New England

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This spring and summer, more New England residents could be exposed to the tick that causes Lyme disease, according to a local tick expert. 


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A New England carbon emissions reduction program could generate more than $7 billion by 2030 for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy, according to a new report, "Cooler Together," released Monday by a national environmental advocacy group.


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Across Southern New England, people ventured outside without jackets and scarves Wednesday, as temperatures climbed to record-breaking highs in some places.

According to the National Weather Service, Providence broke the record for February 21st around 2 p.m., when the mercury hit 64 degrees.

But National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Belk said the balmy weather was still a ways away from breaking the monthly record.

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When President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, his audience in the House chamber will include a number “Dreamers” who could face deportation as early as March — including one who grew up in Portland, Maine.

With No Immigration Deal, New England DACA Recipients Still In Limbo

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An agreement on the future of so-called Dreamers has been a stumbling block for Congress. As they passed a measure to reopen the federal government this week, Republican Senate leaders assured Democrats that they will take up the issue soon.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has joined opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to drill for oil and gas offshore in protected federal areas of New England waters. 


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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which caps power plant carbon emissions in participating states, is expected to expand to New Jersey and Virginia. 


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As Rhode Islanders continue to lament the loss of local retail chain Benny’s, the company buying up the buildings is looking to the future. The Carpionato Group will turn the former Benny’s stores into new shops and restaurants.

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About 65 percent of the sun will be covered in Providence when the eclipse takes its maximum effect at 2:47 Monday afternoon.

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Some New England states are expected to have higher than normal tides Monday because of the total solar eclipse, according to a Washington-state-based tides expert. 


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Former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office is worried that President Donald Trump's proposed budget could put Rhode Island's air and water quality at risk. 

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A record-breaking 2.3 million New Englanders are expected to be hitting the road this Fourth of July weekend, driving more than 50 miles from home.

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State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is the latest to join a bipartisan investigation into pharmaceutical companies’ marketing tactics of prescription opioids.

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  Once plentiful in New England’s rivers, native Atlantic salmon have since all but disappeared.

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Those early hints of spring can call to a gardener like a siren song. Yet the urge to get one’s seeds into dirt can be dangerous: most seedlings won’t survive a single frost. To help with that, gardeners use 30-year averages that predict when the last frost will probably occur. The thing is, in New England, climate change has temperatures rising relatively quickly.

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