New York News

WAMC New York News
2:08 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Vermont Research Featured in Dangerous Toys Report

Plattsburgh, NY – The annual report on unsafe toys by the US Public Interest Research Group was released Tuesday. Research commissioned by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group was featured prominently in the PIRG's 18th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
11:29 am
Wed November 26, 2003

SUNY's First Dual-Diploma Students To Arrive

New Paltz, NY – The first group of Turkish students will arrive at SUNY campuses this summer as part of the state university's first dual diploma program. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the provost of SUNY New Paltz about the program.

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WAMC New York News
9:00 am
Wed November 26, 2003

Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

Albany, NY – The 34th annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner will be held on Thursday in Albany with more than 6,000 people on the guest list. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:46 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

High-Tech Park Site Announced

Albany, NY – The Albany area has been calling itself "Tech Valley" in recent years as it works to position itself as a growing national center for high technology. Another part of that strategy was announced on Monday. The location of a high technology park in Albany County. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:48 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

DEP Opens First of Five Police Precincts

Grahamsville, NY – New York's Department of Environmental Protection is upping its police presence in its Catskill/Delaware watershed region. Officials will open the doors of a new Sullivan County precinct tomorrow, with four other police offices slated to open within two months. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:03 am
Tue November 25, 2003

State to Watch North Adams Schools

Malden, MA – Massachusetts Board of Education meets today. According to a memo from the commissioner, Holyoke and Winchendon schools should be labeled underperforming...but not North Adams schools. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:15 pm
Mon November 24, 2003

NY Legislators Assail Medicare Bill

Kingston, NY – The Medicare Bill passed the House over the weekend and is being debated on the Senate floor today. Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey calls the bill a shameful attempt to privatize Medicare, while New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says it falls exceedingly short of what seniors need. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:23 pm
Mon November 24, 2003

Local, State Opposition to Medicare Bill

Boston, MA – The Senate is poised to vote today on the fiercely debated Medicare bill. In Massachusetts, protests are expected this afternoon at the Boston offices of the AARP. And Senator Edward Kennedy is leading the charge against the bill. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
12:10 pm
Mon November 24, 2003

Program Highlights Hunger in NY

Plattsburgh, NY – More than 50 communities throughout New York are participating in a "Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger". The Hunger Action Network is also releasing a survey showing increased demand for food in the state.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:51 am
Mon November 24, 2003

Waivers From NYS Smoking Ban

Albany, NY – The statewide ban on smoking has been the law in New York or four months. Now, establishments that feel they have been hurt by the ban are requesting waivers, a process that is becoming as controversial as the law itself. WAMC's Brian Shields
reports.

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