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12:36 pm
Tue March 9, 2004

Vermont AG Proposes Rules to Protect Vermont Name

Montpelier, VT – State officials held a hearing yesterday to talk about the labeling of Vermont products. Some products use the Vermont name but don't have a Vermont connection, so the state Attorney General's office is drafting regulations to help protect the Vermont brand. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
11:45 am
Tue March 9, 2004

New Paltz Greens Circulate Petition

New Paltz, NY – A New Paltz Green Party members group has started a petition, urging that a village trustee remove his name from two lawsuits aimed at stopping Mayor Jason West from presiding over gay marriages. A Greens official accuses the trustee as serving as a front for Jerry Falwell Ministries. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:19 am
Tue March 9, 2004

New Bishop Named for Springfield Diocese

Springfield, MA – A new bishop has been named for the Springfield Diocese. The announcement from the Vatican comes less than a month after Bishop Thomas Dupre retired amid allegations of sexual abuse. Initial reaction from church leaders and alleged victims lawyers was overwhelmingly hopeful, as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:06 pm
Mon March 8, 2004

Local Man Recalls Times In Haiti

Albany, NY – A local man who has traveled to Haiti several times over the past few years says he witnessed first hand the violence and corruption that has gripped the island nation for decades. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:12 pm
Mon March 8, 2004

New Paltz Mayor Seeks Talks With Attorney General

New Paltz, NY – Village of New Paltz Mayor Jason West says he plans this week to continue talks with those in the New York Attorney General's office, to persuade the attorney general to join forces with him on the same-sex marriage issue. This comes as West says he will abide by a court order that prevents him from wedding same-sex couples. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
11:35 am
Mon March 8, 2004

Patients Able to Review Hospital Rankings Online

Boston, MA – A system in Massachusetts is starting to let patients search online for information about different hospitals. Information is provided that lets patients make decisions about which hospital to go to for different procedures. While health insurance companies say it's in the best interests of patients, some health care representatives say it's not such a good idea. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
3:45 pm
Fri March 5, 2004

Universal Health Care Resolutions Strongly Approved

Montpelier, VT – A Town Meeting Day resolution asking to create a universal health care system in Vermont was strongly approved by voters. Advocates hope the overwhelming support will send a message to Vermont lawmakers that they need to start working on a health care system that would provide coverage to everyone in the Green Mountain State. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:11 pm
Fri March 5, 2004

Romney Swears in Berkshire DA

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was in Berkshire County yesterday to swear in the new District Attorney. David Capeless is the county's fourth DA. He vowed to follow in his much-loved predecessor's footsteps as the county's top prosecutor. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
12:25 pm
Thu March 4, 2004

Statewide Action Planned to Challenge NY's Marriage Law

Plattsburgh, NY – On Friday, gay and lesbian couples across New York State are planning to go to town clerks' offices to request marriage licenses. If they are denied, a class-action suit, based on the states's Domestic Relations Law, will be filed. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:46 am
Thu March 4, 2004

Radioactive Accident in Western Massachusetts

Rowe, MA – An accident in Western Massachusetts on Tuesday involved radioactive material from a nuclear plant. The level of radioactivity was determined to be very low, but Yankee Nuclear Power Station has suspended shipments of similar material until they can determine what led to the accident. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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