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New York News
3:33 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

New York Budget Sticking Points Remain Ethics and Education

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Senate Republicans are trying to modify New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require full disclosure of law clients in legislators’ outside business.

Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos, who works part time at a private law firm, says he expects to agree on a “robust” new disclosure law, but concedes that it may only apply to new law clients, not existing business arrangements.

Skelos blamed any hold up on Assembly Democrats, saying they are dragging their feet on a new teacher evaluation plan.

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Hudson Valley News
2:27 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

FEMA Funding Will Help Rebuild A Village Hall Destroyed By Sandy

Grand View-on-Hudson is depicted in red.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Lawmakers from New York say federal funding is headed to rebuild a village hall in Rockland County that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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New England News
1:59 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Public Service Board Considers Fining Vermont Gas For Late Reporting Of Cost Overruns

Credit Vermont Gas

Vermont Gas Pipeline cost overruns were the subject of a Public Service Board meeting earlier this week. The regulatory board is determining whether the company violated regulations by delaying notice to state officials about the rising costs.

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Capital Region News
1:57 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

'People's Chief' Leaves Office

Credit City of Albany

The City of Albany is bidding farewell to a transformative police chief who has won praise for improving police-community relations.

A bagpiper led Steven Krokoff out of police headquarters Friday where fellow officers saluted and paid tribute.

Krokoff, oft-hailed as a "people’s chief," is retiring to be closer to his extended family and to take a job as chief in Milton, Georgia, outside Atlanta.

He joined the Albany Police Department in 1993.  One of the city's youngest chiefs, Krokoff was 40 when he took the job in July 2010.

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Listener Comment Line
12:50 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week of March 23, 2015

Our listeners weigh in on what turned out to be a very eventful week in the news. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

The WAMC Listener Comment Line is a toll-free call, 24 hours a day.  1-800-695-9170.

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Rogovoy Report for March 27, 2015

Cultural highlights this week include a spoken word artist, a movie star, art openings and art talks, and a festival of honky-tonk music.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Schumer Pushes For Federal Grants To NYS Municipalities Water Projects

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has launched a push to help communities around New York better afford much-needed sewer repair projects.

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Weather
12:35 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, March 27, 2015.

New England News
12:14 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Latest Berkshire Arts Shake Up Sends Former Shakespeare Director To Berkshire Theatre

Credit Facebook: Berkshire Theatre Group

A founding member of Shakespeare & Company who left the organization in November is taking on a leadership role with Berkshire Theatre Group.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Barney Frank's Life In Politics From The Great Society To Same-Sex Marriage

Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for more than three decades and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

He has just written a memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at politics and larger societal changes and one man's struggle with sexual politics and identity.

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