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Every dog has its day, and when it comes to police and military dogs, two New York lawmakers say that day should be March 13.

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Connecticut lawmakers are retooling a bill that would compel individuals to produce their permit to carry a firearm at the request of police.

A Stockbridge man who was drunk when he crashed his car and killed his friend has been sentenced to four years in the Berkshire County House of Correction.

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As most Americans brace themselves for losing an hour of sleep this weekend, some lawmakers are proposing bold alternatives for New England and elsewhere.

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A former Central Connecticut State University student who was expelled after equipping a drone with a gun has filed a lawsuit seeking reinstatement to the school.

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A tribe in western Connecticut has joined forces with MGM to fight a state law that allows only two federally recognized tribes to pursue a new casino in the state.

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The state-run ski centers in the Adirondacks are firing up the snow guns to extend the ski season after a winter with little natural snow.

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Two proposed ballot questions that could strongly influence public education in Massachusetts will be aired on Beacon Hill.

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on phone carriers to make robocall blocking technology available to landline and cellphone customers.

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Connecticut hospitals are being told they may not receive about $150 million in anticipated payments because of state budget problems.

Gun rights activists and gun control supporters are at odds over a bill that would compel people in Connecticut to produce their permit to carry a firearm at the request of police.

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One of the volunteers who helped open Christmas cards for 8-year-old burn victim Safyre Terry has been charged with stealing money from the cards.

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On Thursday, Connecticut education officials announced they are cutting the amount of time third- to eighth-grade students spend on standardized tests.

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Connecticut lawmakers are resurrecting a bill that would impose tougher criminal penalties against those who threaten schools. The legislation follows a string of bomb threats made recently at schools across the state.

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Leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes say they're no longer considering East Windsor as a site for a proposed casino.

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Several contracts for one of baseball's first professional players have been sold at auction for more than $76,000 combined.

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Massachusetts’ medical examiner's office has nearly doubled the amount of money offered to funeral homes to bury unclaimed bodies in an effort to clear a backlog of corpses that threaten to overwhelm storage capacity.

Health officials say residents in an upstate New York town are being offered free bottled water "out of an abundance of caution" after traces of a toxic industrial chemical were detected in the town's water supply.

The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System says community college students, faculty and staff have told him they don't feel safe on campus.

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A Connecticut official is resigning amid criticism of his office, including a dispute over his recent awards of $16.8 million to four men who spent 17 years in prison for murder before their convictions were overturned and they were freed.

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Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker says he's troubled by questions previously raised about Democratic State Senator Brian Joyce's relationships with people in his district.

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Two new proposed Massachusetts charter schools, including one in the western portion of the state, appear to be moving forward.

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Governor Dannel Malloy wants to restart bipartisan budget talks with Connecticut legislative leaders.

The Democrat has said Connecticut must change its way make the state's budget more predictable and sustainable.

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In the wake of several campus suicides, students at MIT are looking for their own solutions to prevent more deaths.

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The state is planning to open a drug treatment center in northern New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Office of General Services are working together on the project. The collaboration will enable the Champlain Valley Family Center to open a facility in Schuyler Falls.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs.

New York is helping its private colleges with campus repairs, upgrades and construction projects.


A group of New York state senators is pushing for a big investment in after-school programs and all-day kindergarten to create what they're calling a "50-hour learning week" for students.

Northern New England is braced for bitter cold but not looking at setting any records, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

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Connecticut officials have prepared a plan to respond to the Zika virus that includes in-state testing, monitoring mosquitoes and public education on how to avoid infection.