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WAMC New York News
6:45 am
Tue March 4, 2008

NY gets a B-minus in report on state governments

NY – New York state got a B-minus on a scorecard
released by The Pew Center on the States that looked at the effectiveness of state governments. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:42 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Heart Safe Program in Ulster County

Ulster County, NY – Ulster County, NY Legislature Chairman David Donaldson Monday announced formation of a task force to implement a Heart Safe Program in the county. WAMC's Hank Gross Has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:39 am
Tue March 4, 2008

New York State Senator John Bonacic calls for more school funding

NY – New York State Senator John Bonacic, a Mount Hope republican, called for the state legislature to fully fund school funding commitments made last year, to restoring $350 million in foundation aid , to the proposed state budget. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:36 am
Tue March 4, 2008

$2.5 million to remediate contamination found in Fulton

Fulton, NY – It's going to cost the state $2.5 million to remediate contamination found at the three acre former Duso Chemical Site on Fulton Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie, NY. The property was the site of a chemical fire in the early 1960s and that is suspected to have released a large quantity of unknown materials, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which along with the state Health Department, has proposed a remediation plan. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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5:14 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Word For The Wise #3452

Albany – Word For The Wise #3452--03/04/08: You want to do a show? Later? Yeah, I guess--whatever...

WAMC New York News
4:55 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Dairy Coalition Calls For Revisions in Pricing System

Plattsburgh, NY – The National Family farm Coalition is calling on Congress to revamp the Farm Bill to do more for dairy farmers. In a conference call Monday, representatives of the national group also urged action on a Senate bill that would restructure the milk pricing system throughout the country. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC News
4:29 am
Tue March 4, 2008

PCBs to be discussed in advance of GE's next clean-up plan

Lenox, MA – Later this month, General Electric will disclose its PCB clean-up recommendations for the next leg of the Housatonic River. Prior to that, a Berkshires-based environmental group is set to discuss the health risks associated with the chemical. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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Election 2008
3:34 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Editorial Page 3/04/08

Albany, NY – On what is being called "Super Tuesday II," Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are going head to head in four state primaries. Our own political observer, Dr. Alan Chartock, puts it all in perspective and answers listener phone calls.

WAMC New York News
3:25 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Brownfields Groups Say: Release State Funds For Communities

Albany, NY – Community activisits and municipal leaders from across New York are calling on state officials to release funding for brownfield site clean-ups. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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