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Today at 12:27PM
2 Massachusetts towns ponder drone restrictions

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.

Today at 12:12PM
Boston's contrasts: Tight security, festive Easter

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.

Today at 11:41AM
Runners blessed at Boston church on marathon's eve

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.

Today at 08:41AM
A look at security measures for Boston Marathon

Some of the security measures in place for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday:

Today at 08:35AM
Massachusetts woman found dead outside hospital

REHOBOTH, Mass. (AP) - A Rehoboth woman who had been reported missing since Tuesday has been found dead outside an Attleboro hospital.

Today at 07:46AM
Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

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.

Today at 07:24AM
Officials say security tight for Boston Marathon

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.

Today at 05:29AM
Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

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.

Apr 19
Governor: Boston lockdown amid search a tough call

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.

Apr 19
Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'

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.

Apr 19
Falmouth nurse inspired to run Boston Marathon

FALMOUTH, Ma. (AP) - Helen Bohnenberger of Falmouth had never run more than two miles before she began to train for Monday's Boston Marathon.

Apr 19
Dorchester man fatally shot in Brockton

BROCKTON, Ma. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brockton.

Apr 19
Boston mayor to host summit on gun trafficking

BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Martin Walsh will host a regional summit on gun trafficking.

Apr 19
18 northern New England colleges get green ranking

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.

Apr 18
Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

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.

Apr 18
Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

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.