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4:20 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Resorts Hopeful After Winter Storms

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With New England buried in snow, ski resorts are expecting skiers and riders to flock to the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine for rare powder as the region heads into the mid-winter school break, a prime tourism draw.

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New York News
2:14 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Schumer, Blumenthal Call For Increase In Funding For Rail Safety

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Two U.S. senators want an increase in federal funds to lessen the dangers of railroad grade crossings.

Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say they will introduce a bill that would improve safety at accident-prone crossings.

The Democrats' announcement comes 12 days after a Metro-North commuter train collided with an SUV at a crossing in Valhalla, killing six people.

The cause of the collision has not been determined. But the lawmakers say more than 200 people died in grade-crossing accidents in 2013.

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New England News
8:12 am
Sun February 15, 2015

Cold, Dangerous Winds Strike New England

Snow and dangerously high winds are roaring to New England to face an army of road crews and emergency workers who have readied themselves for the fourth winter onslaught in less than a month.

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Sports
10:23 am
Sun February 8, 2015

Legendary UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith Dies At 83

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Dean Smith, the North Carolina basketball coaching great who won two national championships, has died. He was 83.

The school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family that the former coach died at his home Saturday night. He was with his wife and five children.

Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory.

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WAMC News
8:46 am
Sun February 8, 2015

Another Storm Hits The Northeast

Winter-weary New England is getting more snow, likely several days of it and possibly totaling more than a foot.

Winter storm warnings were issued Saturday night for much of New England, central New York and the western Catskills. The biggest concern is southern New England, which is still digging out from recent powerful storms that dumped record-high snowfall totals in some places.

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New York News
4:32 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Comptroller: Economic Development Agency Fails To Show Impact

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A review of New York state's main economic development agency says it needs to do more to evaluate whether its programs are helping the economy.

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New England News
3:11 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Dining Hall Worker On Storm Duty Found Dead At UConn

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A 42-year-old University of Connecticut dining hall worker who was spending the night at the school on storm duty has been found dead on a cot where he was sleeping.

School spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says James Perkins of Ashford has been working at the school since 2003. He was found unresponsive Monday morning inside McMahon Hall, a dormitory with its own dining hall.

His body was turned over to the state medical examiner for an autopsy, but Reitz says foul play is not suspected.

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New York News
8:57 am
Sun February 1, 2015

Snow Returning To New England

Winter storm warnings have been issued for most of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island beginning Sunday night.

The National Weather Service says between 8 and 14 inches of snow could fall in eastern and central areas Sunday night into Monday, with up to 16 in the Berkshires. Southwestern Connecticut could see between 5 and 10 inches of snow and sleet.

Many places in southern New England received at least 2 feet of snow in a blizzard with high winds Tuesday and Wednesday.

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North Country News
12:16 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Lake Placid's Olympic Torch Will Be Lit Again

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Lake Placid's Olympic Flame Cauldron is being lit again to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Games held in the Adirondack Mountain village.

The ceremony is slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, February 13th — 35 years to the day from the original opening ceremony.

1980 Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee President Rev. J. Bernard Fell's opening ceremony speech will be the centerpiece of the program.

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New York News
8:43 am
Sat January 31, 2015

New York Train Rider Contracts Measles

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Health officials say a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train. So they want to make people aware while noting that most New Yorkers have been vaccinated against the disease.

The state Health Department said Friday that the Bard College student took a 1:20 p.m. Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls this past Sunday.

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