New York News

WAMC New York News
12:03 pm
Wed August 27, 2003

AG's Call for Less Film Smoking

Plattsburgh, NY – Vermont and New York are among 24 states whose Attorneys-General have signed a letter to the president of the Motion Picture Association asking him to reduce the amount of on-screen smoking. The AG's want to reduce the amount of smoking shown in films in order to prevent teens from taking up the habit. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:19 pm
Tue August 26, 2003

Affordable Housing Scare in Berkshire County

Berkshire County – The Berkshires are synonymous with vacation homes and retirement houses, but not with affordable housing. Now, several towns with upscale images are taking a closer look at the issue of affordable housing. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has the story.

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WAMC New York News
9:48 am
Tue August 26, 2003

Small Cities Grants Announced

Plattsburgh, NY – New York Governor George Pataki was in Plattsburgh Monday afternoon to announce more than 6-point-3 million dollars in grants for 16 communities in New York's North Country. The grants are distributed to eligible communities for housing rehabilitation and home ownership assistance programs, public facilities, and mixed-use projects intended to improve quality of life. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:42 pm
Mon August 25, 2003

Conference Assesses Roadways and the Environment

Lake Placid, NY – Millions of birds, reptiles and mammals die every year on highways. The world's leading transportation experts and wildlife biologists are in Lake Placid for a week-long international conference on how transportation systems affect animals, and what can be done to connect their concerns and minimize transportation's impact on habitat.

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WAMC New York News
1:12 pm
Mon August 25, 2003

New Power From The Sun

Albany, NY – A new solar power system for commercial buildings is being developed at R.P.I. in Troy, NY. The system will not only
create energy, it will also block some of the sun's rays that can boost late afternoon energy use. WAMC's Brian Shields
reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:16 pm
Mon August 25, 2003

Massachusetts Becomes Home to Pair of Bald Eagles

Deerfield, MA – Western Massachusetts will become home to two more bald eagles tomorrow when a pair of females are released into the wild. Massachusetts and other New England states have seen their bald eagle numbers increase in the past few decades. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with the founder of Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility.

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WAMC New York News
1:48 pm
Fri August 22, 2003

Residents Oppose Waste Facility Location

The Berkshires, MA – A proposal for a waste facility in the Berkshires cleared several hurdles this week. But as plans for the facility progress, nearby residents are becoming more vocal in opposing the plant's location. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:05 am
Fri August 22, 2003

New Patrol Boats On The Job In NYS

Albany, NY – New York State has new tools to enforce environmental laws on the state's waterways. WAMC 's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:37 am
Fri August 22, 2003

Federal Money Assures Further Study of Northern Forest

Burlington, VT – In the 1980's and 1990's an extensive study of the Northern Forest resulted in a series of recommendations. One of them was to create a multi-state program to research issues facing the Northern Forest. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg recently procured continued funding for the Northeastern States Research Cooperative to continue its research programs in the Northern Forest. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2003

Meeting Vermont's Largest Hospital's New CEO

Burlington, VT – Fletcher Allen Health Care has hired a new president/CEO. Dr. Melinda Estes was in Burlington this week meeting with the hospital's board and staff, and the community, as she prepares to take the reins of Vermont's largest hospital. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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