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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Town Meetings in Amherst and Leverett will consider resolutions calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations and regulate the unmanned aircraft locally.
BOSTON (AP) - A festive Easter and tight security checks displayed the contrasts as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners for the annual marathon and hundreds of thousands of spectators.
BOSTON (AP) - Marathon runners have been blessed at a Boston church service that celebrated Easter as it also remembered the victims of last year's bomb attacks near the finish line.
Some of the security measures in place for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday:
REHOBOTH, Mass. (AP) - A Rehoboth woman who had been reported missing since Tuesday has been found dead outside an Attleboro hospital.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual Marathon.
BOSTON (AP) - The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a "tough call" but one he's glad that was made.
BOSTON (AP) - Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.
FALMOUTH, Ma. (AP) - Helen Bohnenberger of Falmouth had never run more than two miles before she began to train for Monday's Boston Marathon.
BROCKTON, Ma. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brockton.
BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Martin Walsh will host a regional summit on gun trafficking.
Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition.
BOSTON (AP) - At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
Greenfield, Mass Police Department: This is a share from our PM... We never share from our PM's without asking first. Hello, I work at Valley Medical Group and yesterday my coworkers and I witnessed a police officer dropping off an elderly patient. He helped her get out of the car and opened the door to the building for her as well. I just wanted to let you know that I thought this was a really nice gesture and I appreciate all of the hard work you do for the citizens of Greenfield. -Lauren Tela, CMA