Hudson Valley, NY – As New York prepares to update its environmental impact statements to deal with the coming influx of natural gas drilling, a watchdog group out west warns on of the first problems may prove to be the noise. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Newburgh, NY – Despite the Newburgh, NY City Council's recent refusal to approve a bond to complete the Broadway School's conversion to the new City Courthouse, the work will be completed, said Mayor Nicholas Valentine. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Monticello, NY – As Broadway in Monticello, NY is about to be reconstructed by the state and new businesses are planning to move into the business district, those factors could help reduce the village's crime rate, according to Village Manager John Barbarite. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
NY – Economic recession aside, there is one area of the extended Hudson Valley region that is growing, and growing in an orderly and appropriate fashion. That is according to Gary Linton, president of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Albany, NY – New York Governor Paterson last week said travel on the Thruway is down because people are cutting back on travel, and vacations because of the high price of gasoline and the downturn in the economy. The Hudson Valley may not be facing much of a traffic change. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
NY – As airline ticket prices continue to rise with additional costs for items like heavy baggage and food, one airline is dropping some fares in hopes of boosting business. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Holyoak, MA – State finance authorities say the Holyoke Community Charter School will save $200,000 annually in debt servicing under a $10.9 million refinancing package. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Newburgh, NY – Talk of converting the C-5A cargo aircraft fleet at the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport to the newer C-17 aircraft is intensifying. The 105th Airlift Wing has 15 of the Vietnam War era C-5As in its fleet and with the government ordering additional C-17s, there is speculation that some of them could be placed at the Newburgh facility. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.