(5/29/15) Dr. Alan Chartock share's his morning commentary.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

(5/29/15) Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers his WAMC regional forecast.


The New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight at 8 in New York, and the Chicago Blackhawks face the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night at 8. Both games are on NBC.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final will open on Wednesday with Game 1 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim.

The NHL announced Thursday that Game 1 will be at Madison Square Garden if the Rangers beat the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on tonight.

People will have a chance Friday to weigh-in on a new law in Massachusetts requiring paid sick leave for most workers. 

Officials from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office will hold a hearing in Springfield Friday on implementing the voter-approved law that takes effect July 1st.  

Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Ciuffreda said employers have a lot of questions about the law.

"  Anytime something is written on the ballot it leaves a lot to the regulators," he said.

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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.