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A prosecutor says the inmate captured 22 days after breaking out of a northern New York prison claims to have used no power tools in the breakout,  contrary to official accounts from soon after the June 6 breakout at the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against Environmental Protection Agency rules that limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.  The decision is being panned by many in Vermont who say the court is backing business interests.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a revised state budget into law, acknowledging he'd like to see at least one more change.

The Democrat told reporters Tuesday the state ultimately needs to amend its constitution to ensure revenues collected in Connecticut's Special Transportation Fund are spent on transportation matters, not other programs.

A bill that detailed the budget and passed during Monday's special legislative session included such a provision, but only in state statute.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo for "not acting with New York City's interests at heart."

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Young and old are taking over Tanglewood tonight. The duo of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are performing at 8 o’clock.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather summary for Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Facebook: Price Chopper Supermarkets

One person was sent to the hospital after a trellis fell at a Pittsfield Price Chopper Tuesday morning.

Norman Rockwell Museum Collections

A Norman Rockwell exhibit titled “We the Peoples” is now on display at the United Nations’ New York City headquarters. The exhibit honors the UN’s 70th anniversary by bringing together Rockwell’s 1952 charcoal drawing United Nations and his 1961 Golden Rule painting, on loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with the UN’s Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, of Sweden, who experienced Rockwell’s influence at an early age.

  David Gates was anointed by New York magazine as “a true heir to both Raymond Carver and John Cheever.”

He now has a new collection of stories and a novella. A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me includes eleven stories and the novella, Banishment. The collection is his first in 15-years.

Woolf Passes On 2016

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Democrat Aaron Woolf challenged Republican Elise Stefanik in November’s race for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat. It was a three-way race to fill the seat of retiring Democrat Bill Owens. A first-time candidate, Woolf lost by 20 points and Stefanik became the youngest woman elected to the U.S. House.  In an e-mail blast to supporters this morning, Woolf announced he will not run again in 2016.  But he tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he will stay involved and is leaving the door open for a possible future campaign.

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