Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced the first transactions of the New York Green Bank to kick off clean energy projects across the state. These initial transactions are expected to produce investments totaling more than $800 million.
There is growing concern in the Hudson Valley about the main water source for Kingston and whether it should be bottled. And today, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation designated a lead agency for an environmental review process of the proposal. At least one group is disappointed in the decision.
The town of Adams and the state of Massachusetts recently signed a lease agreement for the Greylock Glen, a 1,000-acre area at the base of the tallest mountain in the commonwealth. A $40 million master plan for the space is expected to be a boon to the area’s tourism industry.
An adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio says the New York City Ebola patient is in "relatively stable" condition.
Dr. Irwin Redlener spoke today outside Bellevue Hospital, where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated. Redlener says Spencer's fiance also is hospitalized in isolation. He said Spencer is not "out of the woods" yet, but the chances of his condition dramatically worsening are "very, very limited."
City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett says Spencer visited a restaurant, went to a bowling alley and jogged for three miles before being admitted to a hospital today.
The president of the Sage Colleges says Ebola has become a teachable moment. Dr. Susan Scrimshaw is an expert in the field of public health and spoke with WAMC News the day after the first confirmed case in New York.