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Seal Trapped In Pond Busts Out, Flops To Police Station

A seal that got itself trapped in a small pond in Beverly flopped its way to the city’s police station in the middle of the night, triggering an overland ride to Connecticut and eventual freedom. The seal – whom locals took to calling “Shoebert,” because it lived for a while in Shoe Pond – apparently......

Nikki Haley Campaigning For New Hampshire Republicans This Week

Nikki Haley is in the Granite State this week. Haley, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under former President Donald Trump and as the governor of South Carolina before that, is campaigning for a pair of candidates, according to Seacoast Current. She campaigned for New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu on......

Suzanne Bump Endorses Fellow Democrat Diana DiZoglio For Massachusetts State Auditor

Massachusetts auditor Suzanne Bump knows who she wants to be her successor:  state Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen). Bump endorsed DiZoglio’s bid for auditor on Thursday. “It is essential that the next state auditor have firsthand knowledge of how government works,” Bump told Politico, in a story published Thursday, September 22. “Senator DiZoglio’s 10 years of......

Kindergarten Sex Education Tweet Has Leominster School Committee Member Wondering About Membership In Massachusetts Association of School Committees

A tweet suggesting possible support for teaching sex education in kindergarten has a Leominster School Committee member wondering whether his school district should continue to support the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. “The case for starting sex ed in kindergarten” is the headline of an NPR story highlighted on the Twitter feed of the organization,......

The Squad Is Coming To Somerville This Weekend

“The Squad” is scheduled to make an appearance in Massachusetts this weekend. They are expected at an event at Somerville Theatre on Saturday, September 24 called “An Evening with the Squad.” It features U.S. Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Hyde Park), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), and Cori Bush (D-Missouri). The Squad......

National Rifle Association Silent On Second Maine District U.S. House Race

The National Rifle Association is staying out of the U.S. House race in the Second Maine district this year — for now, at least. The NRA endorsed former Republican governor Paul LePage in his race against Janet Mills for governor, but didn’t say who it favors in the state’s Second Congressional District, as CentralMaine.com reports.......

More Than 660,000 Fake Adderall Pills Seized In Rhode Island Drug Bust, Feds Say

Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha has announced what his office is calling the largest drug bust of counterfeit Adderall pills in United States history. In March, federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents found more than 660,000 fake Adderall pills containing meth at two locations in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The news was announced Monday, September 19,......

Scott Brown Endorses Don Bolduc In New Hampshire U.S. Senate Race

Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) is sticking with the Republican ticket in the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire. Brown endorsed Republican nominee and U.S. Army veteran Don Bolduc in the general election; Bolduc is running against incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan. “Not only are his military accomplishments unmatched, he connects with voters in a......

Maggie Hassan Leads U.S. Senate Poll By Double Digits

Will U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire) retain her seat in the United States Senate? She is the favorite to do so, according to a recently-released Emerson College poll. In it, Hassan leads her Republican opponent, U.S. Army veteran Don Bolduc, by 11 points (51 percent to 40 percent). Although Hassan is said to have......

Elizabeth Warren Compares Student Debt Cancellation To Tax Cuts

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Cambridge) supports student loan debt cancellation. She took to Twitter to justify President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel up to $10,000 of student loan debt ($20,000 for Pell Grant recipients) for those making up to $125,000 per year. She compared it to tax cuts when making the argument for it. “Congressional......

New Hampshire Republican Wins State Legislature Nomination On Tiebreaker

What happens when two candidates tie in a primary in New Hampshire and neither of them wants a recount? That scenario played out this week. After the polls closed in Conway, New Hampshire on Tuesday, September 13, two Republican candidates for state representative each received 445 votes in New Hampshire House District 1:  Mike DiGregorio......