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WAMC New York News
4:32 pm
Fri October 22, 2004

Adirondack Council Rates Legislators

Plattsburgh, NY – The Adirondack Council has released its annual state of the Park report. It's their assessment of the actions of local, state and federal officials and how they helped or hurt the Adirondack Park over the past year. It's no surprise that the state legislature gets a slap on the hand this year. On the other hand, after years of sometimes heated animosity, local government officials in the Adirondacks are receiving their best marks ever from the Adirondack Council. More from Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:57 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Cement Plant Will Cut Emissions

Hudson, NY – There were some revisions presented to the public today about a proposed cement plant in the Hudson Valley. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
4:55 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

NY Supply of Natural Gas Good, but Price Up

Albany, NY – A annual winter readiness report is prepared for the New York Public Service Commission. While the report finds there should be adequate supplies of natural gas this winter, prices for it will be higher. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:52 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Officials Look North to Relieve Vaccine Shortage

Plattsburgh, NY – Vermont Governor James Douglas has sent a letter to US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson urging the federal government to approve the importation of one-point-two million doses of flu vaccine from I-D BioMedical in Quebec. Members of the Douglas administration have been working with the company to find a way to get the medicine. But any deal is dependant on federal approval... and that is yet to be forthcoming. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:13 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Police Encourage Minority Prospects

Albany, NY – The Schenectady Police Department is working to recruit minorities and women to take an upcoming civil service exam to become a police officer. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields says the goal is to have the department reflect the diversity of the city.

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WAMC New York News
2:12 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Berkshire Theater Presents Renovation Plans

Pittsfield, MA – A theater in Berkshire County that's thought to be a linchpin for economic turnaround presented revised plans to the community last night. The once-grand theater has been empty for decades but plans on reopening in two years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:37 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

Massachusetts Licenses Harder to Counterfeit

Boston, MA – Massachusetts unveiled plans for new drivers licenses today, in the hopes of cracking down on identity theft. The move comes as Congress considers making changes to IDs on a national level. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:36 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

New SUNY Grant Aims to Prevent Binge Drinking

Plattsburgh, NY – The State University of New York has received a 100-thousand dollar grant to launch a campaign against binge drinking throughout the college system. The Century Council, a non-profit education agency funded by distillers, is providing the funds to SUNY. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
4:35 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

CT Holds Hearings Over Flu Vaccine Shortage

Hudson, NY – Connecticut lawmakers heard more than three hours of testimony today from public health officials about how they plan to deal with the shortage of flu vaccines this year. WAMC's Connecticut Correspondent Av Harris has the story.

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WAMC New York News
3:06 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

NY Senate Candidates Debate

Ithaca, NY – Three candidates for the U.S. Senate in New York, met for another debate last night in Ithaca. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.

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