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9:43 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Lee's Ex-Police Chief Faces New Federal Charges; Due In Court Wednesday

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The former police chief of Lee, Massachusetts former faces new federal charges for allegedly taking more than $50,000 intended for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. 

Twelve indictments were issued by a federal grand jury last week charging Joseph Buffis with wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The indictments superseded four earlier charges for extortion by wrongful use of fear and other offenses.

Buffis has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Official Count Confirms Lt. Gov. Write In Winner

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The official count of Vermont's primary election ballots has confirmed that Progressive lieutenant governor candidate Dean Corren has also qualified for the Democratic nomination by garnering almost 3,900 write-in votes.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Patent Trolling Case Moves Forward

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The case against a company that the Vermont Attorney general’s office claims is violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act will move forward in the courts.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Invasive Spiny Water Flea Confirmed In Lake Champlain

Spiny water fleas in Lake George
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The Lake Champlain Basin Program confirmed late last week that the invasive spiny water flea has entered Lake Champlain. The zooplankton threatens to disrupt the food chain and could become a nuisance to anglers.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Farmers' Market Has First Regional Wine Vendor

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People stocking up on locally grown products at their weekly farmers’ markets in Massachusetts are finding a new item: wine.

The Farmers’ Market at Forest Park in Springfield, now well into its 17th season, offered a first Tuesday – wine sold by the bottle and given out in small samples.

The new vendor was very well received.

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New York News
4:46 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

NY AG: Bank Wouldn’t Lend To Blacks In Buffalo

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New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in the western part of the state.

Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday alleging that Evans Bank intentionally excluded predominantly African-American neighborhoods on Buffalo’s east side from its lending area.

In a statement, bank President David Nasca says the 13-branch strong Evans will "vigorously" defend itself against “meritless accusations”.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Grossman's Mother Star Of Latest Super PAC Ad In Race For Mass. Gov.

Treasurer Steve Grossman won the Massachusetts Democratic Party's endorsement for governor at its June convention in Worcester, Mass.
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A super PAC supporting Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, is using a new television ad to tout the endorsement of a key backer — Grossman's 92-year-old mother.

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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Tonko Heads RPI Public Forum On Renewable Energy Manufacturing

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The Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy was in Troy today to discuss the Capital District’s role in the clean energy sector. 

Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, stopped by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Bruggeman Conference Center, where he cited several Tech Valley institutions like Albany’s NanoCollege.

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New England News
3:32 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Former Conn. Governor's Trial May Hinge On Cryptic Email

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland (R-Conn.)
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Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland's federal conspiracy trial may hinge on a cryptic email in which he acknowledges an offer to become a paid consultant for a nursing home owned by the husband of a political candidate.

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Weather
3:19 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas serves up the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 2, 2014. 

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