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The Connecticut River seen in Sunderland, Massachusetts.
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Thousands of volunteers helped collect an estimated 50 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries in four states last week.

Jay Gonzalez said he offered "an ambitious, progressive agenda" at the Massachusetts Democratic convention Saturday.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Jay Gonzalez has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Massachusetts. 

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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Massachusetts's highest court has rejected a challenge to rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions for power generators. 

Jersey cows grazing on Pete Williams's farm in Shelburne, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after the farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing cooperative. 

Stewart Weldon of Springfield, Massachusetts, being led into the courtroom at Hampden Superior Court. He's accused of killing three women and assaulting many more.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

A Springfield, Massachusetts, man has pleaded not guilty to killing three women whose bodies were discovered at his home.