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David Alward, Consul General of Canada in Boston
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A number of government leaders from Canada and the eastern United States attended last week’s annual conference of New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers in Stowe, Vermont.  Among them was David Alward, the Consul General of Canada in Boston. Before discussing cross-border conference issues, Alward spoke about the Consul General system.

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The former industrial spaces of North Adams, Massachusetts have been undergoing a transformation. WAMC took a look inside one.

Woodruff Hall at Castleton University
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Castleton University officials say someone put up anti-Semitic flyers in the Vermont university's library.

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A Vermont state official says many business owners are not complying with a new state law that requires all single-stall bathrooms to be labeled gender neutral.

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Vermont's transgender gubernatorial candidate says she's been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction.

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has released grants for 49 of the 55 states and territories eligible to receive HAVA – Help America Vote Act – funds from the 2018 federal budget.  Officials from the commission were joined by Vermont’s Secretary of State during a regional conference call today to provide an overview of how states plan to use the newly appropriated funds.

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The Berkshire District Attorney’s office says Pittsfield Police have made an arrest in a shooting early Tuesday in the October Mountain State Forest. 

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An early morning shooting in Washington, Massachusetts sent a 19-year-old to the hospital in critical condition. 

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In the waning days of the Berkshire District Attorney Democratic primary, conflicting visions of the office and the county it serves are dominating the debate between the candidates.

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The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has pleaded guilty to placing harassing phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient.

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Vermont State Police say a Goshen man is accused of shooting his son several times.

Officials are looking to expand a bridge that connects Vermont and New Hampshire to allow all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles to cross.

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Dozens of police departments and sheriffs' offices across Vermont now have drug take-back boxes where people can dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medication.

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MGM Springfield rolled out the red carpet for the media today, providing guided tours of the first resort casino in Massachusetts ahead of this Friday’s public opening.

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Federal funds are moving a long awaited park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts closer to reality. WAMC has an update on the West Side Riverway Project.

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Some residents of Bristol are suing the town over its decision to allow Vermont Gas to bury gas lines in public rights of way.

The demolition phase of a redevelopment project in the downtown of Vermont's largest city is done and constructions crews are ready to move on to the excavation phase.

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   Officials in the third-largest city in Massachusetts are set to put restrictions on where e-cigarettes can be used.

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A major change is coming to the sports team landscape in New England. After decades in Rhode Island, the Pawtucket Red Sox are moving across the state line into Massachusetts.

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One week ago, two dozen immigrants from 16 counties gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to finalize their naturalization as U.S. citizens. WAMC sent this audio postcard after meeting some of the country’s newest American citizens.

The 8th annual Bike ‘n’ Fly is this Saturday at the Great Barrington Airport.

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Construction work resumed this week on a long-stalled project to build a space for startup businesses in a western Massachusetts city.

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A perennial Vermont candidate is running as a Republican for at least five statewide offices, hoping to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects.

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A company that runs ski resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts has agreed to resolve child labor law violations and pay a penalty of over $21,500.

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A small group of protesters held signs and milled about the entry to the Stowe Mountain Lodge earlier this week as governors and premiers from around the Northeast met inside.

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Mass Moca in North Adams announced its new season of exhibitions, events, and concerts on Wednesday. The contemporary art behemoth is touting new and familiar voices.

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     A Springfield, Massachusetts man has been indicted on 52 charges including three counts of murder.

    A Hampden County Grand Jury late Thursday returned the 52 count indictment against Stewart Weldon. 

    The office of Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said in a press release that the actions Weldon is alleged to have committed including murder, rape, assault, attempted rape and kidnapping stretch over a year’s time and involve 11 different victims.

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  To ease concerns about school shootings, millions of dollars were spent this summer on security in the second largest public school district in Massachusetts.

New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers meet in Stowe, VT
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At a fragile time in U.S.-Canada relations, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers held their 42nd annual meeting in Stowe, Vermont this week.

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A state politician’s involvement in the Berkshire District Attorney race is making waves in the already contentious campaign.

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