New England News
6:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Pittsfield Cultural Force Leaving City Post

Megan Whilden is leaving her post as Director of Cultural Development for the City of Pittsfield to become executive director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.
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A cultural force in Pittsfield is leaving her post within city government.

Megan Whilden, the city’s first director of cultural development, will be leaving the position she’s held for the past nine years. She will step down on May 16, the day after this year’s first 3rd Thursdays street festival, an event she helped create in 2007 that has since grown into an attraction for thousands.

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New York News
5:53 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Event Raises Awareness Of Public Services

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Representatives of more than 100 social service agencies in upstate New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to raise awareness of available public services. 

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council celebrated its Annual Interagency Awareness Day.

A.C. Riley, President of EOC, said the event offers social service agencies from all sectors including healthcare, housing, and homelessness prevention visibility, and allows members of the public to become more involved with their communities.

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New England News
5:27 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kevin Corrado Picked As President And Publisher Of New Haven Register

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Digital First Media has named a new president and publisher of Connecticut’s New Haven Register.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Thousands Rally At UMass Vs. Anti-Gay Protest

A rally organized by UMass United attracted thousands of people Wednesday to counter a demonstration at the flagship Amherst Campus by the Westboro Baptist Church
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Five members of a notorious anti-gay organization protested at UMass Amherst Wednesday while thousands held a counter demonstration.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Keith Strudler: The Return Of Michael Phelps

Welcome back Michael Phelps. After a year or two on dry land, it seems you’ve reentered your natural habitat.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Preserver Of Titanic History Dies

Edward Kamuda, in 2012, next to a model of the Titanic at the headquarters of the Titanic Historical Society
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A man who as a teenager became fascinated with the Titanic and devoted his life to preserving the history of the doomed luxury liner has died in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Edward Kamuda founded the Titanic Historical Society in 1963 and as its president developed it into an invaluable resource for scientific researchers, explorers, historians, film-makers, and people simply fascinated, as Kamuda was, with the stories of the survivors.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, April 16, 2014. 

WAMC News
2:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Afternoon Talk With EPA Regional Administrator

Do women have a special role when it comes to protecting and nourishing the environment? That will be the subject of a talk this afternoon by EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, who will deliver the Women of Influence in Politics lecture at the Bush Memorial Center at Sage College in Troy, New York at 1 p.m.

New England News
1:08 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

BMC Awaiting License To Open Emergency Facility; Advocates Travel To Boston

About 70 people traveled to Beacon Hill Tuesday advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires.
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About 70 people traveled to Beacon Hill Tuesday advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires.

“We are in the westernmost, northernmost remote part of the state and we need to be heard,” said Massachusetts Nurses Association associate director Jim Gander on the bus to Boston Tuesday.

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