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UMass starts semester with giant clambake

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with another record-setting feast.

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Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio.

Today at 07:07AM
Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

BOSTON (AP) - A new report says health care spending in Massachusetts continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation.

Today at 06:43AM
Woman falls from MIT fraternity window

BOSTON (AP) - An investigation is underway after a woman was injured in fall from a third-story window at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity.

Today at 05:45AM
Suspect in birthday party stabbing heads to court

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A juvenile is headed to court following a weekend stabbing at a birthday party in Pittsfield.

Today at 04:13AM
Court to host panel discussions on opioid abuse

BOSTON (AP) - The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts is set to host two panel discussions with policy makers, medical professionals and law enforcement officials to share strategies dealing with the surge in the abuse of opioids in the state.

Today at 03:47AM
Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't see any need to call U.S. captain Tom Watson and lobby for a pick.

Aug 31
Lee's ex-police chief faces new federal charges

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Lee's former police chief faces new federal charges for allegedly taking more than $50,000 intended for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.

Aug 31
Dustin Pedroia out of Red Sox lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the starting lineup one day after leaving a game because of concussionlike symptoms.

Aug 31
Massachusetts Guard pilot killed in crash mourned

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia said Saturday that members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard, carrying out his promise to mark her birthday.

Aug 31
Guard pilot killed in Val. crash mourned in Mass.

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia says members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard to mark her birthday.

Aug 31
Fatal Mass. crash seen linked to RI hit-and-run

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - One person has died and two others were injured in a crash involving two vehicles in Attleboro.

Aug 31
Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

BOSTON (AP) - Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England's largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate change.

Aug 31
Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have known it had to come to an end. Terms of their Verizon contract had carried over when FairPoint purchased the company's land-based telephone operations and had been mostly unchanged for 10 years. Workers knew FairPoint, which is struggling to become profitable, would want to save money by reducing benefits.

Aug 30
Pedroia injured in Red Sox 7-0 loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox lost another game and may have lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for a while.