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Mystery poll quizzes people on Vt. Yankee

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A telephone poll that questions residents about the potential continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is not the work of Entergy Nuclear, a company spokesman said Monday. “We are not doing it. This is not Entergy at all,” said Martin Cohn, a spokesman for the owner of Vermont Yankee, which is slated to shut down in late December. “It just doesn’t make sense,” he … 0

Wynn’s wins Boston casino license

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BOSTON — Wynn Resorts has won the competition for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, besting rival Mohegan Sun largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project’s economic development potential. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-to-1 Tuesday to award the license to the Las Vegas casino giant, which wants to turn a former chemical plant site on the Mystic River in Everett into … 0

Bombing suspect’s lawyers: Didn’t pose as FBI

Monday, September 15, 2014

BOSTON — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) are denying as “false” and “preposterous” an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia. Prosecutors said the allegation came from the Russian government, which expelled the investigators. It was included in a court filing Friday opposing a defense request to delay Tsarnaev’s Nov. … 0

Tribe’s casino plan roils quaint Martha’s Vineyard

Monday, August 25, 2014

AQUINNAH — On the western tip of Martha’s Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town’s scenic overlook. But the … 0

Bishop: slain journalist opened eyes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor. … 0

Swansea man arrested in shooting death

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SWANSEA — A Swansea man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman and will be charged with murder. Police say they received numerous emergency calls at about 1:35 a.m. Sunday about a shooting on a roadway in Swansea. The victim was identified as Melissa … 0

State and Regional Briefs

Monday, August 25, 2014

Govs say deal imminent in Market Basket dispute BOSTON — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire say they’re “optimistic” the long-running Market Basket dispute will be resolved with an agreement to sell the company to ousted CEO … 0

Boston stops detaining immigrants

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Boston has joined a growing number of cities that will no longer hold immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally for possible deportation unless an arrest warrant has been issued. The city council on Wednesday unanimously passed the so-called Boston Trust Act, which supporters said … 0

Beacon Hill Roll Call

Monday, August 25, 2014

By BOB KATZEN Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on three roll calls from prior legislative sessions. $250,000 TO RETAIN TEACHERS (H 4242) House 135-15, Senate 38-1, overrode Gov. Deval Patrick’s veto of the entire $250,000 for the Educator Mentor Corps that … 0

Entergy eyes Texas for additional waste

Friday, August 15, 2014

By SUSAN SMALLHEER Rutland Herald MANCHESTER — Vermont and Texas officials were told Thursday that Entergy Nuclear expects to have its plans in place later this year for shipping low-level radioactive waste from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a Texas facility. At its annual Vermont meeting, … 0

Vt. Yankee petition to eliminate 10-mile emergency zone moves forward

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is moving ahead with an application by Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s owners to eliminate the 10-mile emergency planning zone after it ceases operation at the end of the year. Entergy Nuclear Operations, which filed in April for a license amendment to eliminate the zone … 1

Beacon Hill Roll Call

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By BOB KATZEN Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on four roll calls from prior legislative sessions. SUBSTANCE ABUSE (S 2142) House 149-0, Senate 40-0, approved and Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law legislation designed to remove barriers to treatment for individuals … 0

NE governors’ energy effort on hold

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON — A nearly year-long effort by New England’s governors to collectively address the region’s high energy costs is on hold now that some have voiced concerns about the initiative’s dual strategy of importing Canadian hydropower and investing in new natural gas pipelines. Energy officials from the six … 0