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9:43 am
Fri September 19, 2003

The Move Is On to Lure Companies to the Valley

New Windsor, NY – The recently formed Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has its marketing push up and running. Print ads are out and the CEO is visiting area Chambers of Commerce. More from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
1:43 pm
Thu September 18, 2003

Plans Unveiled for Former GE Plant

Pittsfield, MA – Last night, the master plan for the redevelopment of the old GE plant in Pittsfield was presented to the community. It drew a standing room crowd at the City Council, and our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson was there.

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WAMC New York News
11:03 am
Thu September 18, 2003

EPA Selects Next-to Final List of Sediment Sites

Hudson Falls, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has narrowed down it list of sites that will be used for sediment processing facilities for the Hudson River PCBs cleanup project. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
10:10 am
Thu September 18, 2003

Opting In or Out of Predatory Llending Settlement?

Albany, NY – Earlier this year the Attorneys General of all 50 states and the District of Columbia reached a settlement on predatory lending practices with Household International that will bring restitution to borrowers across the nation. Advocacy groups are urging that the nearly 25-thousand people in New York State that have received "Release of Claims" documents, seek legal advice before deciding whether to "opt in" and get a payment through the settlement. More from Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:13 pm
Wed September 17, 2003

Sprinfield Mayor Presses FDA For Cheaper Drugs

Washington, DC – Springfield, Massachusetts has been in the spotlight with its program of importing prescription drugs from Canada. Their mayor was in Washington DC yesterday for a meeting with the Food and Drug Administration over his plan. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:27 am
Wed September 17, 2003

New APA Head Confirmed

Plattsburgh, NY – Yesterday, the New York State Senate confirmed a new Chair of the Adirondack Park Agency. The selection of Ross Whaley, the former president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been praised by some, but received only lukewarm endorsements by others. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:07 pm
Tue September 16, 2003

Woodstock Film Festival Has Many with Local Ties

Woodstock, NY – The Woodstock Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night with a bluegrass concert, featuring musicians who are in a documentary by Hudson Valley filmmakers. The film is one of manyl with ties to the region. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:40 am
Tue September 16, 2003

Regional Environment Group Meets with President

Washington D.C. – The Adirondack Council has been invited to a meeting in the East Garden of the White House today to discuss the President's Clear Skies Initiative and a strategy for its passage before the end of the year.
But many environmental groups are opposed to the Clear Skies Initiative, and are critical of the Adirondack Council's involvement with the White House proposal. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:12 am
Tue September 16, 2003

Statewide Jobs Plan Could Boost Western Mass

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney unveiled a new plan yesterday to spark job growth... particularly in the manufacturing sector. The initiative dovetails with the goals of several Western Massachusetts organizations that have been working to win more manufacturing away from the Eastern part of the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:09 pm
Mon September 15, 2003

Environmental Groups Generally Endorse Power Project

Poughkeepsie, NY – Most environmental groups support a proposed transmission line project that would bring electricity through the Hudson Valley. One group, though, has some lingering concerns. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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