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2:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1262

Moving from one temporary home to another with an occasional stint living in a car isn't exactly the roadmap to academic success. In fact, it makes it almost impossible. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear the story of a homeless student in Washington State.

We'll also find out that all those times your teacher told you to sit up straight, well it was good advice. And we'll spend an academic minute separating the good exercise from the not so good.

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New England News
10:15 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Vermont Lawmakers Prepare Child Protection Proposals

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The co-chair of the Vermont Legislature's special Committee on Child Protection says the group is going to propose a number of new laws that members hope will close gaps in the child  welfare system identified in the aftermath of the deaths of two toddlers.

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Hudson Valley News
9:28 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Judge Dismisses Suit Concerning Proposed Tuxedo Casino

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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against an Orange County town over a proposed casino. This comes as a decision on casino license recipients in upstate New York is expected December 17.

The lawsuit was filed in July on behalf of 18 residents who live within a few miles of Genting America’s proposed Sterling Forest Resort in the Town of Tuxedo. They filed suit against the Tuxedo Town Board alleging that it skipped an environmental review prior to a vote in June adopting a gaming overlay zone. Bridget Morris is one of the residents who brought the legal action.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Some Fairpoint Strikers Getting Jobless Benefits

Hundreds of FairPoint workers in Vermont who have been on strike for weeks are getting unemployment benefits, but officials in Maine and New Hampshire have denied requests for such assistance.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Deadline Looms For Dairy Protection Program Enrollments

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Dairy experts are urging farmers to sign up for a new program included in the Farm Bill that is their only safety net for fluctuating milk prices.

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New England News
5:46 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Snow Expected To Slow Thanksgiving Travel

Top transportation and public safety officials in Massachusetts say the state is ready for the first big snow storm of the season, which is timed to hit on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Frank DePaola is urging people with travel plans for Thanksgiving to bring patience along. He advised people to leave for their holiday destinations early in the morning, or after 8 p.m. to avoid rush hour commuters.  He said highway crews are ready for the predicted Wednesday snowstorm.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Historic Building On Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base Sold

Old Stone Barracks November 2014
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The oldest building on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base has new owners and a new plan for its future. On Monday the new proprietors and plans for the Old Stone Barracks were announced.

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New England News
4:16 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Travelers, Communities Adjusting For Storm Ahead Of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving travelers, communities, and utility and transportation companies are preparing for a busy and possibly messy extended holiday weekend. A winter storm could dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the interior Northeast just as many are expected to hit the roads.

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Weather
3:52 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
3:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

NY Farm Bureau Tells EPA To Ditch The Rule

The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.

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