Regional News

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Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel time of the year - when millions of people hit the roads, skies, waterways, and the rail system. 

Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont said that he is still focused on pushing for a truck-only highway toll, despite a state Department of Transportation study released last week that showed tolling all vehicles would generate as much as $1 billion a year.

The natural gas disaster that ripped through three Merrimack Valley communities in September, and the pipeline over-pressurization emergency in Woburn weeks later, have focused attention on the state’s aging gas delivery system. It is one of the oldest in the nation.

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz makes the first purchase at NETA from co-owner Arnon Vered on Tuesday.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

There's no shortage of people eager to be part of history in Northampton, Massachusetts this week — or at least get their hands on some killer buds.

Marijuana products sit on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa/WBUR / WBUR

The opening of commercial pot shops in Massachusetts is likely to draw people from neighboring states —like Connecticut — where recreational marijuana is not legal.