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8:20 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Vermont Governor Seeks 2 Cent School Tax Increase

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Governor Peter Shumlin says school spending projections are going to require a 2-cent increase in the statewide school property tax rate.

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New England News
7:40 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Vermont Adjunct Professors Vote To Unionize

Adjunct professors at several Vermont colleges have voted in favor of forming labor unions.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Hundreds Say Final Farewells To "People's Bishop"

Western Massachusetts police chiefs were pallbearers for Springfield Bishop Joseph Maguire
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Hundreds turned out today in Springfield for a final farewell to a beloved spiritual leader in western Massachusetts.

 The Catholic funeral mass filled with ancient rituals and symbols, hymns, and scripture readings was a moving tribute to the long life of the man known as the “people’s Bishop”—Joseph Maguire, who died last week at 95.

600 people filled Saint Michael’s Cathedral in downtown Springfield for the service, which lasted about 90 minutes.   Philip Waystack, a nephew of Maguire’s, said nothing made his “uncle Joe” happier than being among people.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Uncertainty Remains Six Months After NARH Closure

It's been just over six months since North Adams Regional Hospital closed. In May, Berkshire Health Systems opened a satellite emergency facility and in September the Pittsfield-based company purchased the hospital campus.
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It’s been just over six months since North Adams Regional Hospital closed, leaving the area without emergency care and putting more than 500 people out of work.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Pittsfield Crash Brings Utility Pole Down Onto Minivan

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A crash that involved three vehicles in Pittsfield Monday snapped an electrical pole dropping lives wires on the roadway.

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New England News
4:01 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Plane Crash Leaves Some Damage On Bus-Only Roadway

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A crash landing of a single-engine plane on Connecticut's bus-only roadway has caused some minor damage to the system four months before it's due to open.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Clark Art Institute Offers Program For People With Dementia And Their Caregivers

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A new program at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is meant to engage people with dementia. The program that began today is also designed to serve as an outlet for caregivers.

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New England News
3:54 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Funeral Is Monday For Retired Springfield Bishop Maguire

A funeral will be held Monday for retired Springfield Bishop Joseph Maguire.

The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. at Saint Michael’s Cathedral –the mother church of the Springfield Diocese.  Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said the service will be a fitting tribute to the beloved spiritual leader who was known as the “people’s bishop.”

" We will follow Bishop Maguire's  plans for those funeral services," said Rozanski

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New England News
8:40 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Connecticut To Open Bus-Only Corridor In March

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Connecticut’s Department of Transportation says the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain will begin operating in late March. The DOT is planning a series of informational meetings throughout central Connecticut in December and January.

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New England News
8:23 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Arrangements Set For Former Springfield Bishop

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Funeral arrangements are set for the former leader of the Roman Catholic diocese in western Massachusetts.

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