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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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Capital Region News
6:04 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Action Delayed On Colonie Motels

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The fate of Colonie’s Blu-Bell and Skylane Motels remains in limbo: a court decision has been delayed.

The two hotels became a blight on the town of Colonie and object of ongoing legal efforts to demolish the buildings and prevent other motels in the town from meeting a similar fate. 

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New York News
5:13 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

American Diabetes Association Announces 2015 Saratoga Tour de Cure

Credit American Diabetes Association

The cycling event has grown over the years and is now the largest fundraising event in New York’s Capital Region.

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New England News
5:04 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Malloy Taps Army Reservist As Connecticut Veterans Chief

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Gov. Dannel Malloy is naming a U.S. Army reservist and ethics officer for Pratt and Whitney to oversee Connecticut's Department of Veterans Affairs. He was expected to announce the appointment of Sean Connolly on Thursday afternoon.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Hartford Firefighter Died After Tank Ran Out Of Air

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The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air. The medical examiner ruled Thursday that the death of 48-year-old Kevin Bell was an accident.

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New England News
4:15 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Conn. Secretary Of State Wants To Revamp Registrar System

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants to overhaul Connecticut's localized election system, having one professional registrar oversee elections in each city and town.

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New England News
4:02 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Multiple Sites Considered For New Catholic High School

The tornado-damaged Cathedral H.S. campus on Surrey Road in Springfield is one of the sites being considered for construction of a new regional Catholic high school
Credit WAMC

An advisory group is being formed to work out the details of building a new regional Catholic high school in western Massachusetts.

     The task force that will be chaired by education consultant and public school superintendent Paul Gagliarducci will advise Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski on the details for the proposed merger of Springfield’s Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School and recommend a site to build a new school.

     " I know it is a very emotional and political situation and issue," said Gagliarducci in an interview Thursday.

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Hudson Valley News
3:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Molinaro Discusses Dutchess County Outlook

Marc Molinaro is Dutchess County Executive.
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says consolidation will be at the foundation of his effort this year to trim the budget and save money. The Republican discussed his budget plans for 2015 after delivering his state of the county address Wednesday night.

Weather
3:46 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, February 26, 2015.

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