new york http://wamc.org en Documents Show New York's Fracking Health Study Is Ongoing http://wamc.org/post/documents-show-new-yorks-fracking-health-study-ongoing <p>Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking in New York show that the Cuomo Administration is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process. The Finger Lakes-based organization is wondering, why then, the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 88635 at http://wamc.org Documents Show New York's Fracking Health Study Is Ongoing Residents Rally Behind Kingston Mayor http://wamc.org/post/residents-rally-behind-kingston-mayor <p>In response to the recent controversy regarding Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo’s firing of a city employee, several concerned residents came to City Hall Tuesday evening to speak to the city council about how the issue has been handled.</p><p>Residents who offered their opinions Tuesday night spoke in support of Gallo personally or as a leader and elected official.&nbsp;</p><p>City resident Jeanne Edwards said that the mayor has already apologized and it’s time to move on, telling the council she was embarrassed to see the city’s dirty laundry has being aired for all to see.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:50:09 +0000 Hank Gross 64143 at http://wamc.org Residents Rally Behind Kingston Mayor Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-checking-public-humanities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are very happy to be kicking off a new regular feature on the Roundtable entitled - <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</p><p>We welcome: Pleun Bouricius - Assistant Director of <a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/">Mass Humanities</a>. Before that she managed the <em>Women, Enterprise, and Society</em> project at Baker Library at Harvard Business School; and taught in the History and Literature, and Women’s Studies Programs at Harvard University and the Harvard Extension School.</p><p>Also joining us is Sara Ogger. Sara joined the staff of the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">New York Council for the Humanities</a> in March 2002 as Grants Officer. She was appointed Executive Director in April 2007 after a successful effort to secure state funding. Before coming to the Council, Sara was an assistant professor of German at Montclair State University in New Jersey.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62107 at http://wamc.org Mass. to see drop in medical claims costs http://wamc.org/post/mass-see-drop-medical-claims-costs <p>Medical claims costs are expected to soar in many states under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Massachusetts is an exception.</p><p>A new study by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts, the Society of Actuaries, has found that medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32 percent for Americans' individual policies.</p><p>The report concluded the overwhelming majority will see double-digit increases in their individual health insurance markets where people purchase coverage directly from insurers.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:42:08 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60789 at http://wamc.org Mass. to see drop in medical claims costs 'Tonight' show would qualify for tax breaks in New York http://wamc.org/post/tonight-show-would-qualify-tax-breaks-new-york <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Cuomo administration official says New York is trying to lure TV shows with its tax credits program and the "Tonight" show would qualify if it decides to move back to Manhattan.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 60431 at http://wamc.org 'Tonight' show would qualify for tax breaks in New York Richard Iannuzzi - Taking New York's Tax Cap to Court http://wamc.org/post/richard-iannuzzi-taking-new-yorks-tax-cap-court <p>The New York State United Teachers Union today filed suit in New York State Supreme Court in Albany to challenge the state's the 2% property tax cap enacted in June 2011.</p><p>WAMC's Brian Shields was joined by NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi to talk about the lawsuit. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:37:06 +0000 Brian Shields 58189 at http://wamc.org Richard Iannuzzi - Taking New York's Tax Cap to Court Travel getting easier in NNE after snowstorm http://wamc.org/post/travel-getting-easier-nne-after-snowstorm <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Travel is getting back on track for trains, ferries and airlines following a snowstorm that dropped record amounts of snow on parts of northern New England.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:19:26 +0000 Associated Press 57521 at http://wamc.org Travel getting easier in NNE after snowstorm Federal Grants Assist Extended Learning Programs in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/federal-grants-assist-extended-learning-programs-mass <p></p><p></p><p>A series of federal grants aimed at supporting additional learning time have been awarded to schools and other education organizations across Massachusetts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>The 21<sup>st</sup> Century Community Learning Centers grant program, or CCLC, was created in 2001 through the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. And very recently, winners in Massachusetts were announced to use award money to increase learning time, in an effort to improve student achievement.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 55247 at http://wamc.org Federal Grants Assist Extended Learning Programs in Mass. School Districts in New York, Mass., and Conn. to Experiment with Longer School Days http://wamc.org/post/school-districts-new-york-mass-and-conn-experiment-longer-school-days <p></p><p></p><p>Earlier this week, officials in five states announced they would be participating in a pilot program that would add hundreds of hours in classroom time to the school year. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53364 at http://wamc.org School Districts in New York, Mass., and Conn. to Experiment with Longer School Days "The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker" http://wamc.org/post/receptionist-education-new-yorker <p>We welcome Janet Groth to the show and speak with her about her book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616201312/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1616201312&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1616201312" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 44294 at http://wamc.org "The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker"