NEW ENGLAND

Coverage of New England from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

A new report suggests New Hampshire's Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant will be essential to curbing the effects of climate change in the coming years.

Seabrook and Millstone Station in Connecticut will be the only two nuclear plants left in New England after next year.

They're also some of the most profitable nuclear plants in the country, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

A voting sign.
Keith Ivey / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/kcivey

Turnout is notoriously low in some of the region's big cities. But if you mix Census age data with turnout numbers, there are a couple surprises.

A polling place in Hadley, Massachusetts on Election Day, November 6, 2018.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Get the latest on all the New England states' ballot measures and races for governor, Senate and House.

Clockwise from top left, Vermont GOP Governor Phil Scott, Vermont Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, New Hampshire GOP Governor Chris Sununu, and New Hampshire Democratic challenger Molly Kelly.
Angela Evancie VPR / Matthew Smith VPR // NHPR

There’s been a lot of coverage of the governors’ races in Massachusetts and Connecticut. But there are also lively races going on in two states to the north.

Over the past decade, Republicans have made historic gains on the state level. Heading into the election, they control two-thirds of the governors' mansions. But this year the GOP is playing defense.

In the two years since President Trump's election, Democrats have found their energy. Party turnout during the primaries was high, and looking forward to the general election, Democrats could pick up more than a dozen gubernatorial seats and have the chance to become the majority.

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