New England News
8:45 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Governor Hassan Asks Agencies For $18M In Budget Cuts

New Hampshire Statehouse
Credit Jared C. Benedict-Redjar/Wikimedia Commons

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan is ordering state agencies to cut a collective $18 million from their budgets in response to a potential deficit in the two-year state budget ending June 30.

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New England News
8:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Sen. Warren Meets Leaders On Middle East Trip

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaking at the Mass. Democratic State Convention in June in Worcester, Mass.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during a tour of the Middle East. It's her first official congressional trip overseas since taking office in 2013.

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Hudson Valley News
7:23 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

NY Congresswoman Vows To Protect Funding For Nutrition Programs

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey visited a Meals on Wheels senior center in Rockland County today. She was there to highlight the impact of federal nutrition funding, and what she says is the need for Congress to pass a spending bill that includes such funding.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Community Group Tours Shuttered Church Hoping For Salvation

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

A group dedicated to saving a shuttered Pittsfield church once slated for demolition recently got a look inside the deteriorating cathedral.

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New England News
6:07 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Retired Springfield Bishop Maguire Dies At 95

Bishop Emeritus Joseph Maguire, retired bishop of the Springfield Diocese, seen here in 2012, died Nov 23, 2013 at the age of 95
Credit Diocese of Springfield

Catholics in western Massachusetts are mourning the death of a beloved spiritual leader. Bishop Emeritus Joseph Maguire, retired leader of the Springfield Diocese, died Sunday night. He was 95.

Parishioners at the 9 a.m. mass Monday at St. Catherine of Siena church in Springfield’s 16 Acres Neighborhood said they were saddened to hear of the death of Maguire, who was fondly referred to even years after his retirement  as the “ people’s bishop.”

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New England News
5:14 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Foxwoods Resort Postpones Bill Cosby Appearance

Bill Cosby
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Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby's concert appearance that was scheduled for January.

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Capital Region News
4:56 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Across America, it is a week of dichotomy. For many, Thursday means a massive feast, but Thanksgiving also helps shed light on the 17 percent of Americans who struggle with food insecurity. Faith groups, low-income residents, anti-hunger groups, and Congressman Paul Tonko assembled today in Albany at Emmanuel Baptist Church for the annual Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger.

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New York News
4:22 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Storm On Menu For Some Thanksgiving Travelers

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Getting over the river and through the woods could prove challenging for some Thanksgiving travelers. A Nor'easter is going to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their holiday destinations.

Jeff Masters, chief meteorologist for Weather Underground, says the storm should bring rain to many coastal cities, but up to a foot of snow is expected to fall inland and at higher elevations.

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New England News
4:17 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Transportation Official Urges Patience As Snow Expected For Holiday Travel

Credit MassDOT

The top transportation official in Massachusetts is urging people who have travel plans for Thanksgiving to “bring your patience.” 

   Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Frank DePaola said the heaviest traffic is expected Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.  He advised people to leave for their holiday destinations early in the morning, or after 8 p.m. to avoid rush hour commuters.  He said highway crews  are ready for the predicted Wednesday snowstorm.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Cuomo Cites Agency Gains For Disabled In Veto

Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.

Cuomo says the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities keeps improving its process, that the legislation largely duplicates what's happening, and the issue should have been addressed in the budget.

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