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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Conference Assesses Vermont’s Future Digital Economy

Credit Eekim/Wikimedia Commons

A daylong conference was held at the statehouse in Montpelier Tuesday to highlight what technological and digital innovations could mean for Vermont’s economy.

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New England News
6:14 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Pro-casino Group Campaigns To Defeat Massachusetts Ballot Question

Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield speaks at the formal kickoff of the campaign to defeat a ballot question that if approved would stop casino development in Massachusetts
Credit WAMC

A statewide campaign to fight repeal of the Massachusetts casino law had a formal kickoff in Springfield today.

The casino industry-funded Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs held its first official campaign event Tuesday in the downtown offices of MGM Springfield. About 100 local community leaders, business owners, and labor representatives gathered to hear brief speeches and see the first television ad of the campaign, which stars the city of Springfield.

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New England News
5:44 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Towns To Set Strategies For Final Leg Of Broadband Internet In Western Mass.

Credit Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Representatives from western Massachusetts have created a plan to expand the availability of broadband internet in the region. The so-called Last Mile of the state’s nearly $100 million broadband initiative is expected to be completed in the next three years.

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New England News
4:50 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Springfield Woman Awarded $1.3M For Death Of Son

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts said an appeal is likely of the federal jury award of $1.3 million to the mother of a teenager who died during a confrontation with police.

   A day after the federal court jury found a Springfield police officer had violated the civil rights of Delano Walker Jr. during a stop for questioning in 2009, Mayor Domenic Sarno said he was uncertain on what grounds the city might base an appeal.

   "We will review all our legal options and most likely pursue an appeal," Sarno said Tuesday.

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New England News
4:46 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Jury In Veiovis Trial Wraps Up Second Full Day Of Delibrations; Will Continue Wednesday

Caius Veiovis
Credit Berkshire District Attorney's Office

The jury in the last of three separate trials that have captivated the region involving the murders of three Berkshire County enters its third full day of deliberations Wednesday.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Hostility Toward Israel And Hostility Toward Jews

Some hostility toward Israel is just anti-Semitic. Some hostility toward Israel is Palestinian nationalism. Some is sympathy for the Palestinians generated by an enormously successful PR campaign. And some is self-inflicted. But all of us should be concerned. The policies of the Israeli government don’t represent me – nor should they. But they affect me.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 

New England News
3:07 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Public Meetings On Healthcare Needs Report Begin Tonight In North Adams

Berkshire Health Systems operates a satellite emergency center at the former North Adams Regional Hospital. BHS has recently purchased the property as well.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The first of two meetings to better explain a healthcare needs report commissioned after the March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital is tonight at 5:30 at the Church Street Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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The Roundtable
3:06 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Book Show #1366 - Alison Lurie

  In 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.

Now Lurie has returned with a companion book, The Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them.

New York News
2:46 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Senate 46th: Amedore, Tkaczyk Debate In Kingston

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce President Ward Todd (at podium). Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, challenger George Amedore. Kingston, NY 9.23.14
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Former Republican New York State Assemblyman George Amedore and Democratic State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk engaged in the first debate in their rematch for the 46th district Senate seat today.

Two years have passed since Tkaczyk squeaked by Amedore in an 18-vote victory that only came after many recounts that saw the lead shift back and forth and delayed the Senator's "official" arrival in Albany for two months. The race is considered key as Republicans and Democrats fight for control of the Senate in November.

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