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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.


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.


  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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Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.

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The union representing nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center is urging a state board to delay approving the medical center's budget until nurses have a new contract.

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Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."

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Republican Governor Phil Scott says 239 Vermont schools will share a total of $4 million in grants for infrastructure upgrades aimed at improving school safety.

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Three weeks before primary day, the Berkshire District Attorney debate tour continued in Becket, Massachusetts Tuesday night.

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Primary season is now over and it’s on to the general election in Vermont. Voters will go to the polls in November for all of Vermont’s statehouse and statewide seats along with the U.S. House Representative and one U.S. Senate seat.


              Construction work has resumed on a long-stalled project to build a place to assist startup businesses in a western Massachusetts city.


Officials today showcased a multi-faceted public safety plan for the opening next week of the first resort casino in Massachusetts – the MGM Springfield. 

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Vermont voters have chosen their general election candidates and made history in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard is near one year in office. The former Smith College Director of Special Projects says it will be a busy fall in Massachusetts’ smallest city. Bernard spoke with WAMC about a variety of issues facing the city, including its relationship with embattled cable giant Charter Spectrum.

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The November election day ballot has been set in Connecticut after Tuesday’s primary. David DesRoches, a reporter for WNPR Public Radio in Hartford, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the contest for Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat in the 5th House District drew a  good deal of attention as the Democrat decided not to seek re-election after a controversy within her own office this year.

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WAMC's David Guistina and North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley discuss the results of the Vermont primary Tuesday.

Burlington's "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural
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A task force in Burlington, Vermont, has made recommendations for the future of a mural that critics have argued doesn't properly represent the city's diversity.