After residents continued to voice their concerns about having a police shooting range behind Haskell Pond in West Gloucester, city officials have recommended changes to find a compromise between officers' need for training and neighbors' wishes. 

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has extended a ban on utilities from shutting off service to consumers who are behind on their bills during the pandemic.

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As Massachusetts enters the second month of March to be shaded by the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people here who have been fully vaccinated is roughly equal to the number of people who have been infected with COVID-19 over the last year.

BOSTON — The state's pandemic-ravaged unemployment system is still under attack by fraudsters and criminal gangs who continue to file bogus claims.

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BOSTON — Marijuana retailers want to do away with the impact fees they pay to cities and towns in order to set up shop, arguing that the industry has had minimal impact on police, fire and other municipal services.

IPSWICH — Calling it "obviously a very, very sad case," a Newburyport Superior Court judge on Friday approved a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against a driver who struck and killed an Ipswich man and seriously injured the man's wife and son last year in Ipswich. 

BOSTON — Lawmakers are making another push to drum up revenue from fees on ride-hailing services but the effort faces pushback from the companies who say it will mean higher costs for Uber and Lyft rides.

BOSTON — Brushing aside calls for more transparency, the House of Representatives rejected proposed reforms aimed at prying open Beacon Hill's opaque workings.

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Lowell School Committee member Robert Hoey Jr. has resigned after referring to Gloucester Public Schools’ director of finance and operations by an anti-Semitic slur

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While overall COVID-19 trends continue to be positive, Gloucester's Health Department is wary for what might be coming. 

Cape Ann did well in the most recent round of state Seaport Economic Council grants, with projects in Manchester and Gloucester receiving almost one-third of the $3.8 million awarded to nine coastal projects.

This nature enthusiast is taking a break from the writing desk this week to go bask in the warm sun and think about what Cape Ann trail to explore next. 

ROWLEY — A Beverly woman clocked driving roughly 110 mph on Interstate 95 south last month admitted responsibility and was ordered by a Newburyport District Court judge to pay a $405 fine. 

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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged problems with the state's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines at a legislative oversight hearing on Thursday, but he argued the system has vastly improved and vowed to get more shots into people's arms.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, including the Cape Ann chapter, invites high school students to enter its “Democracy Challenge” student video contest.

CONCORD, N.H.  — A self-proclaimed white nationalist was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison for threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a separate racist group that he believed was harassing him.

ROCKPORT — During the first round of Rockport Public Schools' state-granted weekly COVID-19 tests, school officials were able to locate only two positive cases among the district's staff and 92% of its student body. As a result, the district transitioned back into hybrid learning in full as …

Massachusetts has set fishing regulations for the upcoming 2021 recreational fishing season, retaining the status quo in state waters on seasons and limits for most species.

BOSTON — Lawmakers are taking aim at insurance companies with a plan that forces them to cover COVID-19-related claims filed by businesses and eliminate "virus exclusions" in many policies.

BOSTON — More than 300 companies were cited for violating state labor laws amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, according to data from the attorney general's office.

BOSTON — College athletes could get paid for the fame and notoriety they gain by playing sports under a proposal in Congress that would do away with longstanding rules that forbid compensation for collegiate sports.

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