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6:42 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

State Funds Jobs Program For Massachusetts Homeless

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The Patrick Administration has announced $1 million in grants for a jobs program for the homeless, with $250,000 going to western Massachusetts.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Canada Mandates Phase Out Or Refit Of Rail Tank Cars

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Canada’s transportation agency is requiring the type of rail tankers involved in last year's oil train explosion in Quebec to be phased out or retrofitted within three years. The change could affect some shipments in the U.S. — and advocates say federal agencies in Washington should follow suit.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades

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New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system. 

The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Tentative Deal Would Re-Open NARH Mid-May; BMC To Take Reins

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28.
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The emergency room at the shuttered North Adams Regional Hospital could re-open within a month under an agreement with Berkshire Health Systems.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Astorino Undeterred By Lopsided Poll

Karen DeWitt interviews Rob Astorino.
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The Republican candidate Rob Astorino is 30 points behind incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the polls. But the candidate is undeterred, he says has identified a path to victory in the fall elections.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval To GMO Labeling

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The Vermont legislature has approved a bill making that would make the state the first in the country to mandate the labeling of food with genetically modified organisms.

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New England News
4:38 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Massachusetts Updates Anti-bullying Law

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs legislation to strengthen the state's 2010 anti-bullying law
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation designed to build on the state’s landmark 2010 anti-bully law.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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New York News
1:52 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Police Arrest Capital Region Catholic Priest

James Michael Taylor
Credit Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement officials in Saratoga County have announced the arrest of a Capital Region priest on charges that he had inappropriate contact with a 15-year old girl.

On Tuesday, April 22, James Michael Taylor, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Albany Diocese, was arrested at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.

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New England News
12:41 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Food Addiction Lecture To Raise Money For Service Dog For Pittsfield Girl

Giana Ott
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An upcoming food addiction lecture in Pittsfield will help a local family in need of a service dog for their young daughter. 

“What she suffers from is what’s called schizencephaly,” said Mary Ott.”It’s a brain cleft and she has that on one side of her brain. With that she has seizures, hemiparesis and she’s blind in her right eye.”

Mary Ott’s seven year-old daughter, Giana, or Gia, has been battling every day after being born with the brain disorder. 

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