Program lets Boston commuters drive some, cycle the rest


Commuters who want to avoid Boston's rush-hour traffic jams now have the option of driving part of the way to work and cycling the rest

In Maine, sustainability showdown scraps seaweed shindig

Organizers of a popular festival in the country's seaweed capital say this year's event is being canceled over concerns about lack of sustainability

Officials: Wildfire risk in caterpillar-affected areas in southern New England

A bumper crop of caterpillars that's been munching through leaves around southern New England is now being blamed for heightened risk of wildfire

Budget cutbacks to affect Connecticut parks after July 4th

Connecticut's state parks will begin to feel the effects of budget cuts after the July Fourth holiday

Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore

A New Hampshire library has found itself on the front lines of the privacy battle after it installed a program that masks the location and identity of its users

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Governor hones art of elevator pitch to rebuild Rhode Island

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Rhode Island to require Holocaust, genocide education

Rhode Island schools will have to teach students about genocide and the Holocaust under a new law

State police to continue guarding some courthouse perimeters

State troopers will be guarding courthouse perimeters in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury for a second week over continued concerns about potential gang violence

Truck strikes, injures 3 Connecticut cyclists in Vermont

Vermont state police say three bicyclists from Connecticut are recovering from injuries after a pickup truck driver struck them in Somerset, Vermont

Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

A police corruption probe has cast a harsh light on the lengths people will go to get a handgun license in New York City

Police: Vandals deface 4 championship sand sculptures

Police in New Hampshire are investigating the vandalism of four sand sculptures that were created for the 16th annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

Police mark anniversary of Baby Doe's discovery at harbor

Police in Massachusetts are asking residents to reflect on the death of a 2-year-old girl who was dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island a year ago

Police: Speeding car strikes cruiser; Massachusetts trooper, others hurt

Massachusetts State Police say a speeding car struck a cruiser on the side of a Boston highway, pushing the cruiser into another vehicle and sending six people to a hospital

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63 years later, local Coast Guard heroes to be honored

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Firefighters knock down Friday night blaze in Waterford in matter of minutes

Firefighters were able to stop a fire at the Bottinelli Monument company from spreading throughout the wood-frame building Friday night, according to Cohanzie Fire Department Chief Todd Branche.

Firefighters respond to blaze at Waterford business

About 9:45 p.m. Friday firefighters responded to Bottinelli Custom Monuments, at 717 Broad St., for the report of a structure fire.

DEEP, Coast Guard to increase enforcement of boating under the influence laws

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police and partner agencies announced Friday they are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence.

Video game argument leads to stabbing in Groton

A 14-year-old stabbed another teen in the head with a kitchen knife Wednesday during an argument over a video game the two were playing, police said.

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Wooden boat enthusists build, sail and mingle at annual Seaport show

Mystic Seaport was filled with boat owners, boat makers and vendors, all eager to discuss the merits of a good wooden boat.

Grant will help regional council assess storm resiliency of local buildings

The region will have a new resource to determine how its fire stations, hospitals, shelters and other buildings will fare during severe weather.

Preston committee studying full-time or part-time superintendent

Before an official search for a new superintendent can begin, the committee assigned to the task must answer a major question: should Preston continue to have a full-time superintendent or convert the position to part time?

New collaboration for Mystic Aquarium and O'Neill Center

Mystic Aquarium and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center have launched a partnership "fostering engagement and bolstering conservation initiatives important to locals and guests alike," according to an announcement from the institutions. The...