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Police are investigating a deadly shooting Friday afternoon in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

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The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has picked Pittsfield’s gang and youth violence prevention coordinator to be its next executive director.

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 The Massachusetts Legislature has begun its summer recess after overriding dozens of Governor Charlie Baker's line-item budget vetoes.

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The date of Pittsfield's mayoral primary has turned into a political back and forth.

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A southwestern New Hampshire organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant from the parent company of Vermont Yankee to benefit communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant.

Vermont emergency management officials say the damage from flooding in central Vermont earlier this month did not cause enough damage to qualify for federal disaster assistance.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is ordering his administration to take steps that would make public records more accessible and lower the costs of obtaining those records.

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Worcester police say a man who was stunned by officers using a Taser during a violent rampage at a grocery store has died.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the Connecticut Expansion Project would serve Yankee Gas. As of February 1, 2015, Yankee Gas and other Northeast Utilities-owned companies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire were renamed Eversource. 

Environmental advocates and Berkshire lawmakers are raising concerns over legislation filed by an eastern Massachusetts lawmaker that would allow a pipeline project to run through protected land in the western part of the state.

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Vermont marijuana growers and advocates gathered earlier this week to discuss proposed legislation that would legalize recreational use of the drug in the state.

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