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Some Connecticut municipalities continue to make repairs following two tornados that swept through the area.

UConn President Susan Herbst will step down in summer 2019, after eight years as president of the University of Connecticut.
Peter Morenus / UConn File Photo

UConn President Susan Herbst has announced she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year. 

State Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont for governor this past weekend. Lamont got 87 percent of the vote. 

A 2007 photograph of the Celtics, playing in Boston.
Adam Pieniazek / Creative Commons / goo.gl/m8pZoF

Last week, prohibitions against sports gambling were removed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some states are already jumping in. 

An interfaith iftar, a breaking of the daily fast during Ramadan.
David Molnar / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Ramadan started this week and many Muslims will refrain from eating or drinking during the day for 30 days, as a way to grow closer to God.

Outgoing Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless speaks during a press conference in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law, opening the door to state legalizing sports gambling. And in Massachusetts, top state lawmakers say they should look into it, but stopped short of any commitment. 

A closed on-ramp to I-291 in Springfield.
Michael S. Gordon / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The Massachusetts attorney general has ordered a Florida company to cough up $45,000, charging it failed to pay enough to workers on a Springfield bridge project.

Lucio Perez greets friends after arriving back into the First Church of Amherst, Mass., after a stay in Cooley Dickinson Hospital for a medical emergency.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

What happens when an immigrant facing deportation seeks sanctuary in a church, but then needs to leave to get surgery? That happened in western Massachusetts this week. 

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
Shinya Suzuki / Creative Commons / https://flic.kr/ps/21KLS1

A Norman Rockwell painting sold by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to one in California will be on display locally next month.

Jamil Ragland tutors writing at Capitol Community College in Hartford.
Chion Wolf / WNPR

I was helping a student recently with a paper she was writing. It was on the poem "Ballad of Birmingham," about the 1963 church bombing. 

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