New York News

WAMC New York News
1:02 pm
Fri June 27, 2003

Early Season Ozone Advisories Raise Concerns

Plattsburgh, NY – The high heat and humidity of late has led to ozone advisories in New York State. The American Lung Association says earlier this week, several upstate monitoring stations recorded violations of the health standard for ambient ozone concentrations, especially in western NY. Health and environmental advocates say the state and federal government must take action to reduce ozone causing pollution. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
9:56 am
Fri June 27, 2003

MA Governor Mitt Romney Vows Veto

Boston, MA – The nearly $23 Billion dollar budget proposal offered by the House of Representatives is out of balance by about $200 Million dollars according to the Administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and, he says, will require liberal use of his veto powers. Local Democratic representatives say, however, their budget is balanced and in the end will be upheld. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:59 pm
Thu June 26, 2003

Website Unveiled to Enhance Regional Economy

Plattsburgh, NY – The mayors of Plattsburgh and Burlington and the Member of Parliament from southern Quebec's St. Jean-sur-Richelieu met Wednesday afternoon to unveil their "Triangle of Excellence" website, an effort to promote and enhance economic opportunities within the geographic triangle. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2003

"On Your Own" Helps Inmates

Albany, NY – A new book may help some people start a new life. The book, being distributed for free in Albany, provides information to
help men and women just released from state prisons or local jails. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:05 pm
Wed June 25, 2003

"Funeral Procession" Will Bury Public Education

Montague, MA – A loosely formed grass-roots advocacy group will hold a mock funeral procession tomorrow evening in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse to emphasize what they're calling the death of public education. Contingents from across the Commonwealth will travel to Boston in the hope of restoring funding to the state's local school districts. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:23 pm
Wed June 25, 2003

Jim Dale - The Voice of Harry Potter Books

Albany, NY – Audio Book history was made this week with the release of Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix. The audio version of the new J.K. Rowling bestseller - featuring Broadway actor Jim Dale - marks the largest initial release (575,000 copies) of an audiobook in the history of the industry. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Jim Dale about the project.

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WAMC New York News
11:54 am
Wed June 25, 2003

Hot Weather Pushes Up Power Use

Albany, NY – The first stretch of hot and humid weather this year is now upon us, and that means a greater strain on power supplies in the region. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:58 pm
Tue June 24, 2003

Gay Republican Voter Registration Drive

Albany, NY – An effort is underway in New York State to get more gays and lesbians to register to vote as Republicans. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to the organizer of the campaign.

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WAMC New York News
3:32 pm
Tue June 24, 2003

More Questions: Fletcher Allen Request to Buy MRI

Burlington, VT – Vermont's top health care regulator wants to know more about plans by Fletcher Allen Health Care to buy a state-of-the-art MRI. The machine the hospital hopes to buy is more powerful, and more expensive, than the standard machine. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
1:10 pm
Tue June 24, 2003

More Questions: Fletcher Allen Request to Buy MRI

Burlington, VT – Vermont's top health care regulator wants to know more about plans by Fletcher Allen Health Care to buy a state-of-the-art MRI. The machine the hospital hopes to buy is more powerful, and more expensive, than the standard machine. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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