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Board Votes Down Olympic Stadium

A three person board controlled by Governor Pataki and the legislative leaders has rejected a proposal to build a new stadium for the New York Jets on Manhattan's West Side. It would also be used to host the 2012 Olympics and the Super Bowl. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

"An Adventure": Mixed Reviews for NYC Street Fair from North Country Artisans

17 artisans from the North Country caravanned to New York City this weekend. They set up booths at one of the largest one day street fairs in the country. The fair stretched for 20 blocks down 2nd avenue in Manhattan. Woodworker Dave Crosby called in by cell phone just after the fair ended.

Dave and the other artisans are part of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative; a project organized by the St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. The cooperative is an international finalist for a World Chamber award for micro-enterprise initiatives.  Go to full article

NY Legislative Leaders Non-Committal to Proposed Manhattan Stadium

With one day to go before a scheduled vote on the proposed West Side stadium for the New York Jets, New York's legislative leaders remain non-committal on whether they will actually agree to Governor Pataki's request to approve the plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Stakes Claim on Freedom Tower Project

Governor Pataki moved last week to reassert control over the Freedom Tower project and ground zero in lower Manhattan. As Karen DeWitt reports, Pataki's political reputation is resting on his ability to jumpstart the project.  Go to full article

Reaction to CFE Ruling is Mixed

Reaction in Albany to a court decision to give New York City's schools billions of additional dollars was divided along party lines. Monday evening, a judge ruled that Governor Pataki and the legislature should follow a court appointed panel's recommendation and give City schools $5.6 billion dollars more each year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Again Expected to Appeal NYC School Funding Order

State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says Governor Pataki will appeal, once again, a court order that says the state must give New York City schools an additional $5.6 billion a year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Bloomberg Breaks With Pataki Over School Funding

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was the lead off witness in the state legislature's annual hearings on Governor Pataki's budget. Mayor Bloomberg delivered his harshest criticisms to date of the governor's fiscal policies toward New York City. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki May Appeal NYC School Funding Decision

Governor Pataki did not spend much time in his budget address responding to a court order to reform school aid in New York. A court appointed panel said the state must give billions of extra dollars to New York City's schools. The governor's remarks have led some to believe that Pataki is thinking about once again appealing the judge's decision. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Crane Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Later this month, SUNY-Potsdam's student orchestra will perform at a prestigious concert venue in New York City. The Crane Symphony Orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall for the second time in the orchestra's history on Sunday, January 16th. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

A New Blueprint for School Aid in NY

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the New York State School Boards Association and teachers unions are writing a bill that would change the way New York State distributes school aid. The state is under court order to send more aid to struggling students in New York City. Karen DeWitt updates the school aid distribution case.  Go to full article

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