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5:10 pm
Tue July 26, 2005

Final New York State Forum Held in Advance of National Conference on Aging

Plattsburgh, NY – New York Lieutenant Governor Mary Donahue and the head of the state Office for the Aging were in Plattsburgh today for a pre-White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum. The Lieutenant Governor has been attending similar conferences across the state in advance of the national conference to gather information and set statewide priorities for dealing with issues surrounding aging.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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4:17 pm
Tue July 26, 2005

John Barrett - Mayor of North Adams, MA - Pt. 3

Albany, NY – JOHN BARRETT, THE MAYOR OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER TO TALK WITH ALAN ABOUT THE CITY'S LOCAL THEATERS.

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WAMC New York News
2:17 pm
Tue July 26, 2005

HV Opens Doors for Empire State Games

Poughkeepsie, NY – About six-thousand athletes from across New York are headed for the Hudson Valley as The Empire State Games get underway this week. Area colleges are hosting a number of the athletes for the five-day event, and college officials say security is tight. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a preview.

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WAMC New York News
12:03 pm
Tue July 26, 2005

Berkshire Lawmaker Working to Amend Mandatory Drug Sentence Law

Great Barrington, MA – William "Smitty" Pignatelli is trying to amend the state's minimum mandatory two-year jail sentence for school zone drug crimes -- as a drug bust in his district could mean prison for several youthful, first-time offenders.

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WAMC New York News
8:33 am
Tue July 26, 2005

Veterans Office Nixed Out of Budget During Larkin Vacancy

Pittsfield, MA – The resignation of a long-time state representative from Pittsfield may be the reason that an office serving military Veterans was slashed out of the Massachusetts budget.

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4:15 pm
Mon July 25, 2005

John Barrett - Mayor of North Adams, MA - Pt. 2

Albany, NY – TODAY IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER ALAN WELCOMES BACK THE MAYOR OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, JOHN BARRETT. AS A RETIRED TEACHER, BARRETT HAS EDUCATION IS TOPIC CLOSE TO HIS HEART. SO IN TODAY'S SEGMENT, HE TELLS ALAN HIS FEELINGS ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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WAMC New York News
1:58 pm
Mon July 25, 2005

NY Tire-Burning Proposal Is Out for Comment

Ravena, NY – The public comment period is underway for a tire-burning proposal for Albany County. The proposal comes from Lafarge North America, and the plan is to burn tires as a source of fuel at its Ravena Cement Plant. An environmental and citizens group is vowing to hold the proposal to the strictest environmental standards. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:21 pm
Mon July 25, 2005

Senate Supports Tax Cut, House Skeptical

Boston, MA – A bipartisan group in the Massachusetts State Senate has put forth a plan to cut the state's income tax to five percent by 2008 -- but many lawmakers say the measure is premature.

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The Roundtable
4:32 pm
Fri July 22, 2005

Congressional Corner with NY's Richard Neal 7-21, 7-22, 7-25

Albany, NY – Massechusetts' Richard Neal joins WAMC's Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the Karl Rove, changes in the Supreme Court, and the Bermuda Tax Loophole.

4:12 pm
Fri July 22, 2005

John Barrett - Mayor of North Adams, MA - Pt. 1

Albany, NY – TODAY IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER ALAN WELCOMES BACK THE MAYOR OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, JOHN BARRETT. BARRETT TELLS ALAN HOW HE'S STAYED IN OFFICE FOR SO LONG, AND HOW THE CITY'S BIG PROJECT - MASS MoCA - IS FAIRING.

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