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WAMC New York News
1:22 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Dutchess County Shelves Flu Shot Clinics

Poughkeepsie, NY – Flu vaccine clinics have been halted in at least one Hudson Valley county, while in others, they never got off the ground. Area county health department officials say their priority now is to ensure hospitals and nursing homes get their share of any flu vaccine released over the next several weeks. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has an update.

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WAMC New York News
1:21 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Crime Stats Show NY Safer

Albany, NY – For the tenth straight year, New York State saw a drop in major crimes. Figures released by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services show the number of major crimes in the state dropped 3-point-1 percent in 2003. While the governor says the figures prove that New York's tough policies have been effective at reducing crime, he and others, say more needs to be done. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
1:20 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Beyond PCB Removal, How to Restore Housatonic?

Pittsfield, MA – A meeting tonight in Berkshire County will ask people how they want to see the Housatonic River restored beyond the removal of PCBs. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, that's question that's been asked locally for years.

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WAMC New York News
1:14 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Bear Hunting Expansion Draws Critics

Albany, NY – A proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to open more land to bear hunting has drawn
opposition from groups that say there are better ways to handle the bear population. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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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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