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New England News
4:02 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Selkirk, NY Plane Crash Kills Two; Small Plane Crashes In Conn.

The plane was a Cessna 172, like the one shown here.
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Investigators are looking into a plane crash Monday in Selkirk, NY that killed two people, and emergency workers also responded to a small plane crash in Watertown, Conn. Tuesday.

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New England News
10:20 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Tight Democratic Primary For Mass. Attorney General

Voters in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Massachusetts will nominate a candidate for state attorney general.  The choice is between former state legislator Warren Tolman, and former assistant attorney general Maura Healey.  It has turned out to be an intriguing contest between the veteran politician and the first-time candidate.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill  spoke with both candidates.  Here is Maura Healey.

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New England News
4:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Low Voter Turnout Expected For Massachusetts Primary

Massachusetts’ top elections official says signs point to a low voter turnout for the state’s primary election despite contested races for governor and other statewide offices.

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New England News
10:20 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Vermont Fall Foliage Reports To Begin

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The state of Vermont is getting ready to issue its first foliage report of the season.

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New England News
9:15 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Vermont To Publish Lists Of Delinquent Taxpayers

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Under a new law, the Vermont Department of Taxes will start issuing lists by the end of the year of 100 individual taxpayers and 100 business taxpayers with the highest amounts of unpaid tax debt.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Lola Aiken, Widow Of Senator, Dies At 102

Lola Aiken, the widow of former Vermont governor and U.S. Sen. George Aiken, has died.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Police Shootings Vermont, Officer Involved Shootings

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Records show the five police shootings in Vermont this year are the most in one year and double the 17-year average since the attorney general's office began investigating all officer-involved shootings.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Two Restaurants Close As Work On Pittsfield Hotel Begins

Hotel on North is expected to open in May in downtown Pittsfield, Mass.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The construction of a boutique hotel touted as a key part of revitalizing downtown Pittsfield, Mass. has caused two neighboring restaurants to close while work is ongoing.

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New England News
6:05 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Candidate's Husband: I Hid Rowland Campaign Work

Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland (R-Conn.)
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The key prosecution witness at John Rowland's conspiracy trial says he hired the former Connecticut governor as a consultant for his wife's 2012 congressional campaign and hid the deal in a contract for his nursing home company.

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New England News
4:07 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Gambling Regulators Weigh Greater Boston Casino Proposals

The design of Mohegan Sun's proposed casino at Suffolk Downs in Revere, MA received a favorable evaluation from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Monday began a final review of the two competing proposals for a resort casino in greater Boston.

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