Regional News

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

 

New Hampshire is a step closer to allowing betting on sports. A plan to authorize up to 10 sites for sports betting easily cleared the New Hampshire House on Tuesday.

The University of Vermont’s men’s basketball team is set to face Florida State University in the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. The Catamounts are set to tip off at 2 p.m. Thursday at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. 

The city of Hartford is going back to a familiar strategy with the hope that local businesses can capitalize on March Madness.

Beginning March 21, the NCAA Tournament returns to Hartford for the first time since 1998.

Joaquin Oliver was 17 when he died in Parkland, Florida just over a year ago.

He was killed among 16 others killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a young man armed with an assault rifle made by a Massachusetts company: Smith & Wesson.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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A push to limit plastic bags hit a snag in Springfield, Massachusetts, after city councilors declined to advance an ordinance.

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