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A local attorney has been chosen to be the first neighborhood liaison at UMass Amherst.

Eric Beal, a Umass Amherst graduate and former chair of the Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals will work with university and town officials to respond to incidents and complaints involving off-campus student behavior.  

Beal said he will promote proactive programs, perform mediation and be a mainstay in the neighborhoods that traditionally find large student gatherings on nights and weekends.

Blair Horner: Is Albany Throwing In The Towel On Ethics?

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  Even by Albany’s scandal-stained record, last week was unique: 2 state Senators were found guilty of corruption in two separate trials.  Former State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson and current Deputy Majority leader Tom Libous are now facing prison time for violating the public’s trust.

Given the historic nature of those convictions, it would be reasonable to expect reaction from Albany’s political leadership.  But that was not the case.  Instead of news releases and calls for action, only the sounds of crickets were heard from the state Capitol. 

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, August 3, 2015.

Springfield Police

Communities across the region, and the nation, are gearing up for an evening of food, fun, and music.   Parties with a serious purpose are being thrown tomorrow in neighborhood playgrounds, parks, and in the courtyards of apartment building.  The 32nd annual National Night Out crime prevention event is tomorrow.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Sergeant John Delaney, spokesman for the Springfield Police Department. 

Facebook: Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century.

President Obama is proposing the toughest regulations in U.S. history to combat climate change. Researchers say the president’s plan to reduce power plant emissions would also have a substantial and immediate impact on people’s health.

Rob Edelman: 3-D Rarities

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INSIDE OUT, a computer-animated feature from Disney-Pixar, is one of the season’s very best theatrical releases: a dazzlingly original must-see treat. It also is the latest major film to be made available theatrically in 3-D. To be sure, 3-D is not a new technology. Experiments in 3-D date from the early 20th-century and, at the dawn of the 1950s, 3-D feature films produced in Hollywood became fashionable and marketable.

The small Greene County town of Windham is welcoming visitors from around the world this week for an international sporting event being held at the Windham Mountain Resort. WAMC's Brian Shields speaks with Chip Seamans, the president and general manager of the resort, about the event that will draw visitors to the area all week.  

Delaware County Fair

America's ongoing debate over the Confederate flag has stirred conflict in the Catskills.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, August 3, 2015.