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6:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Pittsfield Community Aims To Halt Church Demolition

St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler St. in Pittsfield, Mass. has been closed since 2008.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

There has been outcry among members of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts community after plans to demolish a 73-year-old church to make way for a Dunkin’ Donuts surfaced last week.

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Capital Region News
6:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Medal Of Honor Campaign Advances For Albany WWI Hero

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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York.

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the bill's co-sponsor, says Friday that his measure passed unanimously Thursday. It now goes to the House for a vote. If approved, the legislation goes to the president for consideration.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month recommended awarding Johnson the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.

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New England News
6:01 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

UMass Amherst "Blarney Blowout" Report Released

An estimated 4,000 people participated in the partying during "Blarney Blowout" in Amherst, Mass in March.
Credit Robert Rizzuto / The Repulblican/Masslive.com

A report ordered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst to review an off-campus celebration gone awry this spring that resulted in more than 50 arrests has been released.

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New York News
4:30 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Corcoran Will Run For Judge

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Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh has lost her bid to run for New York state Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District to the Democratic party-backed candidate, county legislator Justin Corcoran.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 19, 2014. 

New England News
2:56 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Jury Convicts Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland

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A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.

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New England News
12:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Energy Company Lays Out Pipeline Plans, Law Foundation Explains Approval Process

Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless, at podium, served as moderator for Thursday night's meeting at Berkshire Community College.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

At an informational meeting Thursday night in Pittsfield, representatives from Kinder Morgan laid out plans to build a roughly 400-mile natural gas pipeline running from Pennsylvania through New York to eastern Massachusetts. And in response to growing concerns, the Conservation Law Foundation put Berkshire County representatives through a crash course on the permitting process.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

NY Jobs: Composite Outlook Is Good

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New Census estimates show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics. The data comes at a time when the Empire State is gearing up to increase benefits for the unemployed and boost  employment opportunities for disabled workers.

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday proclaimed median household income throughout New York State remained flat at about $57,000.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Cuomo, Astorino Have Rare Encounter At Business Conference

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
Credit Pat Bradley

The Republican candidate for governor of New York temporarily upstaged incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, when Rob Astorino appeared unexpectedly at the Business Council’s annual meeting, and attempted to talk to the governor.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Another Legal Challenge To Adirondack Development Project Dismissed

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A New York State court has dismissed an appeal of a unanimous ruling that upheld the Adirondack Park Agency’s approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. Supporters of this largest-ever proposal to come before the agency say the ruling should allow the project to move forward. But the opponents that sued to block it say they have another legal option they will pursue.

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