Orange County, NY – A newly formed group calling itself No Homeland Detention in Orange County, Thursday said it opposed Orange County, NY's new arrangement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement where the county will house detainees in the Orange County Jail. WAMC's Hank Gross.
NY – As the Hudson River becomes cleaner almost on a daily basis, the question arises as to whether it is safe to swim in. With that in mind, Riverkeeper and Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY studied water quality up and down the Hudson from New York harbor to Albany. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Hudson Valley, NY – Hudson Valley residents took out their frustrations with the New York State healthcare and welfare systems, among other issues, on the governor's Economic Security Cabinet, which traveled to the City of Newburgh Thursday along its two-month long trek across the state in an effort to listen to address residents' concerns. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Rockland County, NY – Rockland County, NY County Executive Scott Vanderhoef Thursday ordered all county departments to freeze overtime and relief budgets and cut all non-essential spending. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
NY – The environmental group Riverkeeper is using its boat to compile information on how safe it is to swim in the Hudson. And it's putting it online. Susan Barnett spoke with Alex Mattheson from Riverkeeper.
Albany, NY – A New York State ethics panel says four members of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration broke the law when they recreated police travel records on a political opponent. WAMC's Karen DeWitt has more.
VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wants to determine this spring's turkey nesting success, and it's asking for volunteers to help next month by using the Department's web-based survey. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
VT – Vermont state officials are warning canoeists, kayakers and others to avoid a stretch of the Winooski River where a bridge undergoing reconstruction fell into the river this week. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.