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WAMC New York News
2:59 pm
Fri December 12, 2003

Charter School Report Released

Albany, NY – New York State's five year study of charter schools finds they should be allowed to continue to operate. The study recommends changes to improve them, while minimizing the fiscal pain on traditional public schools. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
2:12 pm
Fri December 12, 2003

Vacant Store Become Art Studios

Pittsfield, MA – In downtown Pittsfield, empty storefronts are part of the landscape. The vacant buildings have given rise to a group of artists who set up studios in the once empty shops. Residents say it's one more example of arts attempting to transform a community. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
12:37 pm
Fri December 12, 2003

GOP Hopeful For US Senate Race In NYS

Albany, NY – New York Republicans are looking for a candidate to take on Democrat Charles Schumer in the 2004 U.S. Senate Race. Michael Benjamin says he should be that candidate. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:53 pm
Thu December 11, 2003

Flu Vaccine Still Available in New York

Plattsburgh, NY – Health departments and medical professionals across New York State continue their work to get high risk individuals folks vaccinated against this year's flu viruses. Some health care workers say the appearance of shortages may simply be due to more people getting the flu shot. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:15 am
Thu December 11, 2003

Old Theater Could Bring New Life

Pittsfield, MA – A old theater in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts has plans to reopen this summer. With its central location and several other cultural projects in the works within a few blocks, residents hope the project could help the city turn a corner. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:55 pm
Wed December 10, 2003

New York Has Flu Vaccine Shortages

Goshen, NY – News outlets today are reporting that three more children in Colorado have died from flu-related illnesses, sending a scare among parents in other parts of the country. The flu vaccine is in short supply in the Hudson Valley, and health department officials are assessing their needs. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
2:44 pm
Wed December 10, 2003

Debate Over Emissions Data for Test Burn

Ticonderoga, NY – Opponents of International Paper's plans to test burning tires for fuel at the Ticonderoga NY plant say the company concealed emissions test results from a previous burn. But the company says the results they have aren't the type of measurements needed for proper analysis of the emissions. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
1:10 pm
Wed December 10, 2003

Minimum Wage Debate In New York State

Albany, NY – There is a new campaign underway to raise the minmium wage in New York State, but one major business group says the minimum
wage should be set in Washington, not Albany. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2003

Western Mass Re-Brands Itself

Springfield, MA – Two regions in Western Massachusetts are tweaking their identities to attract more tourism and business revenue. While the Pioneer Valley has a history of luring business to the area...and the Berkshires have a well-established tourism legacy...each region is trying to improve the other half of the tourism-business equation. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:04 pm
Tue December 9, 2003

Gore Endorses Dean's Presidential Campaign

Burlington, VT – Former Vice President Al Gore has formally endorsed Howard Dean in the Democratic presidential race. Gore told a crowd in NYC this morning that Dean is among a great field of candidates, but that he's the only one who has truly inspired Americans at the grassroots level. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has regional reaction.

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