New England News

Lights Go Out, Roads Dicey as Wintry Storm Batters Northeast

WARREN, Mass. — The first big wintry storm of the season began dropping what forecasters say could be more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Saturday on parts of the Northeast, making travel treacherous and cutting off power to …

Earthquake Felt Across Southern New England

BOSTON — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn’t cause any significant damage, authorities said. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards …

Tropical Storm Isaias Kills One as Tornadoes Threaten Northeast

Tropical Storm Isaias pummeled Virginia on Tuesday on its way toward Washington and other cities of the U.S. Northeast, and killed at least one person after a tornado it spawned obliterated a mobile home park in North Carolina. The fast-moving …

Mild Winter Reduces Springtime Flood Risk in New England

A mild winter is giving emergency management officials one less thing to worry about: The spring flooding risk is reduced in New England. There’s a lower-than-average risk of ice jams causing river backups and flooding in most of Maine, New …

Earthquake in Maine Rattles New England States

The earthquake that rattled southern Maine was felt in New England states as far away as Connecticut, but caused no apparent damage or injuries. Patrons of a pizza parlor near the epicenter of Tuesday’s quake didn’t know what was going …

New England Rail Officials: Amtrak’s Downeaster is Safe

The operator of Amtrak’s Downeaster says the Boston-to-Portland service is safe, despite the most serious accident in the nine-year history of the service. On Monday, a truck driver was killed after his rig hauling garbage skidded into the path of …

Nor’easter to Bring Snow to Northern New England

It may be spring, but the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch across most of northern New England with more than half a foot of snow predicted across much of the region. The weather service says a …