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WAMC New York News
3:40 pm
Tue August 19, 2003

Vermont's Largest Employer Lays off Hundreds

Essex Junction, VT – At least 500 workers at IBM's Essex Junction facility were notified Monday that they are losing their jobs. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:29 pm
Tue August 19, 2003

Court Ruling On School Aide Awaits Action

Albany, NY – Supporters of the major NY Court of Appeals ruling in June on school aide distribution hope that state leaders will soon begin work on implementing the decision. The decision on NY City schools could be felt statewide. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:04 am
Tue August 19, 2003

Electric Cars Debut at SUNY Schools

New Paltz, NY – It's back-to-school time at many colleges and universities. For the State University at New Paltz in Ulster County, first-time students start arriving tomorrow, some 950 of them. Perhaps their heads will turn as they see new electric cars on campus. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:53 pm
Mon August 18, 2003

Court Ruling On Clean Air Act

Albany, NY – The Attorneys General of New York and Connecticut say a recent court ruling is a major step in their fight to preserve the federal Clean Air Act. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:44 am
Mon August 18, 2003

Multi-Agency Disaster Drill on SUNY Campus

Plattsburgh, NY – A muti-agency disaster drill was held in Plattsburgh yesterday. More than 400 responders and 100 Plattsburgh state students partiipated. Officials from the state emergency management office, the Albany Medical Center and others were also on the scene to watch the response and provide assessments. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the Memorial Hall exercise.

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WAMC New York News
11:15 am
Mon August 18, 2003

Nuclear Power Expert Discusses Indian Point Outage

Buchanan, NY – Indian Point was among the may facilities shut down from the blackout last week, raising some "what ifs" regarding safety. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with one of the nation's top independent experts on nuclear power.

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WAMC New York News
10:52 am
Fri August 15, 2003

Rolling Blackouts Expected Upstate

Albany, NY – Most Niagara Mohawk customers in upstate New York had their power back on by late Thursday night, but officials say there
will be "rolling blackouts" as the region recovers from the largest power outage in U.S. history. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:22 pm
Thu August 14, 2003

A Lesson In Banned Books

Albany, NY – Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger and Ray Bradbury are all well known American authors, but they also have something else in common. Their books have at one time or another been banned. An english professor in our region is getting ready to teach a class this fall that studies banned books over the years. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:36 pm
Thu August 14, 2003

St. Lawrence Cement Plant Forum Brings Out Both Sides

Rhinebeck, New York – A Dutchess County, New York legislator hosted a public forum last night. Area residents filled Rhinebeck Town Hall wanting to learn more about St. Lawrence Cement's proposed Greenport plant in Columbia County. Both sides presented their differing views on issues ranging from diesel truck traffic to emmissions to plumes. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there.

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WAMC New York News
9:45 am
Thu August 14, 2003

NYS Food Stamp Changes

Albany, NY – New York State has agreed to make changes in its food stamp program as part of a legal settlement. WAMC's Brian Shields
reports the lawsuit involved how the state collected food stamp overpayments.

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