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WAMC New York News
12:18 pm
Thu October 9, 2003

Ballot Questions In New York

Albany, NY – They have received little publicity, but there will be two propositions on the statewide ballot on election day, November 4th, in New York State. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:40 am
Thu October 9, 2003

Group Targets Western Mass to Reduce Toxins

Amherst, MA – New England is the recipient of air pollution that blows in from the Midwest. The area also holds its own sizeable share of industrial sites. A group that aims to reduce toxins announced today that they'll be moving into Western Massachusetts. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
3:37 pm
Wed October 8, 2003

Paper for New $20 Made in Western MA

Dalton, MA – Tomorrow, the US Government will unveil its new 20-dollar bill. It's redesigned to include more security features that make it harder to counterfeit. The paper that all US currency is printed on is made in Western Massachusetts, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:24 pm
Wed October 8, 2003

Dutchess Lawmakers To Vote on Lump Sum Tobacco Cash

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Dutchess County legislature is holding a special meeting tomorrow night to vote on whether to give up its future annual payments from the nation's tobacco settlement, and receive a lump sum instead. The money would then go toward paying off some of the county's debt. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a preview of tomorrow night's session.

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WAMC New York News
12:04 pm
Wed October 8, 2003

NYS Warns About Loan Scams

Albany, NY – New York State has launched a media campaign to warn people about predatory loans. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:39 am
Tue October 7, 2003

Town Takes on State Over Tax Penalty

Lenox, MA – Many cities and towns are facing grim upcoming budgets. The town of Lenox, Massachusetts has an additional dark cloud on their horizon because of a miscalculation in room tax. Local politicians are looking to waive most of the penalty...saying the town is being punished for a state mistake. More from Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
10:24 am
Tue October 7, 2003

Synagogue Honors Nazi Fighters

Albany, NY – An Albany synagogue on Monday, Yom Kippur, honored three people who in different ways worked to fight and expose the horrors of the Nazis. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:11 pm
Mon October 6, 2003

New Living Facility for Homeless Vets

Pittsfield, MA – A federal grant will go towards helping homeless veterans in need of housing and support services in the Western Massachusetts area. The United Veterans of America received the grant. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with their executive director about how the new funding will affect the area's homeless veteran population.

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WAMC New York News
11:45 am
Mon October 6, 2003

NY Senator Says Book Costs Warrant Tax Breaks

Albany, NY – They are a burden on the shoulders, and the wallet. A report by New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says the average college textbook rings up at more than one-hundred dollars. So he is proposing a tax deduction to ease the pain. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:59 pm
Fri October 3, 2003

High School Lockers Searched

Albany, NY – Police using dogs that are trained to sniff-out guns, drugs and explosives have searched Schenectady High School several times since the school year began in September. School officials and police say the searches are for the safety of students, faculty and staff in a city with a recent history of violent crime. WAMC's
Brian Shields reports.

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