NY – As a long-awaited dredging operation in the Hudson River gears up, local officials say PCB levels in the drinking water of two communities downstream are within safety limits. Susan Barnett reports.
VT – Despite Vermont's clean-and-green self image, a national environmental group says it is not among the top states in taking steps to reduce dependence on oil. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Drug Enforcement Agency to step up enforcement to stop the trafficking of methamphetamine from Canada. The Senator is also pushing legislation that would create what he says is a more reliable system for tracking the ingredients meth is made from. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Northampton, MA – Officials in Northampton Massachusetts are reviewing a just completed master plan for the future of the 190 year old Three County Fairgrounds. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Burlington, VT – Burlington, Vermont has contracted to continue broadcasting the English language programming of Al-Jazeera on the city-owned cable television system. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Barre, VT – The Barre, Vermont city council has passed an ordinance banning sex offenders from moving within 1,000 feet of a school, park or playground. But the Council must re-cast their votes on the measure, which is also expected to face a legal challenge. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – Three placards and a walking path are all that presently distinguish the WEB DuBois Memorial Park from just another spot in the woods. But as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports today marked a new beginning for the Great Barrington landmark;