NEW ENGLAND

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

The Connecticut River in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

Climate change is expected to hit the Northeast pretty hard, affecting crops, ski resorts and fisheries on the coast. Here are some of our latest New England reports on climate change — from inland floods in New Hampshire, to a Connecticut forest, to a salt marsh north of Boston where there's an invasive plant that just won't quit.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
State House News Service

Salaries for governors in New England have been on an upward trend. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's pay raise makes him the highest-paid governor in the region.

Sea levels are rising all over the world, but in some East Coast regions they’re rising higher than in others.

Coastal communities along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, for instance, saw sea levels rise a foot-and-a-half over the 20th century, while seas in Portland, Maine, rose only about 6 inches. Boston lands in the middle, with seas rising about a foot over the same period. What gives? Isn’t it all the same ocean?

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker sits down to sign the "grand bargain" bill on June 28, 2018, flanked by Democrats including incoming Senate President Karen Spilka, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Sam Doran / SHNS

The minimum wage is going up in four of the six New England states next year.

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.
Screen Shot / C-SPAN

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.

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