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New Hampshire schools face virus-related loss of funds

Jan. 23, 2021 3:53 PM EST

School districts across New Hampshire are losing money because the state’s funding formula is based on metrics heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sixteen mayors and school board leaders wrote to Gov. Chris Sununu and legislative leaders this week expressing their concerns. They explained that...

Syracuse guard Joseph Girard III (11) celebrates a basket against Virginia Tech  during an NCAA college basketball game at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday Jan. 23, 2021. (Scott Schild/The Post-Standard via AP)

Syracuse dominates No. 16 Virginia Tech in 78-60 win

Jan. 23, 2021 3:43 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N .Y. (AP) — Normally a team that lives and dies beyond the arc, Syracuse showed it can play an inside game, too. The Orange, in need of a quality win, beat a ranked team for the first time in a year, dominating No. 16 Virginia Tech 78-60 on Saturday. Quincy Guerrier had 20 points, Marek Dolezaj...

Ex-speaker DeLeo begins new job at Northeastern

Jan. 23, 2021 2:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts House speaker Robert DeLeo, as expected, has landed a new job at Northeastern University. DeLeo, 70, who resigned last month, started his role as University Fellow for Public Life this week, a Northeastern spokeswoman said. The position is in the Office of the Provost,...

Massachusetts woman dies in New Hampshire rollover

Jan. 23, 2021 1:59 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has died in a rollover crash on a New Hampshire highway, authorities say. Marisa Douglass, 49, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the Friday crash on Interstate 95 north in Portsmouth, according to state...

Congressional Medal of Honor Society plans Boston convention

Jan. 23, 2021 10:19 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is planning to hold its annual convention and Patriot Award Dinner in Boston. Many of the nation’s 69 living Medal of Honor recipients will be in Boston from Sept. 7-11, the society and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday. “Our...

Massachusetts man wins Vermont lifetime hunting license

Jan. 23, 2021 9:28 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has won a lottery to hunt and fish in Vermont for free for the rest of his life. Robert Hubbard, 57, of Warwick, Massachusetts, was drawn as the winner from more than 19,400 tickets bought in 2020, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said this week. Sales...

Minor lifts Merrimack past Fairleigh Dickinson 76-71

Jan. 22, 2021 8:03 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Minor tied his career high with 20 points plus 13 rebounds as Merrimack narrowly defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 76-71 on Friday. Mikey Watkins had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for Merrimack (3-3, 3-3 Northeast Conference). Mykel Derring added 13 points and Jordan...

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...

Nearly 2,000 vaccine doses spoiled at Boston hospital

Jan. 22, 2021 5:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Boston after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer, hospital officials announced Thursday. Staff at the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center discovered on Tuesday that a freezer had failed, compromising...

Woman killed in Dorchester shooting, police say

Jan. 22, 2021 3:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One person was killed in a Friday afternoon shooting in Boston, police said. Police were called to the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Washington Street in the city's Dorchester neighborhood around 12:40 p.m. on a report of a shooting. Officers found a woman who had been shot multiple times,...