Six Massachusetts hospitals have agreed to treat Ebola patients should there be any in the state.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday said Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and five large Boston hospitals have reviewed their operations and are prepared to handle an Ebola patient. Earlier, Gov. Deval Patrick said it was not necessary to designate a primary Ebola treatment center.
In recent days, WAMC News has been speaking with New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, the incumbent Democrat in the race for the 46th district seat, and her opponent, former Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. The two faced off in 2012, a race Tkaczyk won by 18 votes.
A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Research Institute poll released Friday shows an ever tightening race in New York’s 18th Congressional District.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth 49 percent to 44 percent, little changed from the 50 percent to 42 percent lead Maloney had six weeks ago. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg:
An environmental group is suing a New York State agency over a power plant in the Hudson Valley. The power plant is set to be reactivated under new ownership after severe damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Westchester County based-Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state Public Service Commission's approval to reactivate the Danskammer Power Plant in the Town of Newburgh without conducting a full environmental review. Phillip Musegaas is Hudson River Program Director at Riverkeeper.
This weekend’s cultural highlights include a political drama, an unusual art installation, a music documentary, an orchestral concert, an African-American dance performance, and a spooky, Halloween-themed play.
Republican Charlie Baker holds a slim lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor of Massachusetts, according to a survey released this morning by the Western New England University Polling Institute.
Forty-six percent of likely voters in this final WNEU poll before Election Day say they support Baker, the former health care company executive and state Cabinet secretary in two Republican administrations in the 1990s. Meanwhile, 41 percent say they plan to vote for Coakley, the state’s current attorney general.