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5:26 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Sports Report: Rangers Grab 2-1 Series Lead Over Penguins

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In the NHL Playoffs, the Rangers edged Pittsburgh 2-1 for a 2-1 series lead, Minnesota blanked St. Louis 3-0 for a 2-1 series lead, and it was Anaheim over Winnipeg in overtime 5-4 putting the Ducks one win away from Round 2.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Police Looking Seeking Person Of Interest In Murder Case

Gregory Allen Smith
Credit Vermont State Police

Police in Springfield, Vermont, are investigating a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a man over the weekend.

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New England News
10:10 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Bill Uses Admissions Tax To Help Pay For Hartford Stadium

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The city of Hartford, Connecticut is hoping to pay off a planned minor league baseball stadium with proceeds from the state's admission tax on tickets.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Sorrell Rejects Call For Independent Counsel To Probe Him

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is rejecting a request that he appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations that he has violated Vermont's campaign finance laws.

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New England News
8:15 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Rare Falcon Finds Residency On Vermont Nuclear Smokestack

Peregrine falcon
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A rare falcon species has fashioned a home on a southeastern Vermont energy company's smokestack.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Champlain College Offering Online Discounts To US Workers

Champlain College campus
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The federal government is working with Vermont's Champlain College to provide online educational and training opportunities to millions of federal civilian employees and their dependents.

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New England News
7:25 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

New England Governors To Meet About Energy Issues

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Governors from the six New England states are going to meet in Hartford Thursday to pursue a regional energy strategy.

  Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said he looks forward to developing a regional solution to the high cost of electricity blamed on a lack of infrastructure to bring natural gas to power plants.

"The single biggest thing we can do to deal with the rising cost of energy is to create more pipeline capacity," Baker said. earlier this year, speaking with reporters in Springfield.

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New England News
6:45 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Regulations To Implement Food Labeling Adopted

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The Vermont Attorney General's office has formally adopted the regulations implementing a state law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering.

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New England News
6:19 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Former Car Dealership Eyed For New YMCA

The former Mutual Ford building in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

The second oldest YMCA in the United States is beginning a new era in Springfield, Massachusetts with plans to expand.

The Greater Springfield YMCA is eyeing the location of a blighted long-abandoned car dealership building for a new headquarters in a campus setting that would include an outdoor athletic field along with a family center to serve a nearby public housing project.

Kirk Smith, CEO of the Springfield YMCA, said due diligence is taking place on the former Mutual Ford property at Bay St. and Berkshire Ave.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Pittsfield Increases Parking Fines, Metered Parking Expected This Summer

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

This summer, if you break parking laws in the city of Pittsfield, you’ll have to shell out more to cover fines.

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