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WAMC New York News
7:18 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Investigation of subway car derailment

New York, NY – Investigation is continuing into what led to a subway car derailment near Central Park this weekend. Susan Barnett reports

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WAMC New England News
7:13 am
Tue May 6, 2008

UMass Trustees unanimously approved Robert Holub as Amherst chancellor

Amherst, MA – The Trustees of the University of Massachusetts at a special meeting in Boston ( Monday) unanimously approved Robert Holub as the 29th chancellor of the university s flagship Amherst Campus. WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New York News
7:07 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Tyner said the county needs to do more to clean up the air

Dutchess County , NY – In light of last week's Lung Association report, which graded Dutchess County, NY's air quality as a C , County Legislator Joel Tyner said the county needs to do more to clean up the air that we breathe. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:05 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Congresswoman backs plan to aid homeowners at risk of losing their homes

NY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey of Westchester County, NY Monday lent her support to legislation that would expand the Federal Housing Administration loan insurance program to aid homeowners at risk of losing their homes. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:02 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Tax Freedom Day, the third highest in the nation, was marked in New York on Monday.

NY – Tax Freedom Day, the third highest in the nation, was marked in New York on Monday. That refers to the amount of days people must work to earn enough money to pay their combined federal, state and local tax obligations. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:58 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Port Jervis and Middletown are going to share equipment

Port Jervis, NY Middletown,NY – In what may very well be the first partnership between two Orange County, NY municipalities that are miles apart, the cities of Port Jervis and Middletown are going to share equipment paid for by the state.WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:55 am
Tue May 6, 2008

NY Common Council approved $4.8 million for infrastructure upgrades

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Poughkeepsie, NY Common Council Monday night approved $4.8 million in bonds to undertake a number of infrastructure upgrades. Work will include upgrades to streets, sidewalks, parking, technology, parks, water, storm and sanitary sewers and the wastewater treatment plant. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC News
6:54 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Berkshire Opera hopes to hit high note

Pittsfield, MA – Officials at the Berkshire Opera believe the company is poised to hit an organizational high note. The story from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New York News
6:53 am
Tue May 6, 2008

The Poughkeepsie, NY Common Council overrode Mayor John Tkazyik's veto of independent attorney

Poughkeepsie, NY – By a seven to one vote, the Poughkeepsie, NY Common Council Monday night overrode Mayor John Tkazyik's veto of a local law to allow the council to hire its own attorney on an as needed basis. The mayor had argued the common council should use the city corporation counsel's office, but lawmakers rejected that by overriding his veto. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...Poughkeepsie, NY independent

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WAMC New York News
6:48 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Lawsuit claims NY state is ripping off lottery customers

Manhattan,NY – A lawsuit is accusing the New York State
Division of Lottery of tricking people into playing its Take Five lottery game by exaggerating the likelihood of winning. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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