Sports
6:17 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Sports Report: Louisiana-Monroe Tops Vermont For CBI Title Spot

NCAA:

In men's college basketball, Louisiana-Monroe beat Vermont 71-65 last night to advance to the College Basketball Invitational championship series. Tylor Ongwae and Majok Deng each scored 22 points for Louisiana-Monroe. Ethan O'Day had 16 points for Vermont. The Warhawks will face Loyola Chicago in the best-of-3 title series, with Game 1 in Chicago on Monday night.

In women’s college basketball, the Siena Saints beat Mercer 65-54 for a trip to the WBI title game.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1279

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How did we ever get along without the internet? 

I’m sure you’ve heard that line more than a few times over the last decade or so. The amount of information on line has been a great tool for educators. But there are also cyber traps that more and more teachers are falling into. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge we’ll talk about the new book “Cyber Traps for Educators”.

Then we’ll meet a student from the UK who has overcome cyber-addiction and is trying to help others do the same.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Vermont Senate Advances Trimmed-Down Gun Ownership Bill

The Vermont Senate has taken a key vote in support of a trimmed-down bill that sets some new restrictions on firearms ownership.

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Hudson Valley News
9:22 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Authorities Arrest Poughkeepsie Man In Connection With Woman's Death

Authorities say they've made an arrest in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at a former psychiatric center in the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
7:58 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Oversight Group Sues NYS For Detailed Abuse Reports

The Cuomo administration is fighting an attempt by a legal services group with federal oversight responsibility to obtain complete investigative reports about alleged abuse of the disabled and mentally ill in state care.

The state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs says it can only disclose completed reports after removing the names of staff accused of abuse or neglect, people who filed the complaints, witnesses and clinical records.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Former Lieutenant Governor Candidate Charged With Campaign Finance Violations

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The Vermont Attorney General  has filed a civil lawsuit against the losing candidate in last fall’s Lieutenant Governor’s campaign.

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Hudson Valley News
7:38 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Indian Point 3 Returns To Service After Planned Shutdown

Work during Indian Point 3 refueling outage
Credit Entergy

New York’s Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant is back in service after a 23-day hiatus for equipment upgrades, inspections, and refueling.

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New England News
7:27 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Springfield Chamber Of Commerce Weighs In On Catholic H.S. Site Selection

Cathedral High School on Surrey Road in Springfield was damaged by the June 1, 2011 tornado.
Credit Catholic Communications, Diocese of Springfield

A large business group is calling for a new regional Catholic high school to be built in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The 400-member Springfield Chamber of Commerce in a statement Wednesday said the “best and only location” for the new school is the tornado-damaged campus of Cathedral High School on Surrey Road in Springfield. 

The new school is the result of a proposed merger of Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic High School.          

Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski plans to announce a site by the end of this school year.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Republican GMO Labeling Bill Reintroduced In Washington

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Efforts aimed at blocking state laws that require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified foods are rekindling as Republicans in Congress this week suggested a new federal certification for GMO-free foods.  The proposal is being closely watched in Vermont.

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WAMC News
6:26 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

What To Do When A Leader Departs?

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Following a spate recent departures and announcements of upcoming retirements in the region, WAMC takes a look at how organizations go about filling the empty shoes.

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