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New England News
8:17 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Springfield's Fire Commissioner Is Recovering After Attack By Former Employee

Authorities say Springfield's fire commissioner is recovering after being attacked by a disgruntled former employee.

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New England News
8:13 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Vermont Primary Results: Shumlin Wins Party Primary; Scott Milne Wins Republican Nomination

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The Associated Press has declared Gov. Peter Shumlin the winner of his party's primary, a result that was widely expected and clears the way for the Democrat to seek a third two-year term in November.

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WAMC News
7:25 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New York Times' lack of endorsement for a candidate for the governor's race in New York and crude oil shipments through the Port of Albany.

Hudson Valley News
7:23 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Debate Schedule Is Set In A NY Congressional Race

Two candidates in the race for a New York congressional seat have agreed upon a debate schedule.

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WAMC News
6:49 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Morning Headlines With Judy Patrick Of The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about GE's newest startup, a fuel cell business that will operate from the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park in Malta and the high cost of school supplies.

Weather
6:40 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today: Partly sunny, slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm this afternoon, highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

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Sports
6:12 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Sports Report: 15-Year-Old CiCi Bellis Becomes Youngest Player To Win A U.S. Open Match

15-year-old Cici Bellis at the 2013 U.S. Open.
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Tennis – U.S. Open:

Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend last night. Five-time champion and No. 2 seed Roger Federer won his first-round match at the U.S. Open.

The biggest upset of the day was authored by CiCi Bellis, who ousted women's 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova in three sets. The 15-year-old Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1249

Expanding access to preschool and early learning has been a priority for educators and policy makers recently, and with good reason. Research has shown that the earlier students are exposed to a group learning experience the better they do later in their education. Now, the feds are offering states money to step up their game.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear about a new, Race To the Top like competition among state for early learning grants.

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Capital Region News
11:36 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Albany Citizens And Officials Discuss Flood

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

  Albany city officials held a meeting Tuesday night, hearing residents' concerns after recent flash flooding. 

An August 5th storm dumped buckets of rain over a short timeframe, putting an unprecedented strain on infrastructure and flooding many low-lying and poor drainage areas of the city.

Residents in the 9th ward turned out at New Scotland Elementary School (formerly School 19) to air their flood grievances before Mayor Kathy Sheehan and water department representatives, who said they're working on the issues.

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Hudson Valley News
10:44 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Agriculture Coalition Forms To Support A NY Congressional Candidate

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York congressman Tuesday announced a coalition that has formed to support his re-election in the 19th District.

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