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6:45 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

State Representatives Report On Legislative Activities In Albany

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey speaking at legislative breakfast
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A packed room of business and non-profit leaders from across the northern tier gathered Friday morning to hear from their state representatives on the progress of initiatives in Albany.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Advocates Highlight Importance Of Transit Funding

Nova bus
Credit AEMoreira042281/Wikimedia Commons

The weeks between the unveiling of the state budget and final passage are always full of suggestions, rallies, and prodding over spending priorities. Today, a coalition from the North Country joined with downstate concerns calling for full funding to New York’s statewide transit capital plan.

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New England News
6:13 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Fire Chiefs Lobby For Sprinkler Law

The Western Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association staged a side-by-side demonstration to show the effectiveness of automatic sprinklers in a home.
Credit WAMC

Fire chiefs from western Massachusetts hosted state legislators and municipal officials at a breakfast this morning to lobby for a fire safety bill.

The gathering was highlighted by a dramatic demonstration in the parking lot of the Log Cabin and Banquet House in Holyoke, where fires were started in two identical rooms.  One fire raged out of control and destroyed a sofa, table, and TV set.

The second fire was extinguished quickly by a water sprinkler that activated automatically.

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New England News
5:58 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Soldier On Partners With Transit Authority On Veterans Call Center

Congressman Richard Neal joined state, federal and local leaders for a ribbon cutting celebration and grand opening of Soldier On's Veterans & Families Transportation Call Center in Pittsfield.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Veterans in need of a ride in western Massachusetts can now make one simple phone call.

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Hudson Valley News
5:40 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Congressman Gibson Signs Legal Brief For Same-Sex Marriage

New York Congressman Chris Gibson is one of the more than 300 Republican lawmakers and operatives who has signed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court making a conservative case for same-sex marriage.

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New England News
5:39 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Neal Says Clinton Did Nothing Wrong, Message Missed In Netanyahu Speech

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) speaking Friday at Pittsfield's Intermodal Transportation Center.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says former Secretary of State of Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong in using a personal email account while she was in office. Clinton has been criticized this week for using private email when she was the nation’s top diplomat.

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New York News
5:02 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Report Shows Increased Economic Impact Of Saratoga Race Course

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A new report examining the economic impact of the Saratoga Race Course shows the horse racing industry is having an increased footprint in the Capital Region economy.

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New York News
4:28 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Brighter Choice Charter Schools Ordered To Close

SUNY trustees voted Friday to close two Brighter Choice Charter Middle Schools in Albany. The boys and girls schools have been instructed to finish out the current school year and close in June.

The public meeting began at 10 a.m.- the Brighter Choice three-year charter renewal requests were the last items on a lenghty committee agenda.

The State University of New York Charter Schools Committee heard presentations from both Brighter Choice and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute as to why and why not middle schools should remain open.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 6, 2015.

Hudson Valley News
2:03 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Florida Woman Admits Killing Mother-In-Law In Rockland

A woman from Florida has admitted in court that she killed her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York’s Hudson Valley. 

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