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New England News
2:20 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Vermont State Auditor Urges Better Informed Medical Shoppers

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Vermont's state auditor is asking lawmakers to beef up the information consumers have when they decide where to have a medical procedure done.

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Hudson Valley News
12:57 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

D.A. Says No Criminal Charges Will Be Filed In School Athletics Investigation

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In New York, the Orange County district attorney says no criminal charges will be filed in connection with allegations made concerning a school district’s athletics team.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Schools In High Poverty Areas Offering Free Meals To Students

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The USDA has launched a new school nutrition program that greatly expands the offer of free school meals to students.  The program could reach more than 8.8 million children in high poverty areas.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon about the school meals option called the Community Eligibility Program.

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North Country News
12:16 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Lake Placid's Olympic Torch Will Be Lit Again

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Lake Placid's Olympic Flame Cauldron is being lit again to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Games held in the Adirondack Mountain village.

The ceremony is slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, February 13th — 35 years to the day from the original opening ceremony.

1980 Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee President Rev. J. Bernard Fell's opening ceremony speech will be the centerpiece of the program.

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New York News
8:43 am
Sat January 31, 2015

New York Train Rider Contracts Measles

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Health officials say a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train. So they want to make people aware while noting that most New Yorkers have been vaccinated against the disease.

The state Health Department said Friday that the Bard College student took a 1:20 p.m. Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls this past Sunday.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 am
Sat January 31, 2015

NY Congresswoman To Celebrate Social Security Anniversary

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A New York congresswoman will join with senior citizens in Westchester County Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Social Security.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, will appear at The Esplanade Senior Residences in White Plains to talk about the importance of Social Security benefits. Senior citizens will share stories about how Social Security has positively affected their lives. They will then enjoy a celebratory cake. The first Social Security check was issued on January 31, 1940.

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New England News
8:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Clark Art Institute Puts Painting On The Line In Super Bowl Wager

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910), West Point, Prout’s Neck, 1900. Oil on canvas, 30 1/16 x 48 1/8 in. Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1955.7
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The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts has a stake in Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

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New York News
6:11 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Silver Resigns As Assembly Speaker

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Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.

Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says Friday that Silver filed a letter saying his resignation as Assembly leader will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

The 70-year-old Manhattan Democrat had already announced that he would relinquish the position he held for 21 years after he was arrested last week on federal corruption charges. He denies the charges and intends to hold on to his seat in the Assembly.

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New England News
6:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Audit Says Massachusetts Governor Didn't Violate Law

Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.)
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A New Jersey treasury audit has found Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker did not break pay-to-play rules when he donated to Republicans here in 2011.

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New England News
10:40 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

NH, Vermont, Maine Snowmobile Riders Share Trails This Weekend

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Snowmobilers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are taking part in a three-day weekend with riders registered in any one of those states able to explore the trails of the other two states for free.

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