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New England News
10:45 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

War Crimes Suspect Accused Of Bribing Witnesses

Federal prosecutors say a Vermont man accused of committing war crimes in his native Bosnia 21 years ago is accused of trying to bribe alleged Bosnian witnesses.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Vermont Gas Gets Final Permit For Pipeline

Vermont Gas Systems says it has received the final permit needed to start construction on the first phase of a national gas pipeline through parts of western Vermont to New York.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Casino Repeal Question Will Be On Massachusetts Ballot

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled today that a question asking voters to repeal the state’s casino law can go on the November ballot.  It sets up what promises to be a hard-fought campaign to decide the fate of the fledgling gambling industry in Massachusetts.

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New England News
3:52 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Jailed Transgender Teen Moved To Conn. Psych Center

Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center in Middletown, Conn.
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A transgender girl detained without criminal charges for two months at an adult women's prison in Connecticut has been moved to a psychiatric center for children following an outcry by her supporters.

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New England News
12:10 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Crackdown On Drugs, Guns Brings Federal, State Charges

Assistant U.S. Attorney for Mass. Paul Smyth announces the indictments of 22 Springfield men on drug and firearm charges.
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Twenty-two people have been charged in federal and state indictments with drug and firearm offenses in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  Law enforcement officials say some dangerous people have been taken off the streets of a city that has seen a recent spike in deadly gun violence.

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New England News
12:03 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Pittsfield And North Adams Councils To Vote On Budgets

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Two Berkshire County city councils vote tonight on their annual budgets.

The Pittsfield City Council will vote on Mayor Dan Bianchi’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget. Bianchi calls the $141 million dollar spending plan a maintenance budget proposing a 2.7 percent increase over the previous one of $138 million. It would fund SUVs for the fire department to decrease use of larger trucks and a new public works garage to replace a facility damaged in a 2012 fire.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Vermont Judge Is On Fast Track To Confirmation

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The nominee to the federal bench in Vermont is on a fast track to confirmation.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Vermont Governor Shumlin Talks About Renewable Energy

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Governor Peter Shumlin has released the "Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report," the first effort in the state to survey and describe Vermont's clean energy industry.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Group Aims To Revive Great Barrington Fairgrounds

The cowshed at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds
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A group of people are trying to reclaim the long-dormant Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

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New England News
6:21 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Springfield Mayor Renews Call For Moratorium On Refugee Resettlements

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The Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts has renewed a call for an end to new refugee resettlements in Springfield.  Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal said the mayor has raised concerns that need to be addressed.

     Mayor Domenic Sarno first called for a moratorium on refugee resettlements in Springfield 10 months ago, but then backed off amid criticism from social service providers and advocates for immigrants. Sarno said his office recently learned that up to 70 refugees will be settled in Springfield in the coming year.

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