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7:53 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Per Governor's Request, Mass. Transportation Board Members Agree To Resign

Credit MassDOT

Six members of the Massachusetts transportation board have agreed to resign at the request of Governor Charlie Baker.

A spokesman for the governor says the chairman of the seven-member MassDOT board, John Jenkins, has submitted his resignation. Baker's request came last week after a special advisory panel created by the governor recommended creating a new financial control board to oversee the MBTA.

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New England News
7:34 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Mohegan Sun To Build Casino At Korean Airport

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The Native American Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort at a South Korean airport.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Former Governor Pataki Speaks At Education Conference

Governor George Pataki at College for Every Student global summit
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Former New York Governor George Pataki was the keynote speaker at an education conference Tuesday.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

NYS Parks Commissioner Visits Bear Mountain To Announce Projects

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

On Earth Day Eve, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 88 revitalization and rehabilitation projects, totaling $71.7 million, will be completed at 60 state parks and historic sites across New York this year. The state Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation was in the Hudson Valley to talk about some local projects today.

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey was at Bear Mountain State Park Tuesday to highlight 18 projects in the Mid-Hudson region that are on the receiving end of $13.4 million.

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Capital Region News
6:18 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

The New Normans Kill: Much More Work Ahead

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The immediate crisis that resulted when a landslide interrupted the flow of the Normans Kill Creek between two golf courses is over, but environmental restoration is expected to take months...

A hillside near the Normanside Country Club in Bethlehem collapsed somewhere between 8 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, blocking a significant length of the creek that separates the Normanside Country Club from Capital Hills Golf Course on the Albany side.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Final Stretch Of Legislative Session Begins Amid Accusations Of Leaders

The final stretch of the legislative session began as more accusations arise about potential wrongdoing by top legislative leaders.

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New York News
5:37 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

New York Attorney General's Office Warns Boy Scouts On Discrimination

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  New York's attorney general's office has written to the Boy Scouts of America nationally advising that state and city laws prohibit hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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New England News
5:16 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Williamstown Resident Wins Nonfiction Pulitzer

Williamstown resident Elizabeth Kolbert won a Pulitzer Prize Monday for her latest book. Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History won the Pulitzer for general nonfiction.

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New England News
5:11 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Mass. Senate Pres. Says Practice Needs To Change, Not Joint Committee System

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg says the legislature’s current system of joint committees is fine when working properly. But, the Democrat doesn’t think that’s the case nowadays.

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New England News
4:32 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Details Announced For Springfield Restaurant Week

Posters announcing Springfield Restaurant Week were displayed at a City Hall news conference to announce details of the event.
Credit WAMC

Restaurant Week, which is a fixture on the cultural calendars in many cities, will debut this week in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

The first Springfield Restaurant Week will feature 18 participating eateries charging the fixed price of $20.15 per person for a 2-3 course dinner meal.  It is being held April 23-May 2.

" We want to show people that Springfield is happening, " said Morgan Drewniany, assistant director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, which is administering and publicizing the event.

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