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5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Dr. Anne Murphy, Georgia State University - Infant and Adult Pain Response

Does the pain felt by an infant affect them later in life?

Anne Murphy, associate professor of neuroscience at George State University, is observing the relationship between pain felt as an infant and the related long-term effects.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Vermont House Supports Studying Pot Legalization

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The Vermont House has passed a measure calling for a study of marijuana legalization, while a Senate committee looks at cracking down on drivers impaired by drugs.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Winter Plowing Costs In Rutland Mean Less Paving

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The harsh winter has strained Rutland's winter road maintenance budget and that means there isn't going to be as much money for spring paving in the Vermont city.

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New England News
6:42 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

State Funds Jobs Program For Massachusetts Homeless

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The Patrick Administration has announced $1 million in grants for a jobs program for the homeless, with $250,000 going to western Massachusetts.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Canada Mandates Phase Out Or Refit Of Rail Tank Cars

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Canada’s transportation agency is requiring the type of rail tankers involved in last year's oil train explosion in Quebec to be phased out or retrofitted within three years. The change could affect some shipments in the U.S. — and advocates say federal agencies in Washington should follow suit.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades

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New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system. 

The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Tentative Deal Would Re-Open NARH Mid-May; BMC To Take Reins

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28.
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The emergency room at the shuttered North Adams Regional Hospital could re-open within a month under an agreement with Berkshire Health Systems.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Astorino Undeterred By Lopsided Poll

Karen DeWitt interviews Rob Astorino.
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The Republican candidate Rob Astorino is 30 points behind incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the polls. But the candidate is undeterred, he says has identified a path to victory in the fall elections.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval To GMO Labeling

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The Vermont legislature has approved a bill making that would make the state the first in the country to mandate the labeling of food with genetically modified organisms.

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New England News
4:38 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Massachusetts Updates Anti-bullying Law

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs legislation to strengthen the state's 2010 anti-bullying law
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation designed to build on the state’s landmark 2010 anti-bully law.

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