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Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 19, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. April 13, 2024. Editorial: Perfection is the enemy of our environment The scuffle over permission for a wind energy facility on Sears Island offers a template for how not to take on climate change. The defeat by the Maine House of...

Independent Bank Corp.: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 18, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — Independent Bank Corp. (INDB) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $47.8 million. The Rockland, Massachusetts-based bank said it had earnings of $1.12 per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations....

Oklahoma man arrested after authorities say he threw a pipe bomb at Satanic Temple in Massachusetts

Apr. 17, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Oklahoma man was arrested Wednesday after authorities accused him of throwing a pipe bomb at the Massachusetts headquarters of a group called The Satanic Temple. The Salem-based group says on its website that it campaigns for secularism and individual liberties,...

Massachusetts official warns AI systems subject to consumer protection, anti-bias laws

Apr. 16, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Developers, suppliers, and users of artificial intelligence must comply with existing state consumer protection, anti-discrimination, and data privacy laws, the Massachusetts attorney general cautioned Tuesday. In an advisory, Attorney General Andrea Campbell pointed...

Right whale is found entangled off New England in a devastating year for the vanishing species

Apr. 13, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A North Atlantic right whale has been spotted entangled in rope off New England, worsening an already devastating year for the vanishing animals, federal authorities said. The right whales number less than 360 and are vulnerable to entanglement in fishing...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 12, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

Portland Press Herald. April 7, 2024. Editorial: Digital privacy should not be a state-level priority A bill that would place novel limits on digital marketing in the name of consumer protection could do more harm than good. Increasingly predatory means...

Massachusetts House budget writers propose spending on emergency shelters, public transit

Apr. 10, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders unveiled a proposed $57.9 billion state budget for the 2025 fiscal year that would include $500 million for the state’s emergency shelter system and what lawmakers say is a record investment of $555 million for the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay...

US military veteran accused of having explicit images of a child apparently joined Russian army

Apr. 10, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Air Force veteran who fled a charge of possessing sexually explicit images of a child told his lawyer he joined Russia’s army, and video appears to show him signing documents in a military enlistment office in Siberia. Wilmer Puello-Mota, a former elected...

Massachusetts city agrees to $900,000 settlement for death of a 30-year-old woman in custody

Apr. 10, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city will pay a $900,000 settlement to the family of a Vermont woman who died in police custody to settle a lawsuit over authorities' failure to provide adequate medical care. The Springfield City Council voted Monday to approve the...

Explosive device thrown onto porch of Satanic Temple in Massachusetts. No injuries were reported

Apr. 09, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Someone threw an explosive device onto the porch of The Satanic Temple in Massachusetts at a time when no one was inside, and the device and damage it caused were not found until nearly 12 hours later, police said. No injuries were reported. State police bomb...