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Mug shot of Alexander Ciccolo.
Department of Justice

There's still a lot unknown about the federal terrorism case against Alexander Ciccolo, and the 25-year-old's decision to plead guilty Monday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.

Along the northern border where Vermont, New Hampshire and New York meet Canada, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot Gerhardt Perry routinely flies an infrared camera-equipped Cessna 206 on patrols that can last up to four hours.

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is asking Eversource to reconsider a rate increase on natural gas customers.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a new deadline for hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico to sign up for help--June 18.

A Tapestry health clinic in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Carol Lollis / The Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The Trump administration has proposed new rules which could mean funding cuts for health clinics in Massachusetts and other states. 

Over the first weekend in April, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 20 people for entering the country illegally in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

Springfield Technical Community College employees picket for the removal of college President John Cook on May 21, 2018.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

Faculty and staff who are calling for the removal of Springfield Technical Community College president John Cook picketed before a meeting of the school's Board of Trustees Monday evening.

Brynn Cartelli, 15, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, takes part in the Live Playoffs on "The Voice" on April 16, 2018.
NBC

A high school student from western Massachusetts performed on a national TV program Monday night, trying to win a singing competition.

Mug shot of Alexander Ciccolo.
Department of Justice

An Adams, Massachusetts, man has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

From left: Peter Lyons, Kathy Humphrey, and Jack Thomas had been finalists for chancellor of UMass Boston.
State House News Service

The three finalists to become the next University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor each withdrew from consideration over the weekend, citing "extreme disappointment" with actions by the school's faculty council, according to UMass President Marty Meehan.

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