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Snooki and co-star Jennifer “JWoww” Farley have been filming a spinoff series in nearby Manchester. Authorities there have reported no problems. MTV has no comment.

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Departing senator to focus on her memoir

NEW YORK — Sen. Olympia J. Snowe plans a few words about politics even after leaving office.

The Maine Republican, who has cited Washington’s partisan atmosphere as the reason she is stepping down this year, has a deal with Weinstein Books for a publication due out in the spring. Weinstein announced Monday that the book, currently untitled, is a “memoir and call to action.”

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Ms. Snowe, a consistent vote-winner for decades, shocked Maine’s political establishment in February when she announced she would not seek re-election after three terms.

From wire dispatches and staff reports