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North Country/Adirondacks News
7:19 am
Fri February 29, 2008

U.S. and Canadian spend less on Great Lakes than states

VT – A new report says local governments spend about $15 billion annually on Great Lakes environmental programs while the U.S. and Canadian governments do comparatively little for the world's largest surface freshwater system. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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North Country/Adirondacks News
7:17 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Vermont spends more money on prisons than higher education

VT – A new report says Vermont tops the list of states that spend more money on prison than higher education. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


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WAMC New York News
7:11 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Assemblywoman Rabbitts delivered her state of the district address.

NY – Presidents deliver state of the union addresses, governors deliver state of the state addresses, county executives deliver state of the county addresses, and now, New York Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt of Greenwood Lake has delivered her state of the district address. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:08 am
Fri February 29, 2008

NYRI's recent application re-filing is being opposed by Democrats

NY – Three Democratic New York House members have written to the state Public Service commission urging it to rule as incomplete NYRI's recent application re-filing because it lacks a thorough examination of the Thruway alternative for routing the company's 190 mile power line. WAMC's Hank Gross reports...

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WAMC New York News
7:03 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Guardian Angels leader held a regional summit in Poughkeepsie, NY

Newburgh, NY – Guardian Angels leader and founder Curtis Sliwa held a regional summit in the Poughkeepsie, NY Thursday night to discuss operations in the Kingston, Middletown, and Poughkeepsie chapters, and put into works the beginnings of a Newburgh chapter. Newburgh City councilwoman Christine Bello has already begun talks with the Guardian Angels about setting up shop in Newburgh. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:00 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Officials met for a flood safety summit in Binghamton,NY

Binghamton, NY – Officials from the Catskills, Hudson Valley and Southern Tier met in Binghamton Thursday for a flood safety summit. The conference, called by New York Governor Spitzer, brought together state, county and local officials to discuss what can be done to mitigate future flooding, such as that which ravaged those areas of the state in the recent past years. Senators John Bonacic and Thomas Libous and Assembly Members Kevin Cahill, Aileen Gunther, Clifford Crouch and Donna Lupardo took part in the conference.

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WAMC New York News
6:56 am
Fri February 29, 2008

New York, Oneidas drop video slots lawsuit

NY – The state has dropped a 13-year-old lawsuit
that claimed the Oneida Indian Nation had illegally installed video gambling machines at its Turning Stone Resort and Casino. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:54 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Trucker charged with DWI after crash closes northbound I-87

Catskill, NY – A Canadian trucker is in jail on drunken
driving charges after he crashed his rig on the New York State Thruway, shutting down the northbound lanes for five hours and causing a 4-mile backup in the Hudson Valley. WAMC'S Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
4:17 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Virus Kills Three at North Country Nursing Home

Elizabethtown, NY – At least three patients at a North Country nursing home have died as a result of an outbreak of a gastrointestinal virus. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:54 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Albany Councilman Proposes Residency Requirement

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Albany, NY – Should city officials be obliged to LIVE IN the municipality they represent? Compulsory residency may soon be put to the test in one area city. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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