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5:26 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Damage From Ice And Snow Cancels Events At Glens Falls Civic Center

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At the beginning of what is usually the busiest time of year for the Glens Falls Civic Center, events are on hold as officials work to repair damage caused by winter weather.

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New York News
5:06 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Businesses Push On With Plans To Grow Medical Marijuana

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A proposed site to grow medical marijuana in Washington County is moving toward approval, while a business in neighboring Warren County is proposing its own location to grow the crop.

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New York News
4:44 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

NY Charity Report: Telemarketers Get More Than Half Of Funds

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New York's attorney general reports that for-profit telemarketers operating in the state have been keeping more than half of the funds they raised on behalf of charities, although the percentage has declined overall.

The report released Wednesday shows that telemarketers in 2013 raised more than $302 million, up 20 percent from a year earlier, and kept about $156 million.

About 48 percent, or $146.5 million, has gone to the charities' missions.

That share is up from 2012 when only 37 percent of the money went to the charities.

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Weather
3:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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New York News
3:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

US Senators From NY Urge Canada To Raise Duty-Free Amount

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The U.S. senators from New York are urging Canada to raise a threshold for duty-free purchases by its citizens to boost shopping excursions to places like Buffalo, Watertown, Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh.

In a letter to the Canadian ambassador, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say raising Canada's threshold from $20 per shipment up to the U.S. level of $200 for imported goods shipped home would have "a significant and positive impact" on U.S.- Canada trade.

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Catskills
2:02 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Task Force To Unveil Model EMS Plan

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A proposal to create a unified EMS system faces its first test tonight in Greene County.

14 towns and 5 villages would benefit from the countywide system that would be overseen by a not-for-profit group coordinated through the county's 9-1-1 center.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

NY Congressional Reps React To DHS Funding Legislation

Six Republican members of the New York congressional delegation banded together for Tuesday’s vote to support funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year. They say cutting off funding in retaliation for President Obama’s executive action on immigration was inappropriate.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Review Of Key Town Meeting Day Results

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Vermonters participated in an annual tradition Tuesday, discussing and voting on community issues on Town Meeting Day. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reviews some of the key results.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

New England News
12:25 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Gov. Baker's Budget Includes Homelessness Prevention Fund

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is proposing a fund in his state budget plan to prevent low-income families from becoming homeless.   Baker is fulfilling a campaign promise to tackle the problem that confounded his predecessor.

The “End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund” will pay for counselors and a host of services to families to keep them housed and out of the state’s emergency shelter system.  Baker described it as a preventive approach that will keep families in communities where they have a support system and where their children attend school.

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