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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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WAMC New York News
4:07 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Mad Magazine Editor Talks First Amendment in Berkshires

Great Barrington, MA – The first amendment has been increasingly cited and debated in the context of the war against terrorism, the Patriot Act, and the Federal Communications Commission. A one man show coming to the Berkshires this weekend takes a provocative look at those issues. WAMC"s Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson spoke with the show's creator, who is a senior editor at MAD magazine.

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WAMC New York News
9:16 am
Mon May 24, 2004

Ulster County Is Home to a HITS

Saugerties, NY – After shelling out more than six-million dollars, the head of one of the top horse show circuits in the country is calling a place in the Hudson Valley the circuit's summer home. And, he says, it's the largest investment he has made in an equestrian facility. Local officials says the shows, which kick off later this week, are already a boon for the local economy, and they praise the leader of such creme-de-la-creme horse shows for his focus on the community. WAMC's Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:14 pm
Fri May 21, 2004

Dutchess Legislator Wants Neighbor Pesticide Law

Rhinebeck, NY – A Dutchess County legislator wants to start the ball rolling to see if a county-wide neighbor notification law for pesticide use is warranted. He's kicking off his efforts with a forum this evening, featuring a speaker from the New York Public Interest Research Group. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:22 pm
Thu May 20, 2004

Hazing Documentary Premieres

Plattsburgh, NY – A documentary produced in the wake of last year's hazing death on the Plattsburgh State campus was screened for the first time last night. While the film includes the students from the underground frat, it looks at the pervasiveness of the problem in our culture by talking with the father of a teen who died in a University of Vermont hazing incident, University of Indiana students' experiences with hazing, and experts from across the nation. Pat Bradley was at the premiere of the documentary.

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WAMC New York News
2:01 pm
Thu May 20, 2004

Marist College Virtual Lab is a Higher Ed First

Poughkeepsie, NY – A college in the Hudson Valley has become the first institution of higher education to open an Open Source Development Lab for Linux developers. The virtual lab will allow Linux developer remote access to one of the world's most powerful mainframe computers to run qualified projects and test Linux software. The college's president says the lab will prove useful on an international scale. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
10:55 am
Thu May 20, 2004

New York Pledge To Stop Sexual Violence

Albany, NY – State leaders in New York and members of the legislature are being urged to sign a pledge committing themselves to the fight against sexual violence. One lawmaker who signed the pledge in Albany Thursday morning knows first-hand the trauma of sexual assault. Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:13 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Vermont's Economic Recovery Tied to National Uptick

Montpelier, VT – A new report indicates that Vermont's economy is continuing to improve. Economists say its an upturn that's directly tied to the national and global economies. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
9:15 am
Wed May 19, 2004

UCS Report: Aging Nuclear Reactors are a Risk

Buchanan, NY – A report out by an independent, non-profit group of scientists says safety hazards are growing at the nation's commercial nuclear plants because reactors are aging and wearing out. The report's author says lax oversight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission isn't helping. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison has more.

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