Kingston, NY – Operation IMPACT funding is down 5.1 percent for counties in the Hudson Valley from 2007, as reported Wednesday during a tour of the region by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services officials. Commissioner Denise O'Donnell was in Kingston and Newburgh to make announcements of new funding. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Cigarette smoking in the Bay State has dipped to an all time low. And rates in the Berkshires, which exceed the state average, are also on the decline. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – What's that liquid on Saturn's moon, Titan? What's the deal with the new study of cell phone safety? And is there a future in hydrogen cars? All these questions and more are discussed on this edition of the Science Forum. Brian Shields hosts.
Hudson Valley, NY – New York's budget problems could impact plans to draw thousands to the Hudson Valley but organizers say that might be penny wise and pound foolish. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Syracuse, NY – Two upstate New York dairy farmers have to pay back more than $113,000 for trying to milk the government by selling off 300 federally mortgaged cows and then telling regulators the animals had died. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – State biologists plan to treat a creek and lake in Orange County with pesticide to kill an invasive fish called the Northern Snakehead. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Ulster, NY – A proposal to open a new CVS pharmacy in an Ulster County city is bringing back memories of an uproar in a neighboring town, and fears that it may shut down the last of the city's independent pharmacies. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has more.