Albany, NY – The sleepy town of New Baltimore is getting a loud wake-up call from the Greene County Industrial Development Agency, which is floating the idea of constructing a huge retail and entertainment complex featuring an indoor water park and 24/7 shopping that would become a major source of revenue.
Chicopee, MA – Pride Stations and Stores, a Springfield Massachusetts based regional chain of gasoline stations and convenience stores is adding biodiesel to the fuel it sells. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – In so-called "odd" election years there aren't Congressional races or a presidential election. But this odd year is shaping up to be an interesting one in the Capital Region as we hear in this report from WAMC's Dave Lucas.
Pittsfield, MA – A Berkshire County based-manufacturing company looked in at least three other states for a place to expand its burgeoning pre-cast concrete business. But Unistress Corporation eventually found a way to grow its business within the community. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report on the first business set to break ground at the William Stanley business park;
Albany, NY – Rose Derecko, manager of Martha's Dandee Cream, tells us about the historic creamery and provides us with some delicious heat relief. Martha's Dandee Cream is a landmark in Queensbury, NY.
Albany, NY – For Wild Windy Bill McKay it all began in 1957 when he gave up playing bass fiddle in Roy Rogers' band to become the Marshal of Ghost Town at the Great Escape. The founder of the park, Charlie Wood, heard him and offered him a job. Wood predicted McKay would stay for a long time. He was right. At 86 years old, Wild Windy this month celebrated his 50th season at the park.
Albany, NY – The Comet at The Great Escape has been described as one of the best roller coasters in the world. But we want to know what the experts think, so we've invited John Christensen-- a roller coaster enthusiast--to tell us what makes a good roller coaster and why he keeps coming back for more.
Albany, NY – Curtis Tucker is general director of the Lake George Opera Festival, which began with a production of Die Fledermaus in 1962, to an audience of 250. Today it calls Saratoga Springs home and performs for more than 25,000 people each year. Curtis speaks to us about what he and the company have been up to.