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The ballpark rendering shows an aerial view of Worcester's Canal District. The ballpark itself has not been designed yet.
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Pawtucket Red Sox Sign Letter Of Intent To Build Ballpark In Worcester

Get ready for the Worcester Red Sox — or WooSox, for short. The Pawtucket Red Sox announced Friday the team has signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester's Canal District.

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White House

President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump responded to a story published in The New York Times, that detailed extensive cooperation between White House counsel Donald McGahn, and the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into obstruction of justice and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In a tweet Saturday night, President Trump said he allowed and encouraged McGahn's cooperation with the special counsel. "In addition we readily gave over one million...

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New Haven

Police Arrest Third Suspect In New Haven Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Case

A third man has been arrested in connection with a toxic batch of synthetic marijuana, called K2, that led to more than 100 overdoses between Tuesday and Thursday night in New Haven, Conn., according to officials. New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell made the announcement at a news conference on Friday morning, describing the latest suspect as a man with "a history" with the department. The suspect has not been publicly identified. Campbell also released the results of tests indicating...

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Hartford Line Opens Bathrooms, Accepts Bikes On Board

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Commuters on the Hartford Line train from New Haven to Springfield can now bring their bikes and go to the bathroom onboard.

Connecticut’s Department of Agriculture doesn't track the number of farms that come and go. But last month, one farmer wrote on social media that she'd seen three farms within a 37 mile radius close -- in a matter of two weeks. And more have shut down since then.

Authorities in New Haven, Connecticut, say they’re still not sure what was in a batch of synthetic marijuana, known as K2, that has caused nearly 100 overdose cases in the city over the last two days.

Construction underway on June 6, 2018, on the casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Primary elections were held this week in Connecticut and Vermont for several offices, including governor. In Vermont, Democrat Christine Hallquist became the first transgender person to win a major party's nomination for governor.

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Back-to-School Series

Back-To-School Book Series: Jeff Mack's 'Mr. Monkey'

A monkey bakes a cake for a contest, and every possible thing goes wrong. This same monkey is invited to perform a trick at a school, but he has to battle crazy weather and ends up juggling cows. These stories make up the first two books in the Mr. Monkey series by Northampton, Massachusetts, author and illustrator Jeff Mack.

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Health

Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment. "How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid. Reid, 20, of Lucedale, Miss., has been fighting leukemia since he was 9 years old. He has been through chemotherapy and radiation twice, a bone marrow transplant and two other treatments. But the leukemia keeps...

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

Aretha Franklin was more than a woman, more than a diva and more than an entertainer. Aretha Franklin was an American institution. Aretha Franklin died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76. Franklin has received plenty of honors over her decades-spanning career — so much so that the chalice of accolades runneth over. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock ...

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Casinos

Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York.
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18 Months On, Schenectady Casino Is Hitting Its Stride

MGM Springfield opens its resort casino in just over a week. One nearby casino -- about 100 miles away in Schenectady, New York -- has been open for about a year and a half.

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Sexual Abuse

A Pennsylvania Priest Responds To Sex Abuse Report

All of the pews in Saint Ursula's Parish outside of Pittsburgh were full for Saturday evening mass. This would mark the first Saturday since the state attorney general released its grand jury report alleging the sexual abuse of minors by hundreds of priests in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. The service itself was nothing out of the ordinary. And there was no mention of the grand jury report, or the two priests named in it who served for Saint Ursula's in the early 1980s and...

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Presto!

Aaron N. Price on Presto!

Morning Classical Music host, John Nowacki, talks with Aaron N. Price, Connecticut composer, co-founder and artistic director of Connecticut Summerfest

In Contrast

Mourning With Words

Ilan Stavans in conversation with Forrest Gander

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The Great God of Depression tells the true story of a literary genius, a brain scientist, and their shared quest to understand the secrets of madness and creativity.

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Valley Voices Podcast

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Episode #16 explores the theme of "Landline".

Back-To-School Series

As summer nears its end — we are going back to school

Interviews with New England authors of kids books.

From Springfield to Windsor

Learn about the local impacts of the casinos and gambling.

Tanglewood

The Summer Tradition Continues

New England Public Radio brings listeners music from Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts every weekend of the season.

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As Crisis Rocks Dairy Industry, Farmers Focus On How To Manage Milk Supply

Dairy farmers in the Northeast say they're ready to talk about something that's been almost off limits for decades: how to manage the milk supply to stop overproduction.

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