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7:45 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Vermont State Police Form Major Crime Unit

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The Vermont State Police have formed a Major Crime Unit.

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New England News
6:50 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Three Trustees Resign Posts In Latest Shakespeare & Co. Turmoil

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Turmoil seems to be the play that’s currently on stage at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. A week after its executive director split six months in, three leaders of the board of trustees are resigning from their posts.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Tanglewood Chorus' Founding Conductor To Take Final Bow This Summer

John Oliver, the founding conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, plans to step down after this summer's performances in Lenox, Mass.
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The founding conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will step down following this summer’s performances in Lenox. It will mark the end of a career with the Boston Symphony Orchestra that spanned nearly five decades.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Conference Looks At Drug Addiction In Pregnancy

Health care providers and social service specialists attended a conference on drug addiction and pregnancy. The conference sponsored by Baystate Health was held at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA
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The opioid addiction crisis in Massachusetts has led to a sharp increase in the number of children being born with drug dependence.  Hundreds of health care professionals and social service providers attended a conference in Holyoke today to share ideas on caring for pregnant patients who are using drugs. 

The number of babies that underwent drug withdrawal after they were born at Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield nearly tripled over the last two years, according to Dr. Rachana Singh, a neonatal specialist and the hospital’s research director.

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New England News
4:26 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Leader To Step Down

Al Bashevkin will step down as executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, an organization he created in 1986, at the end of June.
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The founder and executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has announced he will step down at the end of June.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Conn. Medical Examiner Rules Death Of 2-Year-Old Girl A Homicide

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Connecticut’s medical examiner has ruled that the death of a 2-year-old girl in October was a homicide.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Greg Summers Expected To Start As MCLA President In July

Greg Summers was recently approved as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
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The state’s board of higher education approved Greg Summers as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Tuesday. He replaces Mary Grant, who left the North Adams college to become chancellor at University of North Carolina at Asheville in January.

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New England News
10:26 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Cold February Kept People Off Ski Slopes

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For most, warmer temperatures cannot come soon enough after a frigid winter. That’s even true for ski resorts.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Mass. Board Of Higher Education Approves Next MCLA President

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams will have a new president this summer.

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New England News
7:44 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Overdose Epidemic Task Force Holds First Hearing

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A task force created by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to tackle the state’s heroin and prescription drug overdose crisis is getting to work.

The first of four public meetings the 17- member panel has scheduled around the state took place Tuesday in Worcester.   Baker has called the overdose epidemic a public health emergency and a top priority for his new administration.   Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was sheduled to attend the panel’s first meeting.

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