Chicopee, MA – Officials in the city of Chicopee Massachusetts have marked a milestone in efforts to redevelop property that was once part of the former Westover Air Force Base. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports.
Montpelier, VT – The Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, Vermont is closed because of concerns about asbestos contamination. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
VT – A former village mayor and corporate manager with a background in computer technology is challenging five-term Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz' re-election bid. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – As Upstate New York school districts gear up for the start of a new school year face the increased cost of fuel to transport them on buses, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wednesday announced a plan to help school transportation become more fuel efficient by alleviating some of the upfront cost burden of purchasing hybrid buses, which get better gas mileage than a standard school bus. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson says he'll slash the state budget by $630 million dollars, and wants the state legislature to match those cuts, otherwise, he threatens he'll have to lay off state workers. WAMC's Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt has more.
CT – Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says his office is suing three of the nation's leading credit rating firms, alleging they gave artificially low ratings to cities and towns across the state. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo