Hall of Fame forward Bobby Hull, who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup Final, has died. Hull was 84. The two-time MVP was one of the most prolific scorers in NHL history, leading the league in goals seven times. Nicknamed “The Golden Jet” for his speed and blond hair, he posted 13 consecutive seasons with 30 goals or more from 1959-72. Hull and Stan Mikita powered Chicago to the NHL title in 1961. Hull remains the Blackhawks’ career leader with 62 playoff goals. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and his No. 9 sweater was retired by Chicago that same year.

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Monday:

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Monday:

KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island professor of mechanical, industrial and systems engineering spoke recently about the U.S. Department of Energy announcement in December that fusion ignition had been achieved at its Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history. Last year, the South outgrew other U.S. regions by well over 1 million people. If the trend continues through this decade, by 2030 the mean center of the U.S. population will head due south from a rural county in the Missouri Ozarks. It will be the first time in U.S. history without a westward extension. Since the population center was first calculated in 1790, it has moved continuously westward. Experts say the southern allure has to do with housing affordability, lower taxes and remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins. Accounts of people and dolphins working together to hunt fish go back millennia, from the time of the Roman Empire near what is now southern France to 19th century Queensland, Australia. But while historians have recounted the human point of view, it’s been impossible to confirm how the dolphins have benefited — or if they’ve been taken advantage of. The nets startle the fish, which break into smaller schools that are easier for dolphins to hunt. The research was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A man charged with killing his mother at sea during a 2016 fishing trip off the coast of New England is asking for minutes from the grand jury proceeding that led to his indictment. It's alleged that Nathan Carman killed his mother to inherit millions of dollars. He is also accused in the indictment of killing his grandfather in Connecticut, in 2013, but he isn't charged in that case. Carman has pleaded not guilty to fraud and first-degree murder. His lawyers argue that he was never charged, convicted or held civilly responsible in his granfather's death. They say Carman is entitled to know what the government presented to the grand jury regarding his grandfather's death.

Massachusetts has joined several other states in establishing a hotline that will offer free legal advice to women seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers. Attorney General Andrea Campbell says the hotline announced Monday is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last summer that overturned Roe v. Wade and led to increasingly restrictive abortion laws in other states. When a patient or provider calls the hotline, coordinators from the Reproductive Equity Now Foundation and the Women’s Bar Foundation will help connect the callers to one of about 150 specially trained volunteer attorneys.

Connecticut officials have confirmed that an estimated 100,000 hens died in a weekend fire at a farm owned by one of the country’s largest egg producers. The blaze on Saturday at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah drew dozens of firefighters from the area and took hours to put out. The cause remains under investigation. The state Department of Agriculture said Monday that it appears approximately 100,000 egg-laying hens died. Pennsylvania-based Hillandale Farms says in a statement that it is working with fire investigators. An animal welfare group says millions of hens have died in egg farm fires over the past decade and is calling for improved farm safety measures.

After more then 40 years in politics and state and local government it is my opinion that the resignation of former Town Administrator Mark Stankiewicz is a great loss to Charlestown. However, before we throw the baby out with the bath water, let’s get down to where the rubber meets the road.

Thank You, Harvey Perry, for reminding us in a matter of “fact” and understandable way of the fragility and interconnectedness of our environment, and, most importantly, that we humans affect it (“GOP doesn’t seem inclined to save planet,” Jan. 29).

You may have preconceived ideas that magic mushrooms are the party drugs of days past. However, in Canada and other countries, regulations are starting to ease on these prohibited psychedelics. The impetus stems from clinical trials showing remarkable results in treating post-traumatic stres…

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a $282 million supplemental spending plan Monday that includes $85 million for the state’s emergency assistance program and other services for eligible families in need of shelter. Officials said the state’s shelter system is at capacity and facing significantly elevated levels of demand by families facing homelessness. The bill also proposes nearly $22 million in aid for communities experiencing a large influx of families with school-aged children due to state shelter placements. It also includes $65 million to extend the universal school meals pilot program through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

One of the governor’s picks for a powerful regulatory commission has recused himself from decisions that involve a proposed multibillion-dollar merger between a U.S. subsidiary of global energy giant Iberdrola and New Mexico’s largest electric utility. The case is pending before the state Supreme Court after the elected members of the previous Public Regulation Commission rejected the deal over reliability and price concerns. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has supported the merger, and newly appointed Commissioner Patrick O’Connell had testified on behalf of a proposed settlement during his time working with an environmental group. O'Connell also had previously worked for the New Mexico utility.

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Sunday:

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Sunday:

The old Chapman quarry sits as a monument to a past age on the south side of a hill overlooking the 163-acre Chapman Pond. Its mysterious stone foundations and granite rubble are becoming known to curious hikers who ply the trails laid out by the Westerly Land Trust in what is known as the R…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An unarmed Black man dies after a videotaped beating by police. The officers involved are fired. After a thorough review of the evidence, criminal charges are swiftly filed against the offending officers.

It’s that time of year again, when the list of Oscar nominees is released and I feel terribly out of touch because I haven’t actually heard of (let alone seen) 98% of the films. I know I’m not alone, though; if you google “Oscar Nominees,” as I obviously did, it will likely suggest a related…

Nestled between New York and Boston, Westerly offers a great balancing act of small-town charm, progressive politics, amenity access, health care necessities, escape to nature outlets, waterfront beauty, transportation possibilities, security, pleasant dining options and switched-on neighbor…

The husband of a Massachusetts woman who is accused of killing two of their three children and assaulting a third who later died says his family was the best thing that ever happened to him, and that he forgives his wife. Patrick Clancy’s statement appeared Saturday on a fundraising site to assist with medical bills, funeral services, and legal help. His wife, Lindsay Clancy, is facing two counts of murder and other charges after their 5-year-old daughter, Cora, and their 3-year-old son Dawson, 3, were strangled last week inside the family home in Duxbury. said. They were pronounced dead at a hospital. On Friday, the youngest child, 7-month-old Callan, also died.

Connecticut authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a large egg farm that burned for hours and killed a number of chickens. The fire at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah was reported at about 1 p.m. Saturday and drew dozens of firefighters from the area. Officials say the blaze was extinguished Saturday night. The cause was not immediately clear. John Way, a safety officer for the Bozrah Volunteer Fire Co., said he could not confirm local media reports that an estimated 100,000 chickens died. Representatives of Pennsylvania-based Hillandale Farms could not be reached for comment.

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Saturday:

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Saturday:

Southwestern Massachusetts officials say an “innocent bystander” was shot and killed at a mall amid a confrontation between two other people. The Hampden County District Attorney's Office said the man was killed at the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. A suspect was immediately taken into custody by the Holyoke Police Department, which responded just before 7 p.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired. The DA referred to the two people involved in the altercation as “known parties.” The male victim’s identity was not immediately released.