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A vision for an old-time carousel in Berkshire County 10 years in the making is starting to spin its way to reality.

Albany Medical Center has updated captured prisoner David Sweat's condition as of 11:45 Wednesday morning. This statement is from Medical Director Dennis McKenna.

Massachusetts has launched a new voter registration system.  People can now go online to sign up to vote, change their address for voting purposes, and switch party affiliation.

Massachusetts is the 21st state to offer online voter registration, a system Secretary of State William Galvin, the state’s top election official, said will remove one more administrative impediment to registering to vote.

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A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down during July.

Former Democratic New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith, who briefly served as Majority Leader, will spend seven years in prison for a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. Smith was sentenced Wednesday in White Plains.

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New York’s senior U.S. Senator says an important piece of art history has been discovered in Greene County. Charles Schumer asked Wednesday morning for more than half a million dollars in grants to restore the art.


Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says the sale of IBM's micro-chip manufacturing facility in Essex Junction to manufacturer GlobalFoundries has received federal approval and has been finalized.

The Press & Sun-Bulletin reports Mayor Richard David requested a special council meeting to vote on the resolution after an unnamed bidding group indicated it was prepared to move forward with a casino proposal.


State police say the driver of a recreational vehicle has been killed in a crash during an upstate New York racetrack's annual "Eve of Destruction" event.