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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Judge Rules MA Pharmacy Tax Illegal

North Adams, MA – A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled ealrier this week a MAssachusetts tax on non-Medicare, non-Medicaid drug purchases was illegally implemented. The decision will result in an 18 Million dollar refund to all of the states' drug-stores. Berrkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:11 pm
Thu June 5, 2003

Lake Placid Film Forum Preview

Lake Placid, NY – Next weekend, the fourth Annual Lake placid Film forum kicks off next week. It's a chance for movie buffs to not only see films, but also meet and interact with actors, producers and writers about movie making. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.

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WAMC New York News
12:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2003

Public Television Faces Tough Times Nationally

Springfield, MA – Recent on-air appeals from local public television outlets call for additional viewer support to ensure continued services from these outlets. How big is the peril facing public broadcasting? And is their fiscal situation different now than in years past? Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana takes a look at the problem.

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WAMC New York News
10:26 am
Thu June 5, 2003

City to Replace All Wooden Play Structures

Albany, NY – Under a new law in New York, there are restrictions and regulations on some of the wooden play structures found in playgrounds and parks across the state. Concern about the structures was raised last summer when a study found that, in some cases, the wood had been treated with toxic chemicals. As WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports, the city of Albany is moving ahead with a plan to replace all of its wooden play structures.

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WAMC New York News
3:33 pm
Wed June 4, 2003

Romney Re-Org Plans Head For Defeat

Boston, MA – The Legislature's Joint Committee on State Administration is poised to reject the Article 87 re-organization plans of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The committee will recommend both chambers of the Legislature vote down the plan...evidence, the administration says, of the Legislature's unwillingness to adopt meaningful reform. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:46 am
Wed June 4, 2003

Drug Prevention Initiative Signed

Burlington, VT – Vermont Governor James Douglas signed a substance abuse initiative into law this morning. The nearly 8-million dollar plan will provide additional resources to fight drug problems in the state. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:22 pm
Mon June 2, 2003

Presidential Candidates Discuss Rural Issues

Lake Placid, NY – The public and Democratic leaders form across New York State gathered at the Lake Placid Olympic Center Saturday to listen to Presidential candidates espouse their policies and face questions in seven categories impacting rural Americans. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Lake Placid.

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WAMC New York News
10:34 am
Mon June 2, 2003

Report Focuses on Making Ends Meet

North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts Family Economic Self-Sufficiency project of the Boston-Based Women's Union has released a new report aimed at highlighting how much Massachusetts families need to earn in order to meet living costs without needing state or federal assistance. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:41 pm
Fri May 30, 2003

Construct Inc. holds Benefit Gala

Great Barrington, MA – The non-profit housing and homeless service agency, Construct Incorporated, will hold a fund-raising gala this weekend with proceeds to benefit the organization and Southern Berkshire families. A highlight of the evening will be the introduction of the agency's newly planned housing complex designed for low and moderate income households. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana has this preview.

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WAMC New York News
4:48 pm
Thu May 29, 2003

Community Asked for Input: College Leader Search

Plattsburgh, NY – The controversial president of SUNY Plattsburgh Horace Judson resigned at the end of the just-finished semester. An interim president will be on campus in June while the college seeks a new leader.
The Plattsburgh State Presidential Search Committee met with community members last night to find out what they want in a new campus leader. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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