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Framingham State students chat live with... FRAMINGHAM – Challenger Center CEO Lance Bush adjusted the angle of his laptop camera, trying to get the right shot for a Skype session in Framingham State University’s McCarthy Center Friday.“I think I’m doing better than they are,” he joked, nodding behind him. “I have the advantage of gravity.”The audience laughed. On a huge screen above Bush, astronauts Joseph Acaba, Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai struggled to stand upright, [...]

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Tri-County Cougars capture the Mayflower title FRANKLIN — The Tri-County Regional Cougars wrestling team captured the Mayflower League title with a 48-27 victory over the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Craftsman on Feb. 18.Earning pins for the Cougars were Cole Guertin, a sophomore from North Attleborough; Patrick Griffin, a sophomore from Franklin; Phil Hulbig a senior from North Attleborough; Drew Hansen, a junior from Plainville; Bobby Fryar, a senior from Plainville; Hashim Lopez, a junior from Walpole; and Dominic Parrella, a [...]

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State managers asked to prepare for federal... Hours before a deadline that could lead to a federal government shutdown, Gov. Charlie Baker suggested Massachusetts would continue running smoothly if the feds do close down operations, although state officials are internally cautioning about "potential challenges.""If this is a short shutdown, I don't believe there will be much disruption of any kind," Baker told reporters after addressing the Massachusetts Municipal Association's annual meeting Friday. "Programs are going to [...]

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Tri-County Cougars capture the Mayflower title FRANKLIN -- The Tri-County Regional Cougars wrestling team captured the Mayflower League title with a 48-27 victory over the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Craftsman on Feb. 18. Earning pins for the Cougars were Cole Guertin, a sophomore from North Attleborough; Patrick Griffin, a sophomore from Franklin; Phil Hulbig a senior from North Attleborough; Drew Hansen, a junior from Plainville; Bobby Fryar, a senior from Plainville; Hashim Lopez, a junior from Walpole; and Dominic Parrella, a [...]

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MONEY: 9 tips for hiring a trustworthy tax... With the tax season underway, Better Business Bureau is encouraging taxpayers to take their time finding and selecting a tax preparer they can trust to avoid mistakes that could result in additional fees or even tax identity theft.BBB received more than 1,394 complaints against tax return preparation businesses across the United States and Canada in 2017. According to BBB Scam Tracker, common complaints state that the tax preparer made errors in their return which resulted in [...]

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School choice has big impact on budgets Each year, millions of dollars in state funding flows from school system to school system, following students whose parents send them to a neighboring community.

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Pipeline advocates renew calls for expansion as... The debate over pipelines in New England is intensifying as the region’s power grid operator warns of dire scenarios in the future.

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Hearing, possible bill may flow from new Net... The Massachusetts Senate created a special committee Thursday to develop legislation in response to the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal net neutrality rules.Led by Sen. Cynthia Creem, the Special Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection plans to hold a hearing Feb. 6 and has invited Attorney General Maura Healey to testify alongside other government officials, consumer advocacy groups and industry representatives.In December, the FCC [...]

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Marijuana regulator "misspoke," Cannabis... As it turns out, the Cannabis Control Commission actually has reached out to the federal prosecutor who has the power to turn the state's nascent cannabis industry on its head and connected with his office Thursday morning.CCC Chairman Steven Hoffman apparently "misspoke" when he said Wednesday that the commission had not sought to connect with U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling's office and was still discussing as a commission whether it should at all. [...]

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Officials bond around Boston area's pitch to... With the Boston area one step closer to landing Amazon's massive second headquarters, the mayor and top state leaders celebrated Thursday and indicated they plan to involve themselves in the next steps of the process.The internet behemoth announced Thursday that Boston was selected as one of 20 locations that Amazon will consider further as it seeks a place to invest $5 billion in construction to build a headquarters that is expected to employ as many as 50,000 people with "high- [...]

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How much snow - if any - fell around you? Check out this interactive map to find out how much snow has fallen in or near your community. Totals will be updated occasionally throughout the day.

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Wednesday storm to bring rain, several inches... Winter storm warnings have been issued for much of the state ahead of a storm that will bring rain to some parts of the state tomorrow and about a half-foot of snow to others.

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TEDxNatick set for this Saturday The third annual TEDxNatick event will take place on Jan. 20, at Natick High School. With continued support from MathWorks as the lead sponsor, this year’s preliminary speaker roster includes the speakers listed below. Tickets are on sale at tedxnatick.org.Juan Enriquez, Futurist - Juan is an author, venture investor, and business leader who speaks widely about the impact of life sciences on the future of humanity. He co-founded Synthetic Genomics with J. Craig [...]

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State announces three finalists for education... The superintendent and receiver of the Lawrence school system and educators from New York and Texas are the finalists to become the next education commissioner in Massachusetts, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Monday.Lawrence receiver Jeff Riley, Penny Schwinn, chief deputy commissioner of academics for the Texas Education Agency, and Angélica Infante-Green, deputy commissioner of the Office of Instructional Support P-12 in New [...]

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MetroWest, Milford organizations land state... BOSTON — Several local organizations are among those receiving new state grants to help with environmental projects.The grants are part of more than $850,000 the Baker-Polito Administration awarded to 26 communities and nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 Partnerships Matching Funds Program administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.The organizations also contribute funding. Projects take place in DCR parks and facilities.“Our [...]

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STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Time for some deduction... A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Marijuana's major medical use is the alleviation of pain and anxiety -- and after last week, Gov. Charlie Baker and his budget-writing team might consider availing themselves of the nearest dispensary.But they'll need to bring cash ...One would think with revenues performing decently and the economy in great shape, spending planners could ride those trends through a fairly agreeable and straightforward budget [...]

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Medway scouts host 'Day of Giving Back' Monday MEDWAY - A local Girl Scout Troop is encouraging service to the community this Martin Luther King Day by holding an event benefiting various charitable causes.Medway's "Day of Giving Back," hosted by Girl Scout Troop 3376, will take place at the Burke-Memorial School Cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday.Lisa Lekas, a parent leader of the troop, said the event will have a number of local groups set up stations throughout the cafeteria, with the intent of doing service [...]

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Southborough's Mac's Wraps on the move SOUTHBOROUGH — While most businesses in town closed during a blizzard last March, the owner of Mac's Wraps braved the storm.David McLaughlin hoped plow drivers would swing by for a wrap or warm soup."I have zero percent of making any money sitting at home," he said during the March 14 storm.However, this winter he's closing because of a lack of business, and changes are coming in the spring when he reopens — he'll be on the road setting up [...]

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Framingham Community Church hosts annual MLK... FRAMINGHAM — In front of a couple hundred people at Framingham State University, Lettirose Cargill recites a poem she wrote earlier in the day, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr."Thank you, Dr. King because I know your dream will come true," she read to the crowd Saturday afternoon. "We will rise. Hope will rise. Strength will rise. Equality will rise."She wrote the poem during a session at the Greater Framingham Community Church's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth [...]

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MassDOT warns of possible 'flash freeze' State transportation officials are warning drivers about flooding and icing.Rain may change to a brief period of spotty light freezing rain/freezing drizzle by early afternoon today, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures are expected to rapidly fall from near 60 into the 20s during the afternoon, resulting in a flash freeze. Untreated roads and walkways may quickly become icy," an advisory reads.For the last several days, highway crews from the state and [...]

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