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Hudson Valley News
7:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Enviro Health Group Maps Crude Oil Train Risks To Schools

A public health group has mapped what it calls new risks posed to children who attend schools near crude oil train lines in the Hudson Valley as well as throughout New York. Environmental groups added their voices to the discussion in calling on regulators and the rail industry to take action.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Environment Mass. Calling On Baker To Set Strong Solar Goals

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As governor-elect Charlie Baker pieces together his administration, advocates for solar power are urging the Massachusetts Republican to make the renewable energy source a key initiative.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Springfield Set To Hire Police, Firefighters Thanks To Casino Cash

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno announces new police and fire department hires. Sarno said the new staff is financially sustainable because of the money MGM must pay the city as it prepares to build a casino.
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Counting on casino cash, the city of Springfield, Massachusetts is planning to hire more cops.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Thursday announced new police and fire department academies starting early next year. When the police cadets graduate next spring it will bring the number of uniform patrol officers in Springfield to more than 400 for the first time in two decades, according police Commissioner John Barbieri.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Report Critical Of Cuomo Administrati Attempts To Get Clean Water Loan for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

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   An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.

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New England News
5:51 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Esty: President Has Authority To Act On Immigration, But Not Substitute For Congressional Action

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)
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During a primetime address Thursday evening, President Obama outlined executive actions to reform the immigration system – a topic of intense debate but little movement among lawmakers in Washington.

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New England News
5:42 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Goshen Man Shot In Pittsfield Parking Lot Dies

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A man who shot in the leg Tuesday in a grocery store parking lot in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has died. The Berkshire Eagle reports it was an alleged marijuana deal gone wrong. Authorities are waiting on the results of an autopsy expected Friday.

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New York News
4:54 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Before Executive Action, New York Democrats Discuss Immigration Reform

In a national address you can hear on WAMC tonight at 8, President Obama will outline executive action to reform the immigration system – a topic of intense debate but little movement among lawmakers in Washington.

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New York News
4:51 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Body Found In Coeymans Is That Of Missing Student

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Authorities have determined the identity of a man's body that was found along the Hudson River outside Albany.

The body was found on the river's west bank Wednesday afternoon by CSX railroad employees working on a bridge near the Thruway in the town of Coeymans , just south of Albany.

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New York News
4:48 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Glens Falls Mayor: City Working With Mission To Open Shelter

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The mayor of Glens Falls addressed concerns over the stalled opening of the city’s Code Blue shelter, which is currently awaiting approval from the city’s planning board.

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New York News
4:38 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Cancer Society Says New York Underspends On Anti-Smoking Programs

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On the anniversary of the Great American Smokeout, a leading anti-cancer group says Governor Cuomo’s administration should be spending more to cut back on smoking in New York.

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