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6:10 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Sports Report: Bills Upset Pats 17-9, Jets Top Dolphins 37-24

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The Buffalo Bills finished their first winning season in 10 years with a 17-9 win over the going-through-the motions New England Patriots yesterday. With the top seed in the AFC playoffs already clinched, the Patriots used quarterback Tom Brady for only the first half and held out tight end Rob Gronkowski and five other starters.

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New England News
5:55 am
Mon December 29, 2014

New High Speed Amtrak Train Service Begins In Western Mass.

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Changes in passenger rail service begin today in western Massachusetts.

The Amtrak Vermonter will be traveling on a new route dubbed the Knowledge Corridor.  The twice-daily train will speed along on new state-of-the-art rails at 70-80 mph and make new stops in Northampton, Greenfield, and eventually Holyoke after a new passenger platform is built there.  Reenie Clancy of South Deerfield welcomes the new train service.

"Anything that will support better use of our limited resources I support and the train is one of them," said Clancy.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

2014.12.29 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This week on The Academic Minute, we'll be featuring some of our best segments from 2014.

Monday, December 29 - Most Likely to Change the World
Russell Johnson, Michigan State University - The Harmful Effects of Smartphones

Original Airdate: March 14, 2014

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Media Project
5:48 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Media Project #1230

(Airs 12/28 & 12/29) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio's comments about the press in light of the shooting deaths of two police officers, the year in review, and much more.

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Hudson Valley News
4:26 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Government Center Is A Focus Of Orange County Public Hearings

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There are two public hearings Monday in Orange County, and the county executive is providing additional public comment time because he expects a lot of interest.

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New England News
1:15 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Privacy Concerns Raised About Vermont Town Reports

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Voters in Pittsford, Vermont, will be discussing privacy concerns at next year's Town Meeting.

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WAMC News
12:50 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Decorated Figure Skater Johnny Weir Meets Fans In Albany

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  Three-time National Champion, two-time Olympian and NBCSports commentator Johnny Weir was in Albany last weekend for a meet and greet with skaters and fans at the Empire State Plaza. WAMC's Jessica Bloustein Marshall caught up with him while he was there.

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New York News
10:13 am
Sun December 28, 2014

NYRA Announces "Supercharged" Travers Day

The New York Racing Association has announced that its most popular race day at Saratoga Race Course has been “supercharged”.

In a press release NYRA said the 146th running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on August 29th will be anchored with five other Grade 1 stakes.

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New York News
9:16 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Cuomo Pushes For Southern Tier Casino

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to the state Gaming Commission asking to reopen bidding for a casino in the Southern Tier.

The region was not granted a casino license in the first round of awards announced earlier this month.

According to the Democrat and Chronicle, the governor says the area could benefit from economic development.

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New York News
8:32 am
Sun December 28, 2014

NY, NJ Govs Veto Bill To Reform Port Authority

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  The governors of New York and New Jersey have vetoed legislation intended to clean up the troubled Port Authority. 

The bill was designed to right an agency long known for dysfunction and scandals, it would have created an office of inspector general and required annual audits of the agency. It also would have restricted lobbying and created a whistleblower protection program.

The bill passed the state legislatures this year.

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