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10:00 am
Thu April 9, 2015

North Adams Lifts Winter Parking Ban, In April

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In an undeniable sign of spring, North Adams is finally lifting its winter parking ban following a long, cold season.

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7:00 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Tsarnaev Convicted Of All 30 Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

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Now that a jury has convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the same 12 people will decide whether he lives or dies.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

200 Vermont Businesses Support Carbon Tax

Supporters of a Vermont carbon tax say they've signed up the owners of more than 200 mostly small business owners who are advocating for the change.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Vermont Governor Alarmed By Price Spike Of Anti-Heroin Drug

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is urging the maker of a heroin overdose antidote to stop what he says is a 62 percent spike in cost of the drug that has saved scores of lives since it was first distributed to addicts and first responders.

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6:30 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Vermont Gas Initiates Eminent Domain Proceedings

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Vermont Gas has started eminent domain proceedings against two landowners in Monkton in order to obtain easements for its natural gas pipeline.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Incentive Offered For Owner Occupied Multi-family Housing

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos with ( l-r) Bill Wagner of Chicopee Savings Bank, city council president George Moreau, and Jim Kelley of Polish National Credit Union
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A city in western Massachusetts is launching a unique program to encourage landlords to live in the multi-family homes they purchase.

 The buyer of a three-family home in one of three designated neighborhoods in the city of Chicopee could receive $16,000 from the city towards the down payment.  The catch?  They must agree to live in one of the apartments of that house.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

More Names In Pittsfield Mayor's Race, Council President Pushing Public Comment Petition

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Roughly a week after nominating papers became available, four names are already being kicked around in the race for mayor of Pittsfield. Meanwhile, the city council president is aiming to clarify public comment rules following recent disruptions during meetings.

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New England News
5:26 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Rep. Neal: Management-Union Divide Played Role In North Adams Hospital Closure

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28, 2014.
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It’s been more than a year since North Adams Regional Hospital closed. Pittsfield-based Berkshire Health Systems now operates a satellite emergency facility there. Congressman Richard Neal says a divide between the former hospital’s leadership and unions played a role in the closure.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Scenic Rail Expected To Be Running In Northern Berkshires This Summer

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Another Berkshire tourist attraction hopes to up and running by Memorial Day weekend in North County.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

State Advances Stripped-Down Economic Development Bill

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to pared-down economic development legislation, but its principal backer says he'll continue fighting to restore some of its initial provisions.

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