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Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 24, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. May 19, 2024. Editorial: Decline in overdose deaths is something to build on In response to the news, Gov. Mills encouraged ‘cautious optimism.’ That’s the right approach. According to provisional national data released...

5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

May. 23, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers. But for people such as Manuel Castañeda...

Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

May. 23, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast. Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in...

BJ's: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 23, 2024 06:52 AM EDT

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $111 million. The Marlborough, Massachusetts-based company said it had net income of 83 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for...

Colonial gets modern upgrades during a Hanse-led restoration inspired by 1941 US Open

May. 22, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Work was already underway on a complete renovation of the historic Colonial course the day after Emiliano Grillo won on the second playoff hole last May. There are plenty of modern upgrades at “Hogan's Alley,” but a significant goal of the $20...

TJX: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 22, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The TJX Cos. (TJX) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $1.07 billion. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company said it had net income of 93 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street...

Analog Devices: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

May. 22, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $302.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Wilmington, Massachusetts-based company said it had net income of 61 cents. Earnings, adjusted for...

Massachusetts Senate weighs tuition-free community college plan

May. 21, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A plan to create tuition-free, universal community college for all Massachusetts residents was up for discussion Tuesday as the state Senate launched debate on its proposed $57.9 billion budget for the new fiscal year. Supporters, including Democratic Senate President...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Proposal to reclassify marijuana signals important shift away from failed punitive approach A proposal from the Biden administration to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous substance is a good step in ending America’s...

Today in History: May 17, Brown v Board of Education ruling strikes down legal segregation

May. 17, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 17, the 138th day of 2024. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which...