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New England News
8:30 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Public Service Collaboration Announced

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont have announced a collaboration to provide opportunities for graduate students to work in the public sector.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

House Passes Legislation Curtailing FERC Enforcement Of Capacity Zone

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The House of Representatives has passed an amendment put forth by two New York congressmen who want to rein in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and undo a new capacity zone.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

EPA Grant Will Help Assess Brownfields In Glens Falls Region

Earlier this week, the Glens Falls Common Council accepted terms as a lead agency on a federal grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help communities assess contaminated lands for redevelopment.

The $600,000 Regional Risk Assessment grant is aimed at assessing brownfield sites affected by hazardous materials or petroleum. Glens Falls joins South Glens Fall, Moreau, Corinth, Hadley, and Chester in this effort.

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New England News
6:12 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Program Seeks To Fill Void In Manufacturing Workforce Training

Some of the machines used for training at the mechanical engineering center at Springfield Technical Community College.
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With manufacturers in Massachusetts struggling to find trained people to hire, Governor Deval Patrick today announced a pilot program between two community colleges funded by a partnership that includes some of the state’s biggest companies.

The program run jointly by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College aims to take unemployed and under-employed people and give them the skills needed to get an entry level job in manufacturing.  Governor Patrick, who announced the pilot program at STCC, called it vital to enhancing the state’s competitive edge.

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Hudson Valley News
5:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Write-In Candidate For A NY Congressional Seat Returns

New York’s 19th congressional district race thus far includes an incumbent Republican and a well-heeled Democrat. Now, a write-in candidate from 2012 is trying once again to get on the ballot. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Thomas Jenkins.

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New England News
5:08 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Hartford Dumps Public Financing Plan For Stadium

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Hartford officials say they have dropped a $60 million public financing plan for a minor league baseball stadium and will seek private investment instead, following criticism by city residents about the cost to taxpayers.

Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the change Friday. He said the planned move of the New Britain Rock Cats to Hartford in 2016 has sparked interest in redevelopment around the stadium site and $60 million in bonding is no longer needed.

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New England News
4:37 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Mass. Senate Passes Environmental Bond Bill; Includes Funding For Hoosic River Project

Hoosic River
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed an environmental bond bill Thursday that includes funding for many projects in western Massachusetts. The four-year, $1.9 billion plan fund projects aimed at land and waterway conservation as well as clean energy initiatives.

If passed, the legislation would provide nearly $9 million for design and construction of the Hoosic River Restoration project in North Adams.

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New England News
4:11 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Talk At Berkshire Community College Will Highlight Cold Cases

Dr. Sarah Stein
Credit Western New England University

There are more than 185,000 unresolved murders in the United States. A talk this Saturday at Berkshire Community College will focus on how cases go cold and the methods law enforcement agencies use to solve them.

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Weather
3:54 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, July 11, 2014. 

New York News
1:43 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Forum Will Address Heroin Addiction In Warren And Washington Counties

A recent traffic stop that led to two arrests for heroin possession in Washington County, New York, near the Vermont border is bringing attention to an ongoing issue of the transport of illegal drugs over state lines.

A traffic stop by state troopers early Tuesday on Route 149, west of the Village of Fort Ann, led to two arrests on charges of heroin possession with intent to sell.

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