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Massachusetts Native Gabby Thomas Wins Bronze In Olympic 200 Meters

A Massachusetts native took home an Olympic medal on Wednesday morning. Gabby Thomas, who is from Florence, Massachusetts, took the bronze medal in the women’s 200 meter race in track. She finished in 21.87 seconds. The winner of the race was Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica; she ran it in 21.53 seconds, according to the Olympics......

Concord, New Hampshire Saw Near-Record Rain In July

July was a wet month in the capital of New Hampshire. Concord had its second biggest rainfall on record dating back to 1868, as WMUR reports. The city got 13.04 inches of rain. July 2021 was only behind October 2005 on the list; that month, Concord got 14.57 inches of rain. That means that last......

Boston Red Sox Lose Four In A Row

It has not been a good stretch of baseball for the Boston Red Sox as of late. As of Monday, August 2, the team had lost four straight games. They got swept by the Tampa Bay Rays and took a 13-1 beating against the Toronto Blue Jays in the game before that. As a result,......

Barack Obama To Host Large Birthday Party On Martha’s Vineyard

Former President Barack Obama turns 60 on Wednesday this week. He plans to celebrate with a gathering of about 500 people on Martha’s Vineyard this upcoming weekend despite concerns in Massachusetts about the Delta variant of coronavirus. So far, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has no insight in terms of the party’s protocols, as Axios reports.......

‘Enough Is Enough’ — Geoff Diehl Calls On Charlie Baker To Ignore Calls To Reinstate Mask Mandates

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out guidelines this week recommending that people wear masks indoors in certain parts of the country with higher coronavirus test positivity rates. It includes four Massachusetts counties:  Bristol, Suffolk, Barnstable, and Nantucket, as NBC reports. As a result, Republican candidate for governor Geoff Diehl has called......

Provincetown, Wellfleet Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandates

Mask mandates are back in two Cape Cod towns this week. Both Provincetown and nearby Wellfleet have enacted some form of a mask mandate this week. Provincetown has the more strict requirements of the two. The town will require masks “for indoor public spaces, restaurants, performance venues, bars and dance floors, fitness centers, retail and......

Andrew Lelling Doesn’t Expect Rachael Rollins To Be A Radical U.S. Attorney

Andrew Lelling served as the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts when Donald Trump was president of the United States. However, the Republican isn’t worried that a progressive like Suffolk County district attorney Rachael Rollins will run the office in hard-left fashion now that President Joe Biden nominated her to replace him. “Some people are expecting this......

No Ranked-Choice Voting In Amherst This November

Will the town of Amherst use ranked-choice voting in its November election? No. While members of the town council support the idea, it’s not on their agenda for this year. “There is no new legislation as of July 1st, the date established, so there is no plan to implement ranked-choice voting for the November election,”......

Maine To Implement Online Voter Registration

Soon enough, people will be able to register to vote online in Maine. The state’s Democratic governor, Janet Mills, signed a bill that will create a “secure online portal” for people to use to register, as The Associated Press reports. The law was Democratic state representative Teresa Pierce’s idea. She told The Associated Press that......

Charlie Baker Will Pick Rachael Rollins’s Replacement As Suffolk County District Attorney

President Joe Biden’s administration nominated Rachael Rollin, the left-leaning district attorney of Suffolk County, to serve U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. The question now is: who will replace her, if the U.S. Senate confirms her? Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gets to decide that. Baker has the power to appoint someone to fill the rest of her......

Vermont Public Colleges Mandate Coronavirus Vaccine For This Fall

If you want to go to a state college in Vermont this fall, then being vaccinated is a must — with few exceptions. Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College will require students to be fully-vaccinated against coronavirus to attend school there, as NBC 5 reports. “We support and continue to support in......