BOSTON (AP) - If you're a politician looking to boost your campaign war chest, you could do worse than head to Boston's western suburbs. A report by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance found Weston and Dover topped the list of Massachusetts communities with the highest per capita contributions to political figures. Weston residents contributed just over $33 per resident in 2018. Dover contributed nearly $27 per resident.

BOSTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is planning to spend much of the week in New Hampshire as he mulls a challenge to President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary. Weld is scheduled to meet with Gov. Chris Sununu and former New Hampshire House Speaker Doug Scamman. Weld formed a presidential exploratory committee in February and plans to make a final decision on challenging Trump by early May.

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing. Robert Sundberg is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court. The 48-year-old Framingham resident was convicted last week of multiple charges, including rape. He was arrested in April 2016 after attacking the woman. State police say they have started termination proceedings.

BOSTON (AP) - Supporters of tougher laws aimed at curbing distracted driving will be making their case to a legislative committee on Beacon Hill. Among the bills scheduled for a public hearing before the Legislature's Transportation Committee on Thursday are several that would ban motorists from holding their cellphones while they drive. The measures would allow drivers to talk on their phones, but only when using hands-free devices.

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