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6:29 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

New Poll Shows Growing Opposition To Fracking

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll released late Wednesday showed 51 percent of voters in the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley oppose hydrofracking.

In survey after survey, New Yorkers have been 50-50 on the gas extraction process hydraulic fracturing, which is on hold under a de facto moratorium.

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New England News
6:23 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Senator Warren Praises Holyoke Girls Inc. Program

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks with reporters in Holyoke after attending an event for Girls Inc.
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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren was in western Massachusetts today where she offered words of encouragement to teenage girls taking part in a summer science and technology education program and attended a swearing in ceremony for a new federal judge.

   Briefly addressing about 50 teenage girls who are participating in a collaborative program of Holyoke Girls Inc. and UMass Amherst, the state’s senior U.S. Senator pointed to herself as an example of what the girls can achieve with the right amount of support and encouragement.

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New York News
5:26 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Schneiderman Announces Land Bank Funding

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New York Attorney General Eric Schiederman today announced a new round of funding to improve communities across New York by restoring or demolishing vacant properties.

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New England News
4:57 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Sen. Warren Supports Patrick's Offer To Shelter Immigrant Children

The Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee has been proposed as a shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said she supports Gov. Deval Patrick’s offer to shelter in Massachusetts some of the thousands of immigrant children who have swarmed across the country’s southern border.

   Patrick’s suggestion that Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee be considered as a possible temporary home for up to 1,000 immigrant children has caused alarm among local officials.  But, Warren said Friday she saw no problem with the active air base being considered.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, August 1, 2014. 

New York News
3:43 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Redistricting Amendment Language Set, Critics Object

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The state board of elections approved the language for a ballot amendment that would change the way redistricting  is done in New York. But not everyone is happy with the wording, or the amendment.

The November ballot amendment would permit the Senate and the Assembly to appoint members to what the amendment describes as an “independent” commission to redraw legislative district lines every ten years, as required by the census.

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Hudson Valley News
2:58 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

NRC Responds To Myriad Questions From Indian Point Opponent

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has responded to what it deems an exceptionally lengthy list of questions from a group that wants to see the Indian Point nuclear power plant shut down.

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Vox Pop
2:18 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Food Friday : Foraging

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Before there were supermarkets and restaurants, human beings had to forage in the wild for food. But even with the modern conveniences we have today, foraging is still happening. We have two expert foragers in the studio with us today, author Dina Falconi and Jim Gop of The Meat Market and Fire Roasted Catering in Great Barrington.

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Hudson Valley News
2:14 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Funding Goes Toward Repaving Runways At Stewart

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Elected officials say an airport in Orange County will receive funding to upgrade its runways.

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Capital Region News
1:15 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Albany County Crackdown On Substance Abuse

Look what the Sheriff seized! Heroin and cash in Albany County's largest drug bust!
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Substance abuse took center stage at the Albany County Courthouse rotunda this morning.

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