May 20, 1983: A crowd of women gather at a public hearing in Concord to describe the sorrows of alimony, child support and high legal fees as the state contemplates reforms to divorce laws. "We have to start with the girls and tell them this business about living happily ever after - that is a fantasy. It's a fairy tale. They must face the world knowing they're responsible for their own support," says Susan Caldwell, head of the state Commission on the Status of Women.
May 21, 2002: Police officers and rescue workers swarmed the State House, shutting down a section of North Main Street and its side streets so bomb experts could examine what a mask-wearing man had left in a FedEx box, the Monitor reports. The answer, they discovered after quarantining the area for about two hours, was an 8½-by-11-inch FedEx envelope, no explosives included.