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New York News
1:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Events Will Commemorate Solomon Northup

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Commemorations are scheduled for this weekend in Washington County and Saratoga Springs, New York in honor of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the 19th Century.

The story of Solomon Northup, as told in his 1853 narrative Twelve Years A Slave, has experienced a fresh round of attention thanks to last year’s Oscar-winning film of the same name. The story tells how Northup was lured away from his home in Saratoga Springs, and eventually sold into slavery.

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New England News
1:31 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Washington, Mass. To Dedicate Post 9/11 Veterans Byway

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The town of Washington, Massachusetts has dedicated Washington Mountain Road as a veterans byway to honor those who’ve served since September 11th. The official dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Old Town Hall.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Resolution To Create Oil Train Task Force Tabled

Plattsburgh City Hall
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City councillors in Plattsburgh have tabled a resolution to create an oil train task force.
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New England News
12:41 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Western Mass. Base Could Be Used To House Immigrant Children

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s announcement Friday that Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee might be used to shelter immigrant children caught base commanders by surprise.

   Base spokesman, Master Sgt  Andrew Biscoe, said Westover is an active airfield with operational and security concerns that would need be addressed  before it could house up to a thousand children.  Also, lodging at the base is used on the weekends by thousands of reservists.

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US News
12:32 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Pew: Statehouse Reporting Down Across The U.S.

Amy Mitchell is PEW's Director of Journalism Research
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The national media spend a lot of time at the White House and Capitol Hill, while local reporters keep track of the events at the city halls and town and village government buildings. But what about the 50 state capitals?

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 18, 2014. 

New England News
12:23 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Fairground Redevelopers Hope Youth Circus Draws Support

The Circus Smirkus tents at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds
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A traveling youth circus is performing at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds as the group makes its way throughout the Northeast. The fairground owners hope the event can boost redevelopment efforts to make the space a community hotspot once again.

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Capital Region News
12:17 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Capital City Battles Blight, Aging Infrastructure

Like so many other cities across the nation, Albany has had to deal with urban blight and aging infrastructure. When an old house along the city's storied Clinton Avenue crumbled, the mayor took immediate action.

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New England News
12:13 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Casino Revenue In State Budget Questioned

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and legislative leaders are betting voters don’t repeal the state’s casino law.   Casino revenue was included in the 2015 state budget, but the impact of the decision appears to be more political than financial.

Gov. Patrick does not see it as much of a gamble to speculate on $73 million in projected casino revenue in a budget that totals $ 36.5 billion. The casino cash may never come if voters repeal the state’s casino law in November.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

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