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12:30 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

An Educational “Spark” At Berkshire Museum

Jim Levulis WAMC

If you think of museums as stuffy, static spaces trying to keep the past from slipping away, think again.

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New England News
6:17 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Gunfire At Nightclub Leads To License Hearing

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has scheduled a Dec. 30 license hearing over allegations bouncers hindered a police investigation into a shooting incident at the Zone Nightclub.
Credit Zone Nightclub/Facebook

A nightclub in Springfield, Massachusetts is facing a hearing in front of the mayor as a result of a shooting earlier this month.

A hearing on the Zone Nightclub’s entertainment license has been scheduled for December 30th at Springfield City Hall.  Mayor Domenic Sarno, who has the authority to issue entertainment licenses, has taken a hard line in the past with threats to public safety

"To the businesses that continue to attract a negative element I will continue to be relentless with the laws, boards and commissions that I have," Sarno declared earlier this year.

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New England News
10:02 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

State Budget Cuts Leave Berkshire School Shared Services Effort Hanging

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A shared services agreement between six school districts in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is continuing for the time being even though expected state funding is no longer available.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

War of 1812 Hero's Grave Once Sparked Debate

An old grave in Burlington's Elmwood Cemetery holds the remains of Joseph Barron Jr., a little-remembered but critical hero to the American victory over the British in the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

New Hampshire Delays Vote On $13M FairPoint Bid

New Hampshire has delayed action on a $13 million state contract with FairPoint Communications amid a strike by the company's Northern New England workers over contract negotiations.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

MGM Expects To Start Hiring For Casino Construction In New Year

Credit MGM Springfield

Now that MGM has won Massachusetts regulatory and voter approval to build a resort casino in downtown Springfield the Las Vegas-based entertainment giant has employment and local purchasing commitments to keep. 

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New England News
5:03 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Cop Killings Lead To Demonstrations Of Support For Police

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The recent slayings of two police officers in New York City and one in Florida has resulted in public displays of support for police in western Massachusetts.

   In response to a social media campaign, people in Chicopee have put blue lights in their house windows for police on patrol to see. The police chief of Ludlow suggested in an email that people wear blue ribbons. The mayor of Greenfield, William Martin, went out of his way to pay tribute to police during a ceremony Monday marking new train service.

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New England News
3:08 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Mass. Extends Payment Deadline For Jan. 1 Health Insurance

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Due to what it’s calling heavy interest, Massachusetts is extending its payment deadline for people who want a state-based health insurance plan to December 28th.  But, people must still choose a plan by the end of today.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Governor Stops Vermont’s Move Towards Single-Payer

Credit Vermont Workers Center

Last week Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin told Vermonters he would stop his efforts to implement single-payer health care in the state.  The decision has upset supporters, but they say it won’t stop efforts at the state or national level to implement single-payer. 

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New England News
12:31 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Pittsfield Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Parking Lot Shooting

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The Pittsfield teenager charged in a parking lot shooting that killed a Goshen, Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to murder.

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