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10:49 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Candidates For Mass. Governor Debate In Springfield

Candidates for governor debated at the City Stage theater in Springfield. It was their only scheduled broadcast debate in western Massachusetts.
Credit Dave Roback, Springfield Republican

The five candidates for governor of Massachusetts participated in their first broadcast debate Monday night, the only one scheduled in western Massachusetts.

   Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley differed on energy policy, the need for universal pre-school, and indexing the gasoline tax to inflation.  Baker said rather than raise the gas tax the state should rein in transportation costs. 

    "We've got to figure out how to do this stuff better and cheaper and in some cases faster."

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

NYS AG Announces Expansion Of Homeowner Protection Program

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a keynote speaker at a housing conference today in Orange County. He unveiled plans to extend a homeowner protection program.

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office will additionally fund the Homeowner Protection Program, or HOPP, up to $40 million, given the number of distressed homeowners still in need of the free housing counseling and legal services the program provides.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee Pulls Back On Plans To Demolish Pittsfield Church

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

A leading Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee is pulling back on plans to demolish a 73-year-old church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to make way for a restaurant.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Blair Horner: The Debate Over Climate Change Takes The World's Center Stage


As the world’s leaders prepared to hold a summit on climate change at the United Nations last week, 400,000 protestors marched through the streets of New York City demanding actions – not just words.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

 Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 29, 2014 .

New England News
3:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Veiovis Given Life In Prison For Berkshire Triple Murder

Caius Veiovis
Credit Berkshire District Attorney's Office

The final person on trial for the murders of three Pittsfield, Massachusetts men has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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North Country News
12:59 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Local Campaign Ad Raising Ire Of National Group

Credit GOP-Democratic logos: DonkeyHotey/Flickr, 21st District Map: U.S. House

An ad running in the northern New York Congressional race has caught the attention of a national advocacy group. And they’re not happy with what it says about Social Security.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Rob Edelman: Jason Reitman’s Men, Women, Children

Does Jason Reitman have another JUNO in him? Or will his present and future films mostly be instantly forgettable, despite the A-list casts he attracts? A case in point is LABOR DAY, which was screened a year ago at the Toronto Film Festival. Despite the presence of a top-billed Kate Winslet, LABOR DAY was a lackluster effort: a tale with a highly questionable scenario that not surprisingly was a box office dud.

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New England News
12:32 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Charlie Baker Previews Tonight's Massachusetts Guberntorial Race

Charlie Baker hopes to become the latest GOP governor of Massachusetts.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The candidates for governor of Massachusetts will meet in Springfield tonight in the only western Massachusetts debate before Election Day. Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley, independents Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick and Scott Lively, and Republican Charlie Baker will take part in the hourlong debate. The latest polls show Coakley and Baker in a neck-and-neck race. Baker spoke today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Daniel Brocks : Ophthalmology

Credit Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC

  In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Daniel Brocks, Director of Ophthalmology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and practitioner with Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons.

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