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New England News
5:28 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Mass. Awards BMC $3 Million For Further Investment In Northern Berkshires

Using a state grant, Berkshire Medical Center plans to create a "patient centered community neighborhood" at the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it BMC now runs a satellite emergency facility.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

One day after announcing it will invest $6 million to upgrade and expand outpatient services at the former North Adams Regional Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center has been awarded $3 million by the state of Massachusetts to further aid the region.

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New England News
4:59 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Murphy: U.S. Needs To Have Eye On Balkans

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
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While the Obama administration and many other national leaders are focused on Ebola and the terrorist group the Islamic State, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy recently returned from a week-long diplomatic and trade mission to the Balkans.

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New England News
4:21 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Man Convicted In Deaths Of Two Police Officers To Be Paroled

Juan Ortiz who was convicted of second-degree murder for the deaths of two Springfield, MA police officers in 1985 is see during a court appearance
Credit WWLP

A man convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two Springfield, Massachusetts police officers is being released from prison next week.

Juan Ortiz is being paroled from state prison next week. He was found guilty in the deaths of Officers Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina in 1985.   Ortiz was with his brother Eduardo, whom investigators say actually shot the officers at a traffic stop. Eduardo Ortiz committed suicide before police could arrest him.  

  " We carry on," said Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney, who knew the two slain officers.

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Capital Region News
4:21 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Family To Missing College Student: "Come home!"

Chris Trapatsos, sisters Olivia and Elaina, LuAnn Trapatsos
Credit Trapatsos Family

The family of a missing College of St. Rose student is making a new appeal for his safe return.

At 3:30 p.m. on October 17th, University Police were notified by the College of St. Rose that one of its students was missing. The student, 17-year-old Connor Trapatsos, was last seen leaving Brubacher Hall in downtown Albany a week ago.  His family wants him to call home.

" Connor we love you so much. We miss you. We just want you to come home.  We don't care about school or grades."

Connor left his prescription medication behind and may require medical attention.

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Hudson Valley News
4:15 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

NYS AG Announces Language Access Agreement With Newburgh Police

The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.

The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

New York News
3:18 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Coalition Awarded Glens Falls Civic Center

Glens Falls Civic Center
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The Glens Falls Civic Center, for sale for the past several months, has a new owner.

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New York News
2:17 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

WAMC To Broadcast Cuomo, Astorino Debate

Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and two third-party candidates is likely to be the only opportunity voters have to see the candidates for New York governor interact before Election Day.

The hour-long exchange begins at 8 p.m. and airs on WAMC.  Capital New York reporter Jimmy Vielkind is headed out to Buffalo for the debate. He says listeners should pay attention to how Cuomo reacts to criticism from Astorino.

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New England News
12:34 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

The American Social Contract: What Do We Owe Each Other?

Credit Mass Humanities

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Mass Humanities is hosting community film and discussion events across the commonwealth. The program is entitled Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract. Planned with the help of 12 area organizations, the third in the four-part series will be held at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield on Thursday. It begins at 7 p.m. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Science Forum : 10/21/14

  It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  

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