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New England News
3:25 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Man Found Guilty In UMass Rape Case

Emmanuel Bile was convicted on two of three counts of aggravated rape stemming from a 2012 assault at UMass Amherst. He is the first of three defendants to stand trial

A jury has returned a guilty verdict against one of four men accused of raping aUMass Amherst student in 2012.

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New England News
12:35 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Zimbalist: Boston Olympics A Gamble

Andrew Zimbalist

The debate for and against Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is well under way, with supporters now promising to bring the question to the voters in a statewide ballot referendum. Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College, is the author of a new book Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting The Olympics And World Cup. He will be speaking later today at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. Zimbalist says the gamble is a long shot for Boston, with most cities losing. But he says there were two exceptions, Barcelona in 1992 and L.A. in 1984.

New England News
12:28 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Brien Center Workers Picket For Higher Wages

Brien Center workers and members of SEIU Local 509 picket outside the Brien Center's Pittsfield offices Monday morning seeking a new contract with higher wages.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Healthcare workers at the Berkshire County-based Brien Center are picketing, seeking higher wages.

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New England News
8:24 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Obama To Attend Opening Of Edward M. Kennedy Institute For The U.S. Senate

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy in Boston.

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New England News
8:43 am
Sun March 29, 2015

New England Takes On Ocean Pollution

State legislators in New England are trying to form a multi-state pact to counter increasing ocean acidity along the East Coast.

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New England News
8:13 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Connecticut Man Killed In Vermont Snowmobile Accident

State police say a Connecticut man has been killed after his snowmobile went off a trail and collided with a metal cable that was strung between two trees across a driveway.

Authorities say 47-year-old Keith Whitney of New Haven was thrown from the snowmobile about 5:15 p.m. Saturday on the No. 52 trail in Wheelock.

A person riding with Whitney called 911 and emergency responders took him to a hospital, but he did not survive.

A trooper at the St. Johnsbury station could not provide more information early Sunday and said the investigation is ongoing.

New England News
6:52 am
Sat March 28, 2015

One Year After Closure, Demonstrators Seek Return Of Full Service Hospital To Northern Berkshires

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Demonstrations are planned in Berkshire County today to mark the one-year anniversary of the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.

The North County Cares Coalition is seeking the return of a full-service hospital to the Northern Berkshires.

Protesters plan to gather outside North Adams City Hall at noon and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield at 2 p.m.

Since the closing of the North Adams Regional Hospital last year, Berkshire Health Systems purchased the campus and now operates a satellite emergency facility, but does not offer inpatient services.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

After 18 Years Of Study, Debate, Bus-Only Corridor Opens

Credit http://www.ctfastrak.com/

Connecticut's $567 million bus-only corridor is finally opening after 18 years of study, planning and construction. Governor Dannel Malloy and state and federal transportation officials  gathered in New Britain on Friday to launch CTfastrak, a 9.4-mile rapid transit bus between Hartford and New Britain.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

One Year After The Shock: Services Return Following Hospital Closure

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28, 2014.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

It’s been one year since the abrupt closing of North Adams Regional Hospital shocked the region.

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New England News
5:53 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Baker Asks Feds For Snow Disaster Declaration

Gov. Charlie Baker speaking at the Berkshire Museum in January.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Governor Charlie Baker has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a record-setting series of winter storms.

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