In New England, towns operate in a direct democratic fashion, and in some states, such as Rhode Island, Connecticut, and some parts of Massachusetts, counties have little or no power, existing only as geographic distinctions. In other areas, county governments have more power, such as to collect taxes and maintain law enforcement agencies. * USA.gov, the official U.S. Government portal. Committee inquiries and hearings. Formal consultations with and reports from the president. Senate advice and consent for presidential nominations and for treaties. House impeachment proceedings and subsequent Senate trials.
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Middlesex County, Massachusetts (1,537,215). Essex County, Massachusetts (755,618). Rockingham County–Strafford County, NH Metropolitan Division (421,939). Rockingham County, New Hampshire (297,820). Strafford County, New Hampshire (124,119). Worcester, Massachusetts–Connecticut, metropolitan statistical area (923,762). Worcester County, Massachusetts (806,163). Windham County, Connecticut (117,599). Providence–Warwick, Rhode Island–Massachusetts, metropolitan statistical area (1,601,374). Bristol County, Massachusetts (551,082). Bristol County, Rhode Island (49,144). Kent County, Rhode Island (164,843). Newport County, Rhode Island (82,036). Providence County, Rhode Island (628,323).
Anne Hutchinson, who was also banished by Massachusetts, formed the town of Portsmouth. Providence, Portsmouth, and two other towns (Newport and Warwick) consolidated to form the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Although the first settlers of New England were motivated by religion, in more recent history, New England has become one of the least religious parts of the United States. In a 2009 Gallup survey, less than half of residents in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts reported religion as an important part of their daily life.
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WJAR NBC News Channel 10 broadcasts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The news station is set in Providence, Rhode Island. WLNE-TV ABC 6 Rhode Island News Channel broadcasts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. WPRI-TV 12 Fox 64 Providence Eyewitness News Channel broadcasts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. New England Cable News channel ("NECN") is a cable news station based in Boston which covers all of New England's news. Insurance company FM Global is based in Johnston. *🇮🇹 Panni, Apulia, Italy Noel Acciari, Hockey player with the Boston Bruins organization. Amanda Clayton, Actress, graduate of Johnston Senior High School. Paul DelVecchio (aka.
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Louis for this pick. 1) The Boston Bruins' fifth-round pick went to the Ottawa Senators as the result of a trade on June 25, 2008, that sent Brian McGrattan to the Phoenix Coyotes for this pick. Phoenix previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on December 6, 2007, that sent Alex Auld to Boston for Nate DiCasmirro and this pick. 1) The Carolina Hurricanes' fifth-round pick went to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on June 27, 2008, that sent a fifth-round pick in 2010 to the Nashville Predators in exchange for this pick.
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In 1957, rookie center Bill Russell joined the Boston Celtics, which already featured guard Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, and went on to lead the club to eleven NBA titles in thirteen seasons. Center Wilt Chamberlain entered the league with the Warriors in 1959 and became a dominant individual star of the 1960s, setting new single game records in scoring (100) and rebounding (55). Russell's rivalry with Chamberlain became one of the greatest rivalries in the history of American team sports. The 1960s were dominated by the Celtics. Led by Russell, Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, Boston won eight straight championships in the NBA from 1959 to 1966.
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In 1959, Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded a franchise in the American Football League (AFL), bringing football back to Boston. Throughout the sixties, the team lacked a permanent home field, playing at Nickerson Field (at the time still known and configured as Braves Field), Fenway Park, Harvard Stadium, and BC's Alumni Stadium (although the historic core of the Harvard campus and most of the BC campus are outside of the city limits, both stadiums lie within the city). In 1970, the AFL merged with the NFL and the Patriots joined the league. From 1971–2002, the team played at Foxboro Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, a site closer to the state of Rhode Island.
WRKO (680 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Boston, Massachusetts. It is owned by iHeartMedia and airs a talk radio format. Its transmitter is in Burlington, Massachusetts, next to the Burlington Mall, and the station's studios (shared with iHeartMedia's other Boston stations) are on Cabot Road in Medford. WRKO is Boston's second most powerful AM station, after AM 1030 WBZ. WRKO is a 50,000-watt Class B station, providing at least secondary coverage to portions of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine during the day.
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NBC Sports Boston is an American regional sports network that is owned by the NBC Sports Group unit of NBCUniversal, and operates as an affiliate of NBC Sports Regional Networks. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, the channel broadcasts regional coverage of professional sports events throughout New England with a major focus on Boston area teams, as well as several original analysis, magazine and entertainment programs. It is available on cable providers throughout Massachusetts, eastern and central Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV.
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Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey from Massachusetts, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy from Rhode Island, Connecticut State Senator Edward M. Kennedy Jr., Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, EMK Institute President and former interim chancellor of UMass Boston Jean F. MacCormack, and many others in attendance. On the following day, the institute opened to the public. On April 2, 2015, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings from Maryland's 7th congressional district co-hosted a forum on college affordability in the university's Campus Center ballroom.
