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5:41 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

The Media Project #1225

(Airs 11/23 & 11/24) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Al Sharpton calls NY Times coverage of him unfair, a discussion of how the media has covered Jonathan Gruber, your letters and much more.

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New York News
1:08 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Last Exit Opens On NYS Thruway

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The state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed.

More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website (www.thruway.ny.gov ).

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New England News
10:31 am
Sun November 23, 2014

City Councilors To Discuss Casino Construction Plans

Credit MGM Springfield

City councilors in Springfield, Massachusetts plan to meet Monday with representatives from MGM to discuss casino construction plans.

City Council President Mike Fenton said he will set an aggressive permitting schedule for 2015 to facilitate major construction work on the $800 million casino. There will be public hearings on streets closings and other land use issues the council must act on.  Fenton said he also wants to begin preliminary discussions on using the casino revenue.

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New York News
8:50 am
Sun November 23, 2014

New York Attorney General Warns Against Scammers During Storm Recovery

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Sunday his office has begun taking legal action against price gougers during the snow emergency affecting Western New York.

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Hudson Valley News
10:43 am
Sat November 22, 2014

NYS Assembly District Winner Emerges

Credit Courtesy of Didi Barrett

Just more than two weeks after Election Day, a New York State assembly race in the Hudson Valley has an unofficial winner.

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New York News
9:49 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Warren County Legislators Stand Behind Environmental Official Facing Termination

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The Warren County legislature has given its “full support” to Lake George Park Commission Executive Director David Wick, who has been placed on administrative leave after an effort by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to remove him.

Cuomo administration spokesman Rich Azzopardi told the Glens Falls Post Star this week that Wick failed to report a 1-gallon gas spill that occurred over the summer.

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New England News
2:28 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Monet's Paintings Featured In Clark Exhibit

Ellsworth Kelly in his studio in Spencertown, New York
Credit 2009 © Jack Shear

An exhibition featuring the works of impressionist painter Claude Monet and contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly goes on display Sunday at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts Sunday.

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Legislative Gazette
8:00 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1447

(Airs 11/21/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State Senate Leader Skelos says his members will once again join forces with a group of breakaway Democrats to rule the Senate come January, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ruling coalition, and a new school safety pilot program is launching in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
6:58 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Ralph Adams, Jr., Of Adams Fairacre Farms, Dies

Credit Courtesy of Adams Fairacre Farms

One of the Adams's who helped grow Adams Fairacre Farms from a Poughkeepsie farm stand into four stores in the mid-Hudson Valley has died.

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New England News
6:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

JFK Remembrance Service Is Saturday

The JFK Eternal Flame in Forest Park in Springfield, MA
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An annual remembrance ceremony for President John F. Kennedy takes place Saturday in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The ceremony at the Eternal Flame in Forest Park starts at 1pm-- the fateful hour Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas  51 years ago.   At last year’s observance, Congressman Richard Neal said people attend each year because of memory and hope.

" It is the inspiration that millions drew from his life," said Neal.

The Eternal Flame in Springfield is the only one dedicated to Kennedy other than at his gravesite in Arlington National Cemetary.

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