Mass. beefing up security in wake of general terror threats

Mass. beefing up security in wake of general terror threats

Massachusetts public safety agencies are beefing up security at public buildings and locations around the state, including Logan Airport, as a response to recent violence both domestic and abroad, including the attack last week in Ottawa at Canada’s capitol.

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Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire.

The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the … Read Full Story

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Fung goes on offense in 2nd televised debate

Fung goes on offense in 2nd televised debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Republican Allan Fung went on the offensive Tuesday in the second of three televised debates in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, and Democrat Gina Raimondo accused him of playing politics with people’s pensions.

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In Massachusetts, a race for governor, redemption

In Massachusetts, a race for governor, redemption

BOSTON (AP) – For Democrat Martha Coakley, the governor’s race in Massachusetts is more than just a contest for the state’s top political office. It’s also a quest for political redemption.

Four years ago, Coakley, the state’s attorney general, crushed … Read Full Story

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How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

WASHINGTON (AP) – For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze … Read Full Story

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Jury weighs evidence in Brockton witness slay case

Jury weighs evidence in Brockton witness slay case

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) – A jury is scheduled to continue deliberating in the murder trial of a Brockton man charged with gunning down a witness in another homicide case.

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Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.

Democrat Jorge Elorza has … Read Full Story

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Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung went after each other’s leadership and decision-making in the first televised debate of the Rhode Island governor’s race, while voters also got an introduction to a wild-card Moderate Party … Read Full Story

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Report: Providence police corrupt under Cianci

Report: Providence police corrupt under Cianci

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The promotions process at the city’s police department was corrupted by “cheating, collusion and political influence” when Buddy Cianci was mayor, according to a newly disclosed 2004 investigation report by police.

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District Attorney to offer free basketball clinic for Fall River youth

District Attorney to offer free basketball clinic for Fall River youth

FALL RIVER — Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s office will conduct a free basketball clinic for Fall River youth on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Jameson Guimond, Head Coach at BMC Durfee High School, will facilitate the clinic, assisted by players … Read Full Story

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Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate

Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate

BOSTON (AP) – The candidates running for Massachusetts governor toughened their rhetoric Tuesday during their first Boston televised debate with Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley battling over health care issues and how best to overhaul the … Read Full Story

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State marks implementation of food waste ban

State marks implementation of food waste ban

GARDNER, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts is officially kicking off its commercial food waste ban with a special ceremony in Gardner.

State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash and others are scheduled to appear at the Gardner Ale House Read Full Story

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Governor seeks input on statewide economic plan

Governor seeks input on statewide economic plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The governor is asking Rhode Island residents to comment on a draft of a statewide economic plan.

The plan features goals and strategies to develop the state’s economy over the next 20 years. The Rhode Island … Read Full Story

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Thoroughbred races proposed for Brockton Fair

Thoroughbred races proposed for Brockton Fair

BOSTON (AP) – Thoroughbred horse racing may have a home in New England next year.

Raynham Park owner George Carney has submitted an application for a state license to return thoroughbred racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds as expected, according to … Read Full Story

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Coakley: Baker can’t be trusted on rail project

Coakley: Baker can’t be trusted on rail project

BOSTON (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says Republican Charlie Baker can’t be trusted to build a commuter rail along the state’s south coast.

Coakley is vowing to complete the long-awaited project that she says will jumpstart business … Read Full Story

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Voter registration deadline Oct. 5 in Rhode Island

Voter registration deadline Oct. 5 in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – People who want to vote in the Nov. 4 election only have a few more days to register, if they haven’t done so yet.

The secretary of state’s office is reminding people that Read Full Story

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Robinson Supply is celebrating their 60th year in business

Robinson Supply is celebrating their 60th year in business

FALL RIVER — Robinson Supply Co. of Fall River Massachusetts held their annual fall plumbing, heating and cooling trade show at Whites of Westport  Sept. 4 . More than  1,000 contractors visited over 100 manufacturers exposition booths featuring state-of -the-art … Read Full Story

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Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday.

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