New England News
8:40 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Widespread Fairpoint Internet Outage In New Hampshire And Vermont

FairPoint Communications says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance led to a loss of high-speed Internet service for thousands of customers in Vermont and New Hampshire.

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Hudson Valley News
7:08 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Anchor Stores Announced For Newburgh Shopping Complex

Tom Wilder
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A major retail development is on track to open in Orange County in two years.  Planning for the $200 million project began prior to any talk of casinos. But with casino siting announcements expected next week, the shopping mecca is moving full speed ahead, with a few of the anchor stores just announced, casino or not.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

City Allows Religious Displays In City-Owned Park

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For what is believed to be the first time, city councilors in Plattsburgh will allow religious displays in the city park during this holiday season — with some restrictions.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

MASS MoCA's Season Lineup Features Performance Range And Return Of Solid Sound

MASS MoCA executive director Joseph Thompson announces part of the museum's winter/spring 2015 lineup, including the return of Wilco's Solid Sound Festival June 26-28.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

As MASS MoCA embarks on another major expansion, the contemporary art museum announced its winter/spring performance and visual arts lineup.

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Before joining NHPR in August 2014, Jack was a freelance writer and radio reporter. His work aired on NPR, BBC, Marketplace and 99% Invisible, and he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and Northern Woodlands.

Before working in public radio, Jack worked as an environmental educator in just about every state in New England, most recently at the Harris Center in Hancock.

Jack comes from a rowdy family of Italians who wave their hands in the air while talking, and he competed for attention as a child by telling the loudest story. 

New York News
5:23 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Adirondack Healthcare Advocacy Group Awarded Grant To Bring Stakeholders Together

A member organization that includes healthcare providers from across the Adirondacks has received a 2.4 million dollar grant to reduce health risks through prevention.

The Adirondack Health Institute, a joint venture of Adirondack Health, Community Providers, Inc. which operates CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, Glens Falls Hospital, and Hudson Headwaters Health Network, advocates for healthcare and works with providers and community organizations.

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New England News
4:46 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

WMECO And NSTAR Workers Heading To VT To Restore Power

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Utility workers from Western Massachusetts are heading to Vermont to help crews there restore power to more than 22,000 customers after a Nor’easter blanketed the area with heavy, wet snow.

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New York News
4:46 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Duffy Gives Perhaps His Final Public Address As LG

LG Duffy
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New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy gave what was likely his last public address Thursday at an awards ceremony for the regional economic development councils, where the retiring Duffy was praised by Governor Cuomo and others. 

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New England News
4:24 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Property Tax Rate Vote Delayed In Springfield

Springfield City Council President Mike Fenton

Property owners in Springfield, Massachusetts will have to wait a few more days to find out what they’ll be paying in taxes next year.

A delay in state certification of the city’s assessed property values prompted City Council President Mike Fenton to postpone until Monday a vote to approve new residential and commercial tax rates.  Fenton said he expects once the council does vote it will be great news for tax payers.

" The city council is going to be in a position to reduce both the rate for residents and the rate for businesses," Fenton said Thursday.

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