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Bicyclist likely lost control, crashed instead of reported hit-and-run, Hanson police say

A person riding an electric bicycle in Hanson was likely injured Thursday evening due to losing control and crashing rather than due to a hit-and-run, police said Saturday.

Maureen Keiller cheered during Bans Off Our Bodies, a pro-choice rally on Boston Common.

‘I cannot contain my rage.’ Abortion rights activists rally in Boston and across the country.

Thousands of abortion rights activists rallied and marched through the streets of downtown Boston Saturday to protest the leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in the landmark case, Roe v. Wade.

On the first hot afternoon of the year, the M Street Beach was packed with people enjoying the weather.

On M Street beach, Saturday’s warmth was like a summer day in full swing

The sandy stretch hugging the curve of William J. Day Boulevard was packed by the thousands with locals and first-timers breaking out new swimwear and soaking in the sun, a welcome sight after a frigid stretch of months.

Man killed in NH police shooting near Space Force Station

New Hampshire prosecutors are investigating a police shooting that left a man dead in New Boston, a town about 15 miles west of Manchester, officials said.

Man shot and killed in Keene, N.H.

The man was shot at around 8:40 p.m. Friday., the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said in a statement. Those involved with the shooting were identified, and there is no known danger to the public.

At least 2 dead, 3 injured, in 4-alarm Worcester fire, officials say

The fire at 2 Gage St. broke out around 3:30 a.m. Saturday and burned for hours. Due to the heavy damage to the six-family property, fire crews were still conducting a search of the property late in the afternoon, officials said in a statement.

Harlequin ducks are a welcome sight in the spring.

Bird sightings

Already, a variety of spring migrant birds are passing through Massachusetts, including snowy owls, several black vultures, a number of weather-displaced Arctic terns, a yellow-throated warbler, a late Iceland gull, and several summer tanagers.

Connecticut authorities probing fatal shooting of black bear

Wildlife authorities in Connecticut are investigating the recent fatal shooting of a female black bear that left two cubs orphaned.