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Regulators Examining Marijuana’s Impact on Massachusetts Casinos

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts are looking into the possible impact of legalized marijuana on the state’s emerging casino industry. The state Gaming Commission has announced its requesting comments from state-licensed casino operators and the public. The panel says it’s interested …

Massachusetts Firefighters Battle Blaze That Spread to Seven Buildings

Firefighters struggled to put down a large fire that jumped from one building to another across a densely-populated neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A large plume of smoke could be seen for miles on Saturday afternoon as heavy flames engulfed multi-family …

Police Sergeant in Massachusetts Gets Jail Term in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for a bogus injury. A jury convicted Hingham Sgt. Kris …

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 …

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