PORTLAND, Maine — After five years, Maine's Saddleback Mountain is reopening to skiing in the middle of a pandemic, but General Manager Andy Shepard sees a silver lining because many people who have been cooped up for months have a hankering to get outdoors
MIAMI (AP) — Josephine continued to just barely hold on to its tropical storm status Friday as Tropical Storm Kyle formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, packing winds near gale force but with no major population centers in its projected path.
POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly threw a large pickle from a moving vehicle that hit a Vermont highway worker, police said.
BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts has signed into law a groundbreaking ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — By picking Pennsylvania for his first campaign speech of the presidential race, Joe Biden is signaling he hopes to own what may be the 2020 election’s toughest battleground.
(Coverage developing) The energy grid in New England has a "strong foundation," but its growing reliance on natural gas and renewable sources increases the risk of not being able to meet the region's demands during the winter, according to the organization that operates the system.
The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during the first five days they were open for business.
BOSTON (AP) — A Scottish man seeking to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a rowboat has abandoned his 3,400-mile quest after being rescued 500 miles off Massachusetts.
Museum officials at the fort say the hair was recently rediscovered in a vast collection of 18th century military artifacts there.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker steered clear of partisan politics in his annual speech to state lawmakers Tuesday night, pledging to work with the Democrats on a range of issues from transportation and affordable housing to education and opioid addiction.
Police are investigating after a 68-year-old man Massachusetts man apparently accidentally shot his grandson in the chest during target practice.
The ingredient list for Massachusetts-based Nashoba Brook Bakery's granola was normal enough, save for one ingredient.
A tropical bird believed to be the first of its kind seen in Massachusetts has died after it was likely blown off course by Hurricane Jose.
BOSTON – While the shutdown of the last coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts this week marked the end of the state’s decades-old reliance on the fossil fuel, the transition to other sources of energy creates myriad challenges.
Federal officials say they will announce drug, firearm and immigration charges against 30 people from Lawrence and neighboring communities on Tuesday.
PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station powered up again early Monday morning, six weeks after shutting down to refuel one last time before closing for good by June 2019.
BOSTON — An Iranian student at Massachusetts Bay Community College cancelled one trip home to see her family and said she faced a dilemma in deciding whether to reschedule the visit.
With the Bay State's 11 presidential electors set to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton later in the day, dozens of protesters gathered outside the Statehouse on Monday morning in hopes of sending a message to electors from other states.
Gov. Charlie Baker should skip his overseas trade mission and stay home to explain to Massachusetts residents the millions of dollars he cut from the state budget this week, according to the new Democratic Party chairman.
The nearly 10,000 foreclosures petitions filed over the first 10 months of the year mark a 9.3 percent increase over the same period in 2015, and the more than 5,000 completed foreclosures year-to-date represent a more than 48 percent increase over 2015 numbers.
PEABODY — Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger rolled to victory in the race for Essex County sheriff on Tuesday, marking a new era for the county's largest law enforcement agency.
BOSTON — A $41 million fight that attracted national attention and divided the state's top political figures ended Tuesday night as opponents of a charter school expansion ballot question declared victory.
Congressman Seth Moulton pitched business leaders Wednesday morning on the North South Rail Link, a transportation project he said has the potential to transform Greater Boston.
Curt Schilling knows a thing or two about being an underdog, and the former Red Sox ace would be about a 20-point underdog in a hypothetical U.S. Senate race he said he is getting more serious about.
LAWRENCE – A 2-year-old girl who was with her mother when she apparently overdosed and collapsed in a Lawrence store Sunday morning remains in state custody.
BOSTON — One day this past April, schools in more than a dozen cities and towns in Massachusetts received bomb threats, triggering evacuations, searches by the bomb squad and the assignment of extra police officers. Three days later, 32 schools received bomb threats, prompting a similar response.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is frustrated in Congress, but says she "can't imagine" giving up her seat in the U.S. Senate to join the executive branch if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Municipal officials, including several prominent local Democrats, will join Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday when the governor plans to sign a municipal governance reform package that he has described as a “weed whacking” measure intended make local government more efficient.
LONDON (AP) — Delta Air Lines has grounded flights -- including those at Logan Airport and predicted widespread cancellations Monday after a power outage hit its computer systems globally, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of passengers.
SEABROOK, N.H. — Years in the making, the amendment explaining how NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant will address its concrete degradation issues is now before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the agency’s extensive review process of the document is beginning.
BOSTON — The MBTA, whose electricity consumption is akin to that of 42,000 households, plans to harness the power of the sun with a contract to bring in $51 million over 20 years.
BOSTON — House and Senate lawmakers overrode one of Gov. Charlie Baker's least popular budget vetoes on Sunday, restoring $7.77 million in funding for arts programs around the state.
SALISBURY — Crime shows today are filled with high-tech forensics. But it was shoe leather and dogged determination that brought to justice three men who pulled off Salisbury’s Great Train Robbery 90 years ago.
If you missed out on the world record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot in January, Saturday's drawing could be your best chance since to win big and strike it rich.
BOSTON — David Lowy, a Salem Superior Court judge with close ties to Gov. Charlie Baker and others in state government, was confirmed to the Supreme Judicial Court bench Wednesday.
The median price of single family homes reached its highest level ever in June, climbing to $380,000 as inventory declined in the face of strong demand, according to Bay State Realtors.
BOSTON — A hiring freeze takes effect across the executive branch Monday, part of the Baker administration's plans to hit a $100 million "efficiency savings" target in the new state budget.
BOSTON — For the first time since 2009, it appears Massachusetts consumers will not get a reprieve from the state's 6.25 percent sales tax this summer, legislative leaders said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators are set to begin hammering out a final version of a bill aimed at regulating ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
BOSTON — Proponents and opponents alike can agree: zoning reform is far from the sexiest issue to be debated on Beacon Hill and is not a subject that excites very many people.
The build-up over a transgender anti-discrimination bill will finally reach its apex in the Senate Thursday when the legislation is set for a debate and vote. A favorable outcome is all but certain.
SALEM — Freshman Democratic Congressman Seth Moulton of Salem could face two challengers, one in the primary and one in the general election, as he runs for re-election this year in the Sixth Congressional District.
The proposal to place a National Marine Monument around the area of Cashes Ledge about 80 miles off of Cape Ann has been "taken off the table," members of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality told fishing stakeholders Thursday at a meeting in Boston.
BOSTON — Hoping to dislodge a solar energy bill that's been stuck in House-Senate talks for four months, 100 House lawmakers have written a letter to their own negotiators urging them to raise net metering caps and resist cuts in metering credit values that they say could cause irreparable h…
BOSTON — Prescription painkillers will be limited to a weeklong supply under landmark legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker, who vowed to keep pushing for tougher restrictions to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday plans to sign into law new restrictions on painkiller prescriptions and other policies aimed at increasing addiction awareness in the medical community and screening students for signs of substance abuse.
A group representing Bay State doctors on Wednesday praised legislation that would impose new requirements on the medical community as lawmakers seek to restrict access to dangerous painkillers.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's control board has voted to raise fares on the public transportation system an average 9.2 percent beginning July 1.
Uber plans to offer its pool car service at reduced fares on early-morning weekend hours to help people "transition" out of extended hours MBTA weekend service set to end March 19.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel in New York is questioning NFL attorneys on why the simple act of deflating footballs warranted the four-game suspension the league gave New England quarterback Tom Brady.
BOSTON — A move to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across Massachusetts is gathering steam on Beacon Hill.