New York News

WAMC New York News
9:59 am
Tue February 24, 2004

Shandaken Tunnel Discharge is up for Comment

Shandaken, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued for public comment a draft permit for the discharge of water from the Shandaken Tunnel to the Esopus Creek. The permit seeks to address the problems with the sediment-laden water that comes from the Schoharie Reservoir. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:55 am
Tue February 24, 2004

NY Assembly Passes Election Bills

Albany, NY – The State Assembly has passed a package of election bills to bring New York into compliance with the federal Help America
Vote Act of 2002. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:05 am
Tue February 24, 2004

Hatchery Salmon to be Tested Before Release

Hadley, MA – Salmon raised in hatcheries around the Northeast will be tested to see if they contain unhealthy levels of chemicals. US Fish and Wildlife announced the tests this week in response to a major study that showed farmed salmon were more contaminated than their wild counterparts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:44 am
Mon February 23, 2004

Pittsfield Looks to Manufacturing for Jobs

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield Massachusetts has never recovered from the massive job loss that followed General Electric's departure from the city. But now the city has a concrete plan to create more jobs...specifically 150 jobs a year that pay at least $35,000 a year. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:55 am
Mon February 23, 2004

ACLU Includes Ansar Mahmood in Petition

Hudson, NY – The American Civil Liberties Union has submitted a petition to the United Nations on behalf of post-September Eleventh detainees. Among those detainees is a Pakistani immigrant who was living in Hudson, New York, until early 2002, when he was placed in the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia. In addition, Congressman Maurice Hinchey is calling for swift action in the immigrant's case. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
10:20 am
Mon February 23, 2004

Dean Out, but Efforts to Get Out the Vote Continue

Plattsburgh, NY – Although Howard Dean has dropped out of the presidential race, his supporters are still working to get out the vote for their candidate. Tonight, "North Country Folks for Dean" in Plattsburgh, New York are planning a meet-up. It's part of an effort to accumulate Dean delegates for the national convention. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:47 pm
Fri February 20, 2004

Cartoonist Chester Brown Interviewed

Albany, NY – Louis Riel is the latest graphic novel from Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown. Brown spoke to WAMC's Alan Doane about the book and his career as a cartoonist, which officially began in 1986 -- but Brown says he always knew he wanted to draw cartoons...

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WAMC New York News
2:10 pm
Fri February 20, 2004

Gay Republican Mayor Criticizes Bush Administration

Plattsburgh, NY – The openly gay mayor of Plattsburgh, New York is criticizing the national Republican party's stance against gay marriage. Republican Mayor Dan Stewart says equal marriage rights for gay couples is a civil rights issue and not a family values issue. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the mayor about his views.

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WAMC New York News
12:01 pm
Fri February 20, 2004

Union Members Out In Numbers to Support Gitter

Boiceville, NY – Union members were out in force yesterday to support Crossroads Ventures proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. Though the Department of Environmental Conservation's final public hearing in Ulster County's Boiceville saw most at the podium voice their opposition, union members comprised roughly half the audience. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there and filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
4:54 pm
Thu February 19, 2004

Citizen Environmentalists Lobby Legislators

Montpelier, VT – Environmental advocates marched and lobbied legislators in Montpelier yesterday. They talked one-on-one with Vermont legislators about the issues they want focused on during this legislative session. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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