New York News

WAMC New York News
4:17 pm
Mon March 17, 2003

Group Alleges Antitrust Acts in Local Food Biz

Warwick, NY – A group of Hudson Valley citizens is asking New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer to look into what they say may be an antitrust violation in the food industry. It's part of their effort to keep former supermarkets from becoming CVS drugstores. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:57 pm
Mon March 17, 2003

Environmentalists Decry "raids" of NY's EPF

Albany, NY – New York State's Environmental Protection Fund is supposed to be dedicated to environmental projects. For 2001-2002, the state didn't fund it at all. Now, the state is looking to borrow from it to help close the state deficit. That's upsetting environmental groups.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:35 pm
Fri March 14, 2003

Albany Common Council On Patriot Act

Albany, NY – The USA-Patriot Act, signed into law six weeks after the attacks of 9/11/01 gives law enforcement greater powers of investigation and search. The Albany Common Council may consider a resolution asking police to respect civil rights when pursuing cases under the Patriot Act. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:39 pm
Fri March 14, 2003

Plattsburgh Passes Peace Resolution

Plattsburgh, NY – For over two hours Thursday evening, Plattsburgh city councillors and citizens of the area debated whether the Common Council should pass a resolution calling for further diplomacy before the nation declares war against Iraq. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:46 pm
Fri March 14, 2003

Hudson Valley Victim to Gas Gouging, Says Sen Schumer

Poughkeepsie, NY – Gas prices are rising. In New York state, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is up more than fifty cents from a year ago. In the Hudson Valley, prices vary widely from station to station, leading to suspicions of price gouging. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:49 am
Thu March 13, 2003

U.S. Senate Bans "Partial-Birth" Abortions

Boston, MA – The United States Senate voted overwhelmingly today to ban a highly disputed procedure that its critics call partial-birth abortion. With a number of Democrats also backing the measure, the 64-to-33 vote was a big victory for Republicans, who narrowly control the Senate. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:04 am
Tue March 11, 2003

Small Farms Continue to Disappear

Plattsburgh, NY – NY is losing its small farms. New government figures show that the state lost a thousand small farms last year, even as the number of larger operations increased.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:19 pm
Mon March 10, 2003

DeSisto School Receives Provisional License

Stockbridge, MA – Ending nearly 3 years of administrative and court proceedings, the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services is dropping its lawsuit and has granted a six-month provisional license to the DeSisto School in Stockbridge to operate as an educational institution for troubled youth. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:17 am
Mon March 10, 2003

Mall Guard Fired After T-Shirt Controversy

Albany, NY – The security guard who signed the complaint that led to the
arrest of a man for wearing an anti-war T-shirt at the Crossgates
Mall in Guilderland NY has been fired. Robert Williams , who worked
at the mall in the Albany suburb for almost ten years, says he is a scapegoat for the controversy. WAMC'S Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:48 am
Mon March 10, 2003

Breast Cancer Advocacy Day Tuesday

Kingston, NY – Hudson Valley breast cancer advocates are heading to Albany for their annual Advocacy Day. This year, they'll be focusing on getting funding for local support groups and passing legislation that limits the use of some pesticides. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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