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North Country/Adirondacks News
6:07 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Thieves Steel Copper From Catholic Church

Bennington, Vermont – Police say thieves hoping to make a quick buck on the burgeoning black market for copper ripped a copper drain pipe off a Catholic Church in Bennington, Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


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North Country/Adirondacks News
6:04 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Douglas Still Supports 4 Year Terms for Governors

VT – Governor Jim Douglas reiterated his support for extending governors' terms to four years Thursday, saying Vermonters want the change and should get the chance to vote on it. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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North Country/Adirondacks News
6:01 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Stricter Border Identifications Are Now in Effect

Canadian boarder NY VT – Stricter identification standards went into effect Thursday at the nation's borders. Customs and Border officials reported that traffic was moving smoothly at New York and Vermont's border crossings with Canada. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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WAMC News
4:53 am
Fri February 1, 2008

In state's hands

Lanesborough, MA – The dissolution of a school union in the Berkshires could be final June 30, pending approval by the State Department of Education. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports, not all are pleased with the administrative shuffle that would occur as a result;

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WAMC News
4:45 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Sen. Downing in the Community Corner

Pittsfield, MA – State Senator Benjamin Downing, who represents the 48 western Massachusetts communities that comprise the First Berkshire District, recently completed his freshman year in the legislature. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, has today's community corner;

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WAMC New York News
4:41 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Border Officials Report Smooth Transition To New ID Regulations

Plattsburgh, NY – New identification requirements went into effect at land borders between the US and Canada Thursday. Border officials say there have been no backups and most Canadian and U.S. citizens were prepared for the new requirements. But critics of Homeland Security's rule say it's too early to determine the real impact. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:31 am
Fri February 1, 2008

NYRA Trustee Quits

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) hopes to continue to operate the Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct tracks.
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Saratoga Springs, NY – With the future of New York Horse Racing in limbo, a NYRA trustee has resigned amid concerns legislator's footdragging could ruin the industry in the state. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Vox Pop
3:25 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Home Improvement 2/1/08

Albany, NY – Our old pal Ned Depew couldn't make it into the WAMC studios for this Home Improvement Vox Pop - the winter weather kept him indoors for the day. But he phoned it in! Bob Barrett hosts.

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WAMC News
3:14 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Springfield Reimbursed For Disputed Investment

Springfield, MA – The giant brokerage firm Merrill Lynch has agreed to reimburse the city of Springfield Massachusetts for a multi million dollar loss in a risky investment that city officials said they were sold under false pretenses. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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2:24 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Word For The Wise #3430

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3430--02/01/08: Ff you don't get back to me, I'll get back at you

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