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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. gestures before speaking at the National Press Club in Washington. A coveted but coy Warren is for now staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest, frustrating Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ supporters while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table. Both candidates would love to win the endorsement of the populist Warren. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Warren’s hard choice: Clinton or Sanders?

Monday, February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal icon to focus the two Democratic presidential rivals on her populist agenda. On the eve of today’s New Hampshire primary, both contenders would love to win the backing of the Democratic senator from next-door Massachusetts. Warren’s … 0

Cape Cod set for foot of snow in blizzard conditions, while local area sees little accumulation

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 … 0

Mass. bill would let addicts turn in drugs without fear of prosecution

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Special kiosks set up at some police stations collect unwanted and unused prescription medication, and some departments accept unwanted guns and ammunition on dedicated takeback days. Massachusetts police departments could next become a point for addicts seeking recovery to turn in unwanted heroin and other drugs, without the threat of prosecution, … 0

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Big New England electrical transmission project gets boost MONTPELIER, Vt. — A proposal to lay a 1,000-megawatt power line from the Canadian border down Lake Champlain and then across Vermont to Ludlow is taking another big step forward. … 0

Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves Vermont Yankee decommissioning plans

Monday, February 8, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, despite objections of state officials, is giving positive reviews to the decommissioning plans developed by the owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. “We do not have any concerns … 0

State and Regional Briefs

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east BOSTON — Forecasters say parts of New England could get the brunt of a snowstorm that’s heading for the east coast. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a … 0

Watershed moment for NE energy?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region. The move is not without … 0

Beacon Hill Roll Call, Feb. 1 to 5, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

By BOB KATZEN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of Feb. 1 to 5. RAINY DAY FUND (S 61) — House 109-43, Senate 31-6, rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds … 0

After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BEDFORD, N.H. — Marco Rubio’s uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio’s rivals can slow … 0

State and Regional Briefs

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east BOSTON — Forecasters say parts of New England could get the brunt of a snowstorm that’s heading for the east coast. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a … 0

Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies

Friday, February 5, 2016

On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals. Researchers who want to get a handle on the growth of … 0

Radioactive water disposal a lingering issue at Vt. Yankee

Friday, February 5, 2016

VERNON, Vt. — Entergy Nuclear has collected 90,000 gallons of water contaminated with radioactivity from the basement of the Vermont Yankee turbine building, and is considering its options — including discharging it into the Connecticut River. The radioactivity in the water is at a very low level, said … 0

New England sees first serious snowfall of the season

Friday, February 5, 2016

BOSTON — A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot … 0