August 4th Beantown Rundown

  • President Trump called New Hampshire “a drug-infested den” during a conversation with Mexican President Pena Nieto. Read the full transcript of the conversation here.
  • The majority of students accepted into the incoming freshman class at Harvard are not white. More here.
  • The Governor of Maine Paul LePage has blasted Maine’s U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King for voting against the GOP proposal to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. More here.
  • T.D. Garden has agreed to pay $1.65 million to the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation after a group of teenagers discovered the venue failed to live up to its obligations to hold three fund-raisers a year to benefit the organization. More here.
  • Dukes of Hazzard actor Tom Wopat was arrested Wednesday night in Waltham on drug and assault charges. More here.
  • The Norman Rockwell Museum building in Vermont is being considered as a possible location for a marijuana dispensary. More here.
  • Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state, according to an analysis by students from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. More here.
  • Fire crews battled a large fire which broke out on the University of Vermont’s campus Thursday morning. Watch a video of the flames here.
  • According to a New York Times report, Brazil is the destination of choice for Massachusetts residents during the summer. Find out other state’s destinations here.
  • The National Park Service says it is reopening three cliffs in Maine’s Acadia National Park following a closure to protect peregrine falcons. More here.

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