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WAMC New York News
7:03 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Rockland County Approves Money for Voting Machines

Rockland County, NY – The Rockland County, NY Legislature Tuesday night approved spending some $112,000 for the county's share of the purchase of new voting machines. Hank Gross Reports

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WAMC New York News
7:01 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Liberty, NY Village Justice Will Leave Office at the End of Her Term

Liberty, NY – Acting Liberty, NY Village Justice Elyssa Killian has agreed that she will leave office at the end of her term on April 1 and never again seek or accept judicial office. Killian agreed to the terms following an investigation by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:57 am
Wed February 20, 2008

New Drunk Driving Laws in Ulster County

Ulster County, NY – It was one of the more wrenching debates in recent memory in the Ulster County, NY Legislative chambers. Families who have lost members in alcohol-related accidents were sharply divided on whether the proposed Social Host law, holding parents accountable for drinking parties involving under-age participants in their home, would live up to its intent. Marie Shultis, who lost a brother in a drunk-driving crash, and has spearheaded a student activist group, again called for rewriting the law to include an education component'.

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WAMC New York News
6:54 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Husband and Wife Found Dead in Hurley, NY

Hurley,NY – New York State Police are currently investigating the deaths of a husband and wife whose bodies were found Tuesday in their home at 213 Morgan Hill Road, Hurley, NY. The husband was as controversial figure in the Hudson Valley. Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:51 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Man convicted in Fishkill slaying testifies in co-defendant's trial

Fishkill, NY – A man convicted in the killing of a
Hudson Valley family of five told a jury yesterday that he saw his
co-defendant shoot two of the victims and stab a third. Jill Rontey reports...

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WAMC New England News
6:48 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Turnpike head aims to change agency culture.

Boston, MA – The new head of the Massachusetts Turnpike
Authority says it will take 12 to 18 months to get the agency running efficiently again. Jill Rontey reports...

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WAMC New York News
4:15 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Saratoga Police Phones Failing

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Saratoga Springs police station has been in need of repair or replacement for quite some time. The facility has a laundry list of "needs" and has just added another - a new telephone system. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Vox Pop
3:23 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Pets and Vets 2/20/08

Albany, NY – Sue Sternberg and Dr. Ron Scharf join host Glenn Busby for another rollicking get-together of animal experts. (Due to technical difficulties with the recording, this is joined in progress.)

WAMC New York News
2:14 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Is Belleayre a Smart Investment?

Highmount, NY – As controversy continues to swirl around a proposed resort development in the Catskills, some long range questions are still unanswered. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett takes a look at one of those questions: Governor Spitzer's two apparently incompatible interests - ski tourism and going green.

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WAMC New York News
2:01 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Weather May Obscure Region's View of Lunar Eclipse

Plattsburgh, NY – There's an astronomical event in the skies tonight and stargazers are hoping the weather doesn't obscure the total lunar eclipse. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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