WAMC New York News
7:11 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Legislator Susan Zimet chairs a special panel on property tax relief

Ulster County, NY – Ulster County Legislator Susan Zimet chairs a special county blue ribbon panel on New York State property tax relief and on Wednesday she testified in Albany before the eighth and final hearing of a state blue ribbon panel seeking input about property tax reform in the funding of public schools. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:08 am
Thu April 24, 2008

A local road has been reopened after fire

Ulster County, NY – A local road has been reopened after it was closed because of the Minnewaska State Park forest fire in Ulster County, NY. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:06 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Legislation requiring an evaluation to examine the state's cooperation and interaction with local firefighters introduced

NY – New York State Senator John Bonacic Wednesday said he would introduce legislation requiring an evaluation by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control to examine the state's cooperation and interaction with local firefighters and others. His action comes in the wake of complaints from local officials and firefighters that the state failed to cooperate with them or address their concerns during the recent Minnewaska State Park forest fire. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
7:02 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Hand grenade-like device found at Sullivan West Junior Senior High School

Lake Huntington, NY – New York State Police at Liberty are investigating to determine if a hand grenade-like device is real. Police received a call from the Sullivan West Junior Senior High School in Lake Huntington Wednesday that a possible hand grenade was found near the school grounds. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:57 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Poughkeepsie Police made an arrest in a 1994 murder

Poughkeepsie, NY – City of Poughkeepsie, NY Police have made an arrest in a 1994 murder. Police charged Earnest Ellison, 34, of Lenox Avenue in New York City was arrested for second-degree murder in connection with the shotgun killing of Theresa Paige McIntosh, 37, of 4 North White Street. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:55 am
Thu April 24, 2008

NY agricultural mission ends Cuba trip without deals

NY – A New York farm mission is winding up a Cuba trip without firm sales of products to the communist-run island. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:51 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Paterson issues his first veto

Albany,NY – Gov. David Paterson is vetoing a bill that
would require small governments around the state with at least 15 part-time police officers to maintain a full-time police chief. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New England News
6:45 am
Thu April 24, 2008

The Colonial Theater enters its third season

Pittsfield, MA – The Colonial Theater is entering its third season of arts and entertainment programming, after the historic restoration of the former vaudeville house in downtown Pittsfield. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details...

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WAMC New England News
6:43 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Man who took bank documents from bank trash bins signed an agreement

CT – A Fairfield man who was brought to court when he claimed security lapses after finding bank documents in trash bins has ended the dispute by signing an agreement. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details.

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North Country/Adirondacks News
6:38 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Governor Rell warns state lawmakers to be fiscally prudent

CT – Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell is warning state lawmakers to be fiscally prudent as budget talks begin, announcing how this fiscal year's surplus has dropped from $263 million to only $15.7 million. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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