening plan, and health and safety agreements for staff and students, New Hampshire’s largest teacher’s union said in a series of steps it released Wednesday. The steps, released a little over a week after the state released its own guidance for districts, also include mod...
  • Cape Cod Jul 23

    One Year On, Remembering the Cape Cod Tornadoes of 2019

    Cape Cod on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the day three EF-1 tornadoes wrought havoc amid the peak of the tourism season, severely damaging buildings and knocking out power for thousands. The tornado caused damage to buildings and trees and left some areas too treacherous for people to go, even while the region was packed with to...
  • King Arthur Baking Co. Jul 23

    Need Help, New Bakers? Give King Arthur's Baker's Hotline a Call

    During quarantine, many people have taken up new hobbies to fill the extra time they may have on their hands, perhaps none more common than baking. From sweet desserts to delicious fresh bread, the idea of creating a tasty baked good might seem easy — it certainly led to flour and bread shortages this spring — but plenty of newfound&#82...
  • free headshots Jul 22

    Vt. Photographer Joins Effort to Provide 10,000 Free Headshots for Job Seekers

    Headshot photographers in New England and around the country are using their talents and keen eyes to help job-seekers during the pandemic—by giving them a way to spruce up their online resumes. “You wouldn’t buy something on Amazon without a photo on it,” Montpelier-based photographer Paul Richardson said. “So why would an ...
  • Rhode Island Jul 22

    Raimondo Confident RI Schools Can Reopen by Late August

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is confident in her plan to safely reopen the state’s schools in late August, despite doubts being expressed by teachers, administrators and parents that the coronavirus is not under adequate control. “I am not in any way diminishing how hard it’s going to be, how much work is going to be required,” the D...
  • fall sports Jul 22

    Maine Principals' Association Delays Start of Fall Sports

    The Maine Principals’ Association is delaying the start of fall sports in hopes of salvaging a shortened season for high schools. The start of fall practice has been delayed from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8, which is the day after Labor Day. The preseason will last only two weeks, with the first games no earlier than Sept. 18. “We hope…
  • Maine Jul 22

    Maine Finally Changes Racist Island Names 43 Years Late

    Maine has changed the names of three islands that included a racist slur against Black people, 43 years after a state law banned the use of the word in place names. State officials also instructed two other localities to change the names of two islands that include a derogatory word for a Native American woman, the Portland Press Herald report...
  • KENNEBUNKPORT Jul 22

    Kenny-Bunkport: Country Star Chesney Spotted in Maine, Sending Locals ‘Fangirling'

    It really puts the “Kenny” in Kennebunkport. Over the weekend, a few lucky people in that southern Maine town caught glimpses of country music star Kenny Chesney. According to staff at various restaurants and businesses, Chesney frequented Alisson’s Restaurant, The Colony Hotel and The Arundel Wharf Restaurant — at minimum. Some of those peop...
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