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Members of the public placed floral tributes outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday after the death of Prince Philip.

The obsession with the British royal family is absurd

Television networks paid an inexplicably disproportionate amount of attention to the passing of Prince Philip, in the US and in Britain. Even the BBC has been flooded with complaints from British viewers. 1 hour ago

Earl Ransom, right, and his son, Jackson, pulled rocks from the bucket of their tractor as they work to repair ruts in the driveway brought on by the advent of mud season on the family's organic dairy farm called Rock Bottom Farm in Strafford, Vt.

Black farmers seek to put down new roots in New England

Black farm ownership has always been rare in New England, but the number of farmers of color here appears to be growing. In Vermont, for example, movements from Brattleboro to Lake Champlain have begun attracting and encouraging Black farmers and other farmers of color. 1 hour ago

Bird sightings from Mass Audubon

Bird sightings around the state as reported by Mass. Audubon. 2 hours ago

Several people suffer potentially life-threatening injuries in East Boston crash

Boston police are investigating a Saturday morning crash on William McClellan Highway in East Boston that left passengers with potentially life-threatening injuries, a spokeswoman said.

Maria Roca received a car repaired by students of Northeast Metro Tech in partnership with Second Chance Cars Tuesday.

Northeast Metro Tech students repair car for Haverhill National Guard veteran

Over the last few months, students from Northeast Metro Tech partnered with a nonprofit to repair and present a Ford C-Max hybrid car to a Haverhill National Guard veteran Tuesday.

Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 10, the 100th day of 2021. There are 265 days left in the year.

Westford man arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine out of his house

Mark Timothy Garcia, 34, was arraigned Friday in Ayer District Court on multiple drug and firearms charges. He was ordered held on $4,000 cash bail, the MIddlesex district attorney's office said.

An inspection station in Lexington.

RMV says inspections system will be down until next Saturday

The state’s motor vehicle inspection system is expected to remain offline for another week, officials said Friday night, more than 10 days after the system went down because of a malware attack.

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For one of the entries in the album, Nancy Shohet West took a photo of a young bull (right) that joined the herd at her parents’ Carlisle farm.

How sharing photos helps bridge the 1,000 miles that keep us apart

After my daughter left for college last fall, I struggled with my inability to visualize her new surroundings.

After a year’s shutdown because of the pandemic, Pilgrim Hall Museum reopened this month.

Pilgrim Hall Museum reopens with new emphasis on women

The museum says its new exhibit “resets the 400-year story of Plymouth with a focus on the lives and legacies of ‘pathfounding’ women.”

"Save Webster Woods!" signs displayed along Langley Road in Newton in 2016.

Newton, Boston College spar in court over value of Webster Woods

Boston College trustees and Newton officials are wrangling in Middlesex Superior Court over the value of about 15 acres of Webster Woods that the city took through eminent domain more than two years ago.

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Developers will seek changes for a mixed-use residential, retail, and business project at the MBTA's Riverside station that was approved by Newton's City Council last year.

Newton to hold public hearing on updated Riverside proposal that includes two life sciences buildings

Newton’s Land Use Committee and Planning and Development Board will host an April 13 public hearing on a proposed life sciences building and other changes for the Riverside mixed-use development on Grove Street.

Fire crews from Somerville, Cambridge, and Malden battled a four-alarm fire in Somerville, near Davis Square.

Four-alarm fire in Somerville quickly extinguished

Fire crews from several communities converged on a four-alarm fire in Somerville on Saturday afternoon but quickly had the flames under control, officials said.

Marshalee Ellis-Kehlhem sang during a recent Sunday service held remotely from The Greater Framingham Community Church.

‘Death didn’t have the final say’: Easter delivers a message of hope after a year filled with despair

Even as they acknowledge the loss of life and economic devastation caused by COVID-19, some church leaders say there is reason to feel optimism and even joy this season.

Should Massachusetts require auto insurers to refund premiums with people driving less during the pandemic?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Beverly Beckham: Love one another? It seems we have done everything but

We live in a world where when nature isn’t after us, our fellow man is. It didn’t take even half of the United States being vaccinated before mass shootings started up again.

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