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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Proposal To Create Oil Train Task Force Withdrawn By Sponsor

Oil train passing through Plattsburgh. Photo taken from the steps of City Hall.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A proposal to create an oil train task force put before Plattsburgh City Councilors was withdrawn last night by its sponsor.

Two weeks ago, city councilors in Plattsburgh considered a resolution to create an oil train task force. The measure was tabled after several concerns were raised, including its clarity and process.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, August 1, 2014. 

New England News
12:17 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Inspector General's Report Details Misspending By Former University President

Evan Dobelle, who retired as Westfield State University President in Nov. 2013 after allegations surfaced of lavish spending on travel and entertainment.
Credit WSU

The Massachusetts Inspector General issued a scathing report Thursday on a former state university president’s use of state funds for personal purposes.  The report raised the likelihood that former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle will face a criminal investigation.

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New York News
12:08 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Operators Of Saratoga Casino And Raceway Announce Management Agreement With Churchill Downs Inc.

An image of the proposed East Greenbush casino project
Credit Saratoga Casino and Raceway

The operators of Saratoga Casino and Raceway have announced a new management deal in the works with Louisville, Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Inc.

This week, Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. and Churchill Downs Incorporated announced they are working to finalize a new agreement where the Louisville company known for the Kentucky Derby will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado.

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WAMC News
8:20 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Roundtable on the road in Tanglewood, nations warning of Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and Cuomo responding to Bharara letter.

WAMC News
7:05 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Fox Captured In Dutchess Is Rabid

A gray fox in Dutchess County has tested positive for rabies.

The Dutchess County Department of Health has confirmed a positive rabies test in a fox captured on Hart Drive in the Town of Poughkeepsie July 30.  The Department is asking anyone who is aware of any contact between a gray fox and any person or domestic animal within the past two weeks to contact the county health department. In Dutchess County, nearly 50 people undergo rabies post-exposure treatment annually, many of these are because of contact with animals that were not captured and therefore not rabies tested.

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Sports
6:33 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Sports Report: Major Trades In Major League Baseball

MLB:

A busy trade deadline day in major league baseball yesterday nine months after winning the World Series, the last-place Red Sox unloaded five key members of their championship team. The Red Sox sent left-hander John Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes, and a draft pick. Then they traded lefty reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles. The Bosox also shipped Lackey to St. Louis for fellow righty Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. And Shortstop Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees for third-baseman Kelly Johnson.

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Hudson Valley News
10:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Culvert Collapse Closes A Dutchess Road

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A road in Dutchess County is expected to be closed for several weeks following a culvert collapse.

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New England News
6:36 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Developer Plans Luxury Apartments In Downtown Springfield

SilverBrick Group LLC of New York has purchased the Morgan Square apartment complex in Springfield, MA and plans renovations to create luxury market-rate housing.
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A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts has been sold to a New York City-based developer

A 280-unit complex of townhouses, one-,two-, and three-bedroom apartments known as Morgan Square has been bought by  the SilverBrick Group. The company in a press release pledged to redevelopment the apartments for “ luxury style living.”  Mayor Domenic Sarno has championed more market-rate housing downtown. Housing consultant Laurie Volk said the metro center has a lot of potential.

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