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Hub Acquires the Assets of Pinnacle in Massachusetts

Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub) has acquired the assets of Pinnacle Financial Group and Pinnacle Insurance Agency, a Boston, Mass., based provider of life insurance solutions and services to family offices, affluent families and middle market and large …

Judge Adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month’s jury award. Judge Thomas Gavin …

Report Calls on New Hampshire to Prepare for Rising Seas

Though the worst impacts of rising seas in New Hampshire are decades away, a state commission is warning that coastal communities must act now to ensure vulnerable buildings are protected and roads, bridges and other structures constructed in the future …

Circus Operator to Pay $24K Over Deadly Tent Collapse in New Hampshire

A Florida-based circus operator has agreed to pay $24,000 in fines issued by federal safety officials for a tent collapse that killed two people and injured dozens in New Hampshire last year. Robert Young, 41, and his 6-year-old daughter, Annabelle, …

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say

Virginia suffered only a glancing blow from Hurricane Matthew last month when unprecedented amounts of rain fell, but on Wednesday officials estimated flood damage to be hundreds of millions of dollars, making it the costliest storm since Hurricane Isabel in …

Vermont Ski Resort to Open with $6.5M Shortfall After Fraud Case

A ski resort whose owner and president were accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of massive fraud months ago is set to open for the season on Saturday with what a federal receiver overseeing it says is a $6.5 …

Student to Return to New Hampshire Prep School After Sex Case

A federal judge has temporarily reinstated a teenager at an elite New Hampshire prep school after his mother said he was wrongfully expelled after having sex with another student. The Portsmouth Herald reports Judge Joseph Laplante said Tuesday that the …

New York Officials Warn Drivers to Watch for Pedestrians

The city is ramping up pedestrian safety efforts during the annual influx of holiday visitors and decreased daylight hours. Mayor Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and other officials said Tuesday that this season is traditionally the “deadliest …

Western New York Restaurant Closed After 60 Illnesses Reported

Health officials have closed a suburban Rochester restaurant after dozens of people reported getting sick after eating there on Thanksgiving. The Monroe County Health Department says it closed the Golden Ponds Restaurant and Party House in the town of Greece …

National Study Finds Pennsylvania Improved in State Workers’ Comp Costs

A national study conducted by The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services shows Pennsylvania has improved its standing among states under Governor Tom Wolf’s administration in workers’ compensation insurance costs, Governor Wolf announced. The study ranks Pennsylvania 26th highest …

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