New England News
12:59 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Business Group Has Plans To Brighten Downtown Springfield

The Business Improvement District in Springfield, Massachusetts has a new executive director. Chris Russell was recently brought on board to run the downtown association of local businesses that was formed in 1998.  The BID has some new downtown improvement projects.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Russell.

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New England News
10:30 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Vermont Unemployment Up To 4.1 Percent

The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate is up four-tenths of one percent to 4.1 percent, the third increase in three months.

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New England News
5:00 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Republican Candidate For Mass. Treasurer Stops In Pittsfield

Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for Massachusetts treasurer
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Republican candidate running for Massachusetts treasurer recently campaigned in Pittsfield.

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New England News
9:28 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Soldier From Massachusetts Killed In Afghanistan

Credit wikipedia.org

An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

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Hudson Valley News
7:56 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Omega's Women And Power Conference Includes Men

Credit Courtesy of Omega Women’s Leadership Center

An annual conference that kicks off tonight is inviting men to join the stage and audience for the first time. It's the Women & Power Conference, from the Omega Women’s Leadership Center at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Carla Goldstein , co-founder of the Center, and Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher on men and masculinity.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

More Than 1,000 Vermonters Head To Climate March

Credit People's Climate March

More than 1,000 Vermonters are planning to attend the New York version of what is expected to be a series of world-wide marches calling for solutions to the threat of climate change.

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New England News
7:23 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Jury Begins Deliberations In Veiovis Trial; Will Continue Monday

Caius Veiovis
Credit Berkshire District Attorney's Office

The jury in the last of three separate trials that have captivated the region involving the murders of three Berkshire County began deliberating Friday.

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New England News
6:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Pittsfield Community Aims To Halt Church Demolition

St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler St. in Pittsfield, Mass. has been closed since 2008.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

There has been outcry among members of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts community after plans to demolish a 73-year-old church to make way for a Dunkin’ Donuts surfaced last week.

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Capital Region News
6:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Medal Of Honor Campaign Advances For Albany WWI Hero

Credit Public Domain

The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York.

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the bill's co-sponsor, says Friday that his measure passed unanimously Thursday. It now goes to the House for a vote. If approved, the legislation goes to the president for consideration.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month recommended awarding Johnson the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Any Questions #160

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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