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Verso's Bucksport, Maine, paper mill is closing

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) - Verso is closing the company's Bucksport mill, putting more than 500 people out of work, after company officials concluded that it cannot be made profitable, officials said Wednesday

9 minutes ago
Emergency plan on New England cod fish sought

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Marine Fisheries Service expects to implement emergency measures in November aimed at stemming cod fish decline in the Gulf of Maine.

37 minutes ago
Obama dines with fundraising contest winners

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is breaking bread in Washington with two women who won a fundraising contest to help Democratic Senate candidates.

49 minutes ago
Horse owners seek racing license for Suffolk Downs

BOSTON (AP) - Horse owners and trainers are trying to keep thoroughbred horse racing going at Suffolk Downs.

Today at 05:21PM
Gov. Patrick: Massachusetts prepared for Ebola

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick is reassuring Massachusetts residents after the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was being treated in Texas.

Today at 05:09PM
'Orange is the New Black' author talks Season 3

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - The woman whose best-selling prison memoir has been adapted into the "Orange is the New Black" Netflix series is sharing her insight into the upcoming Season 3, saying it "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns."

Today at 05:03PM
Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they're not.

Today at 04:57PM
Prison for bank exec who used firm's card for wine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former TD Bank executive who used a company credit card to buy $240,000 in Champagne and lap dances at strip clubs to ease his stress from work has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Today at 04:51PM
Officials: Maine paper mill closing; 570 jobs lost

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) - Verso officials say they're closing the company's Bucksport mill, putting more than 500 people out of work.

Today at 10:07AM
Audit: Feds overpaid state $106M for Medicaid

BOSTON (AP) - A federal audit released Wednesday said the U.S. government overpaid Massachusetts nearly $106 million for Medicaid reimbursements, and recommends that the state be ordered to refund the money.

Today at 09:25AM
Thoroughbred races proposed for Brockton Fair

BOSTON (AP) - Thoroughbred horse racing may have a home in New England next year.

Today at 08:49AM
Bridgewater State U keeps rape reports secret

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Officials at Bridgewater State University are defending their decision not to inform students about two recent alleged rapes on campus, saying suspects were quickly apprehended and there was no danger to the campus.

Today at 08:41AM
Jury rules that race a factor in bouncer firing

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A jury has sided with a former bouncer at a Dartmouth strip club who said he was fired in part because of his race.

Today at 08:37AM
Buffalo tech firm laying off 70, mostly at HQ

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Buffalo-based website designer and service provider says it will lay off about 70 employees, including 50 who work at the company's downtown headquarters.