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Sorry to mention this, but daylight saving time ends Sunday

Our afternoons will suddenly dwindle to darkness as we head toward winter.

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing

A prosecutor said that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was found bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood.

On Senate campaign trail, it’s health care, health care, health care

From North Carolina to Montana, Democrats trying to win Senate seats have hammered Republican incumbents for their efforts to scrap the Affordable Care Act and its most popular provisions.

RHODE MAP

The election races Rhode Islanders are truly divided over

The races to watch (and submit Rhode Map General Election contest entries about) for Tuesday's election.

Snowstorm will taper off, but cold temperatures will linger into Halloween.

Early Friday afternoon, snow was still falling in Massachusetts, and some communities could end the day with four inches. Slippery roadways led to multiple crashes, including one on Route 2 in Lexington where one person was seriously injured.

ELECTIONS

The future of RI politics? A more-diverse General Assembly

‘What we are witnessing is the mainstreaming of Black and brown communities across this country,’ one activist says.

Maps: Here’s how much snow to expect Friday in Mass. ❄️

It’s not even November yet, but the first flakes of the season are expected to fall Friday morning in some parts of Massachusetts. Here's a roundup of how much snow to expect in your area.

Norton man sentenced to prison for raping 8-year-old

Timothy Barker, 32, was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges, including two counts of rape of a child with force, Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Thursday.

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TOM FARRAGHER

Like sisters, these COVID nurses march into battle together to fight a stubborn medical monster

Casey Hertello and Katlyn Campbell, friends, colleagues, and 30-something nurses who are treating COVID patients at Boston Medical Center, are watching the numbers.

More cases connected to Sonja Farak’s drug lab work expected to be dropped

Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said his office plans to dismiss at least 200 cases by the end of the year.

In an anxious time for seniors, centers are reaching out

From food dropoffs to safety checks, senior centers and other advocates have stepped efforts during the pandemic.

BLOTTER TALES

Science experiment takes an unexpected turn

A science demonstration goes wrong, someone takes a joyride on a golf cart, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Winthrop couple married 65 years embraces each day they’re together

For Bob and Marie Tully of Winthrop, who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month, each day spent alongside one another is a privilege not to be taken for granted.

Pottery with a message, and illustrations from the past

Visit the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton to see its newest acquisition: Roberto Lugo’s “Melting Pot II."

Lowell-based Kids in Tech expands STEM opportunities

Recently, the nearly all-volunteer nonprofit earned some notable recognition when the group was selected to serve as a partner organization in this year’s STEM Week.

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