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10:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Nearly 150-Year-Old Church Goes On Sale

First Baptist Church, Brattleboro
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A nearly 150-year-old church is going to be put up for sale in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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New England News
10:09 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Mass. Health Connector Payment Deadline Pushed Back Due To Storm

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Individuals who have enrolled in new health care plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector have a few more days to make their first payments to guarantee coverage starting Feb. 1.

The payment deadline, originally scheduled for last week, has now been pushed back until Friday, due in part to the storm enveloping the region.

The storm is also forcing the shutdown of the connector's call center offices in Boston and Worcester on Tuesday. Those seeking information can still call the connector's hotline on Tuesday for information on applications and payments.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Vermont Adds Enforcement To Lake Champlain Cleanup Tools

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell (left), Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross (center) and Vermont DEC Commissioner David Mears (right) at water quality meeting January 26, 2015
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Vermont's top officials say legal enforcement of water quality rules on the state's farmers is going to be one of the tools that will be used to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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Hudson Valley News
7:05 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

States Of Emergency Declared In The Hudson Valley

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States of emergency have been declared for at least two Hudson Valley counties.

The Dutchess and Orange County executives have declared states of emergency. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says the state of emergency becomes effective at 9 tonight when all roads in Dutchess will be closed and traffic prohibited except for certain personnel necessary during storm and emergency operations. There is no set time for rescinding the order. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus declared a State of Emergency that became effective at 7 p.m. and runs through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Air Travel Hampered By Northeast Storm

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Air travel throughout the country is expected to feel the wrath of the two-day winter storm hitting the Northeast, home to some of the nation’s busiest airports.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Western Mass. Lawmakers Weigh In On State Budget Gap

Massachusetts State House
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Governor Charlie Baker says an agency-by-agency review has found a mid-fiscal year budget gap totaling $765 million, but is yet to detail exactly how he will address it. 

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New York News
6:02 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Matthew Libous, Son Of Powerful Senator, Convicted

The son of an influential New York lawmaker has been convicted of three counts of filing false income tax returns and acquitted of four other charges.

Matthew Libous, an attorney, was accused of concealing some of his income from a now defunct law firm in Westchester County and from a cell tower company.

He was tried by U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti.

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New York News
5:00 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

#Juno2015 Preparations Under Way

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been monitoring Juno's progress throughout the day: he declared a state of emergency for all downstate counties throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Juno joins a list of blizzards and “superstorms” characterized as  “unprecedented, ““crippling, “ and “historic. “ Forecasts are calling for a combination of high winds and powdery snow.

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New England News
4:06 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Officials Caution Snow Storm Cleanup Will Take Days

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      Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are preparing for two feet of snow to fall on the city, at times rapidly, and caution cleanup could take several days.

     Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, following a mid-morning briefing with public safety, public health, DPW, transportation, and power company officials, urged people to stay indoors during Tuesday morning, the time when the storm is expected to be at its most fierce.

    "Stay off the roads," said Sarno. " Be home, be safe with your family, and make sure you check on your neighbors."

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New England News
3:58 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Bishop Rozanski Says Plan Reached On Cathedral High School

Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski speaks to the media about a "draft plan" that he said emerged from problem solving workshops on Cathedral High School. He said the details of the plan will be revealed by mid-February
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The Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts said a draft plan has emerged on the fate of the city’s only Catholic high school that was wrecked in the June 2011 tornado.

    Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said details of the plan concerning the future of Cathedral High School will not be disclosed until mid-February to allow him time to fulfill his due diligence. The plan emerged during private meetings Rozanski had last weekend with Cathedral High alumnae, parents, neighbors and other stakeholders.

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