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The tax-writing committee of the Vermont House has approved a series of new tax levies targeting soda, candy and vending machine sales.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Emergency planning and public education related to a radiological incident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County is inadequate. That’s according to a report from a non-profit watchdog group now calling on the public and local governments to include such planning beyond federal requirements.

(Airs 4/24/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the final stretch of the legislative session begins, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a federal grand jury investigation of new Assembly Speaker Carl Heastieand On Earth Day Eve, Governor Andrew Cuomo announces 88 revitalization and rehabilitation projects a 60 parks and historic sites across the state.

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The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation, Parks, Agriculture and Markets, and the State Arbor Day Committee, joined state and local officials today for an Arbor Day tree planting event at Albany's Tivoli Lake Preserve.


At a packed forum on the campus of American International College today, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts vowed to restore a sense of safety following recent gunfire near the college.         

 It was a bizarre story that captivated the Capital Region today: a herd of buffalo on the loose. Hours after they broke free, all of the animals were dead.

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, April 24, 2015.

Senator Chuck Schumer says dairy farmers in New York and across the country need help contending with falling milk prices.

Great Barrington is holding an open house for residents to learn more about the town’s first ever community preservation projects which are up for approval at May’s annual town meeting.

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Berkshire Health Systems has partnered with Price Chopper to open a walk-in care center in the supermarket’s Hubbard Avenue location currently being renovated in Pittsfield.