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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Tue June 27, 2006

Vermont Declared Natural Disaster Area Due to Excessive Rains

Montpelier, VT – Farmers across Vermont have seen crops damaged by too much rain this year. The U-S Department of Agriculture has now designated the entire state and bordering counties in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire a federal disaster area. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:54 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Mayor Submits Formal Resignation Following State Job Confirmation

Plattsburgh, NY – During the end of session activity Friday, the New York State Legislature finally approved a slew of appointments to various state posts. Among those was the appointment of the now former Mayor of Plattsburgh Dan Stewart to the Chairmanship of the state Commission of Correction. Stewart leaves his elected post mid-term. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..

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Legislative Gazette
11:44 am
Mon June 26, 2006

The Legislative Gazette #625

Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/23/06 and 6/24/06)On this week's Legislative Gazette: Lawmakers work to wrap up the 2006 legislative session, our political observer shares his thoughts on budget reform, and NY and 15 other states are challenging the E-P-A's new mercury pollution rules.

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Media Project
11:38 am
Mon June 26, 2006

The Media Project #786

Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/25/06 and 6/26/06) Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld, and WAMC's Alan Chartock discuss letters about the Robert F. Kennedy article in Rolling Stone Magazine, the FCC votes to reveiw ownership rules, Dan Rather says goodbye to CBS and more...

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The Best of Our Knowledge
11:38 am
Mon June 26, 2006

The Best of Our Knowledge # 823

Albany, NY – HISTORIC - FIRST NATIONAL SUMMIT ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF GIRLS IN MATH & SCIENCE -
The U.S. national report card in science was just released. While some
gains were seen in primary grades, middle grades and high school
showed little or no progress. More details next week on that topic.
Just days prior to those results, the first ever National Summit on the Advancement of Girls in Math and Science was held in Washington, D.C.

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WAMC New York News
5:11 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Porco trial begins in Orange County

Goshen, NY – Jury selection for the murder trial of Christopher Porco began Monday in Orange County. The 22-year-old is accused of killing his father with an ax and beating his mother two years ago in their suburban Albany home. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was at the courthouse and filed this report.

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2:17 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Word For The Wise #3011

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3011--06/26/06: Newfoundland and mapping

WAMC New England News
12:13 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Gov. Romney Vetoes Wide Range of Budget Earmarks

Boston, mA – Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a number of provisions in the legislature's spending budgets Saturday. The legislature, controlled by Democrats, is expected to seek overrides of many of these vetoes. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has details.

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Capitol Connection
8:32 am
Sat June 24, 2006

Capitol Connection #625

Albany, NY – Alan talks to Republican Congressman John Sweeney of New York's 20th district. The two discuss the recent debate over distribution of Homeland Security funding, Governor George Pataki's presidential prospects and Sweeney's stance on the recent scandal involving Democratic Congressman William Jefferson.

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WAMC New York News
11:38 am
Fri June 23, 2006

Speed-Pass Type System For Crossing Northern Border Expanded

Plattsburgh, NY – NEXUS is a joint Canadian and U-S program for frequent travelers designed to speed-up and simplify crossing the border for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. It uses dedicated lanes - like a speed-pass for crossing the border. U-S Customs has announced that a new phase of the program has begun that will make using the pass to cross the border easier. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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