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Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl has defeated two other GOP primary candidates in Massachusetts for the chance to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in November.


A grant of almost $410,000 will be used to buy electric buses that will be used by Green Mountain Transit in the Montpelier area.

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The Special Olympics Vermont President and CEO has stepped down after a year.

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Gun rights advocates have filed a second legal challenge over Vermont's new gun restrictions.

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Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is planning to unveil a proposal to address the rising price of EpiPens.


New Hampshire's Democratic Congressional delegation wants a federal agency to expand its study of contaminated water to a community near a factory believed to have released toxic chemicals into the air and groundwater.


Catholic Boy proved he could win on turf. With jockey Javier Castellano aboard in the Travers Stakes, Catholic Boy proved he's not too shabby on dirt, either.

A 75-year-old New York woman who was convicted of killing her baby daughter in 1985 and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been freed from prison.

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The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has pleaded guilty to placing harassing phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that creates the nation's first commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct.

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A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo bans smoking in home-based day care centers.

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Some residents of Bristol are suing the town over its decision to allow Vermont Gas to bury gas lines in public rights of way.

The demolition phase of a redevelopment project in the downtown of Vermont's largest city is done and constructions crews are ready to move on to the excavation phase.

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Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.

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Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home.

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A celebrated teacher has defeated the party-endorsed candidate in the Democratic primary for a Connecticut U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who acknowledged mishandling sexual harassment complaints in her Washington, D.C., office.

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Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in November, when he will face perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige.

In Tuesday's balloting, Welch defeated challengers Dan Freilich and Benjamin Mitchell. Paige beat Anya Tynio for their party's nomination to run for the U.S. House seat.

Since Welch was first elected to the House in 2006, he has consistently been one of Vermont's most popular politicians, easily winning re-election every two years.

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Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott has won his party's nomination to run for a second term as the state's top executive.

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Vermonters are voting Tuesday in the primary election that will choose the November candidates for governor, the U.S. Senate and the House.

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Police have found a child's body during the search for an upstate New York woman's missing 4-month-old boy.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades.

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A judge has rejected an argument from lawyers for a Vermont man facing a second federal death penalty trial that a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling should be used to declare his potential punishment unconstitutional.


Vermont is going to get nearly $19 million for clean water projects.

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Four U.S. military sites will be splitting nearly $200 million in federal defense funds for improvement projects.

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New York state's attorney general has sued the U.S. Labor Department, saying a new program that lets employers who break labor laws avoid punishment is a "get-out-of-jail-free" card.

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Republican lawmakers in New York will hold hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders.

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Authorities say two members of an upstate New York sheriff's office have been put on paid administrative leave for failing to report an off-duty hit-and-run accident one of them was involved in.

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The 500-plus 'I Love NY' highway signs at the center of a spat between Governor Andrew Cuomo and federal transportation officials are going nowhere fast.

Unions representing about 1,000 Consolidated Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are going to be voting in a matter of days on tentative contract agreements.

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Federal prosecutors say an engineer at General Electric's upstate New York turbine manufacturing plant has been charged with stealing the company's trade secrets.