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WAMC New York News
7:15 am
Fri July 25, 2008

New Group opposes detention of immigrants

Orange County, NY – A newly formed group calling itself No Homeland Detention in Orange County, Thursday said it opposed Orange County, NY's new arrangement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement where the county will house detainees in the Orange County Jail. WAMC's Hank Gross.

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WAMC New York News
7:11 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Is the Hudson safe to swim in?

NY – As the Hudson River becomes cleaner almost on a daily basis, the question arises as to whether it is safe to swim in. With that in mind, Riverkeeper and Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY studied water quality up and down the Hudson from New York harbor to Albany. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.

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WAMC New York News
7:09 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Frustration mounts over NY healthcare and welfare

Hudson Valley, NY – Hudson Valley residents took out their frustrations with the New York State healthcare and welfare systems, among other issues, on the governor's Economic Security Cabinet, which traveled to the City of Newburgh Thursday along its two-month long trek across the state in an effort to listen to address residents' concerns. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.

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WAMC New York News
7:05 am
Fri July 25, 2008

County Executive Vanderhoef ordered overtime freeze

Rockland County, NY – Rockland County, NY County Executive Scott Vanderhoef Thursday ordered all county departments to freeze overtime and relief budgets and cut all non-essential spending. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.

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WAMC New York News
7:03 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Riverkeeper looking in to safety of the Hudson

NY – The environmental group Riverkeeper is using its boat to compile information on how safe it is to swim in the Hudson. And it's putting it online. Susan Barnett spoke with Alex Mattheson from Riverkeeper.

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WAMC New York News
6:58 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Rains knocked out power in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley, NY – Rains of biblical proportions knocked out power in the Hudson Valley and brought back frightening memories for people in Sullivan County. Susan Barnett reports.

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WAMC New York News
6:56 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Albany county cement facility one of the worst polluters

Albany, NY – An Albany county facility is listed as one of the worst mercury polluting cement kilns in the country. Susan Barnett reports.

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WAMC New York News
6:53 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Four Spitzer aides broke the law

Albany, NY – A New York State ethics panel says four members of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration broke the law when they recreated police travel records on a political opponent. WAMC's Karen DeWitt has more.

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North Country/Adirondacks News
6:33 am
Fri July 25, 2008

VT Turkey Survey in need of volunteers

VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wants to determine this spring's turkey nesting success, and it's asking for volunteers to help next month by using the Department's web-based survey. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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North Country/Adirondacks News
6:30 am
Fri July 25, 2008

officials warning canoeists off parts of the Winooski

VT – Vermont state officials are warning canoeists, kayakers and others to avoid a stretch of the Winooski River where a bridge undergoing reconstruction fell into the river this week. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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