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WAMC New York News
2:56 pm
Mon May 10, 2004

New York State Does It eBay

Albany, NY – New York State has been selling surplus equipment on the on-line auction site eBay. WAMC's Brian Shields reports the state has brought in more than half a million dollars so far.

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WAMC New York News
2:20 pm
Mon May 10, 2004

Sen. Clinton Says Rumsfeld Answers are Incomplete

Kingston, NY – One of New York's Senators had the opportunity to question Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during Friday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearings. Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton says she is not satisfied with the answers, but is not yet ready to call for his resignation. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
9:53 am
Mon May 10, 2004

Group Calls for Labeling Food with Animal Fats

Albany, NY – Dioxins are pollutants found in the air, soil and water, which can be released when waste is burned. The dioxins build up in the fatty tissues of animals. Humans are exposed when they eat animal fats, including the fat in dairy products. An anti-cancer group is now calling on New York's legislators to mandate dioxin warnings on all foods containing animal fat. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:04 pm
Fri May 7, 2004

CT AG Plans Multi-State Opposition to SLC Plant

Salisbury, CT – Connecticut's Attorney General is assembling a multi-state coalition to oppose the proposed St. Lawrence Cement Greenport plant. The move comes as the attorney general will participate tomorrow on a panel about how the proposed plant would affect the health of those beyond the Columbia County border. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:14 pm
Fri May 7, 2004

Area's Drug Problems Reflect High Rates Throughout State

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts has the highest rates of teenage drug abuse in the country. Some experts say the state also has the worst access to recovery programs. A forum last night in Pittsfield brought together politicians, law enforcement representatives and substance abuse professionals to talk about the problem. In addition, more than a hundred people attended the session, some of whom told their own stories of drug and alcohol addiction. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson was there and has this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:12 pm
Fri May 7, 2004

Northern NY Business Wins Hi-tech Award

Plattsburgh, NY – Business Plan Competition. The Plattsburgh/North Country and Albany/Colonie Chambers announced the selection at the Tech Valley Summit this week in Albany. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:13 am
Fri May 7, 2004

CT AG Plans Multi-State Opposition to SLC Plant

Salisbury, CT – Connecticut's Attorney General is assembling a multi-state coalition to oppose the proposed St. Lawrence Cement Greenport plant. The move comes as the attorney general will participate tomorrow on a panel about how the proposed plant would affect the health of those beyond the Columbia County border. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
3:36 pm
Thu May 6, 2004

NRC Decides to Inspect Vermont Yankee

Vernon, VT – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday that it will conduct a detailed engineering inspection of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant before it will approve a plant plan to increase power by 20-percent. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:57 am
Thu May 6, 2004

HV Agriculture Needs Focus

Kingston, NY – A report out on Hudson Valley agriculture says the industry is at a crossroads. So, agricultural experts have come up with various recommendations to improve the viability of Hudson Valley farms. Creating a development corporation is at the top of the list. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
10:48 am
Thu May 6, 2004

Charter School Moratorium Angers Parents

North Adams, MA – Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney pledged to veto any moratorium on charter schools. That comes in response to a House-approved amendment that would prevent the Berkshire Arts and Technology School from opening this fall. Last night, parents of students who are enrolled at the school met with school officials and expressed their frustration. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this story.

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