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News from the region from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

After years of debate, a solar array spread over more than 130 acres in Simsbury is operational and producing power. Representatives for the Tobacco Valley Solar Farm notified the state Siting Council in a letter Tuesday. 

A customer pumps fuel at a gas station.
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Voters in seven of the states participating in a nascent program to reduce transportation emissions — including Massachusetts — largely support the effort, according to a new poll.

Officer Justin Hooten displays an opioid rescue kit at the Northampton, Massachusetts, police department.
Karen Brown / NEPR

Health leaders in Northampton, Massachusetts, have installed public supplies of naloxone to save more people from opioid overdoses.

A new WBUR poll finds New Hampshire voters divided along party lines over whether President Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

Among likely voters in the Democratic presidential primary, 69% say Trump should be removed from office.

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and former Vice President Joe Biden are leading the crowded Democratic presidential primary race in New Hampshire, according to a new WBUR poll. With the first-in-the-nation primary less than nine weeks away, Buttigieg is running slightly ahead of Biden, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is in fourth place.

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