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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

Record-Journal (Conn.), Aug. 5, 2016

To say the run-up to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics was rocky would be a supreme understatement. Stories — some quite shocking — about the Brazilian city being woefully unprepared to host the Games have been in headlines for months.

The tales range from the forgivable: A collapsed boat launch ramp at the Olympic sailing venue, and the incomplete Olympic village, where the athletes will live; to the disgusting: Waterways where events are to take place are contaminated with raw human sewage.

Add to this Zika worries,...

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