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New England News
6:04 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

One Year After The Shock: Services Return Following Hospital Closure

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28, 2014.
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It’s been one year since the abrupt closing of North Adams Regional Hospital shocked the region.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Supporters Raise $50,000 For Farmer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

A Schenectady County farmer has raised more than $50,000 to assist with legal costs as he faces multiple charges of animal endangerment. The story has gone viral and led to heightened emotions by both sides.

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New England News
5:53 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Baker Asks Feds For Snow Disaster Declaration

Gov. Charlie Baker speaking at the Berkshire Museum in January.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Governor Charlie Baker has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a record-setting series of winter storms.

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New England News
5:38 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Police Make Arrest In threat That Delayed Hernandez Trial

Aaron Hernandez
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Police have arrested a man who they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held.

Fall River police on Friday announced the arrest of 55-year-old Paul Haddad of Westwood. Haddad is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It's not known if he has a lawyer who could comment on the accusations.

Police say Thursday's threat had nothing to do with Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player.

Police did not disclose a motive. Westwood and Fall River are about 50 miles apart.

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Hudson Valley News
5:30 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Marist, CNR Collaborate On Technology Management

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Two colleges in the Hudson Valley are teaming up for technology. One college is a leader in cloud computing and is offering its services to another campus two counties to the south. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the new hookup.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 27, 2015. 

New York News
3:33 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

New York Budget Sticking Points Remain Ethics and Education

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Senate Republicans are trying to modify New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require full disclosure of law clients in legislators’ outside business.

Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos, who works part time at a private law firm, says he expects to agree on a “robust” new disclosure law, but concedes that it may only apply to new law clients, not existing business arrangements.

Skelos blamed any hold up on Assembly Democrats, saying they are dragging their feet on a new teacher evaluation plan.

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Hudson Valley News
2:27 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

FEMA Funding Will Help Rebuild A Village Hall Destroyed By Sandy

Grand View-on-Hudson is depicted in red.
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Lawmakers from New York say federal funding is headed to rebuild a village hall in Rockland County that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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New England News
1:59 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Public Service Board Considers Fining Vermont Gas For Late Reporting Of Cost Overruns

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Vermont Gas Pipeline cost overruns were the subject of a Public Service Board meeting earlier this week. The regulatory board is determining whether the company violated regulations by delaying notice to state officials about the rising costs.

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Capital Region News
1:57 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

'People's Chief' Leaves Office

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The City of Albany is bidding farewell to a transformative police chief who has won praise for improving police-community relations.

A bagpiper led Steven Krokoff out of police headquarters Friday where fellow officers saluted and paid tribute.

Krokoff, oft-hailed as a "people’s chief," is retiring to be closer to his extended family and to take a job as chief in Milton, Georgia, outside Atlanta.

He joined the Albany Police Department in 1993.  One of the city's youngest chiefs, Krokoff was 40 when he took the job in July 2010.

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