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Concord

Body pulled recovered from Walden Pond

A man’s body was recovered from Walden Pond on Sunday, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was swimming in Thoreau’s Cove, about 20 yards from shore, said David Procopio, a State Police spokesman. Multiple dive teams responded to a report of a missing swimmer shortly after 6 p.m. A State Police helicopter also responded. A diver found the body and pulled him into a boat at about 7:15 p.m., said Concord Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Judge. Medical personnel tried to resuscitate the man, before he was taken by ambulance to Emerson Hospital in Concord where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Worcester

UMass trustees to discuss tuition

Students attending the University of Massachusetts next fall will soon have a better of idea of what they'll be paying in tuition and fees. The UMass Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at the medical school in Worcester on Monday and tuition and fees are on the agenda. Any decisions on tuition will apply only to the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell campuses. Medical school tuition rates for the new year have already been set. System president Marty Meehan has already said students can expect to see tuition and fees rise 2 to 3 percent. He said the increases are necessary to maintain quality. Trustees deferred action on tuition and fees last month because of uncertainty over the state budget and how much the system would be appropriated. (AP)

Boston

Italian tall ship to visit Boston Harbor

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A tall ship from Italy will be in Boston Harbor this week. The Amerigo Vespucci is scheduled to return to Boston on Tuesday, and visitors can board through July 22. The full-rigged, 330-foot (100-meter) ship is an official training vessel of the Italian navy, which commissioned it in 1931. It will dock at the World Trade Center Pier in the Seaport District. It will offer free tours. (AP)

Pittsfield

Berkshire Museum to sell Rockwell works

The Berkshire Museum plans to sell two works by Norman Rockwell as part of an effort to refocus its mission and solidify its future. The Rockwell pieces are among 40 works the museum plans to auction within the next six months. The auction will include Rockwell’s ‘‘Shuffleton’s Barbershop’’ and ‘‘Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop’’ as well as Impressionist, modern, and contemporary pieces. Executive director Van Shields told The Berkshire Eagle the move is part of a $60 million ‘‘reinvention plan.’’ (AP)

Concord

Body pulled from Walden Pond

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A man’s body was recovered from Walden Pond on Sunday night, authorities said.The man, who was not identified, was swimming in Thoreau’s Cove, about 20 yards from shore, said David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.Multiple dive teams responded to a report of a missing swimmer shortly after 6 p.m. A State Police helicopter also responded. A diver found the body and pulled him into a boat at about 7:15 p.m., said Concord Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Judge. Medical personnel tried to resuscitate the man, before he was taken by ambulance to Emerson Hospital in Concord where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

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