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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.

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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.

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UConn President Susan Herbst is asking lawmakers to spare the school major budget cuts, warning that continued cutting could lead to the elimination of academic programs, sports and the closing of regional campuses.

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Police say a man has died and seven other people are hurt following a shooting at a nightclub in Rochester, New York.

A trial on criminal sex charges for suspended Vermont state Sen. Norm McAllister has been put off until at least May.

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A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter. But Governor Dannel Malloy is coming down hard on the idea.

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Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960. He was 95.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a $15 minimum wage in New York continues to dominate legislative discussions in Albany.

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One of the nation's first professional baseball players lies largely forgotten by history in an unmarked grave in Boston.

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In a post-midnight vote Saturday, the Vermont House passed a bill to ease spending caps on local school districts.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign legislation that would give women with alcohol or substance abuse problems access to addiction treatment services rather than housing them in the state prison for women in Framingham.

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A legislative task force is expected to decide whether to recommend that Connecticut lawmakers vote to ban smoking in vehicles when a child is inside.

The Vermont Health Department is reminding people to take care when they're outside during the winter cold.

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New York's governor says a travel ban instituted during a massive snowstorm has been lifted.

Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.

An upstate New York village is changing its official logo after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

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Governor Charlie Baker's administration says Massachusetts is on track to meet ambitious state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

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Drivers in Massachusetts may soon have to put down their cellphones when they're on the road.

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The federal Small Business Administration is still processing low-interest loans for Superstorm Sandy.

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