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New England News
9:20 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Lawsuit Says State Ignored Abuse

A lawsuit has been filed against the Vermont Department for Children and Families alleging its social workers failed to act on reports of abuse and neglect of two Ludlow children for four years until local police intervened.

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New England News
9:15 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Unions Deliver Another Proposal To Fairpoint

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Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have delivered another contract proposal to the company in hopes of ending a stalemate.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Student Found Dead In Lake On Adirondack Campus

State police say a 19-year-old student found dead near a lakeshore on an Adirondack college campus had a seizure that led to his drowning.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Republican Senate Hopefuls Debate In New Hampshire

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With less than two weeks until their primary, three Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls in New Hampshire are arguing about who's been the most conservative and consistent during their political careers.

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Kiryas Joel Files Suit Over Proposed Casino In Woodbury

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Less than two weeks after filing suit to halt a proposed casino project in one location, an Orange County village has filed a second lawsuit pertaining to another casino proposal in the county.

The Village of Kiryas Joel filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Woodbury town and village officials, Caesars Entertainment and partner Flaum Management and others, alleging failure to consider the environmental impact of a casino project. Paul Larrabee is spokesman for Kiryas Joel, which is near the site of Ceasars’ proposed casino.

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New England News
6:53 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Worker Assistance Center Opens To Help Former NBH Employees

Diane Pylko, former Northern Berkshire Healthcare employee, opens the door of the worker assistance center in North Adams City Hall.
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Massachusetts has opened a center in North Adams dedicated to helping the hundreds of people who lost their jobs when North Adams Regional Hospital and its affiliates closed in March.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Craft Brew Festival Planned To Benefit Local Museum

A Plattsburgh brew festival featuring local beers from across the North Country will help raise money for a local museum.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Mass.-Based Fighter Jet Crashes In Virginia

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A Massachusetts Air National Guard officer says authorities are still searching for the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed in Virginia and do not know whether the pilot may have ejected.

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New York News
4:43 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Cuomo: New York To Probe Time Warner Outage

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says regulators will investigate what caused Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage as the state reviews the company's merger with Comcast Corp.

Cuomo says Wednesday that dependable Internet service is "vital" and that providers have a responsibility to deliver reliable service. He says he has directed the state's Department of Public Service to review the outage as part of its examination of the merger.

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Capital Region News
4:39 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Albany Mayor Has Deal With East Greenbush Casino

Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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The mayor of Albany has reached a 10-year agreement with Capital View Casino and Resort, the proposed project across the river in East Greenbush. Kathy Sheehan says the Capitalize Albany Corporation will receive $1 million a year if the Churchill Downs/Saratoga Casino and Raceway-backed project gets the lone Capital Region casino license. The Albany Common Council is reviewing the written proposal. The city has already tepidly backed the other Rensselaer County casino proposal, but not exclusively.

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