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10:50 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Holiday Light Show Continues Into 2015

Credit Spirit of Springfield

The largest holiday light display in New England will continue after Christmas, as Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield observes its 20th season. 

The displays made up of a total of more than 650,000 lights along a three-mile drive through Springfield’s largest park will remain up through January 4th.   As an added attraction there will be craft making for children and on New Year’s Eve free noisemakers, hats and tiaras will be given out.  Judy Matt, president of Spirit of Springfield, which runs the show said it has become a holiday tradition for many families.

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WAMC News
9:10 am
Fri December 26, 2014

HEAP Benefit Season To End Early

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

  If your household depends on the HEAP program to help pay winter heating bills, the clock is ticking toward the deadline to apply.

The current Home Energy Assistance Program Regular Benefit season this year will be one of the shortest on record.

Columbia County officials warn that Unless additional funds become available, the regular benefit season will end December 31st.

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WAMC News
8:10 am
Fri December 26, 2014

"The Interview" Screened in NYC, Upstate NY & Western MA

Credit Wikipedia

   “The Interview” opened nationwide in 300 theaters Christmas Day. Moviegoers who flocked to see the picture apparently were more interested in the world drama the film produced than the movie itself.

Some who saw "The Interview" in New York City told local media they felt it was their "patriotic duty" to do so - the Seth Rogen - James Franco film pokes fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony  originally canceled the premiere after a hack attack and terrorist threats against U.S. theaters.

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New York News
8:06 am
Fri December 26, 2014

NY Revises List Of Species Needing Conservation

Blanding's turtle.
Credit Wikipedia

  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has revised its list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which is used to focus conservation resources where they're most urgently needed. The draft final list contains 372 species.

The list is part of developing the State Wildlife Action Plan, which enables New York to be eligible for federal funding through the State Wildlife Grants Program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

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Weather
6:42 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

Today —  Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s

Tonight —   Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 30s.

Saturday —   Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sports
5:49 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Sports Report: Fright Christmas As Knicks Lose 16th Of 17

NBA:

In the NBA, Washington bested New York 102-91 for its 16th loss in 17 games, Oklahoma City beat San Antonio 114-106, Miami beat Cleveland 101-91 to spoil LeBron James’ return to his former home arena, Chicago topped the Lakers 113-93, and it was the Clippers over Golden State 100-86.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.22 - 12.26

Monday, December 22
Stephen Stearns - Yale University
Continuing Human Evolution

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New England News
3:14 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

About 200 Conn. Officials To Receive Raises

Credit wikipedia.org

About 200 officials in Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration are getting a present this holiday season: a pay raise ranging from 3 percent to 12 percent.

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WAMC News
2:50 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1452

(Airs 12/27) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock talks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

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WAMC News
12:30 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, December 25, 2014.

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