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Hudson Valley News
10:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Culvert Collapse Closes A Dutchess Road

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A road in Dutchess County is expected to be closed for several weeks following a culvert collapse.

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New England News
6:36 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Developer Plans Luxury Apartments In Downtown Springfield

SilverBrick Group LLC of New York has purchased the Morgan Square apartment complex in Springfield, MA and plans renovations to create luxury market-rate housing.
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A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts has been sold to a New York City-based developer

A 280-unit complex of townhouses, one-,two-, and three-bedroom apartments known as Morgan Square has been bought by  the SilverBrick Group. The company in a press release pledged to redevelopment the apartments for “ luxury style living.”  Mayor Domenic Sarno has championed more market-rate housing downtown. Housing consultant Laurie Volk said the metro center has a lot of potential.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Images Cinema Names New Executive Director

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Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts has landed a new executive director who has worked in the film business for 30 years, most recently in Los Angeles.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Cuomo Confirms He Received Warning Letter From US Attorney, Will No Longer Comment On Moreland

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Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney, Preet Bharara, sent a warning letter to the lawyer representing the now disbanded Moreland Act Commission on ethics, as first reported in the New York Times. In it, the paper says, Bharara threatened to investigate the governor’s aides and maybe even Cuomo himself for “possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.”

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US News
6:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Gillibrand Pushes Campus Assault Bill

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Colleges and universities could be held more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by New York's Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"My office has heard from many survivors about campus sexual assaults in America. These young women have been demanding that Congress help stop the endless wave of campus sexual assaults, and I share their outrage."  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, charges America is going through an "epidemic of campus sexual assault." 

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New York News
5:44 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Ballston Spa To Host Seventh Annual Film Festival

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A Saratoga County village is preparing for its  annual film festival this weekend.

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New England News
5:17 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Bankrupty Court Approves BMC's Bid For Former NARH

Berkshire Medical Center has been running an emergency satellite facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital since May.
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A federal bankruptcy court judge has approved Berkshire Medical Center’s bid to buy the former North Adams Regional Hospital which abruptly closed in March. BMC hopes to finalize the sale in August.

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New England News
4:52 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

State Report Highly Critical Of Ex-Westfield State President

Evan Dobelle, who retired last year as Westfield State University President after the board of trustees put him on paid leave amid allegations he had recklessly spent university funds
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The Massachusetts Inspector General issued a scathing report Thursday on a former state university president’s use of school funds for personal purposes.

   Inspector General Glenn Cunha said former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle knowingly and willingly violated school policy by spending lavishly for six years on trips and entertainment for himself, his family and friends.  Cunha called Dobelle’s behavior “outrageous”

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New England News
4:31 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Bill Sets Sales Tax-free Shopping Days In Massachusetts

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A sales tax holiday is included in an economic development bill taken up by the Massachusetts legislature on the final day of the legislative session Thursday.

Critics say the sales tax-free shopping, which will be on Aug. 16 and 17, costs the state $20 million in lost revenue. Jeff Ciuffreda, the president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce said it increases work hours for retail employees and drives discretionary spending.

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Food Friday
4:19 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: Wild Green Pesto

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Tune in to this week's Food Friday to hear cookbook author Dina Falconi talk about foraging!

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