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12:57 pm
Mon June 14, 2004

State Hopes Pittsfield Becomes Model of Revitalization

Pittsfield, MA – Officials from Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's administration are working with Pittsfield to help revitalize its downtown. The state hopes that if it can assemble the right formula to bring more business and foot traffic to Pittsfield's downtown, it can then apply that experience to other cities around the WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:29 pm
Mon June 14, 2004

New Report from New England Criticizes EPA Rule

Montpelier, VT – A new study commissioned by the New England states indicates that a new EPA rule could result in significantly higher air pollution from older Midwestern power plants. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:00 pm
Fri June 11, 2004

Lake Placid Holds Fifth Film Fest

Lake Placid, NY – Financial problems nearly ended the Lake Placid Film Forum after 4 years. But the revamped Lake Placid Film "Festival" was held recently, with high profile guests, forums and master classes on the film industry, all available to the public. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
1:37 pm
Fri June 11, 2004

Massachusetts on Verge of Statewide Smoking Ban

Boston, MA – Massachusetts is on the verge of becoming the sixth state in the country to enact a statewide smoking ban. After passing the House and Senate, the measure now goes to Governor Mitt Romney - who has said he would sign the bill. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
11:59 am
Fri June 11, 2004

Judge Dismisses Charges Against New Paltz Mayor

New Paltz, NY – A judge has dismissed charges against New Paltz Mayor Jason West for marrying same-sex couples without licenses. The ruling is said to be the first of its kind in New York, and sides with the mayor's argument that he was upholding constitutional equal protection rights. One of the mayor's attorney's says a town clerk is caught in the middle. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:09 pm
Thu June 10, 2004

Questions, But No Suspect After School Pipe Bomb Explodes

Pittsfield, MA – In Pittsfield, Massachusetts, extra police are at Taconic High School today after a sophisticated pipe bomb exploded at the school yesterday. No one was injured, and normal class and exams resumed today. While police continue investigations, school officials say they don't know what else they could have done to prevent the incident. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.

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WAMC New York News
1:33 pm
Thu June 10, 2004

Indian Point Drill To Be Assessed

Buchanan, NY – Results are due out later this afternoon on an emergency drill held at the Indian Point nuclear power plant earlier this week. Federal agency officials will give details of how they think the parties involved performed. Critics say the drill did not take into account anything beyond a ten-mile radius. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
9:06 am
Thu June 10, 2004

Bill Hopes to Protect Voter Privacy

Albany, NY – A proposed bill in the New York State Senate would prohibit the commercial use of voter registration files. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
1:35 pm
Wed June 9, 2004

Retiree Benefit Push Hits the Hudson Valley

Poughkeepsie, NY – A former IBM employee from the Hudson Valley is trying to drum up support to fight for fair medical insurance costs for retirees. He says efforts to regain health benefits will focus first on IBM, and then other corporate retirees. A meeting on the issue with Congressman Maurice Hinchey is slated for the weekend in Dutchess County. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has this report.

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WAMC New York News
1:00 pm
Wed June 9, 2004

Patriot Act Affect Mass MoCA Exhibit

North Adams, MA – An exhibit that was scheduled for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will no longer be shown at the museum. That's because the artist is being investigated by the FBI and the US Attorney's Office. His work dealt with genetically modified foods, and some of the biology equipment he had in his home raised red flags and bioterrorism concerns. While the FBI says it's simply doing its job, artists say the situation poses a threat to freedom of expression. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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