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12:32 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Charlie Baker Previews Tonight's Massachusetts Guberntorial Race

Charlie Baker hopes to become the latest GOP governor of Massachusetts.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The candidates for governor of Massachusetts will meet in Springfield tonight in the only western Massachusetts debate before Election Day. Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley, independents Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick and Scott Lively, and Republican Charlie Baker will take part in the hourlong debate. The latest polls show Coakley and Baker in a neck-and-neck race. Baker spoke today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New England News
12:13 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Pittsfield Community To Meet And Lay Out Action Plan Following Teen Shooting

People lined the walls of the gym at Morningside Community School for an August 27 meeting in the wake of gang-related shooting involving two teenagers in Pittsfield, Mass.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield is holding a second community conversation tonight in the wake of a gang-related shooting in August. The broad-daylight shooting happened near a busy intersection during the morning rush hour and involved two teenagers, sending one to the hospital.

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New England News
8:04 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates To Debate In Springfield

Republican Charlie Baker (left) is facing Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for Massachusetts governor.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The only scheduled gubernatorial debate in western Massachusetts will be held Monday in Springfield.

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New England News
12:32 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Massachusetts Doctor Talks About His Recovery From Ebola

Credit NECN

The Massachusetts doctor who was cured of the deadly Ebola virus, which he contracted while working in Liberia, said the odds are good he will return to that country.

Dr. Rick Sacra appeared cheerful and energetic as he spoke at a news conference in Worcester Friday, one day after returning home from the Nebraska Medical Center, where he had been treated for three weeks.

"Thank God to be home, and to be well," said Sacra.

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New England News
8:00 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Cops: Student Shared Pot-Laced Lollipops With Pals

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Police in Enfield, Connecticut say a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized.

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New England News
3:44 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Jury Finds Caius Veiovis Guilty Of All Charges In Berkshire Triple Murder

Caius Veiovis
Credit Berkshire District Attorney's Office

Late today, word came from a courthouse in Springfield: guilty. Now, the last of three separate trials that have captivated the region involving the murders of three Berkshire County men is over.

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New England News
3:21 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says He Will Likely Return To Liberia

Credit NECN

The Massachusetts doctor who was cured of the deadly Ebola virus talked Friday about his ordeal.

   Dr. Rick Sacra, who was infected while delivering babies at a clinic in Liberia, said it is likely he will return to that country.

   "I think the odds of my ending up back there are pretty high.  I don't have any specific plans, but that is where my heart is," said Sacra.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Annual River Cleanup Promotes Expanded Bottle Bill

Credit CRWC

An annual two -day cleanup of trash along the length of the Connecticut River is underway.  The sponsors of the event, the Connecticut River Watershed Council are using this year’s cleanup to promote policies and legislation to keep waste from ending up in local waterways.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the organization’s executive director Andy Fisk.

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New England News
12:38 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Western Mass. Towns To Set Their Own Internet Fate

Credit Massachusetts Broadband Institute

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has reached an agreement with western Massachusetts partners to form a strategy for the final expansion of the commonwealth’s internet venture.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Vermont's Largest Hospital Getting New President

Fletcher Allen Health Care
Credit Fletcher Allen Health Care

Vermont's largest hospital is getting a new president.

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