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WAMC New York News
4:38 pm
Mon May 31, 2004

NY's Manning Pumps for Gas Sales Tax Relief

Wappingers Falls, NY – As Memorial Day Weekend wraps up, efforts to cushion the blow from high prices at the pumps are underway. At least one gas station in the Hudson Valley continues to collect signatures in support of suspending New York's sales tax on gasoline. Republican Assemblymen Patrick Manning started the petitions. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
3:44 pm
Fri May 28, 2004

Protests Planned Outside West Point Graduation

West Point, NY – Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will speak at tomorrow's graduation at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Regional peace groups are banding together to protest and call for his resignation. An academy spokesman says security will be on par with last year's graduation, at which Vice President Dick Cheney spoke. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:32 pm
Fri May 28, 2004

Mass MoCA Celebrates Five Years

North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, or Mass MoCA, celebrates its five year anniversary this weekend. The museum has been the catalyst that's transformed the city from a depressed old mill town into a burgeoning arts center. Locals officials say downtown development still needs to be nudged forward to bring more shops and galleries. But with every passing year the city moves further from fragility to stability, which has effected the entire region. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:59 pm
Fri May 28, 2004

Mass MoCA Celebrates Five Years

North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, or Mass MoCA, celebrates its five year anniversary this weekend. The museum has been the catalyst that's transformed the city from a depressed old mill town into a burgeoning arts center. Locals officials say downtown development still needs to be nudged forward to bring more shops and galleries. But with every passing year the city moves further from fragility to stability, which has effected the entire region. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:22 am
Fri May 28, 2004

Mass MoCA Celebrates Five Years

North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, or Mass MoCA, celebrates its five year anniversary this weekend. The museum has been the catalyst that's transformed the city from a depressed old mill town into a burgeoning arts center. Locals officials say downtown development still needs to be nudged forward to bring more shops and galleries. But with every passing year the city moves further from fragility to stability, which has effected the entire region. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:51 pm
Thu May 27, 2004

Will Fringe Presidential Campaigns Could Affect Election?

Amherst, MA – Yesterday and today, two presidential campaigns have come to Amherst, Massachusetts. But they aren't the campaigns of presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry or President George Bush. Yesterday, Ralph Nader was in Western Massachusetts to kick off his campaign to get on the ballot. And tonight, representatives from Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign are holding a meeting in Amherst. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson checked in on the relevancy of those campaigns.

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WAMC New York News
3:25 pm
Thu May 27, 2004

Westchester Pays to Look Into Indian Point Closure

Buchanan, NY – The home county of the Indian Point nuclear power plants has hired a Boston consulting firm. Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano says the aim is to determine if and how the plants could be closed and replaced with an alternative energy source. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
4:34 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

US Women's Open Brings Sports Stars, Money to Western Massachusetts

South Hadley, MA – Western Massachusetts will host the largest sporting event ever held in the area in July with the US Women's Open. Officials and locals alike are hoping for a record-breaking attendance, which looks possible from ticket sales. This week it was also announced that a rising golf star will join the tournament. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend, which will bring millions of dollars to the area. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:57 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

CWT Files Wants Party Status Re: Belleayre Project

Margaretville, NY – The conference began yesterday on the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. As officials gathered from 2 of the 3 groups that filed for party status, another joined the mix. The Coalition of Watershed Towns, Delaware County, and the Town of Middletown officially became the fourth group. The coalition's attorney says the last-minute move comes in response to what he says is the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's invasion of the towns' home turf. Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:24 pm
Tue May 25, 2004

Schools Aren't Telling State About Pesticide Use

Boston, MA – According to a Massachusetts law, all schools and day care centers are required to let the state know how and when they're using pesticides. Schools in turn pass some of that information onto parents. The law was intended to reduce the amount of chemicals children are exposed to while at school, but a recent audit of the law showed most schools are not complying.

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