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WAMC's Jessica Bloustein Marshall talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about construction jobs being phased out in Saratoga County.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today with passing showers and possibly a thunderstorm, especially in the Adirondacks and Vermont.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the mid 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the mid to upper 70's.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees crushed Boston 13-3, Toronto beat Minnesota 3-1, Kansas City won against Detroit 5-1, Texas edged Houston 4-3, Tampa Bay bested the White Sox 11-3, Oakland blanked Baltimore 5-0, and it was Cleveland over the Angels 2-0 in 12 innings.

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Voters in Cheshire, Massachusetts will decide Wednesday whether to approve a budget override needed to fund the town’s portion of the regional school district.

Stephen Gottlieb: Don't Shoot

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Perhaps you read the NY Times story over the weekend about the self-described expert in police killings, William Lewinski, who justifies every police killing on the ground that the policeman had no time to protect himself, no time to do anything but shoot. Victim’s back turned, no time. Hand in pocket, no time. Victim doing what the officer told him to do, no time. All the evidence contradicts the statement of the officer, no time.

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Authorities in Berkshire County are reconsidering how a father and his 11-year-old daughter died after originally suspecting a murder suicide.  

An autopsy on 47-year-old Anthony Nazareth did not determine an exact cause of death, according to the Berkshire District Attorney’s office. Evidence gathered at the scene and preliminary toxicology reports indicate the possibility that he died of a drug overdose.

The autopsy on Hannah Nazareth showed no signs of trauma. Her cause of death is undetermined pending further testing.

    

Counties across New York are concerned over reports that sales tax collections are plummeting and they are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for a more detailed  explanation.

The New York State Association of Counties, dismayed over a report by the state comptroller that sales tax collections have slowed to half of what they were last year, are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for more information, says the group’s Steven Aquario.

“Are we seeing a trend here?” Aquario says the counties are asking the tax officials.

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New data shows the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts is worse than public health officials feared.

The number of opioid deaths in 2014 totaled 1,256 according to revised numbers released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   Initial estimates had 1,008 people dying of drug overdoses last year. 

And, the epidemic shows no signs of lettering up.  An estimated 312 people are thought to have died of an overdose in the first three months of this year. 

A task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker released a report in June with 65 recommendations.

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