Dave Lucas http://wamc.org en County Will Pay For City Building Collapse http://wamc.org/post/county-will-pay-city-building-collapse <p></p><p>The financially-strapped city of Albany will be spared the bill for clean-up after a house collapse.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:53:17 +0000 Dave Lucas 94474 at http://wamc.org County Will Pay For City Building Collapse NY Power Line Project In Discussion http://wamc.org/post/ny-power-line-project-discussion <p>A Columbia County power line initiative may finally get off the ground with minimal disruption to the environment and quality-of-life.</p><p>As New York state’s most prominent environmental groups ramp up their calls for green power and as other activists continue to demand a shutdown of the downstate Indian Point Nuclear Energy plant, demand for electricity has been increasing. And it has become apparent that additional transmission lines could help supply underserved areas and possibly become a buffer of sorts should a facility go offline.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 94374 at http://wamc.org NY Power Line Project In Discussion 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone-Only As NY's Telecomm System Declines http://wamc.org/post/4-10-us-homes-are-cellphone-only-nys-telecomm-system-declines <p>A coalition of consumer groups, organized labor and elected officials says New York state’s telecommunication system is in decline, while a new government survey says American households are increasingly disconnecting their landline telephones.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The coalition includes groups like the AARP, Common Cause, the Working Families Party, several unions and dozens of elected leaders from around the state. It has filed a petition with the Public Service Commission seeking a "complete and public" review of the state's telecommunication system.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:44:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 94348 at http://wamc.org 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone-Only As NY's Telecomm System Declines New York Casino Process Edges Forward http://wamc.org/post/new-york-casino-process-edges-forward <p>The casino process continues moving forward in New York State. The New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a paper indicating that casino interests have poured millions of dollars into advancing their agendas in Albany over the past two years. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:48:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 94281 at http://wamc.org Oil Train Protests Recall Quebec Disaster http://wamc.org/post/oil-train-protests-recall-quebec-disaster <p>Public outcry against the so-called "Bomb trains" reached a fever pitch over the holiday weekend - as communities across North America marked the one-year anniversary of the crude oil train disaster in Quebec.&nbsp; In the heart of a Canadian town, 47 people were killed, thousands had to be evacuated and dozens of buildings were destroyed.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Names of the victims were read during several of the memorial gatherings in communities bordering rail lines where residents fear the next derailment, explosion or fire could affect in their neighborhood.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 94249 at http://wamc.org Oil Train Protests Recall Quebec Disaster New York Considers Releasing Oil Train Details http://wamc.org/post/new-york-considers-releasing-oil-train-details <p></p><p>The federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken Shale region, but New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 94145 at http://wamc.org New York Considers Releasing Oil Train Details Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast http://wamc.org/post/meteorologist-jason-caterinas-evening-forecast-32 <p></p><p>Partly Cloudy this evening then clearing - cooler - with lows in the middle 50s<br /><br />Sunny with highs near 80 for Saturday.</p><p></p><p><br />Sunny Sunday tempertaures in the low to mid 80s.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:04:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 94144 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast http://wamc.org/post/meteorologist-jason-caterinas-midday-forecast-13 <p></p><p></p><p>Today:&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Partly sunny this afternoon, cooler with highs in the mid and upper 70s.</p><p><strong>Tonight:&nbsp; </strong></p><p>Clearing skies, cooler and less humid, lows in the low 50s.</p><p><strong>Saturday:&nbsp; </strong></p><p>Mostly sunny, nice, highs in the mid 70s to near 80°</p><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix ">&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:24:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 94138 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast NY Consumer Sentiment Up 3rd Straight Month http://wamc.org/post/ny-consumer-sentiment-3rd-straight-month <p>Consumers across New York are optimistic as we enter the second half of 2014. A new survey out shows that while they may not sold on the future, New Yorkers are happy with the present...</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 94074 at http://wamc.org NY Consumer Sentiment Up 3rd Straight Month 400 Teens Participate In Albany Work Camp http://wamc.org/post/400-teens-participate-albany-work-camp <p>Some 400 teens and young adults are in Albany this week, attending a work camp that has taken on repair and painting projects throughout the city.&nbsp;&nbsp; First Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a work camp in Albany through July 5th to&nbsp;provide small repairs and painting at 70 sites in the South End.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 93973 at http://wamc.org 400 Teens Participate In Albany Work Camp