New York News

WAMC New York News
1:30 pm
Thu February 26, 2004

New Plattsburgh State President Introduced

Plattsburgh, NY – College officials introduced Plattsburgh State's new President Wednesday. Dr. John Ettling will take over as head of a college whose previous president resigned under a shadow of criticism and no-confidence. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2004

Primary Ballot May Confuse NY Voters

Poughkeepsie, NY – With the New York Democratic presidential primary just days away, election officials and reform advocates are trying to clear up what may be a confusing issue on the ballot. Meanwhile, Congressman Maurice Hinchey is endorsing John Kerry for president. This as the latest Marist poll shows Kerry with a commanding lead among New York's Democrats. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:48 am
Thu February 26, 2004

Opinions On Controversial Christ Movie

Albany, NY – Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of the Christ" opened nationwide on Wednesday. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to people who saw the movie in Albany.

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WAMC New York News
12:17 pm
Wed February 25, 2004

PCB Players Get Graded

Albany, NY – An environmental coalition that monitors the cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River has handed out grades to the parties involved. New York Governor George Pataki and the EPA earned the best grades, with GE and local elected officials faring the worst. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:43 am
Wed February 25, 2004

Moratorium on Genetically Modified Seeds Wanted

Montpelier, VT – Groups against the use of genetically-modified seeds have placed a full page ad in a Vermont newspaper urging legislators to "call a time out" on use of the organisms. But such a moratorium may be against the law. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:40 pm
Tue February 24, 2004

Highway Checkpoint Safety Questioned

Plattsburgh, NY – The US Border Patrol is defending the safety of a checkpoint on the Adirondack Northway that was the site of a bus/tractor-trailer accident this past weekend that injured more than 50 people.
Questions are being raised as to whether the signs leading up to the stop were a factor in the collision. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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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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