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Oct. 19—Jason Crawforth was headed home to Idaho last month when he became dizzy and disoriented while driving a motor home in northern Nevada. "I remember a car, a red card, driving towards me on the highway," Crawford said during a phone interview about the Sept. 4 incident. "And I vaguely remember being confused about which lane I was supposed to be at. And the car went by me, and I just ...

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday took a major step toward bringing down the cost of hearing aids by making them available over the counter. The freedom to buy hearing aids without a fitting or test by a specialist is likely to make them cheaper and the market more competitive. The cost of hearing aids can run into the thousands. They often are not covered by insurance ...

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CHICOPEE — More than $57 million in improvements will move hundreds of Westover Air Reserve Base employees out of the cold, rain, snow or blazing sun and allow them to do many of their jobs more efficiently and comfortably. Military officers joined with federal and local officials Tuesday to break ground on a hangar designed for the inspections base personnel perform on the country’s fleet of ...

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BOSTON — Fenway Park’s gates hadn’t opened yet when Red Sox principal owner John Henry spoke to the media briefly on the field before Game 4 of the ALCS between his team and Houston Astros. Standing in front of a sea of empty red seats, he was looking forward to another night of baseball and the atmosphere that the Red Sox unexpected success had created when they filled up shortly after. “With ...

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Oct. 19—Following the preliminary elections, our candidates for mayor, city councilor for Ward 5, and for Ward 7 were slimmed down, leaving us with two mayoral candidates: Katjana Ballantyne and Will Mbah; two candidates for Ward 5: Beatriz Gomez-Mouakad and Tessa Bridge; and, two for Ward 7: Judy Pineda-Neufeld and Becca Miller. These candidates, along with the candidates running for the ...

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Oct. 19—For Anthony Lanier, art has always been about finding a different perception. A former longtime graphics editor at the Patriot Ledger, Lanier has been working on his craft from his Cohasset studio for the last two decades. "As an artist," Lanier said, "I'm always trying to find an angle that no one else is really thinking about." When the COVID pandemic shut down travel and forced ...

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Oct. 19—Hingham Public Schools will begin collecting data on numbers of vaccinated students by school among eligible middle and high schoolers, interim Superintendent Dr. Gary Maestas said during a School Committee meeting Monday. "We are deploying a piece of software that will help us tie in directly with the state database that is in the process of being onboarded, so we can actually get a ...

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It’s a homecoming and a revenge game in one. The Knicks season opener Wednesday is all about their starting point guard, Kemba Walker, who was traded by the opponent in a salary dump just four months ago. Walker, who was once billed as the point guard to bring the Celtics into title contention, said Tuesday he was surprised by the trade but understood it was about his injuries. Now he’s ...

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WEYMOUTH - Leo Moreira focused on his laptop screen and worked diligently to try to solve a real-world problem: coding an Amazon robot to retrieve and deliver a birthday present on time. "This is fun, but the timer is frustrating," Leo, 10, said while trying to complete the challenge before the time was up. "I'm learning about Amazon." On Tuesday, Leo and his fifth grade classmates at Pingree ...

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WORCESTER - The Italian-American Alliance is calling on the city to identify and prosecute the people responsible for vandalizing the statue of Christopher Columbus outside Union Station last week. A statue of the Italian navigator and explorer, widely believed to be responsible for establishing contact between Europe and the Americas, was doused in red paint after the contentious October ...