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This day in history

Today is Friday, September 4, the 247th day of 2015. There are 118 days left in the year.

Northampton

Father denies trying to kill daughter

A Massachusetts man charged with trying to kill his sick 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with drain cleaner has been held on $100,000 bail.

Ipswich’s Clam Box booms as summer days fade

Summer without fried clams, after all, would hardly be worthy of the name.

Adrian Walker

NFL crushed in Brady ruling, and New England rightly rejoices

This is a big victory for Tom Brady and his legacy.

State will end toll-free perk for Pike retirees

Officials are ending the benefit for more than 600 former employees, saying they had inadvertently continued the practice.

Ballot question could spur vote on Suffolk Downs casino — again

Attorney General Maura Healey has certified a proposal to allow a second slots casino to be built at a horse racing track.

NTSB sets hearing on fatal Hanscom crash

The hearing is set to determine the probable cause of a fatal jet crash last year at Hanscom Field that left seven people dead last year.

Florida prosecutor says FBI agent’s troubled past doesn’t change shooting findings

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida demanded that the prosecutor reopen the probe.

Sandy Hoffman, at 57; volleyball coach at Bentley

Ms. Hoffman, who will be inducted soon into Bentley’s Athletic Hall of Fame, led teams to 11 NCAA tournaments.

Lottery

Lottery results from Thursday drawings

S. Boston man held without bail after pedestrian hit-and-run

The suspect allegedly struck a 60-year-old woman with his car and sped away from the scene Wednesday night.

School athletes more likely to use smokeless tobacco, report finds

The rate of smokeless tobacco use among athletes increased slightly in recent years, even as smoking rates declined.

Newton cautious for start of school after learning of threats

Newton officials say they will have a security plan in place Tuesday for the start of school after learning of threats made online.

BOSTON

UMass, unions reach deal on back pay

The University of Massachusetts and seven labor unions have reached an agreement to pay $10.9 million in retroactive wages.

Winchester

Town releases agreement with ex-principal

Former Winchester High School principal Sean F. Kiley will continue to be paid for another year.

BOSTON

Baker declares state ‘Apple Month’

As the season of apple picking, apple pie, and apple cider begins in earnest across the Bay State, Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday declared September as “Massachusetts Apple Month” to promote the state’s orchards.

New Bedford

Teen in suicide case denies violating bail

Prosecutors are investigating whether a Plainville teenager accused of encouraging her friend to kill himself has violated her bail conditions by using social media.

Judge’s decision in Brady case raises cost of Patriots opener

Ticket sales and prices for the Patriots’ first game spiked on the resale market after a federal judge threw out Tom Brady’s suspension.

Tailgating at Gillette — and feeling good about the Brady decision

“The decision will make the opening game that much better,” said Kevin Baptista.

Winchester releases separation agreement with former principal

Sean Kiley will receive $128,750 in 26 installments made every two weeks while he is on paid leave through August 2016.

UMass, unions reach deal on $10.9 million in back pay

The school negotiated new contracts with the unions last year, but they have been unfunded amid a disagreement with the Legislature.

Family in mourning again after mother of foster girl dies

A year ago, heroin cost Jessica Conway her daughter. On Wednesday, police suspect, it cost Conway her life.

Keolis to add 64 employees to commuter lines

Among other duties, the new conductors and assistant conductors will manage issues that impact on-time performance.

Whooo you gonna call? W. Bridgewater officer corrals dazed owl

A West Bridgewater police officer had quite a hoot trying to rescue a flightless owl from a backyard Thursday.

Statement from Millis police

The department released a statement regarding the office who allegedly fabricated a story about being fired upon.

Political Happy Hour: Sept. 3, 2o15

Political Happy Hour: Brady FREEEEEEEE | Charlie Baker HAPPPPYYY | Marty Walsh LIVE

Two men stabbed following argument near Boston Common

Two men were stabbed near Boston Common late Thursday morning but were able to walk to Tufts Medical Center for treatment.

Mayor Walsh elated by judge’s ruling

“It’s just good to get this behind us,’’ Walsh, a Patriots fan, said of the judge’s decision.

Ahead of Labor Day, TSA offers reminder about banned items

About 60,000 travelers are expected to pass through Logan security checkpoints on the Friday before the Labor Day weekend.

In wake of suicides, MIT bolsters mental health services

The move followed soul-searching across the school after four suicides in the span of a year.

From courts to classrooms, fans relish another comeback win

Patriots fans, who never once doubted their hero, celebrated Judge Berman’s ruling as a restoration of the rightful order in the NFL.

Key excerpts from Judge Berman’s Deflategate ruling

The judge did not examine the scientific conclusions of the Wells Report, but instead focused on Tom Brady’s legal rights.

21 years after alleged attack, man extradited from Jamaica

Arnold Gabbidon allegedly broke down the door of his ex-girlfriend’s Cambridge home, then stabbed and slashed her.

Brothers to remain held in attack on homeless Mexican man

The two brothers from South Boston allegedly beat and urinated on the sleeping victim because he was Hispanic.

Gunfire scare in Millis is called a hoax

Police said Thursday the officer who claimed he was fired on by a passing pickup truck driver had fabricated the account.

Labor Day weekend could be one of summer’s nicest

After one more day of sweltering weather, Mass. residents can prepare for several days in the 70s and 80s.

Chinese firm pledges prompt delivery of T cars

The assurance comes amid the turmoil rocking China’s economy and the recent merger of that country’s two biggest railmakers.

N.H. governor calls for stronger opioid prescription rules

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan is calling on the state’s Board of Medicine to develop stronger rules for prescribers of painkillers.

Melrose student found to be harassed based on race

The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has determined a Melrose middle school student “had been subjected to harassment based on race” in 2014.

