The National Wilderness Preservation System Act was signed in 1964. The groundbreaking law to preserve lands across the country is based on New York State’s constitutional “Forever Wild” clause. Members of the NYS Wilderness 50th Steering Committee were in Plattsburgh recently for workshops with students on the Wilderness Act.
Crude-by-rail shipments have been increasing, and many communities along the Hudson River fear disaster. That has sparked meetings, discussions and government involvement. Now, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the public comment period for a fuel shipping company's plan to expand crude oil operations at the Port of Albany.
Albany has become a key hub for western crude oil destined for East Coast refineries.
The five candidates hoping to become the next governor of Massachusetts met in western Massachusetts last night for their first broadcast debate. With five weeks to Election Day, and polls indicating a close race, the frontrunners played it safe and avoided gaffes.
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley differed on the need for universal preschool and indexing the gasoline tax to inflation during a mostly cordial hour-long debate in Springfield Monday night that also included the three independent candidates for governor.
National Coming Out Day is October 11th. There is a new guide for parents to help them answer questions when their son and/or daughter come out to them. We welcome the the authors of the new: This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids.
Curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, Made in the Berkshires is a locally-grown festival of new works including theatre, film, dance, poetry, music, short stories, performance and visual art.
This year’s festival takes place Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 12th at The Colonial Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, and The Garage.
Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims join us now along with Kate Maguire. Kate is the Artistic Director and CEO of The Berkshire Theatre Group – whose stages host Made in the Berkshires. Kate will also tell us about a world premiere play that BTG is presenting in October - written and directed by Eric Hill and featuring David Adkins - POE tells the story Edgar Allan Poe - the great American poet and short story writer and his mysterious disappearance for four days in Baltimore in 1849.