Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up

Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity — and controversy — for nearly half a century, will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored outside in special steel and cement casks. The rare occasion will…

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Fishermen Challenge Federal Approval Of First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project

A group representing commercial fishermen is asking the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review the federal government’s decision to approve the country’s first large-scale offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind 1. The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance — known by its acronym, RODA — says the government agencies in charge of assessing and approving offshore…

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As ‘9/11 Kids,’ We Only Have The Stories Other People Tell Us About Our Dad

Editors’ Note: On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Dennis Cook was where you’d expect to find him on a Tuesday morning — at work. He was a 33-year-old bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald, which had its offices on the top floors of the World Trade Center. Dennis was killed that day, when a hijacked plane…

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‘I Can Still See Their Faces’: Mental Health First Responder Helped Soldiers At The Pentagon After 9/11

My name is Judith Markey. I’m a clinical psychologist from Peacham, Vermont. Every year in early September, I start to feel very cranky, sad. I feel like something’s tugging at me, and I’m not exactly sure what’s happening. And then I remember — or my husband reminds me — that it’s almost 9/11. On 9/11,…

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Afghan Refugees Expected to Arrive ‘Any Day’ in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Some of the Afghan evacuees who fled their homes in the chaos of the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover are expected to arrive in New Hampshire this month. The International Institute of New England, one of the agencies coordinating their arrival, has put in a request to bring 25 Afghans to New Hampshire and 150 to Massachusetts. The…

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