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10:50 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Supporters Of Closed School For Deaf Not Giving Up

Holton Hall of the Austine School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Brattleboro, Vermont
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The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has closed, but supporters and alumni haven't given up on it.

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New England News
9:15 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Tiny College Launches $2M Fundraising Challenge

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A tiny Vermont college that focuses on environmental stewardship is launching a $2 million fundraising challenge.

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New England News
8:54 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Mass. Supermarkets Launch Anti-Bottle Deposit Campaign

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Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Vermont Rail Upgrade Grant Rejected By Feds

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Vermont Transportation Agency officials say a federal grant application that would have been used to upgrade the rails in an 11-mile stretch between Rutland and Burlington was rejected by federal transportation officials.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

FTC Asked To Consider Utility's Renewable Claims

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The Federal Trade Commission is being asked to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces.

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New England News
6:29 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Officials Use New Technology To Spread The Word About Danger

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Information is critical during an emergency.  The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is embracing new technology to let the public know what is going on during weather emergencies and natural or man-made disasters.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with MEMA Public Information Officer Peter Judge.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

New Tobacco Regulations Take Effect In Pittsfield

Signs at city-owned parks, like Pontoosuc Lake Park seen here, show that smoking is not allowed.
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New tobacco regulations aimed to curb youth smoking and reduce second-hand smoke in public areas went into effect today in the city of Pittsfield, Mass.

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New England News
5:47 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Conn. Supreme Court Backs Wind Energy Regulation

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project.

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Capital Region News
4:58 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

New Charter School In Albany - Public Comments Sought

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The charter school business is booming in New York's Capital City, with 2,200 students are enrolled in nine publicly financed, privately operated charter schools in Albany. Five charter schools have filed applications that will be up for public comment Thursday.

The City School District of Albany has scheduled a public hearing Thursday at William S. Hackett Middle School at 6 p.m. to hear public comment on the applications, including one proposal that would create a new 400-student charter elementary school in Albany.

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New England News
4:24 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Catholic Church Leaders Call For Casino Repeal

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The state’s four Roman Catholic Bishops are urging Massachusetts voters to repeal the state’s casino law.

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