Seabrook, N.H.

Police seek sex assault suspect

Douglas Blinn, 44, has been seen in Merrimac, Haverhill, Portsmouth, N.H., and Ossipee, N.H., within the past week.Douglas Blinn, 44, has been seen in Merrimac, Haverhill, Portsmouth, N.H., and Ossipee, N.H., within the past week.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year.

Mother of toddler found dead in Auburn dies

An apparent drug overdose took the life of Jessica Conway, the grieving mother of a foster child who died last month.

3-year-old boy struck by vehicle in Lynn

A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle in Lynn, officials said.A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle in Lynn, officials said.

Video and clips from interview with Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about a range of topics during an interview with the Globe at Suffolk University.

Demand soaring at state’s lone marijuana dispensary

In just two months of operation, Alternative Therapies Group in Salem provided cannabis to 1,500 patients.

In North End, a final splash to savor summer’s ease

A snapshot of a summer that once stretched out with endless possibilities, but now grows later by the minute.

Walsh reiterates opposition to six-figure salary for City Council

Mayor Martin Walsh believes the $99,500 salary he is proposing is “fair and generous,” his spokeswoman said.

Boston archdiocese sells closed Eastie church for $3m

The news triggered a fresh wave of anger and sadness from former parishioners, who had waged a decadelong fight to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Red Sox fan injured in fall at Fenway Park

A fan at Fenway Park was taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball Wednesday.

Lottery

Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Woman, 84, allegedly strikes neighbor with broom handle

An 84-year-old woman has been accused of attacking her Lowell neighbor with a broom handle, according to the Middlesex district attorney.

Yvonne Abraham

From inside, ex-advocate sees how much MBTA is a mess

For years, while Stephanie Pollack had been calling for more funding, the T was leaving hundreds of millions on the table.

Northampton

Third man convicted in UMass dorm rape

A 21-year-old Pittsfield man has been convicted of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room nearly three years ago.

NEW BEDFORD

Man pleads not guilty in slaying

A New Bedford man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to a fatal shooting in the city last month.

MANCHESTER, N.H.

Reward offered in shooting death

Authorities are offering a $17,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or people who shot a woman to death.

Smithfield, R..I.

Crane operator blamed for Bryant building fall

A police report shows that a construction worker blamed a mistake by a crane operator for the collapse of an athletic building.

Pilgrim nuclear plant safety rating downgraded

The Plymouth plant is now one of just three nuclear power reactors nationwide ranked in the next-to-lowest performance category.

Somerville seeks ‘docents’ to give tours of historic graveyard

Volunteers are being sought to dress up in colonial garb and share the history of the Milk Row Graveyard near Union Square.

In N.H., talk of faith from John Kasich

Campaigning for president in New Hampshire, Kasich said his tenure as Ohio governor has deepened his faith and given him perspective.

Police academy plaque honors former mounted unit commander

John M. Lynch was born in Dorchester and served in the Boston Police Department for 31 years.

Boston bans chewing tobacco in ballparks, including Fenway

The ban will bring an end to ballplayers holding wads of chewing tobacco in their cheeks, including at Fenway Park.

3-year-old boy in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in Lynn

Authorities believe the boy ran out into the road and was struck by a vehicle.

Shots fired at officer spur manhunt in Millis

A gunman shot at a police vehicle, causing it to crash and catch fire, and leading officials to shut down schools on today.

Political Happy Hour: September 2, 2015

Political Happy Hour: LIVE with Elizabeth Warren TONIGHT | Fireworks push blows up | Children named for mountains

Seabrook police seek sex assault suspect in Mass., N.H.

Douglas Blinn, 44, has been seen in Merrimac, Haverhill, Portsmouth, N.H., and Ossipee, N.H., within the past week.

Transit Police partner with Cambridge startup to help people recover stolen bikes

New app allows people to register bikes so police will know who a bike belongs to when they recover one that’s been stolen.

Harvard allows students to pick new gender pronouns

Students can now choose “ze, hir, and hirs” as their preferred gender pronoun, under a new policy.

Equal number of legacies, first-generation freshmen students at Harvard

Some Harvard freshmen students are following in their parents’ footsteps, while others are pioneers, a survey found.

Principal encourages returning students to ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’

Brian Wildeman, of Franklin’s Remington Middle School, turned the school’s front entrance into a dance floor.

AG rejects proposed ballot question on fireworks

Ballot initiatives on raising taxes on the wealthy and legalizing marijuana were among those certified by Maura Healey.

Hot, hazy, humid days are due to end soon

Massachusetts will only have to put up with two more days of hazy heat before a cooler Labor Day weekend.

Buskers push Cambridge to embrace street performing

After a hearing to discuss ways to make outdoor performing more inviting, a mix of artists gave an impromptu performance at City Hall.

Teens exchanged disturbing texts before one committed suicide

Prosecutors say the texts show Michelle Carter brainstorming with Conrad Henri Roy over the best way for him to kill himself.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year.

Bourne police officer struck by driver during arrest

The officer was not seriously injured when the driver resisted arrest and attempted to speed away, authorities said.

Pope Francis expands absolution for abortion

The pope told priests that they should treat women who have undergone abortion with forgiveness and compassion.

Former Burlington official faces charges related to credit card use

The official is accused of using a town credit card for personal expenses.

Many will benefit from Suffolk Downs’ brief return

A lot of stakeholders are happy that horses are taking to the East Boston track again, even if for an abbreviated slate.

AG, Elizabeth Warren help students mired in for-profit debt

The state has filed suit against Everest Institute, claiming administrators used false statistics about job placement and aggressive recruiting techniques.

Middlesex officials target rise in heroin abuse

The county expects to surpass last year’s total for drug-related deaths by the end of the month, with three months to spare.