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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will deliver the keynote address at Berkshire Community College’s 55th commencement ceremony Friday afternoon. C-SPAN will air Warren’s speech at later date.

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Environmental groups from New York and Vermont met at a wildlife management area adjacent to a rail line today to release a report detailing the threats of tar sands oil transport through the region. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, environmentalists say new response plans issued by New York State this week are only a start.

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Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi submitted a $145 million budget proposal for fiscal 2016 to the city council earlier this week. The spending plan is up nearly three percent from the previous one.

Visiting Prison, Cuomo Presses To Raise The Age

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison Thursday to announce he’s hiring more guards, and to push for a change in how 16- and 17-year-olds are treated in the state prison system.

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Supporters joined the Democratic incumbent inside the Henry Street Taproom downtown. Joanne Yepsen, who began her first term as mayor in January 2014, is seeking another two-year term.

A New London man has been charged with sending threatening letters to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.


An upstate hospital's plan to build a multi-million dollar surgical center brings the internet concept of 'crowdfunding' into the mix.


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Thursday highlighted manufacturing in western Massachusetts by taking a tour of the Yankee Candle factory.

 Baker said he knew Yankee Candle was a made-in-Massachusetts national brand, but was not aware until the tour that the company sells its scented candles in 67 countries.

" Most importantly of all ( Yankee Candle) is making stuff here in Massachusetts and selling it all over the place. It is a great story I would like to replicate over and over," he said.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Jason Caterina

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 28, 2015.

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Albany County officials and 29 local government leaders gathered at the downtown county office building this morning to announce completion of the Countywide Government Efficiency Plan.