New York News

WAMC New York News
3:42 pm
Mon December 1, 2003

Dutchess Farm To Receive Development Protection

Red Hook, NY – A Dutchess County farm is headed for protection from future development. An area conservation group and owners of the farm are putting up just under one million dollars in the deal. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:47 pm
Mon December 1, 2003

Religious, Political Views Surround Gay Marriage

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Catholic parishioners were read a letter this weekend from the state's bishops. It called the gay marriage ruling a national tragedy. But gay advocates say religion and politics should be kept separate. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:45 am
Mon December 1, 2003

Reports Indicate NY Taxes Highest in Nation

Albany, NY – Two groups assessing New York State's fiscal health are criticizing the state's tax burden. One of the reports indicates that the local tax burden is the highest in the country - 72 percent above the national average. North Country Bureau Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:45 am
Fri November 28, 2003

Concerns Over Valcour Island Biodiversity

Plattsburgh, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is writing a new Unit Management Plan for Valcour Island in Lake Champlain. While Valcour Island is known for its historic significance, environmental and conservation groups want its unique bio- and geologic diversity preserved. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley

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WAMC New York News
10:41 am
Fri November 28, 2003

Sprawl Invites Urban Bears to Backyard Garbage

Kingston, NY – Urban black bears are gaining weight and exercising less. So says a study published in the latest Journal of Zoology. Local conservationists say sprawl and lack of planning are to blame. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
9:53 am
Fri November 28, 2003

Cheaper Canadian Drugs Unsustainable

Manitoba, Canada – As people in Springfield, Massachusetts know, the city has played a prominent role in advocating for cheaper prescription drugs. But as more Americans look to fill their prescriptions in Canada, there could be a snag. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
3:55 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Kennedy On Medicare

Washington DC – With passage of the most sweeping changes to Medicare since it's creation, Congress handed President Bush a major victory yesterday. Supporters say the reform was long overdue and will give seniors needed drug coverage. But opponents say the bill is a giveaway for insurance and drug companies. Massachusetts senator Edward Kennedy led the fight against the bill. After it passed, he talked with WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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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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