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Major Boston Suburb Finds ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Its Water
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Major Boston Suburb Finds ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Its Water

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Cambridge is temporarily switching the source of its drinking water after finding elevated levels of toxic “forever chemicals" in its water supply, the city said in a statement.The PFAS levels in the water are above what state standards allow, Friday's statement said.The city across the Charles River from Boston and home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will get water for its nearly 120,000 residents from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s system starting Tuesday until November, when it is expected to install a new filter at its water treatment facility.“Replacing the filter media will ensure that our PFAS levels will be reliably and consistently below the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protecti...
New Rhode Island National Guard Colonel Breaks Barriers
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New Rhode Island National Guard Colonel Breaks Barriers

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel.Sharon Harmon attained the rank of colonel at a promotion ceremony Saturday at the Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Fogarty, in East Greenwich, the National Guard said in a statement.“I pray that my promotion is only the starting point for other African Americans after me,” Col. Harmon said in front of family, friends, colleagues and elected officials, including Gov. Dan McKee.Harmon, a Woonsocket resident, enlisted as an administrative clerk for 455th General Hospital Army Reserve Unit in Providence in 1985 and in 1993, transferred to the National Guard to attend Officer Candidate School.She has served in various capacities with the National Guard and is currently state Family Program Director, overse...