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Massachusetts FAIR Plan Agrees to Refund Homeowners $350K

The Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan) has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it wrongly cancelled homeowners insurance policies over a four-year period, according to Attorney General Maura Healey. According to court documents, the residual market …

New York City Bank Thieves Stole $5M in Cash, Diamonds

Bank burglars reminded New York’s top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes before they were caught, authorities …

Northeastern US Drought Could Last Months

At Lavoie’s Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven’t broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted. The drought that has taken hold in the Northeast is especially felt at John Lavoie’s farm in Hollis, presenting …

Coast Guard Concerned as Paddler Deaths Rise in New England

As the popularity of paddle sports surges, the Maine Coast Guard is recommending kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders to be prepared before venturing out following a rise in deaths in the past year. Eighteen people have died in New England since …

Investigators Probe Crane Collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge

State and federal officials are investigating what caused a huge construction crane to collapse across the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City, an accident that somehow caused no serious injuries but added to a list of crane wrecks …

After Death, Boston Duck Tour Boats Will Have 2 Staffers

A Massachusetts company that operates duck boat tours said Monday it would separate the responsibilities of driver and tour guide, a decision that follows the death of a young woman who was struck by one of the popular amphibious sightseeing …

New York Increases Insurance Coverage Requirement for Fighters to $1M

New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under regulations slated to take effect in September. The State Athletic …

No One Injured in Another Maine Ski Resort Chairlift Failure

Another chairlift has failed at a ski resort in Maine – the third time in six years – but no one was hurt because it happened in the summer when the lift was not in operation, officials said Wednesday. The …

New Jersey May Buy Homes Built on Contaminated Sites

Homeowners whose property sits atop former industrial cesspools that leach chemicals into the ground and water and give off harmful vapors could have their houses purchased by the state. New Jersey would be required to buy homes built on contaminated …

8 Acrobats Injured in 2014 Fall Sue Convention Center

Eight acrobats who plunged to the ground during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus act in 2014 are suing the company that manages the Rhode Island arena where it happened. The Providence Journal reports the women sued Wednesday …

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