New York News

WAMC New York News
12:22 pm
Wed December 1, 2004

Coalition to Push for NY Emissions Reduction

Albany, NY – A trio of environmental groups that has been calling on the Pataki administration to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants in New York has enlisted more than 120 groups to help push for action in state government to get lower emissions standards implemented. WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:16 pm
Wed December 1, 2004

New England Polluter List Includes NY Cement Co.

Hudson, NY – An awards list is out that spotlights twelve of New England's top polluters. For the first time, there are recipients based in New York. And one of the companies is St. Lawrence Cement. The environmental group behind the list will now join forces with New York-based plant opponents in their quest to prevent the plant from becoming a reality. WAMC's Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:11 pm
Wed December 1, 2004

Vermont to Decide on Dam Purchase

Northampton, MA – The state of Vermont has until Friday to decide on a 500-million-dollar plan to buy a series of hydroelectric dams in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
5:16 pm
Tue November 30, 2004

Panel Says NY Needs $14 Billion More in School Spending

Albany – A court-appointed panel has ordered Governor Pataki and the legislature to increase funds to New York City schools by $14 billion dollars over the next four years, and has given state officials 90 days to comply. WAMC Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:21 pm
Tue November 30, 2004

Program Lets Computers Search Handwritten Docs

Amherst, MA – A department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has developed the first-of-its-kind computer system for searching old handwritten documents. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:15 pm
Tue November 30, 2004

Kentucky to Sue Prison Company Over Riot

Northampton, MA – The state of Kentucky last week said it will fine the company that runs a prison where a riot took place two months ago $10,000. Most of the prisoners who were involved in the uprising at the Kentucky facility are from Vermont. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:10 pm
Tue November 30, 2004

High Court Upholds New York Redistricting

Albany, NY – The U-S Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court ruling upholding changes that New York State made to congressional and legislative districts following the 2000 census. Reform advocates say it emphasizes the need to create an independent commission to re-draw New York's voting districts. WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:58 pm
Tue November 30, 2004

Black AIDS Commission to Open Albany Chapter

Albany – The National Black Leadership Commission on Aids will mark World Aids Day tomorrow by opening a new chapter in Albany. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
5:29 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

NY Lobby Commission Holds Hearings on Reform

Albany, NY – Proposals to expand the regulation of lobbyists and whether to ban all gifts to state officials were two of several items discussed at a hearing on lobbying reform. WAMC's Capital Corresponcent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
5:25 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

Deer Hunting Underway

Berkshire County, MA – Today is the first day of shotgun deer hunting season in Massachusetts. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, it's been a slow one.

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