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Connecticut's Supreme Court has rejected a claim that the state's educational funding formula is unconstitutional. 

Connecticut resident Paul Hensler, author of "The New Boys Of Summer: Baseball's Radical Transformation In the Late Sixties," autographs a copy of his book.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The late 1960s were a turbulent time in the United States. Society was changing, from experimenting with drugs, to racial tensions, to Vietnam. Leaders were assassinated -- and even the game of baseball was affected by the real-world turmoil. 

Pediatrician Vinny Biggs at the Holyoke Health Center.
Karen Brown / NEPR

A wellness program in Massachusetts links together community resources to help people improve their health. It took a few years to get rolling and will soon have to end without new funding.

Businessman Ned Lamont says he’s filing paperwork today in a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut.

Springfield, Massachusetts, police on the scene of a shooting on Baldwin Street in September 2017. Officers look on the ground for evidence.
Patrick Johnson / The Republican / MassLive.com/photos

The eight biggest cities in New England saw the total number of murders last year jump more than 20 percent from the year before. But city to city, the statistics represent a mixed bag that some law enforcement officials said reflects little more than the randomness of murder and death.

A federal judge in New York says environmentalists can move ahead with a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the sale of Plum Island. Seven environmental groups, including Save the Sound, are suing the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration. 

State officials say that several dozen Puerto Rican families who were at risk of losing federal housing assistance could now have their stay in Connecticut extended until mid-February.

Part 1 of a two-part story.

Massachusetts wants to get 1,600 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind farms by the year 2027, up from zero today.

In December, three developers submitted proposals for the state’s first offshore wind farm, which could supply up to a quarter of that goal when built.

A car tail light.
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Two New England states could allow people who don't identify as male or female a new way to indicate their gender on their driver's license. 

A massive ice jam tore several brackets holding a town water main from the underside of the Exchange Street Bridge, in Athol, Massachusetts. The span will remain closed until Mass DOT can inspect for structural damage.
Courtesy / Shaun Suhoski, Athol Town Manager

The Exchange Street Bridge, in Athol, Mass., remains closed after a chunk of ice hit the bridge over the weekend. 

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