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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

FairPoint Blames Losses On Strike And Bad Weather

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Representatives for FairPoint Communications say a lengthy strike and bad weather caused the company's $43.6 million in losses in the final three months of 2014.

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New England News
8:04 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Former Rep. Giffords Joins Bipartisan Group To Introduce Background Check Legislation

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
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A group of bipartisan members of Congress are once again filing a bill that would require background checks for all commercial gun purchases. Supporters include New York Republican Congressman Peter King and Democratic Congresswomen Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut and Kathleen Rice of New York.

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Hudson Valley News
7:38 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

FERC Okays AIM Project

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A federal agency has given the green light for a Northeast pipeline expansion project that includes portions of the Hudson Valley.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Two Arrested In Plattsburgh Bank Robbery

James Strong (left), Trevor Strong (right)
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State police have arrested two men in conjunction with Monday’s bank robbery in Plattsburgh.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Coalition Calls For Dairy Pricing Changes

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Dairy farmers are contending with a drop in milk prices, and the National Family Farm Coalition wants action taken to mitigate the impact on farm families.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Gov. Baker Rolls Out Budget Proposal, Seeks To Close $1.8 Billion Shortfall

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield in January
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Roughly two months after taking office, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has released his first budget proposal. The Republican aims to close a $1.8 billion shortfall.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Thousands Rally In Albany For More Charter Schools

It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to allow 100 more charter schools in New York.

Thousands of charter school students on 450 buses, along with their parents and teachers, came to the Capitol for a rally that was billed by organizers as a school field trip.  They heard nearly two hours of speeches, watched dance performances, and saw celebrities like Grammy winning singer Ashanti.

Among the speakers, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

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New England News
5:59 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Solid Sound Returns To North Adams After Year Hiatus

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MASS MoCA has unveiled the lineup for its Solid Sound Festival coming up in June.

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New England News
5:28 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Family-run Market To Close As Casino Comes To The Neighborhood

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno presents the Key to The City to Filomena Bruschi, her husband John, and Theresa D'Angelantonio. The sisters are closing the family-run Albano's Market after 73 years in Springfield's South End neighborhood. A developer has bought the store. The MGM casino is being built nearby.
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A neighborhood market that would be in the shadow of the MGM Springfield casino is closing after 73 years.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno who has been coming to Albano’s Market since he was a boy brought the Key to The City and a proclamation Wednesday to honor its owners as pillars of the South End Italian-American community.  Filomena Bruschi and her sister Theresa D’Angelantonio took over the small business from their parents in 1942 and are now retiring after accepting an offer to sell to a developer.

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New York News
5:26 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Damage From Ice And Snow Cancels Events At Glens Falls Civic Center

At the beginning of what is usually the busiest time of year for the Glens Falls Civic Center, events are on hold as officials work to repair damage caused by winter weather.

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