Albany, NY – Laura Bassi (1711-1778). This Italian mother of 12 became the first female professor of physics. She also successfully petitioned her university employer for more responsibility and a higher salary.
Albany, NY – After-School violence is nothing new along Albany's Central Avenue. In the hours from about 2.30 to 4pm, it's "anything can happen" along the busy street, which has become the conduit for large groups of roaming teens making their way home from Albany High school on Washington Avenue to downtown and Arbor Hill.
Waterbury, VT – Wildlife officials say a pair of bald eagles apparently nested along the Upper Connecticut River this spring and raised at least one eaglet, potentially erasing Vermont's stigma as the only state in the lower 48 without nesting bald eagles. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – The new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in a speech to a faculty convocation today sketched out several changes he says need to be made in order to raise the flagship campus to national prominence. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....