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WAMC New York News
7:36 am
Thu February 7, 2008

The Principal Owner of Vernon Downs Says He'll Close The Racetrack's Casino Monday

Vernon, NY – The principal owner of Vernon Downs says
he'll close the racetrack's casino on Monday, putting about 300 people out of work.
Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:33 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Bush's Proposed Budget for 2009 will Cut Hospital Funding

NY – President Bush's proposed budget for 2009
could threaten the health of upstate hospitals.Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:30 am
Thu February 7, 2008

St. Regis Mohawk Casino Project

MOHAWK, NY – Empire Resorts, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's Sullivan County casino development partner has notified the Tribe of its intention to abandon the Mohawk's Catskills casino project at Monticello Raceway, the Tribe said Wednesday. Empire Resorts, in a statement late Wednesday, said that is not exactly the case. The company has not abandoned the St. Regis Mohawk casino project in Monticello and has no intention of doing so, it said. Hank Gross has more...

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5:48 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Word For The Wise #3434

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3434--02/07/08: The mysteries of youth sports revealed!

WAMC News
4:48 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Rooney to head BEDC

Pittsfield, MA – A month after joining the Empire State Development Corporation, its director of Capital Region development David Rooney, is leaving the post for one in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details:

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WAMC New York News
4:41 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Community Corner: Congressman John Hall

Washington, DC – Congressman John Hall talks about the Democratic primary race, the frustration of dealing with the Bush Administration, and why he's backing Hillary Clinton.

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WAMC New York News
4:40 am
Thu February 7, 2008

New York's Aging Bridges and Highways

Washington, DC – Governor Spitzer was in Washington today, discussing the future of the state's infrastructure with members of a congressional committee. Hudso Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports on an issue that's looming larger on the political horizon.

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WAMC New York News
4:40 am
Thu February 7, 2008

NYPD Recruits in Albany

Albany, NY – Listen to the live interview with two of New York City's finest. Midday Magazine's Brian Shields spoke with Officers Ryan Jackson and Conor Wynne about the NYPD recruitment process, and what's needed for this Saturday's test.

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WAMC New York News
4:32 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Bruno to NYRA: End "Scare Tactics"

Albany, NY – State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says there is a framework of an agreement among state leaders that would allow the New York Racing Association to continue to run New York's race tracks. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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WAMC News
4:10 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Backing broadband

Great Barrington, MA – Next week, a group of lawmakers on Beacon Hill are set to discuss Governor Deval Patrick's proposed $25 million broadband initiative. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports some county residents intend to travel there and make their voices heard;

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