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6:24 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Report Finds Student Arrests And Suspensions Falling In Connecticut

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A Connecticut research group has released its latest report on school suspensions and student arrests in the state.

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New England News
5:01 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Newtown Panel On School Shooting Issues Recommendations

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A panel created by Connecticut's governor after the Newtown school shooting has issued draft recommendations for improvements to school safety and changes to gun laws and the state's mental health care system.

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New England News
3:28 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

High School Student Stabbed To Death In Springfield Home

Nicholas Lacrosse of Springfield is charged with murder.
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A Springfield, Massachusetts high school student has been stabbed to death, an ex-boyfriend is under arrest. 

      17-year-old Kathryn Mauke was stabbed multiple times inside her family’s home on Springfield’s east side.  Police arrested 20-year-old Nikolas Lacrosse -- described as an ex-boyfriend -- and charged him with murder. 

      Police did not disclose a possible motive.  

      Mauke was a senior at the SABIS International Charter School, where head supervisor William Foley said grief counselors were brought in Thursday.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

WTF's Artistic Director Talks 2015 Lineup And First Summer At Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 summer season features the first lineup crafted by artistic director Mandy Greenfield.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival recently released the lineup for its 2015 season which runs from June 30th to August 23rd. There will be a total of seven shows, some featuring performances by Kyra Sedgwick, Cynthia Nixon, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson. The festival sold 35,000 tickets in 2014, the highest total in four years. The 61st season will be led by artistic director Mandy Greenfield who took over Jenny Gersten last year.

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New England News
6:00 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Connecticut GOP Offer Plan To Fund Transportation Overhaul

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Republican legislators are proposing a 30-year, $37 billion plan to pay for a proposed overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system without resurrecting tolls. The plan was unveiled about a week before Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will present his two-year budget and transportation initiative.

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New England News
5:24 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Hartford Reaches Deal With Minor League Stadium Developer

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The city of Hartford, Connecticut says it has reached an agreement with the owner of the New Britain Rock Cats and a developer on a final plan to put a new $56 million minor league baseball stadium in the city.

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New England News
11:45 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Entergy Says Nuke Plant Closing Costs Not Covered Past 60 Years

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An official with Vermont Yankee nuclear plant owner Entergy Corp. says it's offering no guarantees that the company will pay to decommission the retired reactor if the job's still not done at the end of a 60-year period.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Vermont National Guard To Help Massachusetts Remove Snow

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Forty Vermont National Guard members are heading to Massachusetts to help remove snow following record snowfall in that state.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Hearing On Gun Bill Packs Statehouse

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The battle lines are familiar in state and national politics: Vermonters packed the Statehouse Tuesday evening to attend a hearing on legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions.

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6:20 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Once Again Nurses Union Report Argues Full-Service Hospital Viable In North Adams

Berkshire Health Systems now owns the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it operates a satellite emergency facility.
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A group of Northern Berkshire residents who have been meeting weekly since North Adams Regional Hospital closed 11 months ago have come together under one name. During its founding rally this evening, the North County Cares Coalition also released a report from the Massachusetts Nurses Association arguing for the return of a full-service hospital.

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