Albany, NY – A Conference scheduled for Tuesday in Albany is focusing on the shortage of English-language programs for immigrants in all corners of New York State. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has a preview.
Newburgh, NY – The media splash surrounding the announcement that the city of Newburgh planned to be the first in the country to use Pistol Cams to increase police accountability was apparently premature.
Western, MA – Small communities in Western Massachusetts looking to start recycling or to bolster an existing program have some help available to them. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details.
Pittsfield, MA – According to U.S. Census data, immigrants in Berkshire County comprise 3.7 percent of its population, and decreased by about 100 people in 2006. But officials at the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts point to its 11-fold increase in clients as just one of several indicators that the county's foreign born population is much larger and on the rise. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;