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Hudson Valley News
4:43 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Westchester County Exec Appoints New Head Of Veterans Agency

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Westchester County has a new director of the Veterans Service Agency - a former New York assemblyman.

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New York News
7:56 am
Sat March 28, 2015

166-Acre Farm Preserved In Saratoga Springs

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Saratoga PLAN announced Friday that the 166-Acre Pitney Farm, one of the last remaining in Saratoga Springs, will be preserved.

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New York News
7:15 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Former National Guard Recruiter Sentenced For Raping 2 Women

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A former recruiter for the New York National Guard has been sentenced for raping two women he met through his military duties and attacking a third woman.

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WAMC News
7:11 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Schumer "Honored And Humbled" By Reid's Endorsement

Credit Patrick Garrett

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has issued a statement on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s endorsement to lead the Senate Democrats after the Nevada statesman announced his retirement.

Reid gave his support to Schumer in an interview Friday morning.

Schumer, currently the Senate Democrats’ third-in-command, said he looked forward to working alongside Reid for the remainder of the session.

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New England News
6:52 am
Sat March 28, 2015

One Year After Closure, Demonstrators Seek Return Of Full Service Hospital To Northern Berkshires

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Demonstrations are planned in Berkshire County today to mark the one-year anniversary of the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.

The North County Cares Coalition is seeking the return of a full-service hospital to the Northern Berkshires.

Protesters plan to gather outside North Adams City Hall at noon and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield at 2 p.m.

Since the closing of the North Adams Regional Hospital last year, Berkshire Health Systems purchased the campus and now operates a satellite emergency facility, but does not offer inpatient services.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

After 18 Years Of Study, Debate, Bus-Only Corridor Opens

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Connecticut's $567 million bus-only corridor is finally opening after 18 years of study, planning and construction. Governor Dannel Malloy and state and federal transportation officials  gathered in New Britain on Friday to launch CTfastrak, a 9.4-mile rapid transit bus between Hartford and New Britain.

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Legislative Gazette
8:00 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

The Legislative Gazette #1513

(3/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and legislature continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the Governor’s ethics proposals will survive the budget wrangling, and Washington County approves a proposed medical marijuana growing facility.

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New York News
6:32 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Renewed Push For Oil Train Regulations As Communities Prepare For Disaster

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Once again, New York's U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on federal regulators to pass tighter safety restrictions for crude oil transported by rail.

The newest cry came Thursday: The Senators submitted a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan calling on him to pass legislation requiring new standards as soon as possible.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

One Year After The Shock: Services Return Following Hospital Closure

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28, 2014.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

It’s been one year since the abrupt closing of North Adams Regional Hospital shocked the region.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Supporters Raise $50,000 For Farmer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

A Schenectady County farmer has raised more than $50,000 to assist with legal costs as he faces multiple charges of animal endangerment. The story has gone viral and led to heightened emotions by both sides.

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