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New England News
8:43 am
Sun March 29, 2015

New England Takes On Ocean Pollution

State legislators in New England are trying to form a multi-state pact to counter increasing ocean acidity along the East Coast.

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New England News
8:13 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Connecticut Man Killed In Vermont Snowmobile Accident

State police say a Connecticut man has been killed after his snowmobile went off a trail and collided with a metal cable that was strung between two trees across a driveway.

Authorities say 47-year-old Keith Whitney of New Haven was thrown from the snowmobile about 5:15 p.m. Saturday on the No. 52 trail in Wheelock.

A person riding with Whitney called 911 and emergency responders took him to a hospital, but he did not survive.

A trooper at the St. Johnsbury station could not provide more information early Sunday and said the investigation is ongoing.

New York News
8:11 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Utility Found 'Hazardous Situation' Months Before NYC Blast

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Emergency workers are painstakingly looking for signs of two missing people in the rubble of three New York City apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, though authorities acknowledge the chances of finding them are slim.

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New York News
7:59 am
Sun March 29, 2015

New York Budget Negotiations Stretch Into Weekend

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New York state budget negotiations stretched into the weekend as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked to resolve differences over school funding, teacher evaluations and a minimum wage hike before a new fiscal year begins Wednesday.

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New York News
7:58 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Lawmakers Announce Restoration Of VLT Funds For Saratoga

Lawmakers representing Saratoga County have announced that funding from Video Lottery Terminals will be restored to the county and Saratoga Springs. The city is home to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Hudson Valley News
4:43 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Westchester County Exec Appoints New Head Of Veterans Agency

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Westchester County has a new director of the Veterans Service Agency - a former New York assemblyman.

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New York News
7:56 am
Sat March 28, 2015

166-Acre Farm Preserved In Saratoga Springs

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Saratoga PLAN announced Friday that the 166-Acre Pitney Farm, one of the last remaining in Saratoga Springs, will be preserved.

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New York News
7:15 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Former National Guard Recruiter Sentenced For Raping 2 Women

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A former recruiter for the New York National Guard has been sentenced for raping two women he met through his military duties and attacking a third woman.

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WAMC News
7:11 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Schumer "Honored And Humbled" By Reid's Endorsement

Credit Patrick Garrett

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has issued a statement on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s endorsement to lead the Senate Democrats after the Nevada statesman announced his retirement.

Reid gave his support to Schumer in an interview Friday morning.

Schumer, currently the Senate Democrats’ third-in-command, said he looked forward to working alongside Reid for the remainder of the session.

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New England News
6:52 am
Sat March 28, 2015

One Year After Closure, Demonstrators Seek Return Of Full Service Hospital To Northern Berkshires

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Demonstrations are planned in Berkshire County today to mark the one-year anniversary of the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.

The North County Cares Coalition is seeking the return of a full-service hospital to the Northern Berkshires.

Protesters plan to gather outside North Adams City Hall at noon and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield at 2 p.m.

Since the closing of the North Adams Regional Hospital last year, Berkshire Health Systems purchased the campus and now operates a satellite emergency facility, but does not offer inpatient services.

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