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MGM Resorts and historic preservation officials are nearing agreement on buildings targeted for demolition as part of an $800 million casino development in Springfield.

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Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a compromise $38.1 billion budget and sent it along to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature.

The spending plan includes measures aimed at strengthening management of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and requiring lawmakers to sign off before public money could be spent on a potential 2024 Olympics in Boston.

A Vermont woman has donated land across from her South Royalton home to preserve a popular White River swimming hole.

The leader of New York's Assembly has further revised the travel reimbursement policy for his chamber's 150 members with new restrictions when the Legislature isn't in session.

Connecticut environmental officials are asking beachgoers to help protect nesting birds in coastal areas.

New York State Police are seeking the public's help in locating the owner of a backpack an escaped murderer was carrying when he was shot and wounded by a trooper near the Canadian border.

Several dozen people will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during naturalization ceremonies being held on the Fourth of July at three upstate New York locations.

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It turns out Thomas Bull wasn't much of a patriot after all.

Authorities in western Connecticut have identified a man found dead inside a well after an apparent accident.

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston has released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games.

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