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WAMC New York News
12:12 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

Pre-K Study Looks At Access And Funding

Albany, NY – A new report compares how states provide and fund pre-kindergarten programs for three and four year old children. The report says that state funding of Pre-K
is not keeping pace with demand. Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:11 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

Conference to Assess Proposed Point Of Entry Health Care Plan

Albany, NY – A day-long conference will be held Tuesday to assess a proposal being developed by the New York State Department of Health and Office of Aging to create a so-called "point-of-entry" system for anyone seeking long-term care. Conference organizers plan to discuss how the system works in other states and what impacts the proposed system would have on providers and patients here. More from WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:10 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

Battle Brewing Over Vermont Nuke's Future

Montpelier, VT – A major battle is brewing in the Vermont legislature over the future of the state's only nuclear power plant. The outcome is likely to affect people in western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:08 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

Berkshire County Takes Regional Approach to Boosting Economy

Pittsfield, MA – A six-month long effort in Berkshire County identified what projects in the area could bring the greatest economic impact to the region. The committee and its findings are one of several similar initiatives underway to better coordinate the Western part of the state's economic development. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:10 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

Finding Ways to Keep Older Nurses on the Job

Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont and Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care are looking to an under-utilized resource to help relieve the nursing shortage. They hope to recruit or entice older nurses. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:09 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

CT Gov. May Postpone Serial Killer Execution

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell is considering postponing the January execution of convicted serial killer Michael Ross. WAMC's Connecticut Correspondent Av Harris reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:00 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

Outlook for Black Friday Good

Albany, NY – The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busier shopping days of the year, the day when retailers mark the start of the holiday shopping season. As WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports, there is optimism amoung store owners in the Capitol District and across New York State as their busiest and most profitable weeks begin.

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WAMC New York News
1:50 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

Mass. Citizen Group Wins Nuclear Hearing

Rowe, MA – In a strongly worded order, federal regulators this week sided with a small group of activists against an alliance of New England power companies that own the defunct Yankee nuclear plant in Rowe, Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:48 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

Kennedy and Olver Talk About State, National Policy

Pittsfield, MA – When Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy and Massachusetts Congressman John Olver were in Berkshire County earlier this week, they both talked about the shape of things to come at the state and national level. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
1:47 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

De-Listing Proposal Irks Wolf Proponents

Plattsburgh, NY – The US Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of determining whether the Eastern Gray Wolf should be removed from the Endangered species list. The idea of de-listing the animal is drawing criticism from some groups in the region who want the wolf re-introduced into the Adirondacks. But others note that previous efforts to do that have failed. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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