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New England News
8:02 am
Sat December 20, 2014

State Awards Berkshire Community College Manufacturing Grant

Berkshire Community College
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For the third straight year, Massachusetts has included Berkshire Community College in its Amp It Up! advanced manufacturing grant program.

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New England News
10:12 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Mass. Health Connector Increasing Staffing As First Deadline Nears

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Massachusetts is encouraging people who need to reenroll in Affordable Care Act insurance plans to do so by December 23rd while the state steps up call center staffing. Health Connector officials believe the website will hold up following last year’s failure.

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Legislative Gazette
8:32 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1451

(Airs 12/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that, and we’ll report on the winners and losers of New York’s Casino licenses.

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Hudson Valley News
7:49 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Purchase College Receives Grant For Green Infrastructure

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A federal grant is headed to a State University of New York college in Westchester County for a green infrastructure project.

The $765,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant, announced by Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, is for Purchase College to implement green practices when retrofitting campus pavement. Bio retention and porous pavement retrofits will be used to demonstrate how green infrastructure can be incorporated through the larger campus and improve water quality of Blind Brook, which flows into the Long Island Sound.

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New England News
4:06 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Pittsfield Teen Indicted On Murder Charge In Parking Lot Shooting

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A Berkshire County Grand Jury has indicted a Pittsfield teenager in the November shooting death of a Goshen, Massachusetts man in a supermarket parking lot.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 19, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
2:52 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Part Five Of Student Loan Series Focuses On Young Farmers

Chris and Caleb Pawelski
WAMC, Allison Dunne

There’s a new campaign aimed at providing student loan forgiveness to young farmers. Young farmers say debt forgiveness would free them up financially to invest in their own operations, but it is not the sole financial panacea.

In the spring, these pastures will be home to 30 lambs, and toward the woods, 24 pigs, all under the farming prowess of 24-year-old Leanna Mulvihill. She’ll be running Four Legs Farm at Pine Farm in her native New Paltz. But not all the grass is green in her life.

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New York News
2:40 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Cousin, 19, Charged With Murder Of 5-Year-Old After Kidnapping Hoax

Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged with second-degree murder.

A 19-year old New York woman is accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home.

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New York News
2:31 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

King Exits With Common Core As Legacy, For Better Or Worse

New York state is losing its education commissioner, as John King takes a job with the Obama Administration. King was in charge of school policies during a tumultuous time, and he admits there are things he might have done better.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Food Friday: Meet the Chef - Nick Moulton

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Nick Moulton of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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