New York News

WAMC New York News
12:40 pm
Tue December 7, 2004

Commissioner Confirmed for APA

Old Forge, NY – The New York State Senate has confirmed a resident of the Adirondack Park to fill a long-empty seat on the Adirondack Park Agency's Board of Commissioners. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:11 am
Tue December 7, 2004

Spitzer Will Run For NY Governor

Albany, NY – New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer made it official Tuesday,announcing that he will run for Governor in 2006. WAMC's
political observer Dr. Alan Chartock spoke with WAMC' S Brian Shields about the Spitzer announcement and why it came almost
two full years before the election.

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WAMC New York News
1:05 pm
Mon December 6, 2004

New N.O.W. President In New York State

Albany, NY – An Albany woman has been elected the new president of the New York State chapter of the National Organization for Women.
WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:55 pm
Mon December 6, 2004

Health Care to Dominate Upcoming Massachusetts Legislature

Boston, MA – A new legislative session in Massachusetts gets underway in one month. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with a local representative and a political science expert about what to expect from the two-year session.

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WAMC New York News
12:53 pm
Mon December 6, 2004

Democrats nominate Speaker

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Democrats have officially nominated Gaye Symington as their candidate for speaker of the Vermont House. Symington is poised to become the second woman to hold the highest post in Vermont's House. WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Mon December 6, 2004

Holyoke Ponders Privatization

Holyoke, MA – The federal Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to fine the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. The EPA wants the city to do a better job cleaning up its wastewater before pouring it into the Connecticut River. But the federal government has not offered to help pay the cost of fixing the problem. Holyoke's mayor has come up with a plan to privatize the city's sewage treatment system. But the plan has run into some opposition. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
5:08 pm
Fri December 3, 2004

Ulster County Ramps Up Drug Plan Marketing

Kingston, NY – A discount prescription drug program offered from one Hudson Valley county doesn't have as many takers as officials had hoped. One county legislators says marketing is to blame. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the story.

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WAMC New York News
5:06 pm
Fri December 3, 2004

Berkshires Look at Aging Market

Great Barrington, MA – The Berkshire Visitors Bureau, concerned about their aging market, is looking to refocus some of their marketing. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
5:05 pm
Fri December 3, 2004

Canadian Leader Visits Plattsburgh, NY

Plattsburgh, NY – The Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted a visit from the leader of Canada's opposition party today. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:30 pm
Fri December 3, 2004

HV Schools Rank Among NY's Violent and Disruptive

Kingston, NY – New York has released its list of schools that report the most acts of violence. Some Hudson Valley-based schools are on the list. The superintendent of one of these schools says his school is there undeservedly so. Others say it's unfair to make any comparisons from the list given varying definitions of so-called dangerous acts from district to district. State education officials agree. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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