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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, ice forms along the shore of the Manhattan side of the East River in New York where temperatures in the city were in the single digits. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded the most days of zero or below temperatures. The Manhattan Bridge is in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

Cold worthy of a record

Sunday, March 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It’s colder in Siberia, … 0

Beacon Hill Roll Call

Monday, March 2, 2015

By BOB KATZEN Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on roll calls from prior sessions on the debate on joint House-Senate operating rules for 2015-2016. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. 6-HOUR NOTICE (H 2017) House 34-120, voted strictly along party lines and rejected a proposed Republican rule that would require copies of all bills … 0

Vermont Yankee official expects enough money to clean site

Friday, February 27, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to clarify comments that environmentalists interpreted as a possibility the company might shirk its responsibility for cleaning up the site decades from now. At a legislative hearing Feb. 11, Entergy Corp. Vice President Mike Twomey was asked what would happen if a dedicated investment fund doesn’t grow … 0

Casino money misses states’ expectations

Monday, February 16, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — For anyone betting on the Northeast’s casino bonanza, the odds are long on projects hitting financial expectations. In the last several states to open casinos — Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania — overall revenue is coming … 0

Driver rescued from plunge into Quaboag River from Masspike

Monday, February 16, 2015

PALMER — Officials say they’ve rescued the driver of a vehicle that plunged from a Massachusetts Turnpike bridge into the icy Quaboag River. ABC 40 reports that public safety officials said the vehicle went over the bridge at about 7 a.m. Monday. The driver was pulled from the … 0

Mayor: Fatal heart attack reported in Boston snow storms

Monday, February 16, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the latest snow storm has left one person dead, apparently due to a heart attack while shoveling snow. The Boston Herald reports that he urged residents Monday to remain patient as snow continues to mount. He says Boston has had … 0

Apartment roof collapses displace 500 to 700 people

Monday, February 16, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — City officials are helping 500 to 700 displaced residents in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after two partial roof collapses at an eight-building apartment complex due to too much snow. Contractors were clearing snow off the roofs of the Patriots Park Apartments on Monday before starting on … 0

NE colleges embrace sustainable seafood label

Monday, February 16, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine science institute wants students at New England colleges to know if the seafood in their school cafeterias was pulled from the region’s waters. The Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute is targeting colleges … 0

Judge in Boston bombing case says he is close to forming a jury pool

Monday, February 16, 2015

BOSTON — The federal judge in the Boston Marathon bombing case says he has found 54 of the 70 people needed for a suitable jury pool, and a court official predicted testimony would begin in the “near future.” … 0

Skier found after going off trail at Vermont’s Killington

Monday, February 16, 2015

KILLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont State Police say a skier is safe after he left a trail at the Killington ski resort and became lost. Police say 27-year-old Benjamin Levine of Pittsburgh called 911 at about 12:20 p.m. Sunday to say he had unintentionally skied off a trail and … 0

Snow and cold keep grip on region

Sunday, February 15, 2015

BOSTON — Another weekend, another major snowstorm: The latest system to sweep the Northeast brought another foot to Boston — on top of 6 feet that has fallen over the last month — and tested New Englanders who … 0

Multi-car crash closes I-95 west of Boston

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WALTHAM — About 20 vehicles slammed into one another during a snow squall Sunday afternoon in a pileup that temporarily closed southbound Interstate 95 west of Boston, state police said. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. near exit 27 in Waltham. Several people incurred minor injuries. State … 0

Resorts hope skiers flock to region

Sunday, February 15, 2015

FAYSTON, Vt. — Ski resorts are expecting visitors to flock to the mountains of northern New England and upstate New York for rare powder as the snow-shrouded region heads into the mid-winter school break, a prime period for … 0