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Hampton, N.H., police to ramp up police presence at Hampton Beach this weekend

Hampton, N.H. police will ramp up their presence at Hampton Beach this weekend after nearly 30 people were arrested last weekend, officials said.

The Rev. Nancy Taylor, the senior pastor at the Old South Church, is retiring.

After 17 years, Old South Church’s pioneering pastor steps aside

The Rev. Nancy Taylor will depart as the first female senior minister since the church’s founding in 1669, but the effects of her ministry will live on in myriad ways — from fostering racial and gender diversity, to ministering to the injured and traumatized following the Boston Marathon bombings, to securing the physical well-being of a National Historic Landmark.

The "Superman Building," center, stands in downtown Providence, R.I., on March 27, 2013.

Rhode Island business news: May 2022

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.

This map shows the afternoon high temperatures for Sunday.

This weekend’s heat could break records. These maps show what to expect.

Temperatures in most parts of Massachusetts are expected to reach the mid- and upper-90s on Saturday and Sunday, potentially breaking records in communities across southern New England, the National Weather Service said.

Kids cool off at the fountain on the Christian Science Plaza.

Live weather updates from Boston-area meteorologists

With severe weather in the forecast, here’s a look at what to expect, according to Boston-area meteorologists.

The start of the Marsh Loop Trail is seen in Concord, N.H. The bodies of married couple Djeswende and Stephen Reid were discovered close to the trail in late April.

A month after grisly murders, unease lingers in Concord, N.H.

A sense of unease hangs over New Hampshire’s state capital a month after a brutal double murder. The release of a sketch of a “person of interest” generated more than 100 tips in a case that still dominates local conversation.

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Nick Sheer, a Texas native, didn’t think the heat was anything special as he relaxed on Roberto Clemente Field in the Fenway during high temperatures in August 2021. As if trying to make up for a month rain all at once, a heat wave settled on Boston and drove temperatures into the 90s.

Prepare for a scorcher. We could even break the all-time record for the month of May.

Temperatures will steadily rise through the day on Saturday and stay high Sunday.

A woman shopped for baby formula at Target in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, as a nationwide shortage of baby formula continues.

‘I feel like I’m failing him’: Mass. parents scramble to find formula for their infants as shortage continues

The situation is especially acute for parents rearing infants with milk, gluten, and other allergies, who require special formulas that are particularly scarce.

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Riverfest will return to Assembly Row in 2022 with a day filled with free events, fun and fireworks on September 10. Pictured are musicians from Riverfest in 2021.

Outdoor fun, pesky weeds, and garden tours

Assembly Row in Somerville will host a series of outdoor programs throughout the summer and into September so that visitors can enjoy the amenities the neighborhood has to offer.

Over 1,000 Newton residents, 30 vendors and a live entertainment group come together outside of City Hall for the Newton Earth Day Festival April 24.

Newton entertains and educates with Earth Day festival

Live music, face painting, green technology showcases, and a children’s petting zoo were all part of the city’s annual Earth Day festival April 24 at Newton City Hall.

Michael Conlon, 28, was shot and killed by Newton police on Jan. 5, 2021. His family is calling for greater mental health and crisis training for police officers.

Judge: Newton police officers not ‘criminally responsible’ in 2021 shooting of resident

A district court judge has found that Newton police were justified when an officer fatally shot a resident who charged a sergeant with a knife while suffering from a mental health crisis last year, according to an inquest report released Tuesday night.

MIDA chef and owner Douglass Williams

Chef Douglass Williams to serve as Newton Mayor’s Community Breakfast keynote speaker

Newton chef Douglass Williams, a James Beard Foundation 2022 nominee for Outstanding Chef, will serve as keynote speaker for the upcoming Mayor’s Community Breakfast.

Stephanie Beard was last seen driving this silver Subaru Impreza on Interstate 293 near Manchester, N.H.

Woman wanted for allegedly fatally stabbing elderly man, stealing his car, in Manchester, N.H.

Stephanie Beard, 34, is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached. She was last seen driving a silver Subaru Impreza on Interstate 293 south in the Manchester area, according to a statement issued early Saturday by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office.

Engineering graduate Ethan Williams of Leominster wears a mortarboard displaying his desire for completion as he sits among approximately 7,000 undergraduates who graduated Friday evening from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Rep. McGovern urges defense of democracy at UMass Amherst commencement

“I won’t tell you what to believe—but I will tell you that you have been given an incredible gift—a world class education,” Representative James McGovern, a Worcester Democrat, told about 7,000 graduating students Friday evening at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Boston Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley attended a press conference at The Vatican last month after meeting with Pope Francis.

Cardinal O’Malley reaffirms Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion in new blog post

Boston Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion rights Friday evening in a post on his blog, his first public comments since the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court will vote to end federal protection of abortion rights.

The Goodnow Library in Sudbury has purchased 12 Kala Soprano Ukuleles, which will be used in learn-to-play classes and other program

Ukuleles, gardening, and a gratitude gala

The Goodnow Library in Sudbury purchased 12 ukuleles to expand community programming.