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BOSTON (AP) - The Beverly auctioneer made quick work of a bullwhip belonging to television cowboy Rex Trailer and a 19th-century Russian icon before turning later to Chinese figurines that had been advertised as wood.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Some households set up basketball hoops and swimming pools to boost outdoor activity. Sue Carnevale had something else in minda" a pickleball training center.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz will be using his glove to start a game in Fenway Park for the first time in nearly 10 years.
BOSTON (AP) - The casino gambling industry is off and running with the recent opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - The first heavy freighter to offload cargo at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is arriving this week.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."
BOSTON (AP) - The MBTA is saying goodbye to the so-called "honor box" payment system at unstaffed T parking lots and urging customers to take a more modern approach.
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:
BOSTON (AP) - Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away.
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - Police say a woman hit two cars and a house while trying to turn around and avoid the Fourth of July parade in East Longmeadow.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Lawrence.
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country:
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - When hiking, Sheila Collins may not be able to see the path she's walking on so well, but she can still sense of the magnificence of the nature surrounding her.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The link between animal abuse and other violent crimes is well-documented, and law enforcement agencies and courts are recognizing that people who commit serious acts of animal abuse frequently have past criminal histories or are more apt to commit violent crimes against humans.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gardner's fire chief remains hospitalized in Worcester from injuries sustained fighting a house fire.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Cape Cod officials are reminding visitors how to stay safe as great white sharks begin their annual return to the tourist destination.