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In town to put pressure on a cable provider, Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey also discussed state and national issues while in the Berkshires Friday.

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   The city of Northampton is hoping to get in on the action from the new MGM casino in Springfield.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she'll take a "hard look at running for president" after the November elections.

Steps are being taken to put more money into the worst-funded municipal pension system in Massachusetts.

The first new library in 20 years is being built in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The $10 million project is being paid for by the state and the city while a campaign to raise additional public funds passed a milestone.

Strafford Town House
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Construction crews have begun repairs on one of the most photographed buildings in Vermont.

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The U.S. Commerce Department is spending $3 million to explore expanding the market for wood products in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts was in Pittsfield Friday to announce legislation that he said would force cable giant Charter Communications to the bargaining table to discuss the service it provides Berkshire County.

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A long-running labor dispute at Vermont’s largest hospital has ended.

Leaders in North Adams, Massachusetts have voted to withdraw the city police department from the state’s Civil Service system.

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A Massachusetts family whose house was destroyed in a series of gas explosions and fires earlier this month has sued the utility that serviced their home.

The Northern Star tour boat
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A Vermont tour boat is being put up for auction.

Hemp theft suspects
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Vermont State Police say thieves are stealing more hemp crops that they may be mistaking for marijuana.

9-18-18 Vermont drought map
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Vermont environmental officials say portions of the state are in a drought similar to one two years ago.

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The Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council has voted to reestablish a revamped homeless committee after a decades-long absence.

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  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has picked an interim leader amid an investigation into Wynn Resorts, which is building a casino in greater Boston.

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Volunteers will fan out along the length of the Connecticut River in New England over the next two days September 28th and 29th to collect tons of trash.

VT Gov. Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the U.S. Senate must "get it right" when it comes to voting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Massachusetts regulators are calling for an outside review of the state's natural gas distribution system in the wake of gas explosions and fires that affected three communities earlier this month.

Vermont regulators are holding hearings on the proposed $30.8 million sale of municipal telecommunications company Burlington Telecom.

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The state of Vermont will receive $600,000 as part of a national settlement between all 50 states and the District of Columbia and the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies over a 2016 data breach.

Burlington City Hall
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Burlington, Vermont officials will hold a town hall meeting Thursday to review a proposed plan to upgrade the city’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Burlington, Vermont city councilors have approved placing a $70 million bond to improve the local high school before city voters this November.

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The Berkshire County economic development organization tasked with developing the Berkshire Flyer train project that would connect the region to New York City has begun its work.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces proposed Clean Water Resiliency plan
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Last week, Burlington, Vermont’s mayor and Department of Public Works officials announced an accelerated plan to renovate the city’s wastewater and storm water system after chronic problems with overflows this summer.  The $30 million plan went before city councilors this week, who have sent it to the November ballot for voter approval.

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State and local officials gathered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a project that has been in the works for a decade. 

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A black Vermont lawmaker who was threatened earlier this year has resigned from the legislature.

Two Vermont waterfowl hunters are facing up to $6,000 in federal and state fines for crossing into Canada on Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay and then returning to the United States without reporting to border authorities.

The Burlington, Vermont City Council has approved letting voters decide whether to spend $30 million to upgrade the city's sewer system.

Students listen to Senator Bernie Sanders at UVM Rally for Climate Action at UVM
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Students at the University Of Vermont held a “Rally For Climate Action” on Monday.  They heard from political leaders including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch about what is happening, or not, in the halls of power — and what is at risk for the younger generation from climate change.

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