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10:45 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Almanac Predicts Colder Winter and Hotter Summer

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Winter's going to be colder than usual and next summer hotter. So says the Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Snow Gun Exchange Program Created To Help Energy Costs

Snow gun
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Ski resorts in Vermont are upgrading their snowmaking equipment with help from a statewide energy efficiency program.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Brattleboro Tries Again To Find Town Manager

Brattleboro main street
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In its third try to find a town manager, Brattleboro has 49 applicants to consider.

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Hudson Valley News
8:07 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

NY Congressional Candidate Airs First TV Ads

Credit Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

The Democratic candidate for Congress in a sprawling New York district began airing his first TV ads Wednesday in the district’s two largest media markets.

Democrat Sean Eldridge, who is running against incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in the 19th district, has two 30-second ads airing on cable in New York City and Albany.

“In the next few months, you’ll hear a lot about Sean Eldridge, so why not hear it from Sean Eldridge…”

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New England News
7:15 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Public Money Gives Progressive Fundraising Edge

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Public campaign financing has left Vermont's incumbent Republican lieutenant governor in an unusual position — trying to catch up in the campaign money race against a Progressive challenger.

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New England News
6:46 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Media Reports: Bus Crash In Williamstown, Traffic Directed Away From Rt. 7

An example of a Peter Pan bus
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Local media outlets are reporting traffic is being detoured away from the Five Corners intersection of Route 7 in Williamstown, Massachusetts following an accident involving a Peter Pan bus. Emergency responders are on the scene. Traffic is being directed down Brodie Mountain Road, according to the reports.

As of 6:30 p.m. Williamstown Police dispatch had not received any information from officers at the scene.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Report Finds That Vermonters Continue To Struggle With Food Insecurity

Credit Feeding America

A new study indicates that food insecurity and hunger remain a problem in Vermont and across the country, even with the improved economy.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Outgoing Superintendent Gratified By Work

Dr. Rose Ellis
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The superintendent who oversees four schools in western Massachusetts has announced she will retire at the end of the year.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Knowledge Corridor Rail Line Purchased By The State

Gov. Deval Patrick steps off a train in Greenfield to announce an agreement in principle to purchase a refurbished north-south rail line from Pan Am Southern
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a milestone agreement today in the effort to bring high- speed passenger rail service to western Massachusetts.

Governor Patrick arrived in Greenfield onboard a train from North Adams to announce a tentative agreement to have the state purchase the rail line between East Northfield on the Vermont border and Springfield.  The 49-mile stretch is nearing the completion of a major restoration that will return passenger rail service to communities along the Connecticut River.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Poll: Cuomo Popular But With Weaknesses On Corruption Issue

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has stayed strong in the polls but could lose votes due to the Moreland Commission controversy
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A Quinnipiac University poll shows the race for New York governor virtually unchanged since the spring, with incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo far ahead of his Republican and Democratic challengers.  The favorable ratings for Cuomo come after weeks of negative news stories about the governor’s alleged interference in an ethics panel, and an ongoing federal investigation.

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