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3 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Some clouds, then sun

Mostly cloudy skies this morning will open up to partly sunny skies later in the day, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Boston Brown brags about voting for Romneycare in Massachusetts to attack Obamacare in New Hampshire

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says New Hampshire should vote him back into the U.S. Senate because he voted for Romneycare in Massachusetts: Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown on Thursday touted his votes for Romneycare, the Massachusetts health care plan adopted under former Gov. Mitt Romney, at a forum held to criticize Obamacare.

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10 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

Mass, N.H. Govs: 'Agreement In Principle' To Sell Market Basket To Arthur T.

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire say an "agreement in principle" is at hand to sell Market Basket to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

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10 hrs ago | CBS Local

Mass., NH Governors Optimistic Market Basket On Brink Of Sale To Arthur T. Demoulas

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire issued a joint statement Friday saying they are optimistic a deal will be reached this weekend to sell the company to Arthur T. Demoulas.

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11 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Human case of West Nile Virus reported in MA

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that the first human case of West Nile Virus has been reported in the state this year.

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15 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

New retainage law goes into effect November 6

Massachusetts enacted a new retainage law that will require owners, prime contractors and subcontractors to pay retainage according to the law's terms on a construction contract if: the construction contract is a prime contract between private parties, entered on or after November 6, 2014, or a subcontract arising under such prime contract; What ... (more)

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19 hrs ago | Newsalert

Voters aren't eager for more charter schools

The Boston Globe reports: Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll, highlighting a politically risky situation for charter school supporters if they pursue a ballot question.

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23 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his former vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, arrive for a dinner Thursday at the Union Club where Romney will interview Ryan about his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," in Chicago.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Inside Medford

Tufts Study: Kids' Lunches, Snacks from Home Could be More Healthy

A recent study by Tufts nutritionists of the food brought from home by over 600 Massachusetts students found room for improvement.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Massachusetts, Medicine, Tufts University

The Swellesley Report

Wellesley Water Warning FAQ

Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham, Town Executive Director Hans Larsen, Director of Public Health Lenny Izzo and the DPW's Mike Pakstis gave us a call to answer some of the questions Swellesley readers have been asking today about the water warning that followed discovery of a positive E. coli test at a town reservoir .

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Newsday

O'Reilly: Unleash Obama political team on beheaders

US President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the death of American journalist James Foley at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts August 20, 2014.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. high school students top nation in ACT test

The state's high school graduates led the nation this year in scoring on the ACT college readiness assessment test, according to results released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

WWLP

Report: Marijuana industry reaching into the billions

The State's department of public health is only a few steps away from awarding medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

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Business Journal

Guest commentary: Mass. shouldn't go too far to compete with Silicon Valley

Don't worry if you didn't make it to Fenway this summer - Boston's hottest rivalry is off the field.

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Albany Times Union

Energy firm heads to wild

An innovative energy company that got its start in Stephentown with help from federal stimulus funding, but went bankrupt three years ago, has rebounded to head to one of the wildest places on earth - an island in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Home

Group: I-495 incident shows need to fix bridges

An independent group says an incident in which debris peeled off a highway overpass and smashed the windshield of a car traveling below should serve as a warning about the need to fix crumbling roads and bridges in Massachusetts.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

Editors, news directors: Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Massachusetts.

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Boston.com

Several Mass. Companies Land on 2014 Inc. 5000 List

A number of Massachusetts companies are listed on the 33rd annual Inc. 5000 , Inc. Magazine's yearly ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Business Journal

Mass. technologists among MIT's list of top innovators under age 35

Michael Schmidt is the founder and CEO of Somerville-based Nutonian Inc., and was honored as one of MIT's top 35 innovators under 35 years old.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Romney stumps for GOP hopefuls in West Virginia

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporter Mary Jo Pitzer at Tamarack during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Massachusetts, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

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