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1:45 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Today:  Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers, chilly, highs in the low to mid 30s.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers, lows in the mid-teens to low 20s.

Friday: Becoming mostly sunny, unseasonably cold, highs in the 20s to low 30s.

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New England News
1:41 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Big Balloons Launch Holiday Festivities

Credit Spirit of Springfield

The 25th annual Tower Square Parade of Big Balloons steps off at 11 a.m. Friday on Main Street in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

Leading this year’s parade as grand marshal will be U.S. Air Force Col.Thomas Cleland, the ROTC instructor at Springfield Central High School.  Judy Matt of Spirit of Springfield, the parade organizer, said Cleland and his family will be followed in the parade by 450 students.

"They are going to be walking with a gigantic American flag. It will be very special."

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WAMC News
12:04 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1448

(Airs 11/27 & 11/29) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Zack Fink, a reporter for New York 1 Cable News covering politics in Albany and New York City.

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Hudson Valley News
10:04 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Power Outages Plague The Hudson Valley On Thanksgiving

Credit wikipedia commons

Tens of thousands of Hudson Valley residents were without power Thanksgiving morning following Wednesday’s snowstorm that dumped a foot in some places. And many could be without lights until the weekend.

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WAMC News
7:48 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the winter storm, power outages and Thanksgiving.

Sports
6:01 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Sports Report: Thanksgiving Day Football Is Here

NFL:

On Thanksgiving Day football, Chicago is in Detroit to face the Lions on CBS at 12:30, then Philadelphia is in Dallas at 4:30 on FOX, followed by Seattle in San Francisco at 8:30 on NBC.

NBA:

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Weather
5:54 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

Today:  Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers, chilly, highs in the low to mid 30s.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers, lows in the mid-teens to low 20s.

Friday: Becoming mostly sunny, unseasonably cold, highs in the 20s to low 30s.

New England News
6:14 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Holiday Light Show Begins 20th Season

Credit Spirit of Springfield

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the largest holiday light snow in New England.  Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield features more than a dozen different light displays along a two-mile drive through the city’s largest park.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Judy Matt, president of Sprirt of Springfield, the non-profit that produces Bright Nights along with the city’s parks department.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Undocumented Immigrants Hope To Navigate Adjusted System

More than 50 people turned out for the Berkshire Immigrant Center's workshop at Berkshire Community College Tuesday.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

In response to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last week, the Berkshire Immigrant Center is reaching out to undocumented immigrants in the region who may be affected by the deferred deportations. More than 50 people showed up for the center’s workshop Tuesday at Berkshire Community College.

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New England News
3:58 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Gov. Patrick: 'Be Patient, Be Careful' On Roads

Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. was blanketed by several inches of snow Wednesday.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A mix of rain and snow is hitting parts of the Northeast as many start their Thanksgiving travel. The storm is forecast to last into the evening, dumping more than a foot of heavy, wet snow.

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