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The New Hampshire primary is set for Tuesday and all eyes are on the Granite State as presidential hopefuls are drumming up support.

David Nightingale: John Burroughs (4/3/1837 - 3/29/1921)

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My younger son suggested an essay on John Burroughs, but I told him that probably everyone in the N-E knew more about the famous naturalist than I ever did. Apart from seeing a plaque at the top of Slide Mountain and a long-ago visit to his cabin, Slabsides, I knew very little.

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about who's tired of the press, coverage in Iowa, and certain states in the United States who are exempt from the Freedom of Information Law.

An artists rendering of the proposed MGM Casino in Springfield, MA
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Additional hearings have been scheduled to review the latest plans for the $950 million MGM Springfield casino. 

The Springfield City Council, which has already held four hearings on the site plan for the resort casino, has scheduled two additional hearings later this month. 

City Council President Mike Fenton said he’s been assured by MGM officials that the extended review will not hold up the construction of the casino which is scheduled to open in 2018.

Strange Universe: 02/07/16

12 hours ago

This week Bob Berman talks about the new moon and what it means to different cultures.

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Police say a man has died and seven other people are hurt following a shooting at a nightclub in Rochester, New York.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County and New York’s governor Saturday called for state officials to investigate.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

This is a picture of a cougar
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A number of environmental groups are hosting a presentation on the return of cougars to the Northeast in Pittsfield Saturday. Susan Morse is founder and science director of Keeping Track, which trains biologists, conservation planners and others to detect and monitor the status of selected wildlife species. Morse will lead the event at Berkshire Community College put on by the Trustees of Reservations, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

ramp closed sign leading to elevated interstate highway
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MassDOT is warning of traffic delays on Interstate 91 as contractors begin to demolish the elevated highway deck in Springfield.

Work to tear down the reinforced concrete bridge deck on the 2.5 mile long I-91 viaduct is scheduled to start on February 10.

       MassDOT said the contractor will put noise-reducing curtains in place and take other mitigation steps.  The demolition is scheduled to take place during both daytime and nighttime work shifts.                  

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