REGIONAL NEWS

The Scott Administration says it's concerned Congress will not fully fund two important health care programs in the coming year. If it doesn't the state may have to find the money to put into the programs.

An exterior view of McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, current home of the PawSox baseball team, in May 2017.
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Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien says time is running out to strike a deal with the PawSox and keep the baseball team in Rhode Island. Grebien said that if lawmakers fail to approve the latest proposal on the table, Pawtucket is ready to take matters into its own hands.

Merely Torres-Garcia has been living in a hotel room in Hartford, Conn., with her husband and two kids after losing part of her house in Puerto Rico to Hurricane Maria. She said spending the Christmas season in the northeastern cold has been hard for her family. But on Saturday night, in the noisy atrium of Hartford City Hall, it felt a little bit like Christmas on the island.

"My kids are happy. We feel like home in here right now," she said.

Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud of Chicopee, Massachusetts, is taking on Congressman Richard Neal in next year's Democratic primary. Here, Amatul-Wadud addresses supporters during a campaign event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Longtime Springfield Congressman Richard Neal has a challenger in next year's Democratic primary. Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud of Chicopee, Massachusetts, announced her candidacy Tuesday.

Hospice care is gaining in popularity nationally, but Vermonters have been slow to embrace the trend. So one local hospice agency is trying to change the way people here think about death and dying.

From left, attorneys Anthony Fuller, Jody Newman, and Natashia Tidwell of Hogan Lovells will take the lead in the Senate Ethics Committee special investigation of Sen. Stanley Rosenberg.
Courtesy Hogan Lovells / via State House News Service

A team of lawyers, including a former federal prosecutor who helped put one-time Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi in prison for public corruption, has been retained by the state Senate Ethics Committee to investigate whether Sen. Stanley Rosenberg violated Senate rules in connection with allegations of sexual assault against his husband. 

These found skis are decades old, of varying brands and sizes. Some are in better shape than others.
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Rory Gawler bought a big, old farmhouse in Lebanon, New Hampshire about seven or eight years ago. It has beautiful views of the Mascoma River Valley and a little orchard in the backyard.

Two gun buyback events were held over the weekend - one in Hartford and one in New Haven where police collected a record number of guns.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which caps power plant carbon emissions in participating states, is expected to expand to New Jersey and Virginia. 


Connecticut has received 2 federal grants that will help victims of sexual assault seeking justice against their attacker.

When a victim is sexually assaulted, a sexual assault, or rape kit is crucial. It can corroborate the victim's account of the assault, and not only help identify a suspect, but also link cases that could identify serial rapists. But submitting to the test can be traumatizing for the victim.

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