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Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey, then a member of the U.S. House, spoke on the chamber's floor on December 18, 1998, the day before the votes on articles of impeachment.
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Twenty years ago this Wednesday, the U.S. House voted to impeach President Bill Clinton. The generally party-line votes split New England's congressional delegation.

Outgoing Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty says she regrets not acting sooner on a harassment case involving a female employee and Esty’s former chief of staff, Tony Baker.

 

Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have been sent home for the day after a bomb threat forced an evacuation on the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

Newtown police say the threat was made at about 9 a.m. Friday and the school was evacuated. Lt. Aaron Bahamonde says there's a heightened level of anxiety in town on the anniversary and the school superintendent decided to cancel remaining classes.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts, will continue discussion next week on whether to approve a pay raise of more than 50 percent for its members. 

A state attorney general is expected to be the “people’s lawyer.” William Tong said that when he assumes Connecticut’s attorney general post in January, he’ll look for a new way to advocate for his constituents.

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