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Can R.I.’s Washington Bridge westbound be repaired? A draft report raises doubts.

A draft report from an engineering firm working for the state of Rhode Island says repairing the bridge would have limited viability and carry risks. It includes new details about the deficiencies found.

In Watertown visit, Senator Warren and FTC head Lina Khan look to jumpstart right-to-repair

“The people of Massachusetts have spoken to this issue by a margin of three to one and, by golly, they ought to have the right to repair that they voted for,” said Warren, during a tour of Direct Tire & Auto in Watertown.

Dedham panel narrowly rejects plan to expand kitchen making meals for migrants

Dedham officials narrowly rejected a proposal to expand the use of a kitchen facility feeding migrants housed in a former hotel in town.

RIPTA increases pay for drivers in effort to deal with shortage

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has reached an agreement with its drivers’ union that officials hope will offer relief from looming service cuts.

Proposal to ban some consumer products containing toxic PFAS chemicals clears N.H. House

The bill’s prime sponsor called the vote “a major step forward to reducing the impacts of PFAS in our state and protecting our environment, natural resources, and public health.”

SJC rejects claim of structural racism in man’s bid to overturn murder conviction in Lynn slaying

In a unanimous ruling, the state’s highest court said it will not retroactively apply its 2017 ruling that made it significantly more difficult to convict someone of murder if they played an ancillary role in a killing

Owl rescued from soccer netting outside Littleton home

A police officer and an animal control officer responded around 9:30 a.m. to a house on Hartwell Street where the Great Horned Owl was on the ground covered in “so much netting,” said Regional Animal Control Officer Phyllis Tower

RFK Jr. campaign sues Maine secretary of state over right to gather signatures at polling stations during March 5 primary

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s quixotic presidential campaign on Wednesday sued Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, alleging she’s unfairly barring his team from collecting signatures at polling stations during the March 5 primary elections as part of the effort to get him on the November general election ballot.