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First VaxMillions $1 Million And Scholarship Winners To Be Announced Thursday

BOSTON (CBS) – Governor Charlie Baker will reveal the first winners of Massachusetts’ first VaxMillions giveaway Thursday. The winners of the $1 million prize and a $300,000 college scholarship will be announced at the State House. The time has not been announced yet. This was the first of five drawings, which take place on Mondays. Winners are announced on Thursdays. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still sign up for the last four drawings at VaxMillionsGiveaway.com. More than two million people have signed up so far. Remember, if you win, you’ll only have 24 hours to respond from the time the Department of Public Health reaches out to you, via phone call, text or email. If you do not answer within a day you technically forfeit the prize and the state will choose an alternate winner. For more information on all the rules and eligibility, visit vaxmillionsgiveaway.com.
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Nashua, NHWMUR.com

Nashua state representative accused of providing false information to 911

NASHUA, N.H. — A Nashua state representative is facing misdemeanor charges. Nashua police told WMUR that Stacie Marie Laughton, a Democrat who represents Hillsborough District 31 at the State House, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with seven counts of providing false information to 911. Laughton reached out to WMUR...
Chicopee, MAWWLP 22News

New bill would prevent first responders from taking photos of victims

BOSTON (WWLP) – A new bill at the State House would prevent first responders from taking photos of victims. It all stems from a murder that happened ten years ago in the city of Chicopee. The bill’s sponsor, Chicopee State Representative Joseph Wagner, said he’s now hoping to get some closure for the family of Amanda Plasse.
Maine StateSeacoast Online

Where have all the codfish in the Gulf of Maine gone?

The “New World” was built on the codfish. In the 1600s, John Smith built a colony of fishermen on the Isles of Shoals off Strawberry Bank, New Hampshire. According to his writings, the cod were so plentiful that you could walk across the water on their backs. While this is...
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New Jersey 101.5

Ciattarelli wants more vax exemptions in NJ

As more businesses, schools and government agencies impose COVID vaccination requirements, the republican candidate for New Jersey governor wants more exemptions. Speaking during a Facebook live event hosted by the NJ Public Health Innovation PAC, Jack Ciattarelli said he has always been about medical freedom. "I don't think government has any right to tell any individual they have to take a vaccine or a medicine." The organization Ciattarelli was speaking to is largely against mandatory vaccinations.
Massachusetts StateWicked Local

Commission to redesign Massachusetts flag begins work

Members of a new commission tasked with revisiting the state's seal and motto and creating a new Massachusetts flag appeared to be in early agreement on at least one point at their first meeting July 1 -- they'll need more time beyond their October deadline. A resolve passed in January...
Columbia, SCThe State

These are six of the most expensive apartments for rent in Columbia right now

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, low interest rates and increased demand for larger and nicer homes caused a dramatic, countrywide surge in the real estate market. The effects of this can be seen in Columbia, as builders work to increase the supply of available housing to meet the increased demand. Lady Street alone is currently home to three construction projects, two of which are apartment complexes already set to house hundreds of residents.
Massachusetts StateWBUR

Mass. State House Remains Closed, Even As Other Buildings Open

Alex Svenson led about a half-dozen tourists through the grounds surrounding the Massachusetts State House, pointing out highlights of the building's exterior and its manicured gardens. Missing from the tour: all the wonders inside the capitol. That includes the famous Sacred Cod, the House and Senate chambers, the governor's office,...

History Thursday: The Ohio Statehouse squirrels’ 150-year legacy

When people thought of the Ohio Statehouse, a reporter wrote in the early 1960s, one defining image came to mind: Not the important policy debates inside or the many famous figures that have traversed its halls. No, the reporter wrote. People thought of the squirrels. Since its completion in 1861,...
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First Massachusetts VaxMillions winners to be announced Thursday

The first winners who will receive either $1 million or a $300,000 scholarship as part of Massachusetts’ VaxMillions lottery will be announced Thursday. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and Massachusetts Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney to announce the winners at the State House. The announcement is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will be streamed live here.
Boston, MADorchester Reporter

Onochie, Griffin hired as liaisons for mayor’s office

Acting Mayor Kim Janey has appointed a Mattapan resident and a Dorchester native to positions within the Office of Neighborhood Services. The office works with residents and businesses to speed up city services. Uju Onochie, who lives in Mattapan and is an active member of the Nigerian American community, is...
Southborough, MAcommunityadvocate.com

Southborough teen interviews Michelle Obama

SOUTHBOROUGH — Fourteen-year-old Shayna Rose nearly fainted when she heard the news – former First Lady Michelle Obama was interested in doing an interview with her for Vogue Knitting. “She’s such an inspiration, and then getting to speak to her about knitting was so amazing,” said Shayna. A preview of...