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New England News
8:20 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Schools Open After Tentative Agreement In Strike

Credit South Burlington School District

Schools are open in South Burlington, Vermont, after a mediator says teachers and the school board have reached a tentative agreement following a four-day strike.

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Hudson Valley News
7:49 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

NY Congresswoman Meets With Hospital Officials On Ebola Preparedness

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

A New York congresswoman today met with hospital officials from Westchester and Rockland Counties to gauge preparedness for Ebola and other public health emergencies.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, met with about a dozen medical officials from several hospitals throughout Westchester and Rockland counties at Westchester Medical Center. Lowey says she left the meeting confident area hospitals are prepared to handle potential Ebola patients.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Governor And Vermont Officials Praise IBM-Global Foundries Deal

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin discusses IBM facilities sale to Global Foundries
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was surrounded by Vermont business and political leaders at the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce headquarters to discuss the announcement by IBM early today that it will sell its semiconductor chip manufacturing business — including its plant in Essex Junction, Vermont and another in the Hudson Valley — to Global Foundries.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Newly-Designed Berkshire Eagle To Hit Doorsteps And Tablets

The newly-designed Berkshire Eagle will be unveiled to print and digital readers Tuesday.
Credit The Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire residents picking up The Berkshire Eagle tomorrow morning will notice something different. The pages will have much more color and the print will take on a more modern style.

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New England News
5:09 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Ebola Advisory Sent To Connecticut State Employees

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Connecticut state employees are being asked to avoid nonessential travel to countries experiencing outbreaks of Ebola. An advisory was sent on Monday to all state agencies.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, October 20, 2014.

New England News
3:44 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

General Consul Of Israel To New England Discusses Business And Middle East

Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has made it a goal to increase the commonwealth’s international business relations embarking on numerous trade missions across the globe. One of the places is Israel. Yehuda Yaakov took over as the Consul General of Israel to New England in February.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Springfield Mayor To Seek Change In State Bail Law

The mayors of two western Massachusetts cities are calling for reform of the state’s bail laws when it comes to detaining people accused of violent crimes.   The Hampden District Attorney’s office plans to use more so-called dangerousness hearings in gun cases in a bid to hold defendants without bail.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, And Sell Our Greatest Ideas'

  Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere—in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few.

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