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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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New England News
1:32 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Public Hearing On Housatonic River Cleanup Tonight In Lenox

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are holding a public hearing tonight on the agency’s cleanup plan for the Housatonic River tonight in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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New York News
1:24 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Reform Groups Split Over Redistricting

Reform groups are split over the merits of a November ballot item to change the way new legislative and congressional districts are drawn in New York.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Open Forum : Climate Change

Climate change has taken center stage at today’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. More than 120 world leaders gathered, promising billions to finance clean energy and support resilience to climate change.

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