Two brothers from Massachusetts were swimming at the beach in York, Maine, when they were swept to sea.
Despite a lifeguard shortage threatening to close many state pools and beaches, the Department of Conservation and Recreation opened venues for swimming throughout the state on Saturday.
Police in Lowell say swift action by two lifeguards and a pair of bystanders saved a man from drowning at the Greater Lowell YMCA pool.
A number of state beaches and waterfronts will open early this season due to the hot weather forecast for this week.
State officials closed a Cambridge swimming pool for the day after they say a patron fought with a lifeguard and threatened gun violence.
Possible evidence in the Molly Bish homicide investigation is being sent from the Massachusetts State Police crime lab to a private lab in Texas for forensic testing, authorities said.
A lifeguard on his last day on the job for the summer saved a man at Carson Beach.