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See the Map: Is Your Mass. Community at High Risk for Coronavirus?

Massachusetts has identified how much coronavirus is currently spreading in all its communities, pointing out the 33 that are at moderate or high risk of spreading COVID-19 in a new map. The map is ba...

  • mask mandate Aug 3

    With Mask Mandate Now in Effect, Vermonters Adapting to New Rules

    New rules in Vermont require most people to wear masks in public places—indoors and out—to keep COVID-19 infection rates low. Monday, business leaders from around Rutland pitched in to pick up 50,000 disposable masks secured by Foley Distributing. The masks will be distributed to stores and other places in Rutland County where people are now requir...
  • Maine Aug 3

    Restrictions at Maine Beaches Lifted 1 Week After Deadly Shark Attack

    A week after Maine’s first-ever fatal shark attack, beach restrictions at state parks are being lifted. From last Monday through Sunday, swimmers at Crescent Beach, Popham Beach, Ferry Beach and Reid State Parks were all limited to water up to their ankles, knees or waists, depending on the location. On Friday, Maine Marine Patrol confirmed i...
  • fatal bicycle crash Aug 3

    Man Dies After Losing Control of Trail Bike in NH State Park

    New Hampshire’s Department of Fish and Game says a man died after losing control of his trail bike and crashing into a tree. The 22-year-old man from Hinsdale was traveling north on Reservoir Road in Pisgah State Park in Winchester on Sunday afternoon. Officers said he was found unresponsive by his riding companion, who called 911. The man di...
  • New Hampshire Aug 4

    Attempted Robbery Suspect Detained in Manchester, NH

    A standoff and all-day search for an attempted robbery suspect concluded early Tuesday morning in Bedford, New Hampshire, resulting in the arrest of a Manchester man. Alexander Theriault, 28, was arrested on multiple charges, including burglary and reckless condcut. Police were tipped off to Theriault’s whereabouts at a Dunkin’ Donuts i...
  • NASCAR Aug 3

    Brad Keselowski Wins at NH Motor Speedway With Fans in Attendance

    With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to his team: “This is awesome racing.” Imagine how Keselowski felt. The 2012 Cup champion took the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, beating Hamlin by 1.647 seconds after trading the lead with him for most of th...
  • personal protective equipment Aug 2

    ‘NH Gets the Job Done': Another Huge PPE Shipment Delivered to Manchester Airport

    The largest cargo flight in Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) history landed Saturday with hundreds of thousands of protective gowns to be shipped to the areas of greatest need both in New Hampshire and Veterans Affairs medical facilities across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and a handful of ...
  • Massachusetts Aug 1

    Policing Bill Talks Continue, Deal Reached on $1.8 Billion Info-Tech Bill

    Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators agreed Friday night on final details of a $1.8 billion information technology bond bill, while talks are still occurring over a policing reform bill. The bond bill invests in information technology and features outlays with implications for state government cybersecurity as well as the type of remote commu...
  • Vermont Aug 1

    Vermont's Mandatory Face Mask Rule Goes Into Effect

    Starting Saturday, people in Vermont must wear face masks or face coverings in public spaces — both indoors and outdoors — where physical distancing is not possible. Gov. Phil Scott announced the mandate last week, as he said modeling showed another coronavirus outbreak may hit the Northeast. It applies to anyone over 2 years old at locations like ...
  • coronavirus Aug 1

    Maine Adopts Color-Coded System for Safety of Reopening Schools

    Maine officials have unveiled the parts of the state being considered safe to reopen schools. On Friday, state education and public health officials designated a color to each of Maine’s 16 counties that corresponded to its risk level for sending children back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 31, the risk was rated green, the ...
  • giant quahog Jul 31

    Rhode Island Boy Digs Up Massive Mollusk

    An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters. Cooper Monaco, of Wakefield, found the massive mollusk Monday in the Weekapaug section of Westerly and donated it to the University of Rhode Island’s Marine Science Research Facility in Na...
  • NASCAR Jul 31

    NASCAR Race Expected to Draw 12,000 Fans to NH on Sunday

    NASCAR drivers and their teams won’t be racking up many miles outside New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend — the state is requiring them to remain either at the track or at their hotels during their stay. “They don’t go out to dinner, they don’t go out and get coffee, nothing like that. They’re really quarantined in that bubble...
  • New Hampshire tourists Jul 31

    Summer Tourists Straining NH Town's Budget During Pandemic

    Tourists acting like sailors on shore leave are straining town services in Conway, New Hampshire, the town manager said Thursday in seeking federal assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Tom Holmes was among several municipal, county and state officials who joined U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas for an online discussion about the next round of virus re...
  • coronavirus Jul 31

    Vermont Increases Retail Capacity as Mandatory Mask Order Takes Effect

    Gov. Phil Scott is increasing retail capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent starting Saturday, the same day his mask mandate takes effect in Vermont. The state will be distributing free masks to emergency management departments in local communities with the goal of giving out 200,000 as part of an education campaign, Scott said during a Friday pres...
  • coronavirus Jul 31

    600 New Coronavirus Cases in New England, Vermont Reports 1st Death in Over a Month

    After hovering in the 300 to 500 range in recent weeks, the number of new coronavirus cases in New England rose to over 600 on Thursday. A total of 605 new cases were reported, along with 27 new deaths. Vermont reported its first new death from the coronavirus in 43 days on Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of deaths…

  • wire fraud Jul 31

    Man Convicted of Wire Fraud After Posing as Movie Producer

    A former college student from Texas who posed as a film producer has been sentenced in New Hampshire to more than a year in jail for defrauding several foreign citizens living in the United States. Shiva Chandan Reddy Thudi, 26, of Irving, Texas, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in federal prison for wire fraud, United States Attorney…...
  • Shelburne Museum Jul 30

    Vt. Museum Is Latest Attraction to Reopen — With Changes — During Pandemic

    One of Vermont’s marquee destinations, popular with travelers and locals alike, reopened Thursday, with new restrictions and changes forced by the pandemic. “This is really for the community,” said Tom Denenberg, the executive director of Shelburne Museum. Only a few buildings on the sprawling campus are open, masks are a must and cleaning is const...
  • vemont Jul 30

    When and How Will Vermont Students Go Back To School? Here's What We Know

    Gov. Phil Scott announced this week that schools will be allowed to open on Sept. 8, a week later than usual, in order for schools to have more time to prepare for the fall. Scott and Vermont’s top health and education officials explained that the level of the virus that causes coronavirus infections is low enough in the state for…...
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