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2 hrs ago | Zap2it.com

'Salem's' Janet Montgomery on 'Downton Abbey' work: 'You can't turn it down'

The British actress has done contemporary roles in such shows as CBS' "Made in Jersey" and FOX's "Human Target," but she goes back to the era of the famed Witch Trials as central sorceress Mary Sibley in "Salem," the edgy drama series premiering Sunday on WGN America.

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Related Topix: Downton Abbey, Entertainment, Television, Made in Jersey, Janet Montgomery, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

6 hrs ago | Boston.com

Poll finds Martha Coakley leading gubernatorial rivals

Coakley is leading both Democratic primary rivals and potential general election opponent Charlie Baker, a Republican, the University of Massachusetts Amherst poll of registered voters found.

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Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

Massachusetts Extends State Tax Filing Deadline

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue said Tuesday that because of delays with their electronic filing system they have extended the deadline for taxpayers to file their Massachusetts Personal Income Tax returns - or to file for an extension - until midnight on Friday.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Tax

14 hrs ago | WESH-TV

Truck drives through Mass. home

A FILM COMES HOME TO FIND A DWAIPING HOLE. A TRUCK DRIVER DROVE CLEAR THROUGH THAT MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

18 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Democratic AG candidate supports making casinos illegal

Maura Healey, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, came out in opposition to expanded gambling Monday, throwing her support behind a proposed ballot question that would make casino gambling illegal in Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts Government

22 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Massachusetts taxes too high

No one likes paying taxes, but almost every one of us does it. And our tax money pays for important priorities that make Massachusetts an attractive place to live and raise a family.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

23 hrs ago | Business Journal

New Nantucket Music Festival presents interesting challenges to organizers

Dareshori, who is active in Boston's philanthropic circles, was attending the New Orleans JazzFest last spring with her friend Cheryl Emery when they decided to try and bring some of those good vibes back home to Massachusetts.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

World News Report

Covanta Announces New Partnership With Western Massachusetts...

Covanta , a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new partnership with nine Western Massachusetts municipalities for bundled sustainable waste management services.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Agawam, MA, Longmeadow, MA

Crooks and Liars

Scott Brown, The Return Of The Prodigal Son?

At least that's the fairy tale being spun by former Romney surrogate John Sununu.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Sununu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, Liberal Political News

The Beaumont Enterprise

Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

This March 2, 2013 file photo shows Republican strategist Karl Rove speaking in Sacramento, Calif.

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Related Topix: US News, Karl Rove, North Carolina, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government

Boston.com

Massachusetts tax-filing website is experiencing delays

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue 's online tax filing system is experiencing long delays and residents are reporting trouble registering onto the site.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lab Provides Tick Testing Service

It's tick season again, and this year residents of 32 Massachusetts towns have a golden opportunity to receive free, expert identification of ticks and the disease-causing pathogens they carry, with testing provided by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Related Topix: tick, Massachusetts Government, Zoology, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

MassLive.com

From farm animal to filet mignon: The path from farm to plate of local meat in Western Massachusetts

This story is the second of several on the topic of local food. Future stories will look at the costs of local vs. nonlocal meat, the scarcity of USDA-inspected slaughterhouses in the state, and the future of the local food movement in Western Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science, Easthampton, MA

Daily Herald

Ask these questions of Obamacare opponents

The president recently announced the final numbers for enrollment in the insurance plans that came as the result of the Affordable Care Act -- 7,1 million enrollees.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney

Patch.com

School Committee Voices Concern About Conflict of Interest

The Peabody School Committee continues to be concerned about the new Common Core standards and is asking state officials to review a potential conflict of interest involving Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBS Local

Mass. Department Of Revenue: Bay Staters Big On E-Filing Taxes

The Department of Revenue reported that as of Friday it processed just under 2.5 million returns, of which nearly 2.2 million had been e-filed.

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Sunherald.com

Vast majority of Massachusetts taxpayers e-filing

The Department of Revenue reported that as of Friday it processed just under 2.5 million returns, of which nearly 2.2 million had been e-filed.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Vast majority of Massachusetts taxpayers e-filing

The Department of Revenue reported that as of Friday it processed just under 2.5 million returns, of which nearly 2.2 million had been e-filed.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Boston.com

Speaker tours Massachusetts technical school

Rhode Island's new House Speaker and a group of lawmakers and business leaders have visited a Massachusetts technical high school that has received widespread attention for its success boosting academic achievement.

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Lowell National Historical Park

Families! Celebrate Spring at April Play-Cation 2014

Create your artistic masterpiece, explore the outdoors, go to the movies and lots more at April Play-Cation 2014! Lowell Play-Cation brings free family fun to local families during Massachusetts school vacation week, April 19-26, 2014.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Lowell National Historical Park

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