New England News
11:20 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Vermont Bill Would Count Home Heating Savings as Renewable

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Newly filed legislation in Vermont would push utilities to expand renewable energy and energy efficiency programs beyond electricity and into home heating.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Bill to Leave Cap and Trade Program Sees Little Support

New Hampshire Statehouse
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A bill to remove New Hampshire from a multi-state carbon cap-and-trade program known as RGGI appears to have little public support.

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Capital Region News
7:56 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Catskill Newspaper Plant Shutting Down

A Catskill newspaper publishing facility is shutting down.

Columbia-Greene Media, which publishes the Catskill Daily Mail, Hudson Register Star, Windham Journal, and six other publications, is shuttering its Catskill printing plant, and as of February 3rd outsourcing production to The Daily Gazette newspaper in Schenectady. Nine full-time and 10 part-time positions in Catskill will be affected. The Windham Journal says several workers will be offered opportunities at the Gazette. The publishers say the move will enhance all the papers and allow color reproduction on every page.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Case Of Tuberculosis Confirmed In Vermont School Employee

Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause TB
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The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed a case of tuberculosis in an employee at Charlotte Central School.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Local Officials Hear Summary Of Governor’s Budget

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs Director Eric Hesse outlines the governor's budget at a presentation in Plattsburgh.
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Though they were overshadowed by news of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet fanned out across the state to present his budget directly to community leaders today. In Plattsburgh this afternoon, the Director of Veterans Affairs outlined the budget’s North Country highlights. 

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Says Speaker's Arrest Will Not Hinder State Budget Process

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in Glens Falls
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Glens Falls to discuss the governor’s budget proposal, but this morning’s arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was on the minds of many.

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New York News
5:10 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Federal Prosecutor Details Charges Against Assembly Speaker, As Assembly Democrats Close Ranks

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized, as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

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New England News
5:06 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Mass. Gov. Baker Names 2 Top Health Care Officials

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has named two top health care officials, an area he says has contributed to a $765 million state budget gap.

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New England News
4:00 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Lawyer Vows Hartford Registrar Will Fight Dismissal Attempt

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A lawyer for a Democratic registrar of voters says she plans to fight any attempt by the Hartford City Council to remove her. Council members have said they will seek to remove the city's three registrars following Election Day problems when some polls opened late and some residents could not vote.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Karen Hitchcock: Is College-Completion Enough?

In the January 20th, 2015 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education there was an unfortunate – but quite revealing – juxtaposition of two major articles. The first, by Kelly Field, was entitled, “6 Years in and 6 to Go, Only Modest Progress on Obama’s College-Completion Goal;” the second, by Casey Fabris, “College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t so Sure.”

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