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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.

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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.

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.