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11:05 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Vermont And Conservation Group To Name Forest After Late Senator Jeffords

Senator James Jeffords

The state of Vermont is working with a conservation group to create a 1,346-acre stretch of state forest in Shrewsbury and name it after the late U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords.

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New England News
10:13 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Ex-Westfield State President Drops Lawsuit Over Departure, Two More Suits In Play

Ex-Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle ( seated third from left) is seen at a 2013 meeting of the university's board of trustees.
Credit WAMC

Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.

The Republican of Springfield reports that Dobelle and defendants filed a motion in federal court Thursday saying they agreed to dismiss the lawsuit.

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North Country News
9:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Fort Drum Brigade Prepares For Deployment

More than 1,600 soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division will be heading to Afghanistan this year to serve as advisers to Afghan security forces and protect other U.S. troops on military bases.

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New England News
8:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Vermont Provides Extra Grants To Heat Low-Income Households

The state of Vermont is providing $375,000 to five community action agencies for fuel assistance grants to help low-income Vermonters stay warm this winter.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Harness Racing Returns To Saratoga This Weekend

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway says the 74th season of harness racing will begin this Sunday.

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New York News
7:58 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

NY Governor To Lead Spring Trade Mission To Cuba

Credit Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to visit Cuba this spring for a state trade mission to the communist nation.

Cuomo and Jose Ramon Cabanas, chief of the Obama administration's Cuban Interests Section, say Thursday that the New York Democrat will lead a delegation to Cuba on April 20.

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WAMC News
7:04 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Spanish Company Buying US Utility Serving Northeast For $3B

Credit Twitter: Iberdrola USA

Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility, Iberdrola, says it will buy the northeastern U.S. utility company UIL Holdings Corporation in a deal valued at roughly $3 billion.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Environmentalists Drop Appeal To Land Deal

NYCO Lewis mine
Credit Protect the Adirondacks

In the latest twist in a long-running legal battle, environmental groups challenging a mining company’s test drilling on Adirondack lands have decided not to appeal a court ruling that went against them.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Adams Charter School Students Enjoying Expansion

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A charter school in Adams, Massachusetts recently celebrated a $4.6 million expansion that created a new gym, stage area and lunch room.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Speaker Heastie Makes Dream Act Top Priority

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Newly elected New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made clear one of his top priorities in his first news conference, where he called for passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants.

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