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Massachusetts’ top elections official says procedural issues could slightly delay the state's new marijuana law.

The Federal Highway Administration isn't showing any "Love" for some tourism signs along New York highways.

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The state's top elections official says the Nov. 8 election brought a record turnout in Massachusetts.

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Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have agreed to perform comprehensive background checks on all of their Massachusetts drivers starting in January.

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The Vermont Department of Mental Health says people in crisis in the state can now send a text message to people trained to help them.

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The Vermont Air National Guard has begun a two-year construction project to replace some of the taxiways at its base at the Burlington International Airport.

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U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are calling for major federal spending on roads, bridges, highways, rails, ports, and public transportation.

Rescue crews continue the search for a Vermont hunter who hasn't been seen since he left his hunting camp last weekend in northeastern New York.

Authorities say a fatal shooting at an Albany bar popular with the LGBT community wasn't bias-related.

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A Massachusetts hospital says the personal information of more than 1,700 patients has been found on thumb drives recovered from a former employee of an outside service vendor.

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The top federal law enforcement official in Connecticut is urging people to be vigilant against hate crimes.

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Archaeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.

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Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has trimmed approximately $40 million from the rate increase requested by electricity distributor United Illuminating Company. The agency released its proposed final decision Wednesday.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he's officially exploring another bid for Connecticut statewide office.

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A winter storm warning is expected to remain in place for much of Vermont through 7 p.m. on Monday, with total snow accumulations in some areas reaching as much as 14 inches.

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Police around New York state say they'll be ramping up patrols this Thanksgiving to look for drunken or distracted drivers and underage drinkers.

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Massachusetts officials are urging water conservation after the massive reservoir in the central part of the state that supplies much of greater Boston dipped to "below normal" levels.

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The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre.

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Voters have approved a ballot measure making Massachusetts the first state in the eastern U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

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Republican Phil Scott says he's humbled to be elected as Vermont's next governor.

Republican John Faso defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout in a race to replace retiring Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th House District. 

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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont has coasted to re-election.

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Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has won re-election, easily fending off a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer.

Veteran U.S. Rep. John Larson has won re-election to a 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is returning to Washington for a second six-year term.

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy has won an eighth term. He's the Senate's longest-serving member. The 76-year-old beat back a challenge from Republican businessman Scott Milne.

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A fight among neighbors in Springfield has left three men injured and in custody.

Authorities have arrested 11 people following a three-month investigation into contraband smuggling at the Albany County Jail.

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Connecticut and federal officials are announcing a hotline for people to report rights abuses or fraud at the polls on Election Day. Workers from the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission will staff the hotline during voting hours on Tuesday.

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On Halloween, homeowners have more to worry about than running out of candy for trick-or-treaters.

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