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9:30 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Vermont House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

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The Vermont House has taken a final, and resounding, vote to pass a bill that's likely to make Vermont the first state with a labeling requirement for genetically modified foods.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Police Say Man With Knife Shot In Station Lobby

Vermont State Police say a 42-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday after being shot by a police officer when he refused to drop a knife while in the lobby of the Bennington police department.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

21st District Republican Congressional Candidates Challenge Primary Petitions

The leading Republican candidates running in New York’s 21st Congressional district race are sparring over the validity of petitions one campaign has filed for the Conservative and Independence Party primaries.

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New England News
6:27 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Chinese Rail Car Maker Taps Resources For Possible Springfield Factory

Top executives from a Chinese rail car company were back in Springfield, Massachusetts today continuing to lay the groundwork for a factory to build subway cars for the MBTA.  Officials at a local college offered its school of engineering as a resource for the company.

 A decision on building the $30 million factory in Springfield will be made by the end of the year, as Chanchung Railway Vehicles awaits word on the awarding of a contract potentially worth up to $1.5 billion to supply hundreds of new subway cars for the MBTA.  Bids for the project are due by May 15th.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Pittsfield City Council Approves Purchase Of New School Bus Fleet

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The Pittsfield City Council has approved a $2.7 million plan to trade in its current school buses and purchase a new fleet.

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New York News
5:55 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Applicants File For New York Casino License

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With high-profile casino projects in East Greenbush and Albany competing for New York’s sole casino license for the Capital Region, casino advocates from smaller communities also have high hopes.

The Howe Cave Development Corp., the organization working to establish Howe Caverns as a resort casino location received confirmation Wednesday that its $1 million application fee for a casino license has been received by New York’s gaming commission.

Chris Tague is a spokesman for the group hoping to build the resort at its location located about 40 miles from Albany...

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Politics
5:17 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

State Senate Candidate Questions Opponent's Residency

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A Democratic candidate for State Senate in western Massachusetts is challenging the residency of an opponent.

   Tim Allen is filing an objection with state election officials claiming fellow Democrat Eric Lesser has not lived in Massachusetts long enough to be eligible to run for the State Senate.

      "To me it is not a technicality. If you apply for a job, or run for office you should meet the requirements that are clearly laid out," said  Allen.

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New England News
5:14 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Pittsfield Reactivates Human Rights Commission

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The Pittsfield City Council unanimously approved the reestablishment of a Human Rights Commission dormant since the late 1990s.

Cecilia Rock was one of seven approved for the commission Tuesday night along with appointees city councilor Churchill Cotton and school committee member Josh Cutler. It will address complaints, conduct reviews and file reports for the city. Here’s Rock.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

New York News
2:46 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Casino Operator Looks Beyond Saratoga Springs

A rendering of the proposed casino project located off Route 4 in East Greenbush
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Wednesday marks the deadline for casino developers in New York to submit their application fees to bid for a full-scale casino license. A casino operator in Saratoga Springs is now looking to build south of the Spa City.

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway announced this week that it would abandon plans to build a full-scale casino at its location in the Spa City that is home to its harness race track and VLT games.

The announcement came just one day before casino operators in New York were due to submit a $1 million application fee to the state.

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