New York News

WAMC New York News
1:05 pm
Thu September 4, 2003

Municipal Power Systems In NYS

Albany, NY – Most New Yorkers get their electricity from large power companies, but some small towns and rural counties provide their own power. WAMC's Brian Shields reports on the local municipal power systems that have
in some cases been keeping the lights on for more than 100 years.

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WAMC New York News
11:32 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Womens' Political Group Eyes City Council

Pittsfield, MA – What started as a conversation among friends in Pittsfield has grown into a grassroots group that's set out to energize the city's politics...starting with upcoming city council races. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:38 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Womens' Political Group Eyes City Council

Pittsfield, MA – What started as a conversation among friends in Pittsfield has grown into a grassroots group that's set out to energize the city's politics...starting with upcoming city council races. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:23 am
Wed September 3, 2003

Colleges Crack Down on Downloads

Boston, MA – As college campuses swell with students and activity, some universities are stepping up restrictions on a favorite student activity: downloading music. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:19 am
Wed September 3, 2003

NY Senator Pushes Plans to Import Drugs

Kingston, NY – New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer reached out yesterday to senior citizens in three Hudson Valley Counties. He presented county-specific surveys on how importing prescription drugs from Canada would save residents up to hundreds of dollars per year on their medications. More from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
9:49 am
Wed September 3, 2003

Economy Top Concern Of New Yorkers

Albany, NY – A new poll shows that New Yorkers consider jobs and the economy as the most serious problem facing the U.S. today. The post 9-11 concerns of terrorism and security come in a distant second. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:17 pm
Tue September 2, 2003

Byrdcliffe Exhibit To Hit the Highways

Woodstock, New York – A centennial exhibition featuring the oldest continuing arts colony will leave its home base in Ulster County after it closes at the end of the week. Recently announced funding for the exhibit is affording such travel. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:01 am
Tue September 2, 2003

Political Analyst Sizes Up Kerry's Campaign

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Senator John Kerry makes his Presidential bid official today. He's slipped in recent polls, but there's plenty of time yet for Presidential hopefuls to carve themselves out of the pack. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with political analyst Tobe Berkovitz, an associate dean at Boston University's College of Communications.

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WAMC New York News
3:49 pm
Fri August 29, 2003

Southern Berkshries Lure Tourists Back

Great Barrington, MA – This weekend marks the end of the busiest tourism season in the Berkshires. Although leaf peeping keeps out-of-towners in the area for a while longer, crowds start to thin starting next week. But some shops, inns and restaurants are launching a plan to lure tourists back when they normally wouldn't be here. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:03 pm
Fri August 29, 2003

PA Joining Criticism of Clean Air Act Rules Changes

Plattsburgh, NY – The Bush administration has adopted a new rule that bypasses the Clean Air Act's New Source Review provision. Under the Act, power plants are required to install pollution reduction technology when plants are upgraded. New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, as well as other states plan to sue the Bush administration over the rule change. Now, Pennsylvania's environmental chief is joining the chorus of administration critics. More from Pat Bradley.

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