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2:32 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

In New York Governor's Race, Debates Still In Flux

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says Gov. Cuomo should agree to a televised one-on-one debate.
Credit Matt Ryan

New York Governor Cuomo has accepted two debate offers from media outlets, but neither format includes a one-on-one televised contest between the incumbent Democrat and his Republican opponent. GOP candidate Rob Astorino is objecting.

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New England News
2:10 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Candlelight Vigil For Victims Of Addiction To Be Held In North Adams

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A vigil for victims of addiction is being held tonight in North Adams, Massachusetts amid growing concerns of an opioid epidemic across the country.

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Vox Pop
1:43 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Open Forum: Traffic Etiquette & Technology

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The debate over the use of red light cameras in Albany and around the region has raised an interesting question: are we using technology properly to stop bad driving?  And how is it changing traffic etiquette?

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Hudson Valley News
1:34 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NIH Grants To Help Two Westchester Researchers

A Hudson Valley congresswoman says grant money is headed to medical researchers in Westchester County.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

New York Groups Commemorate Anniversary Of Wilderness Act

President Johnson signs the Wilderness Act
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The National Wilderness Preservation System Act was signed in 1964. The groundbreaking law to preserve lands across the country is based on New York State’s constitutional “Forever Wild” clause. Members of the NYS Wilderness 50th Steering Committee were in Plattsburgh recently for workshops with students on the Wilderness Act.

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Weather
12:30 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 

New York News
12:27 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NY DEC Extends Oil Train Public Comment Period

The crude-by-rail explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada in 2013 killed 47 people.
Credit Sûreté du Québec

Crude-by-rail shipments have been increasing, and many communities along the Hudson River fear disaster. That has sparked meetings, discussions and government involvement.  Now,  the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the public comment period for a fuel shipping company's plan to expand crude oil operations at the Port of Albany.

Albany has become a key hub for western crude oil destined for East Coast refineries.

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Politics
12:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Candidates For Governor Focus On Western Mass. In Debate

The five candidates for governor in Massachusetts participated in a debate Monday at City Stage in Springfield.
Credit Dave Roback, Springfield Republican

The five candidates hoping to become the next governor of Massachusetts met in western Massachusetts last night for their first broadcast debate.  With five weeks to Election Day, and polls indicating a close race, the frontrunners played it safe and avoided gaffes.

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley differed on the need for universal preschool and indexing the gasoline tax to inflation during a mostly cordial hour-long debate in Springfield Monday night that also included the three independent candidates for governor.

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New England News
12:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Pittsfield Community Charts Ways To Address Youth Violence

More than 100 people came out to Conte Community School Tuesday night for the second community conversation over the past month addressing youth violence.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

More than 100 people turned out for a community conversation addressing youth violence last night in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It’s the second meeting since an August shooting involving two teenagers that put one in the hospital.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Listener Essay - Apples

  Anne Decker’s essays and observational humor have appeared locally in newspapers and magazines and on public radio. More of her work may be seen at www.ahdecker.com.

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