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New England News
9:30 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Vermont House Passes Gun Restrictions

The Vermont House has passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Verizon Switching To Permanent North Adams Tower, Service Disruptions Expected Saturday

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Verizon cell phone customers in the Northern Berkshire region may experience some outages Saturday morning as the company switches its signal from a temporary tower raised after a tower collapse in 2014 to a permanent structure.

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Legislative Gazette
7:20 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

The Legislative Gazette #1516

(Airs 4/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Protesters in New York join a national push to demand higher pay at low-wage jobs, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the grand jury information into senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, and the NY RA reorganization is pushed back a year.

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New England News
7:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Rep. Neal Expects To Review Fast Track Trade Authority

Congressman Richard Neal (D-Mass.)
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As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Richard Neal expects to fully discuss a trade promotion authority recently introduced in Congress.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

NY Senator Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Boost Manufacturing Education At Colleges

Chamber President Garry Douglas (left), SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling (center), NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (right) at Nova Bus in Plattsburgh 4-17-15
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was at the Nova Bus manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh this morning where she announced legislation to enhance manufacturing education at the nation’s four-year colleges.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Landmark Ludlow Clock Tower Building Eyed For Redevelopment

The landmark clock tower at the Ludlow Mills in Ludlow, MA
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A new phase in what is said to be the largest mill redevelopment project in New England is under way in Ludlow, Massachusetts. 

A 1.5- mile long riverwalk is being built as part of the redevelopment of the Ludlow Mills, a sprawling complex of more than 60 buildings on 170 acres.  The walk, which will be constructed of recycled brick, will feature markers highlighting the history of the mills and observation areas along the banks of the Chicopee River.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Officials Recognize Growing Saratoga Convention Industry

Jeff King speaks while his wife, Becky, stands with their cow, Finance.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

  

Officials Thursday marked the first North American Meetings Industry Day by highlighting success at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

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New England News
5:35 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Gyrocopter Postman Delivered Campaign Finance Reform Message To Rep. Tonko

Congressmen Paul Tonko (D-NY) on left and Richard Neal (D-Mass.)
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The postman who flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in hopes of raising awareness of campaign finance reform got his point across to at least one member of Congress.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

NY And MA Congressmen See I-90 Corridor As STEM Hotbed

Congressmen Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.) standing in top center, from left to right.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Congressmen from western Massachusetts and eastern New York are encouraging the neighboring areas to continue developing the science, engineering and technology industries across state lines.

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Audrey Kupferberg: Snowpiecer

People are talking about a 2013 feature called SNOWPIERCER by South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong.  It’s a sci-fi thriller about the aftermath of a failed climate-change experiment that freezes the Earth.  Most of the planet’s population dies, but a number are saved and boarded onto a train that circles the globe in an endless ride.  It is a train controlled by a self-proclaimed leader named Wilford, whose company designed the unique self-sustainable convoy.  When the film opens, the survivors have been passengers for eighteen years.

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