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7:13 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Morning Headlines With Judy Patrick Of The Daily Gazette

    

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about roundabouts in Malta and a regional prison for sale.

Sports
6:50 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Sports Report: New York Islanders To Be Sold To Former Capitals Co-Owner

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NHL:

The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. They team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team. Terms were not immediately disclosed.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1248

One of the prime targets for bullies in school are the new kids, the ones with no friends just trying to find their way around the building.

And there's one type of family who move so much they are almost always the new kinds: military families. Now, a former military brat and her mom have written a children's book to help show these kids how to cope in school.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to the authors of the book Military Bratz.

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New England News
10:15 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Vermont Health Department Fears 'Spice' Usage

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Officials at the Vermont Health Department say they're concerned about a number of overdoses involving the synthetic drug known as spice that have been reported recently in New Hampshire.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Burlington Passenger Tries To Board Plane With Gun

Burlington International Airport
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A spokesman for the federal Transportation Security Agency says TSA agents discovered a firearm in the carry-on luggage of a man who was trying to board a plane at the Burlington International Airport.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Man Found Dead In House Hours After Standoff

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Vermont State Police say a man has been found dead inside a house of a self-inflicted gunshot wound more than five hours after shots were fired at troopers and police negotiated with him.

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Hudson Valley News
7:50 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Walkway Elevator Temporarily Closes Days After Opening

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An outdoor elevator at pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson that opened to the public less than one week ago has been taken out of service to replace a part.

The New York State Parks system’s first outdoor elevator was taken out of service late Saturday. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Spokesman Randy Simons says the outdoor Walkway elevator, which opened to the public August 19, is being serviced after a routine check found that a part was not functioning as it should.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

College Planning To Close Due To Low Enrollment

Lebanon College
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Lebanon College in Lebanon New Hampshire has canceled its classes for the fall semester in what the president said is likely the first step toward closing the school.

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Capital Region News
6:30 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

#TakeBackTroy Gains Traction

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Residents of Troy are concerned about an uptick in crime. Citizens and officials are furthering separate initiatives  to “take back” the Collar City.

A seemingly never-ending spate of shootings, stabbings and more recently, arsons, has galvanized some neighbors in Lansingburgh and other areas of the city to take steps to help thwart crime.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

UMass Satellite Campus Getting Set To Welcome First Students

The welcome center for the UMass Center at Springfield opened March 31st Classes begin Sept. 2 at the newest UMass campus.
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The University of Massachusetts is preparing to open its first satellite campus. The UMass Center at Springfield will welcome its first students two weeks from today.           

The newest UMass campus is on the second floor of a Main Street office tower, where ten large classrooms have been constructed at a cost more than $5 million.  UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy predicts students will be excited about the course offerings.

" It will be a slow start, but I am sure it will ramp up very quickly once we get operational there."

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