Waterford, NY – A massive dredging operation federal officials call unique is finally about to begin thirty years after it was proposed. And communities downstream say they'll sue to make sure they're not drinking any more PCBs. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has the first of a two part report.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly's Energy Committee. They'll talk about what the Legislature is doing to provide relief from rising fuel prices and anticipated high home heating costs. They'll also talk about the announcement from Senator Joe Bruno that he won't seek re-election, property tax reform, the 2008 elections and much more.
Great Barrington, MA – Efforts to assure seniors don't fall victim to scams or other criminal activity have been beefed up in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany,NY – Governor David Paterson is defending his record at the end of the 2008 legislative session, saying that, despite criticism, he thinks he and the legislature accomplished a lot. Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports...
Dutchess County, NY – One of Dutchess County's major employers is looking for the state to invest almost a hundred million dollars to spur a couple of billion dollars in private investment in high tech job development. Susan Barnett reports.
Springfield, MA – Police in Springfield Massachusetts are reporting a substantial drop in crime during the first five months of this year. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
MA – A dozen towns in northwestern Massachusetts' Franklin County have passed resolutions opposing the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's bid to extend its license for 20 years beyond its currently scheduled 2012 expiration date. WAMC's Steve Felano has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.