Hudson Valley News
1:02 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Environmental Groups Sue NYS Over New NY Bridge Funding

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Three environmental groups are suing New York State agencies and officials over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for construction activities surrounding the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environmental Advocates of New York Monday filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Albany against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that federal Clean Water Act funds will not be used in building the new Tappan Zee Bridge or for future projects. Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

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New England News
12:59 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Gov. Patrick Points To Economic Growth In Western Mass.

Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA) at the Western Mass. Business Expo in Springfield
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick highlighted his administration’s success over the last eight years in job growth and economic development during an address to a business group in Springfield today.  The speech at a breakfast sponsored by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield comes as voters are less than a week away from picking his successor.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Herbert London: Negotiating With Iran

It is something of an old saw to contend that if a woman says “no,” she means “maybe.” If she says “maybe” she means “yes,” but if she says “yes” she is not a “lady.” Similarly if a man says “yes,” he means “maybe,” if he says “maybe” he means “no,” but if says “no,” he could not possibly be a negotiator in Vienna for the Obama administration.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Debate Over Report On Shifting Teachers' Health Coverage To Exchange

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The Vermont School Boards Association has released a report that finds taxpayers could save as much as $39 million statewide if teachers move from their current health plans to the "gold" plan offered by Vermont Health Connect. But the teachers’ union calls the report simplistic and damaging to teachers’ pocketbooks.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Pets & Vets: 10/29/14

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 

New England News
12:14 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Holding Pipeline Meetings

Kinder Morgan and Tennessee Gas Pipeline's proposed Connecticut Expansion Project. Areas where there would be a total of 13 miles of new pipeline are marked in red.

A group of concerned landowners plan to voice their opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline expansion in southwestern Massachusetts. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings on the project this week.

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New York News
11:57 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Schneiderman: Moreland Commssion Was Governor's Show


New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in his most extensive comments to date on the controversial Moreland Commission on anti-corruption, which is now under federal investigation, says his opponent is wrongly trying to score “cheap political points” by pressing the issue.

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The Roundtable
11:40 am
Wed October 29, 2014

"Life On The Frontlines Of American Diplomacy: A Memoir" By Christopher Hill

    Christopher Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. In Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, he takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered.

He draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia; Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war; Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea; and Hillary Clinton’s hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed October 29, 2014

WAM Theatre Presents 'In Darfur'

    WAM Theatre emerged five years ago with a mission to make a powerful impact on the lives of women, both locally and globally. Now, for her fifth annual fall production, artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven has selected a play that lives up to the company’s mission. The New England premiere of In Darfur, by Winter Miller will run at Shakespeare and Company from October 30 through November 16 in the Berry Family Studio.

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