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Is the Delaware endangered enough to make the list twice?

By SANDY LONG

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION—In 2007, the Upper Delaware River was awarded the dubious distinction of making the America’s Most Endangered Rivers ™ list due to a massive power line project proposed by New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI). Two years later, the Delaware, one of America’s first Wild and Scenic Rivers, faces a new threat in the form of natural gas extraction, as the oil and gas industry targets the Marcellus Shale play underlying much of the land on either side of the river.

Potential impacts are serious enough to have warranted recent moves to get a better handle on the process.

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Shooting for litterbugs

Renaissance camera pulls double duty

By FRITZ MAYER

LIBERTY, NY—Spend a few moments in front of the video screens in the Village of Liberty Police station, and you will likely pay a little extra attention to traffic laws the next time you motor through town.

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A public option in national healthcare plan?

Advocates organize to support reform

By FRITZ MAYER

REGION—Healthcare reform advocates, both at the community and the national level, have been pushing for universal healthcare with a single-payer plan for years. Supporters describe this plan as essentially a Medicare-for-everyone program.

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