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3:52 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Former Conn. Gov. Rowland Seeks To Limit Details Of Conviction

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (R-CT)
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Connecticut’s former Governor John Rowland is seeking to prevent jurors from hearing details of his conviction on a corruption-related charge during his upcoming trial on charges that he tried to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Vermont City Suspends Buffer Zones

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In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down Massachusetts’ reproductive facilities buffer zone law, the city of Burlington, Vermont has suspended its buffer zone.

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New England News
4:48 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Feds Give Conn. Another Year On Education Changes

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Connecticut has been given another year by federal education officials to work on school changes, including teacher and principal evaluation.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it approved a February request by Connecticut officials to extend for one year a waiver from some provisions of No Child Left Behind. Waivers also were granted to Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia.

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New England News
3:42 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Pittsfield Parade To Boast 'Made In America' Theme

The poster of this year's Fourth of July Parade
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Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Pittsfield, Massachusetts Friday for the city’s Fourth of July parade.

The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of South Street and East and West Housatonic Streets in downtown Pittsfield. Floats and banners representing the more than 170 organizations and individuals in the parade’s lineup will be decorated according to this year’s theme “Made in America.”

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New England News
1:45 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Mass. Announces Order Of Ballot Questions

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Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has announced the order of questions on the November ballot.

Galvin announced at the Statehouse on Thursday that a question to repeal a new law linking future hikes in the gas tax to the rate of inflation would be Question 1.

A law to expand the bottle deposit law to include sports drinks and some other beverages has been designated Question 2.

The question that could repeal the state's casino gambling law is Question 3.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

F-35 Opponents File Lawsuit To Block Jet From Burlington Airport

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Opponents of the plan by the Air Force to base F-35 fighter planes at Vermont's Burlington International Airport have filed a lawsuit asking a federal district court to overturn the decision.

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New England News
12:21 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Hinsdale To Swear In New Police Chief; Former Chief Files Lawsuit Against Town

A sign outside Hinsdale Town Hall advertises Sunday's event
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The town of Hinsdale, Massachusetts plans to swear in a new police chief Sunday. The hiring comes after the board fired Nancy Daniels earlier this year, a decision that has divided the town.

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New England News
10:20 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Burlington Suspends Enforcement Of Buffer Zones

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In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision nullifying Massachusetts’ reproductive facilities buffer zone law, the city of Burlington Vermont is temporarily suspending its buffer zone.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Vermont Lawmakers Seek Own Info On Health Costs

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Vermont lawmakers are going to be taking an independent look at health care costs over the coming months.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

New Smoking Restrictions In Effect In Vermont

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A new law restricting smoking in Vermont went into effect Tuesday. Its provisions include banning smoking in cars when children under 8 are in the vehicle.

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