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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Adirondack Coalition Approves Of FCC Rule On Tower Expansion

Credit Michael Dorausch/Flickr

It looks like cell towers in the Adirondacks will continue to blend in.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

City Council Fights Biomass Project With Pro Bono Lawyer

Opponents of a biomass plant proposed in Springfield urged city councilors to appeal a court order reinstating the building permit for the project
Credit WAMC

The city council in Springfield is pressing ahead with a court fight against a proposed wood-burning power plant.  But first the council had to secure the services of a lawyer who would take the case for free.

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New England News
6:02 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Days Before Election, Democratic Candidate for MA Lt. Gov. Campaigns In Pittsfield

Steve Kerrigan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts lieutenant governor, right, speaks with State Senator Ben Downing at the Pittsfield Senior Citizens Fair.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Days before Election Day, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts lieutenant governor met with voters in Pittsfield this afternoon. Recent polls show Republicans edging ahead.

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New England News
4:06 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Springfield Hospital, Five In Boston To Treat Ebola If Called On

An emergency room at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield is shown during a drill
Credit WAMC

Six Massachusetts hospitals have agreed to treat Ebola patients should there be any in the state.

   The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday said Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and five large Boston hospitals have reviewed their operations and are prepared to handle an Ebola patient. Earlier, Gov. Deval Patrick said it was not necessary to designate a primary Ebola treatment center.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, October 31, 2014. 

New York News
3:08 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Hearing From The Candidates In 46th Senate District

Sen. Tkaczyk and former Assemblyman Amedore
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In recent days, WAMC News has been speaking with New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, the incumbent Democrat in the race for the 46th district seat, and her opponent, former Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. The two faced off in 2012, a race Tkaczyk won by 18 votes.

Hudson Valley News
2:57 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Poll Shows Maloney Leads Hayworth In Tight Race

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Research Institute poll released Friday shows an ever tightening race in New York’s 18th Congressional District.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth 49 percent to 44 percent, little changed from the 50 percent to 42 percent lead Maloney had six weeks ago. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg:

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New York News
2:16 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

In Run For Governor, Hawkins Could Have Best Finish Yet

Green Party candidate for governor of New York Howie Hawkins is poised to do better than four years ago, and possibly better than the left-leaning candidate has ever done.

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Hudson Valley News
2:12 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Riverkeeper Sues PSC Over Danskammer Power Plant

An environmental group is suing a New York State agency over a power plant in the Hudson Valley. The power plant is set to be reactivated under new ownership after severe damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Westchester County based-Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state Public Service Commission's approval to reactivate the Danskammer Power Plant in the Town of Newburgh without conducting a full environmental review. Phillip Musegaas is Hudson River Program Director at Riverkeeper.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Rogovoy Report for October 31, 2014

This weekend’s cultural highlights include a political drama, an unusual art installation, a music documentary, an orchestral concert, an African-American dance performance, and a spooky, Halloween-themed play.

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