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They sent a representative, Joshua Clapp, to the state meetings at Faneuil Hall in Boston. These meetings were to discuss how Massachusetts was going to keep its residents safe and peaceful during the events of the American Revolutionary War. In 1775, Walpole sent 157 men to the Battle of Lexington and Concord. These men were led by Captain Seth Bullard. In December 1777, a British fleet of ships came into Narragansett Bay and anchored in Newport Harbor in Rhode Island. Walpole sent two groups of minutemen, consisting of 65 men in total, to help with the situation. These men were led by Joshua Clapp, and Oliver Clapp. They stayed in Rhode Island to defend the port for three weeks.
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This listing of radio stations that are branded as ESPN Radio is an incomplete sampling of major markets in 2011. The full list of "full-time" affiliates (not all of which are branded "ESPN Radio") can be found here.
WRLP was a television station in Greenfield, Massachusetts which broadcast on UHF channel 32 from 1957 to 1978. For most of its history, it was a satellite of WWLP in Springfield. WRLP came into existence because of the technical limitations UHF stations faced in the 1950s. The Springfield market was designated as an all-UHF market due to all of the possible VHF allocations being unavailable due to it being surrounded by allocations for Boston, Massachusetts/Manchester, New Hampshire (channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11), Hartford/New Haven (channels 3 and 8), Providence, Rhode Island (channels 6, 10 and 12) and the Capital District (channels 6, 10 and 13).
WLVI's 10 p.m. newscast was once seen in Rhode Island on Cox Sports; this arrangement started in January 2001 after Cox Communications dropped WBZ-TV from its Rhode Island systems, a move that otherwise would have left the state without access to newscasts from Boston. The WLVI newscast was dropped in May 2012, when Cox Sports' programming was consolidated into Ocean State Networks, which airs WJAR newscasts when not carrying sports programming.
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The Boston Bruins postponed their afternoon home game on Saturday, February 9 at the TD Garden against the Tampa Bay Lightning to Thursday, April 25. The Mohegan Sun resort casino in Connecticut postponed a Saturday night Bon Jovi concert, but the band played for the snowbound guests. The United States Postal Service (USPS) suspended mail delivery in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and parts of New York during and after the storm. Many school districts on Long Island, especially in Suffolk County closed schools for February 11.
Born: Paul Aussaresses, French army officer, commander of French forces during World War Two, First Indochina War, and the Algerian War, in Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, France (d. 2013); Fred Cusick, American sports broadcaster, announcer for the Boston Bruins on WSBK-TV from 1971 to 1997, and the New England Sports Network from 1984 to 1995, in Brighton, Massachusetts (d. 2009). Born: Billy Graham, American religious leader, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, spiritual adviser to several U.S. Presidents including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon, in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2018).
Moore married Katie Urbanic on July 3, 2010, in Newport, Rhode Island. They bought a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in which Katie was very involved in planning and designing. She died on January 7, 2013, after a nine-month battle with liver cancer. Moore created a foundation in her name, The Katie Moore Foundation, to help those with rare forms of cancer. Moore took an 18-month leave to care for Urbanic. A year after his wife's death Dominic started dating Tennessee native Mary Hirst, a fellow Harvard graduate he met through mutual friends. They got engaged four months later and got married in July, 2015. Dominic has two older brothers: Mark and Steve Moore.
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During the worst of the storm double-trailer rigs and propane tankers were banned from Interstate 90 in western Massachusetts. There were no weather-related fatalities reported across the Northeast for this storm system. Schools and government offices from Massachusetts to New Jersey and Pennsylvania were closed early or for all day, and locally some students were stranded for a few hours at various schools particularly in the Boston area where there was criticism over the management of the storm. In Providence, RI, students who had been dismissed early were stranded on school buses for up to eight hours.
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In the United States and Canada, a regional sports network (RSN) is a cable television channel (many of which are also distributed on direct broadcast satellite services) that presents sports programming to a local market or geographical region.
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., most of Fox Sports Networks' other programming is presently carried in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. markets on MASN2 and in the Boston market on the New England Sports Network (NESN), however Fox Sports does not have distributors for its national RSN programming in the Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco markets.
In 1710, several residents emigrated to Rhode Island and founded Scituate, Rhode Island, naming it after their previous hometown. The William-Barker House, which still remains near the harbor, was built in 1634. Twelve homes and a sawmill were destroyed in King Philip's War in 1676. In 1717, the western portion of the original land grant was separated and incorporated as the town of Hanover, and in 1788, a section of the town was ceded to Marshfield. In 1849, another western section became the town of South Scituate, which later changed its name to Norwell. Since then, the borders have remained essentially unchanged.
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