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Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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When he withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders promised supporters that his movement was only beginning. Last night, Sanders launched “Our Revolution,” the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.  

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, right, with Berkshire Mountain Distillers CEO Chris Weld in Sheffield.
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker this week marked a milestone in the construction of a Springfield factory designed to build rail cars for Boston’s transit system. But, the Republican says his administration is also reviewing rail expansion options in western Massachusetts.

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        Work is ahead of schedule on a major highway project that has caused traffic tie-ups from time to time in western Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was in Springfield today to mark a major milestone in the construction of a $95 million rail car factory.

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is planning to give a presentation on her vision for America in Pittsfield Saturday.

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The town of Great Barrington is urging residents to sign up for its new emergency notification system.

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Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean will be in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Sunday for a talk on America’s future. The Democrat plans to discuss this year’s national elections and more. Dean, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with WAMC about the generation of Americans born after 1980 and their influence on the country.

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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Senator Bernie Sanders launched Our Revolution Wednesday night,  the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the law Wednesday.
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Animal activists are praising a new Massachusetts law aimed at preventing animals from suffering or even dying when left in hot cars.

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Federal and state agricultural officials met in Connecticut Wednesday to discuss human and animal health concerns as agritourism grows.

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MGM  Resorts International has fired another shot in the border war to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The much anticipated plans have been announced for building a new regional Catholic high school in western Massachusetts.

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The North Adams Ambulance Service and a community organization are partnering to offer overdose reversal training.

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One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, leaving the last one remaining in New York State.

Senator Patrick Leahy with law enforcement officials
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy was surrounded by law enforcement and health officials in Williston on Monday as he announced that a federal grant will allow the Vermont Drug Task Force to expand.

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   Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Tuesday called for the long-delayed construction of a wood-burning power plant to move forward.  Project opponents, who had a chance encounter with the mayor, say they are not giving up. 

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The University of Connecticut's incoming freshman class is the most diverse in school history. UConn released its annual enrollment figures Tuesday.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a three-year grant totaling almost $600,000 to a western Massachusetts nonprofit to assist beginning farmers throughout the state.

A rustic resort near Vermont's Canadian border is reopening, and officials say they've received a flood of inquires following the announcement.

Senator Patrick Leahy and VT State Police Director Colonel Matthew Birmingham
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The Vermont Drug Task Force is getting six new positions with help from a $1.4 million federal grant.

As teachers, staff and students head back to school, a recent forum in Hartford featuring the U.S. Education Secretary discussed the role of diversity in education.

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    Work started Monday at the first of nearly two-dozen locations in the city of Springfield where improvements are planned this year to an urban water and sewer infrastructure, parts of which date back to the 1800s.

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Opponents of a U.S. Air Force plan to base F-35 fighter jets in Burlington are deciding whether to challenge a federal judge’s decision issued Wednesday that will allow the jets to come to the Vermont Air Guard base beginning in 2019.

The Stop the F-35 Coalition and six Chittenden County residents filed suit against the Secretary of the Air Force alleging that the strict review required under the National Environmental Policy Act when preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for basing the fighter jets at the Vermont National Guard was inadequately conducted.  

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Berkshire Health Systems is closing a walk-in clinic inside a Pittsfield grocery store in favor of a similar center elsewhere in the city.

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Adams, Massachusetts and surrounding communities are looking to capitalize on Mt. Greylock’s recently discovered role in the fictional world of Harry Potter.

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      Opponents of a proposed wood-burning power plant in Springfield, Massachusetts are weighing their options now that the city’s top health official has opted not to hold a site assignment hearing on the project. 

Thirteen people have been shot and wounded at a house party in Connecticut.

A school safety group says Massachusetts had more hoax bomb threats during the last school year than any other state.

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With concern heightened around Vermont over the issue of heavy rains contributing to sewage overflows, a legislative committee is set to consider new rules dealing with that issue.

Vermont's 11 community health centers are receiving nearly $841,000 in federal grants.

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