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6:24 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Incorporated In 1771, Windsor To Unveil Town Flag

The Windsor town flag
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 Windsor, Massachusetts is set to unveil its newly designed town flag this Sunday.

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New England News
10:23 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Pay Raise Vote Appears Unlikely On Beacon Hill

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The President of the Massachusetts Senate says it is unlikely the legislature will return to Beacon Hill before January to act on pay raises for the state’s top elected officials.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Folk Duo To Perform At MCLA Holiday Show

The duo Dala performs at MCLA's Church Street Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
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A holiday concert Saturday at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts features a favorite duo that’s performed on campus in recent years.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Public Transit Is Becoming More Popular

Ridership rose dramatically on Pioneer Valley Transit Authority buses after Massachusetts state-financed service changes took effect earlier this year.  Nationally, it appears public transit is growing more popular.

   Ridership jumped 12 percent in September and 9 percent in October as the state’s second-largest transit authority rolled out the biggest change in fixed-route bus schedules in nearly a decade.  PVTA Administrator Mary MacInnes said she was thrilled by the latest ridership data.

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New England News
5:27 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Berkshire Eagle: Kinder Morgan Changes Pipeline Route

Kinder Morgan's project map for the company's Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. Changes are expected.
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Energy company Kinder Morgan has adjusted its routing of a proposed Pennsylvania to Massachusetts pipeline heavily opposed in the Berkshires, according to The Berkshire Eagle.

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New England News
4:20 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

State Funds Casino Job Training In Western Mass.

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The Patrick administration has awarded funding to help train people for jobs in the new Massachusetts casino industry. 

Holyoke Community College is getting a $1.75 million grant to build a Center for Hospitality and Culinary Excellence that will be used in part to prepare people for casino-related jobs.  HCC President William Messner has led the effort to partner with the casino industry on workforce development.

" We see this as simply an extension of our tradition, of our mission to provide first class training for businesses and organizations."

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New England News
1:15 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Vermont Governor Appoints New Cabinet Secretaries

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced new administration appointments Thursday, filling two key cabinet positions.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Holyoke Studies Future Use For Mount Tom Power Plant

The end is near for the last coal-fired power plant in western Massachusetts. Mount Tom Station in Holyoke is to shut down by the end of the month bringing a victory for environmentalists and a quandary about what will become of the plant’s property along the Connecticut River.  

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New England News
12:24 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

North Adams Goes Unsilent: Electronic Audio Experience Fills Streets

About 70 people walked the streets of North Adams Thursday for the city's first ever Unsilent Night.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A holiday audio journey experienced in cities around the world came to North Adams Thursday night.

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New England News
8:17 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Pittsfield's Cop On Top Returns To Benefit Special Olympics

In 2013, Cop-On-Top raised $53,000. This year's Cop-On-Top event runs through Sunday at the Walmart store off of Hubbard Avenue in Pittsfield.
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Pittsfield’s annual Cop on Top event returns Saturday for a fifth year. Proceeds from the two-day event support Special Olympic athletes.

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