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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. | After long wait, 1st legal pot shops on East Coast to open

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts city with a youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture is about to be home to the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sellers east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton is opening within days for anyone 21 or older looking for a range of cannabis-infused products. A … Continue reading NORTHAMPTON, Mass. | After long wait, 1st legal pot shops on East Coast to open

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. | 20 dead in crash of limo bound for birthday celebration

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — A limousine loaded with revelers bound for a 30th birthday celebration blew through a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade, officials … Continue reading SCHOHARIE, N.Y. | 20 dead in crash of limo bound for birthday celebration

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. | 20 die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

SCHOHARIE, N.Y.— A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in almost a decade, officials and a relative of one of the victims said Sunday. The collision turned … Continue reading SCHOHARIE, N.Y. | 20 die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

BOSTON | After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

BOSTON — Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts. Dan Koh, who finished second in the 10-candidate primary on Sept. 4, conceded defeat as the recount in the 37 cities and towns in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District came to a close — with … Continue reading BOSTON | After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people were displaced at … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

BOSTON | Gov. Charlie Baker wins GOP vote, to face Gonzalez in fall

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker’s commitment to the Republican platform. Baker, who has distanced himself from Trump, will face the winner of the … Continue reading BOSTON | Gov. Charlie Baker wins GOP vote, to face Gonzalez in fall

BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON  — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base … Continue reading BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON | In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano

BOSTON— In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano conceded defeat in Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won his party’s nomination for a second term, defeating Scott Lively, a conservative … Continue reading BOSTON | In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano