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WAMC New York News
9:52 am
Mon September 29, 2003

Downwind State Upset Over Proposed Tire Burn

Ticonderoga, NY & Montpelier, VT – International Paper in Ticonderoga, New York has requested a permit from the New York State DEC to burn shredded tires to test its viability as a fuel source for the plant. But the move is upsetting Vermonters downwind of the mill. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:59 pm
Fri September 26, 2003

Arts Council Offers Innovative Health Plan

Kingston, NY – At a time when health insurance premiums are through the roof, the Ulster County Arts Council is offering what one of its board members says is a progressive new health plan. It's a less expensive alternative for those who go the doctor only two or three times a year. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:37 pm
Fri September 26, 2003

Report Says Rental Costs Too High in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – A new study finds apartment rental costs are too high for most Vermonters. The report found that Vermont renters are using too large a portion of their income to pay for housing. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:30 am
Fri September 26, 2003

Some Say Textbooks Too Heavy

Boston, MA – Massachusetts is now one of several states to consider limiting the weight of student textbooks. Concerned about kids suffering under the weight of heavy loads, the bill's author says lighter books might help. But critics say that's a simplistic solution. More from Berkshrie Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
2:34 pm
Thu September 25, 2003

District MCAS Results Show Gains

Boston, MA – The State Department of Education released the latest batch of MCAS results yesterday. An increasing number of high school students cleared the graduation requirement, but officials say stagnant math scores at the middle school level need work. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, most schools districts in Western Massachusetts posted improvements.

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WAMC New York News
1:38 pm
Thu September 25, 2003

Governor Signs Sweatshop Law

Albany, NY – NY Governor George Pataki has signed a law that is aimed at reducing sweatshop labor by allowing schools and public colleges in the state to buy sports equipment from responsible companies, even at a higher price. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Thu September 25, 2003

Catskills Casino Conference Closes with Developments

Rock Hill, NY – The Second Annual Catskills Casino Conference yielded a few announcements of definitive casino and other gaming developments in Sullivan County. Both Empire Resorts and Park Place Entertainment were among those with some news. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:45 pm
Wed September 24, 2003

North Adams Defends Schools to State

North Adams, MA – North Adams officials testified at a state Board of Education hearing yesterday. School officials hope to prove to the state that they are not an under-performing district. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
12:35 pm
Wed September 24, 2003

Hispanic Cancer Rates Targeted In NYS

Albany, NY – An effort is underway to reduce cancer rates among the three million Hispanics in New York State. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:17 am
Wed September 24, 2003

NiMo Alternative Energy Program Praised

Plattsburgh, NY – The Citizens' Campaign for the Environment is urging Niagara Mohawk customers to choose one of four options the utility is offering that would be generated from renewable energy sources. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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