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8:20 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Roundtable on the road in Tanglewood, nations warning of Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and Cuomo responding to Bharara letter.

WAMC News
7:05 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

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Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Fox Captured In Dutchess Is Rabid

A gray fox in Dutchess County has tested positive for rabies.

The Dutchess County Department of Health has confirmed a positive rabies test in a fox captured on Hart Drive in the Town of Poughkeepsie July 30.  The Department is asking anyone who is aware of any contact between a gray fox and any person or domestic animal within the past two weeks to contact the county health department. In Dutchess County, nearly 50 people undergo rabies post-exposure treatment annually, many of these are because of contact with animals that were not captured and therefore not rabies tested.

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Sports
6:33 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Sports Report: Major Trades In Major League Baseball

MLB:

A busy trade deadline day in major league baseball yesterday nine months after winning the World Series, the last-place Red Sox unloaded five key members of their championship team. The Red Sox sent left-hander John Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes, and a draft pick. Then they traded lefty reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles. The Bosox also shipped Lackey to St. Louis for fellow righty Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. And Shortstop Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees for third-baseman Kelly Johnson.

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Hudson Valley News
10:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Culvert Collapse Closes A Dutchess Road

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A road in Dutchess County is expected to be closed for several weeks following a culvert collapse.

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New England News
6:36 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Developer Plans Luxury Apartments In Downtown Springfield

SilverBrick Group LLC of New York has purchased the Morgan Square apartment complex in Springfield, MA and plans renovations to create luxury market-rate housing.
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A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts has been sold to a New York City-based developer

A 280-unit complex of townhouses, one-,two-, and three-bedroom apartments known as Morgan Square has been bought by  the SilverBrick Group. The company in a press release pledged to redevelopment the apartments for “ luxury style living.”  Mayor Domenic Sarno has championed more market-rate housing downtown. Housing consultant Laurie Volk said the metro center has a lot of potential.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Images Cinema Names New Executive Director

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Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts has landed a new executive director who has worked in the film business for 30 years, most recently in Los Angeles.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Cuomo Confirms He Received Warning Letter From US Attorney, Will No Longer Comment On Moreland

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Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney, Preet Bharara, sent a warning letter to the lawyer representing the now disbanded Moreland Act Commission on ethics, as first reported in the New York Times. In it, the paper says, Bharara threatened to investigate the governor’s aides and maybe even Cuomo himself for “possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.”

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US News
6:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Gillibrand Pushes Campus Assault Bill

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Colleges and universities could be held more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by New York's Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"My office has heard from many survivors about campus sexual assaults in America. These young women have been demanding that Congress help stop the endless wave of campus sexual assaults, and I share their outrage."  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, charges America is going through an "epidemic of campus sexual assault." 

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New York News
5:44 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Ballston Spa To Host Seventh Annual Film Festival

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A Saratoga County village is preparing for its  annual film festival this weekend.

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