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6:05 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

USDA Revises Maple Syrup Grading Standards

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is adopting new grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards. Maple producers say it’s needed so that consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying.

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New England News
4:05 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Mass. Lt. Gov. To Champion Municipal Interests

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito began a statewide tour to visit mayors and local officials at Holyoke City Hall where she met with Mayor Alex Morse.
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The Baker Administration is seeking to strengthen ties between state government and local municipalities in Massachusetts.

       Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who is the administration’s primary liaison to cities and towns, began a statewide tour Thursday to visit mayors and other officials.  Her first stop: Holyoke City Hall for a meeting with Mayor Alex Morse.  She offered assurances that when the administration takes steps within days to close a projected $765 million state budget gap, cities and towns will not be burdened.

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New England News
3:30 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Conn. Police Ticket 71 Drivers During Storm’s Highway Ban

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Connecticut Police say 71 drivers have been issued $92 tickets for defying the state's travel ban during the winter storm.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Hinsdale Residents Takes First Step To Recall Select Chair

134 people signed the paper pictured and it was delivered to the Hinsdale Town Clerk's office Jan. 28.
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Fed up with their Select Chair, more than 100 people in the town of Hinsdale, Massachusetts have initiated a recall petition in hopes of removing her from office.

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New England News
5:53 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Big E Still One Of The Biggest Fairs In North America

For the second year in a row the annual western Massachusetts fair known as the Big E ranked as the fifth largest fair in North America.

    The 2014 Big E drew a total of just under 1.5 million people during its 17-day run. A single-day attendance record was set on the middle Saturday of the fair when 170,000 people passed through the fairground gates in West Springfield. Big E President Eugene Cassidy said he was thrilled the fair had maintained its place as the fifth largest in North America.

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New England News
11:10 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Vermont Wildlife Management Areas Expanded In Addison County

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says two wildlife management areas in Addison County have been expanded.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Council Approves $13 Million State Contract With Fairpoint

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FairPoint Communications has agreed to hold public meetings around New Hampshire to discuss its service levels as part of a $13 million contract to provide Internet and telecommunications services for the state.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

USDA Revises Maple Syrup Grading With Descriptive Terms

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards so that consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Regional Governors Testify On Transportation Issues

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Among the key bills the new Congress will consider is transportation and infrastructure funding. It will also review the Highway Trust Fund, due to become insolvent at the end of May.  Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among governors testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today about state-level transportation funding concerns.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Cathedral High School Backers Encouraged By Bishop's Latest Announcement

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski announces a draft plan has been produced on the fate of Cathedral High School
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The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in western Massachusetts says there is a tentative plan concerning the fate of historic Cathedral High School in Springfield.  Although details have not been disclosed, advocates for rebuilding the tornado-ravaged school say they are encouraged.

      Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said the draft plan addresses how to continue Catholic secondary education in Springfield and how best to continue the legacy and mission of Cathedral — the city’s only Catholic high school.

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