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WAMC New York News
9:30 am
Mon March 10, 2003

NY Budget Proposal Cuts Arts Organizations

Albany, NY – Arts groups in New York are bracing for a tough year. The national economy is tightening traditional funding sources and Governor Pataki is proposing state cuts funding to local arts groups by 15 percent. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:45 pm
Fri March 7, 2003

Author Devra Davis Speaks at Toxics Conference

Boston, MA – Author Devra Davis will speak tomorrow in Boston as part of the Toxic Actions Center's annual Toxics Conference on the links between toxics and chronic disease. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana asked Davis--a world-renowned epidemiologist--how her childhood experiences led her to write her book--a National Book Award Finalist--titled, When Smoke Ran Like Water".

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WAMC New York News
4:39 pm
Fri March 7, 2003

"Economic Boon" Turns Stinky in Saugerties

Saugerties, NY – When Clearly Tech, a scented candle manufacturer, started a factory three years ago in an Empire Zone in Saugerties, Governor Pataki and local officials hailed it as a boon to economic development. Now, the factory is under new ownership - and its neighbors say the place has started to stink. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:40 am
Fri March 7, 2003

US Ambassador to Canada Visits Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY – The US Ambassador to Canada was in Plattsburgh Thursday to meet with business and community leaders, and discuss cross-border issues. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the Ambassador's luncheon presentation.

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WAMC New York News
1:21 pm
Thu March 6, 2003

Early plans for No. Berkshire Nat'l. Forest

Berkshire County, MA – A plan for the creation of a new national forest in Northern Berkshire County is being discussed by the Romney Administration's Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Although very early in the formative process the forest area would link up with the Green Mountain National Forest in Southern Vermont and will help preserve open space in the Berkshires. This report now from Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana.

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WAMC New York News
11:20 am
Thu March 6, 2003

Protest Yesterday, Discipline Today for Students

New Paltz, NY – Hudson Valley college, high school, and middle school students were among the thousands nationwide to walk out of class in protest of a war against Iraq. Some are being punished for their actions. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:51 am
Thu March 6, 2003

Town Meeting Day Voters Give Thumbs Down to GMOs

Montpelier, VT – Critics of genetically engineered foods are declaring victory in non-binding Town Meeting referenda Tuesday in Vermont. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:10 pm
Wed March 5, 2003

Small Upstate Hospital Announces It Will Close

Cambridge, NY – The only hospital in Washington County NY has announced that it will close.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:16 pm
Wed March 5, 2003

Crossgates Mall Incident Sparks Protest

Guilderland, NY – One of the largest shopping malls in upstate New York was the focus of controversy today. On Monday night, a man was arrested at the Crossgates mall in the suburb of Guilderland after refusing to take off a T-shirt that had an anti-war message. Today, 100 people wearing similar shirts went to the mall at lunchtime as a show of protest against the mall's policy. WAMC's Senior correspondent,Brian Shields reports.

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