A New York state Board of Elections investigator appointed by Governor Cuomo may have found a back door way into breaking some of the secrecy surrounding a major campaign contribution loophole in New York.

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The Vermont Secretary of Administration has sent a memo to state government department heads asking for extremely cautious and level funded budget proposals for the 2017 fiscal year.

The federal government has declared Connecticut the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans.

An upstate newspaper has called it quits.

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A Pittsfield Police officer has filed a suit in federal court alleging retaliation against him after he raised concerns about hiring practices and other department policies.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is the latest New York lawmaker to oppose President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear agreement.  Maloney posted a statement Thursday on her congressional website that she intends to vote against the deal.


A big crowd including state and local officials turned out Thursday to mark the historic return of passenger train service to a western Massachusetts city.

Holyoke is now a twice daily stop for the Amtrak Vermonter on the recently built Knowledge Corridor high speed rail line.  Passenger trains had not stopped in Holyoke since 1966.

Massachusetts Lt. Gov Karyn Polito took part in ceremony   to open the new $ 4.3 million downtown train station.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 27, 2015.

(Airs 8/27 & 8/29) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia.

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Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum.