Organizers of the region’s largest turkey trot are launching a "Trot Training Challenge" to prepare novice and experienced runners for any of the six upstate New York turkey trots held Thanksgiving morning.
A western Massachusetts hospital reported Thursday it has seen an increase in children coming to the emergency room with symptoms consistent with a virus that has swept through the Midwest.
Seven children are currently hospitalized at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for a respiratory illness. There are no confirmed cases of the enterovirus. Test results are expected from the Centers For Disease Control in about a week. Infectious disease specialist at Baystate, Dr. Michael Klatte, said most children who get infected will not require hospitalization.
The non-profit Adirondack Gateway Council held a series of meetings this week in its efforts to put together a region-wide economic development plan focusing on infrastructure, housing, and healthy communities.
The AGC, made of more than 20 municipalities and organizations, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to produce a regionally based economic development strategy for Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
Former Republican New York State Assemblyman George Amedore and Democratic State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk of Duanesburg are squaring off in a rematch for the 46th district Senate seat.
Two years have passed since Tkaczyk's 18-vote victory after many recounts that saw the lead shift back and forth and delayed the Senator's "official" arrival in Albany for two months. The seat was added to the Senate after the last round of reapportionment and was widely seen as tailor-made for then-Assemblyman Amedore. Now, the tables have turned; Tkaczyk is the incumbent lawmaker.
The House of Representatives Wednesday voted to arm and train Syrian rebels. It was a vote that crossed party lines. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has reaction from a few area representatives.
The vote comes as part of a focus on defeating the so-called “Islamic State.” The House vote was 273-156 in support of arming and training Syrian rebels, though the measure does not include funding. President Obama thanked members during Wednesday’s Congressional Picnic at the White House.
A Hudson Valley native who has been out front on many of the court cases involving gay rights and same-sex marriage is among 21 people recently named MacArthur Fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Mary Bonauto is from Newburgh, but she now lives in Maine and works in Boston as an attorney and legal strategist for the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. Bonauto, lead counsel in the case that led to the 2004 landmark gay marriage ruling in Massachusetts, says she was shocked when she got the news that she was a so-called "genius grant" winner.