Hudson Valley News
9:17 am
Sat July 26, 2014

NY Has New Signage For Accessibility

NYS Senator David Carlucci and NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef

Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday signed legislation updating New York's accessibility signage and logos. The bill was sponsored by two Hudson Valley lawmakers.

Governor Cuomo signed the bill on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The legislation amends existing law to require the removal of the word “handicapped” from state signage. Independent Democrat David Carlucci sponsored the bill in the Senate.

“The term “handicapped” is outdated, derogatory, and just plain out offensive.”

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New England News
9:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Vermont Court Finds Demolition Not A 'Change In Use'

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The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled for the Burlington International Airport and its plan to demolish 54 nearby homes so it doesn't fall out of compliance with federal noise mitigation rules.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Man Charged In Adirondack Crash That Killed Couple

Authorities have charged the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a car in the Adirondacks while fleeing police, killing a couple and injuring their daughter.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Progressive Corren Seeks Dem Support As Some Balk

Dean Corren
Credit Dean Corren for Vermont Lieutenant Governor/Facebook

Dean Corren, a Progressive running for Vermont lieutenant governor, says he'll talk up his support for single-payer health care when he appears before the Democratic state committee.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

State Economists Revise Revenue Forecast, Governor Seeks Cuts

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The two economists for the state of Vermont told the Emergency Board Thursday that the national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year has resulted in softer-than-expected state revenues. As a result, Governor Shumlin is asking state agencies to recommend cuts in their budgets averaging 4 percent.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Any Questions #152

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel dust off the turntable for a visit to Laurel Canyon.

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New York News
4:32 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Opponents Seize On Moreland Controversy

Rob Astorino has criticized Gov. Cuomo relentlessly over the Moreland Act.
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that says his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. The governor began the week with rosy poll numbers, and he still has a large advantage over his nearest competitor.

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Commentary & Opinion
4:00 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Herbert Wolff Reviews "Carousel"

In the annals of modern musical theater, no composers are more lauded – and more performed – than Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers.  To many theatergoers – including this reviewer – Carousel is the finest of all their compositions...not as ground-breaking as Oklahoma…nor as appealing perhaps as The Sound of Music and South Pacific.  But for the diversity of the musical score, and the lyrics that give depth to the characters and the story, my pick is Carousel -- which is now playing at Glimmerglass Music Festival.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Meterologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

  Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, July 24, 2014. 

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New York News
3:28 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

GE Set To Launch Fuel Cell Startup In Malta

General Electric is wrapping up construction on its new center at the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency-operated Saratoga Technology + Energy Park in Malta.

Johanna Wellington, general manager and chief technical officer for GE Fuel Cells, said General Electric is about to launch operations at the pilot facility to develop hybrid fuel cell technology.

Wellington said the fuel cell program that began at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna is expanding.

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