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The new secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting forums around the state in February and March to hear about Vermonters' experiences interacting with the agency.

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has visited Muslims in Yonkers and told them "You are welcome here."

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his new budget proposal would significantly change the state's formula for funding local education to allow more aid to get to the neediest communities.

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Connecticut and Hartford leaders say they're concerned healthcare insurance giant Aetna might downsize or relocate its corporate headquarters from Hartford to Boston.

A federal appeals court has denied the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on accepting certain travelers and all refugees.

Connecticut State Police are warning against drunken driving and betting in bars this Super Bowl Sunday.

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Protesters in Connecticut temporarily shut down a highway, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient.

An administration official says President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, Vincent Viola, has withdrawn his name from consideration.

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The executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party says federal officials have ended a criminal investigation into fundraising for Governor Dannel Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is planning to join a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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The State University of New York is advising students and faculty to put off making trips to any of the seven Muslim-majority nations included in President Trump's travel ban for immigrants from those countries.

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An official with the federal Environmental Protection Agency says a PCB investigation along the Hudson River shoreline in New York is continuing despite a freeze on EPA contracts.

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Statewide testing for lead in drinking water at schools in New York has found 14 percent of outlets sampled in nearly 3,000 schools outside New York City had unsafe levels of the toxic metal.

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A Massachusetts judge has set a trial date for a mother accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter's body after her boyfriend allegedly killed the girl.

Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Montpelier.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says President Donald Trump's inaugural speech was designed for his supporters, not the entire country.

A new facility aimed at helping those dealing with substance abuse is opening in Northampton.

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Republican state lawmakers will have newfound power in the Connecticut General Assembly this session.

A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said.

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Police say a man who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center on New Year's Eve tried to rob a bank in Massachusetts right before he was captured.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.

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Northern New England officials have scheduled their annual tri-state reciprocal snowmobile weekend.

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 Massachusetts Democrats are hoping to take a notch out of Republican Governor Charlie Baker's sky-high popularity numbers by linking him to Donald Trump's incoming administration. Baker says he will attend Trump’s inauguration later this month.

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is looking to hear from veterans of all service eras about their exposure to toxic substances.

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A variety of new laws are set to take effect in Connecticut with the new year, including a higher minimum wage.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at delaying the opening of marijuana shops by six months.

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A Vermont judge has denied a motion from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to either dismiss or stay the multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit filed over chemical water contamination.

Federal environmental officials say New York City has met a Dec. 31 deadline for removing light fixtures containing the toxic chemicals known as PCBs from public schools.

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A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs.

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A Florida man has sued a Massachusetts bank he says made $1.4 million worth of fraudulent wire transfers from his account to banks in Hong Kong.

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