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Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area in South Burlington.

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Ground was broken today for a future park in Springfield, Massachusetts that will be named for a slain U.S. Marine.

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
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Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has reported to a federal prison in New York to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for campaign fraud.

The subdistrict ideas for Pittsfield's Tyler St. area.
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Working with the state, Pittsfield continues to generate ideas to redevelop a neighborhood that borders the city’s once-thriving General Electric site.

Examples of BerkShares notes
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A local currency program in western Massachusetts is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Alice Maggio is the executive director of BerkShares Inc. based in Great Barrington.

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Candidates in a majority of Statehouse races in Massachusetts are facing no opposition on the November ballot.

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A broadband internet access initiative for low-income families is being introduced in the second-largest public housing authority in Massachusetts.

The Mayflower II
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The Massachusetts nonprofit that operates the deteriorating replica of the ship that the Pilgrims sailed to the New World has received a grant for much-needed repairs.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine has a new name after receiving the largest donation in the institution’s history.

The logo for the 2016 Concert Across America To End Gun Violence
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More than 350 venues across the country will be hosting concerts on Sunday as part of the inaugural Concert Across America To End Gun Violence. One of the locations is Great Barrington in western Massachusetts. WAMC spoke with local organizer and anti-gun violence activist Elise Richman about the effort. Click here for more information on Concert Across America To End Gun Violence.

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Construction is under way on the last major rebuilding project stemming from the June 2011 tornado that tore through Springfield, Massachusetts.

Thousands of volunteers are fanning out in four New England states today for an organized trash cleanup along the banks of the Connecticut River.

Connecticut River Watershed Council

Thousands of volunteers will fan out in four New England states Friday and Saturday for an organized trash cleanup along the banks of the Connecticut River.

Phil Scott (File photo Sept. 2016)
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Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott has been accused of breaking campaign finance rules by illegally coordinating with the Republican Governors Association on three television ads.

Vermont's administration secretary is leaving state government at the end the month.

An attorney for a former Newtown, Connecticut teacher who brought a loaded gun to school says his client bought the weapon after receiving threatening messages from conspiracy theorists claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre never occurred.

Vermont Statehouse
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The administration of Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin is asking Vermont agencies to identify government programs that could be cut as they work to assemble the outgoing governor's last spending plan.

Money in pant's pocket
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Boston-based Crane Currency announced plans Wednesday to open a banknote printing and customer experience center in the Mediterranean country of Malta. WAMC spoke with the company’s CEO about the announcement and the state of global paper currency.

The U.S. Drought Monitor map of the Northeast from Sept. 20.
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Private wells across the Northeast are drying up in the face of a punishing drought over the past few months.

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A non-profit has reopened an emergency loan fund to help western Massachusetts farmers who have suffered losses because of the drought.

A map of Berkshire Community College's main campus in Pittsfield.
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Berkshire Community College held a forum about sexual assault on college campuses this week. It featured a panel of speakers involved in the issue regionally.

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The town of Bennington Vermont is planning a construction project that will connect some customers with wells contaminated by chemicals to town water.

Norm McAllister
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Attorneys for a Vermont state senator facing his second sex crimes trial are seeking the welfare records of the alleged victim.

Burlington School District logo
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The Burlington teachers union is asking the school board to continue negotiating after the board adopted a one-year employment policy.

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Two organizations involved in workforce development in western Massachusetts have formed a partnership.

Police body cameras
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Several groups are pressing for the release of police body cam video from last week's fatal police shooting in Winooski, Vermont, saying transparency and public trust in law enforcement are at risk.

A rendering of Crane Currency Malta.
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Boston-based Crane Currency announced plans Wednesday to open a banknote printing and customer experience center in the southern European country of Malta.

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Anxious to make the inaugural season of its new professional hockey team a success, the city of Springfield is removing a financial obstacle to attend the games.

The Masonic Temple on South St. is among the more than 25 buildings identified as endangered and of value to Pittsfield.
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The Pittsfield Historical Commission has identified more than 25 buildings with historic and community significance deemed to be endangered.

The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear an expedited appeal of a landmark court ruling declaring the state's education funding system unconstitutional.

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