New York Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call this morning with fellow Democrat Aaron Woolf, who is seeking to replace the retiring Owens. The two criticized the Republican challenger in the 21st Congressional District race and called on her to support bills to enhance economic opportunity.
Four Vermonters are asking the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the state’s largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces and the credits it receives for that production.
The White House has declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa a global security threat and is directing people, money and resources to stop the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, an area woman hopes to enlist others to aid in the response efforts.
Activists who have been working for months on a climate change plan for Springfield, Massachusetts say they must factor in an unwanted development — the possible construction of a wood-burning power plant in the city.
Neighborhood representatives, community organizers, and people from health-focused organizations have been brainstorming ways to improve the environment and reduce greenhouse gases with a goal to present a plan to the Springfield City Council by the end of the year.
Massachusetts gambling regulators today finalized the casino license award for the greater Boston region.
Acting gaming commission chairman James McHugh and officials from Wynn Resorts signed the paperwork authorizing the Las Vegas-based company to build a $1.6 billion casino in Everett, just north of Boston. Wynn Senior Vice President Robert DeSalvio said the goal is to open the casino by the end of 2017.
Western New England University Polling Institute Director and political science professor Tim Vercellotti was in Scotland during the summer and saw firsthand some of the independence referendum campaign. He spoke this morning with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill
Some students in the Schenectady School District will be taking home more than just books and homework on the weekends. They will also have food supplied by the district as part of the weekend backpack program, which is expanding. The announcement was made today by the superintendent of the district, Larry Spring.