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4:13 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Gov. Pataki Divides Library Funding by Political Party

Albany, NY – When Governor Pataki vetoed portions of the state legislature's budget, he rejected extra aid to libraries around the state. Under a deal struck to avert an override vote, Pataki has promised that
libraries located in Republican Assembly districts will get their funding, but libraries in districts represented by Democrats, won't. That has libraries, and some of their patrons, upset. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:08 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Dutchess EDC Head to Leave

Poughkeepsie, NY – The head of the economic development corporation in one Hudson Valley county is leaving his post. The announcement of his departure comes as Dutchess County's proposed budget includes major funding cuts for the agency. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
4:07 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Medical Center Performs First Open-heart Surgery

Plattsburgh, NY – The first open heart surgery procedure ever performed at the C-V-P-H Medical Center in Plattsburgh was successfully completed this week.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:50 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Traffic Fines Repeal Bill Passes NY Senate

Albany, NY – The New York Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday that would allow local governments to keep their share of revenues from traffic fines. The legislation repeals a budget measure that would send millions of dollars in speeding tickets revenues to the state. The repeal bill was introduced two months ago by a Senator from the Hudson Valley. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Protesters Visit Ford Dealer

Chicoppee, MA – Protesters visited Ford dealerships in cities around the country yesterday. One of the dealerships was in Chicoppee, Massachusetts. WAMC's Eesha Williams files this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:48 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Massachusetts Tells Buses to Quit Idling

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts environmental officials are trying to change the common practice drivers idling their engines. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, they're starting in places where they say people are most at risk of being affected by diesel fumes.

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WAMC New York News
12:47 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

NY Senate Tries to Re-vamp

Albany, NY – Senate Republicans announced a list of reforms that they'll hold hearings on. Some re-elected Majority Party members criticized a report that found New York's legislature the most dysfunctional in
the nation, and said they thought some of its recommendations were wrong. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:45 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

NY's Second Tribal Deal Spells Catskills Casino

Monticello, NY – Sights that are set on building a casino next to a raceway in New York's Sullivan County came more into focus today. The Cayuga Indian Nation of New York and the State reached a land claim settlement agreement that includes developing a Catskills casino. It's New York's second tribal land claim deal this month. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:44 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Massachusetts Land Conservationists Celebrate Designation

Hadley, MA – Land conservationists in Massachusetts are celebrating the designation this week of Hadley's Great Meadow as highly endangered. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Eesha Williams has this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:43 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Advocates Assess Pro-choice Climate Post-election

Latham, NY – Family Planning Advocates held their annual meeting Thursday. Their discussion focused on the implications of the election for pro-choice advocates. They also gave their Courageous Service Award to the medical director of Plattsburgh's Planned Parenthood. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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