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11:15 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Regional Police Agencies Plan Coordinated Easter Enforcement

Champlain border crossing
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Police agencies along the northern border will work together during Easter weekend for a joint traffic enforcement initiative.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

NH Senate Refuses To Consider Marijuana Bill

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New Hampshire's Senate has refused to consider a House bill that would have decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Vermont Senate Committee Hears Challenge Of Opiate Treatment

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Vermont lawmakers are learning of the challenges of meeting the needs of people in the state who are addicted to heroin and other drugs.

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New England News
6:51 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

MassDOT Surveys Commuters In Planning I-91 Project

The elevated highway in Springfield, MA known as the I-91 viaduct will be rebuilt beginning in November. The project is expected to take 3 years to finish
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation as part of the planning for a major highway project in western Massachusetts is surveying commuters.

   MassDOT wants to hear from people who travel on Interstate 91 to find out daily routes, arrival and departure times and parking locations.  It is part of the planning for the 3-year $260 million reconstruction of the elevated portion of the highway through downtown Springfield.  Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Cuiffreda says the online survey is a good first step toward minimizing traffic problems.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Committee Proposes Hard Deadline For Single-Payer Financing Plan

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Some Vermont legislators are proposing to cut funding for the state’s transition to universal health care if the governor fails to provide a financial plan for the system by next January.

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New York News
5:43 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Walmart Could Bring Debate Back To Ballston

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Walmart has announced that it once again plans to build a new store in the Southern Saratoga County town of Ballston, but the presence of the retailer in the community may still prove controversial.

The nation’s largest retailer announced plans this week to build a new store in Ballston in a commercial development near the corners of Routes 50 and 67.

Walmart says the new store would bring with it 300 jobs, most of them fulltime positions.

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New England News
4:14 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

MGM Springfield Seeks Delay In Awarding Casino License

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Nervous about the prospect of a casino repeal referendum, MGM is asking Massachusetts gaming industry regulators to delay awarding a casino license for the company’s Springfield project.

MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday to continue its evaluation of MGM’s $800 million casino project, but stop just short of  issuing a license.

"What we find ourselves in because of the repeal effort is the award of a license that does not allow for the commencement of construction."

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Food Friday
3:37 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: Baked French Toast with Pecan Streusel Topping

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Chef Dale Miller of Master Chef Consulting Group will join us in the studio to talk about brunch!

Streusel Topping (Can be made a week in advance and kept refrigerated)

¼ pound butter, cut into small dice
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup all purpose flour
½ cup pecans, finely chopped

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New York News
3:22 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Craft Beverage Tour Headed To Lake George Region

With the explosion of the craft beverage industry, advocates for economic development in Washington and Warren Counties are planning this summer to launch a regional tour as a means of connecting more tourists with locally made beer, wines, and other specialty beverages. 

John Davidson, co-owner of Davidson Brothers Brewing Co., announced this week the company produced the first brew from its new 22,000-square foot facility in Queensbury.

“Fifty barrels of our signature IPA that we brewed 17 years ago downtown,” said Davidson.

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