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New England News
6:34 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Gov. Patrick Hears from Pittsfield Students

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state's Secretary of Education Matthew Malone joined local school and government officials in hearing what Pittsfield High School students had to say about their education.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state’s Secretary of Education heard concerns from about 15 Pittsfield High School students today.

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New England News
4:27 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Western Mass. Waiting on Word from Washington

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As a government shutdown looms, federally-funded programs in western Massachusetts are playing the waiting game.

With gridlock in Washington, one result of a shutdown could be the delaying of benefits to the state’s 394,000 military veterans. Rosanne Frieri is the Director of Veterans’ Services for the City of Pittsfield. She says she doesn’t expect a significant immediate impact on her office or the more than 130 veterans it currently serves.

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