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A candidate for mayor of Pittsfield is criticizing Mayor Dan Bianchi’s response to a deadly July 4th shooting that injured several others. City Clerk Linda Tyer is also calling for more city police officers.

Public safety agencies continue to search the Connecticut River for a 7-month-old boy missing after police say his father jumped in him Sunday night.

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A veteran with the New York City Police Department is set to become Burlington Vermont’s new police chief.

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The longtime leader of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is leaving for a job with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation later this year.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to crack down on sexual assaults on college campuses, saying he hopes other states will adopt similar protections.  

Congress is in recess for the Fourth of July holiday.  21st Congressional District representative Republican Elise Stefanik has been traveling across her 12-county district attending various functions.  On Saturday she helped cut the ribbon to a new elevated trail at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley caught up with Stefanik to discuss several issues, including her impression of the Wild Walk.

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  Early this morning a group of protesters blocked access to a work site on Seneca Lake, the largest of New York’s Finger Lakes. It was the latest in a series of protests that have been taking place every few weeks since last fall. The protesters want to stop plans to store natural gas as well as propane and butane in the emptied-out salt caverns alongside the lake. David Chanatry from the New York Reporting Project at Utica College spent a day at the site.


A hospital merger was celebrated today in western Massachusetts. The deal promises to maintain local access to healthcare and preserve hundreds of jobs. 

Dozens of community leaders, elected officials, and healthcare workers gathered under a large white tent on the lawn of a landmark hospital in Westfield to applaud the debut of Baystate Noble Hospital.

  Novelist Jane Smiley is in the middle of her Last Hundred Years trilogy about the Langdon family.

While last year’s Some Luck followed the Langdon family through the depression, her new novel, Early Warning, tells their story as the country moves into the Cold War, through the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and ’70s and into the materialism of the ’80s.