Albany, NY – The Mayor of Saratoga Springs is calling on state government leaders to set aside politics and put an end to the uncertainty about the future of New York's Racing Industry. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Berkshire County, MA – As Berkshire County communities deck the halls this holiday season, a number are weighing whether a higher up-front cost is worth its weight in energy conservation and long-term savings. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
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Montpelier, VT – Municipal and cooperative electric utilities in Vermont and six other states will get bargain-basement prices on power, courtesy of a new contract with the New York Power Authority. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – With New York State holding up a permit needed to complete construction, the Saratoga County Water Authority may have to hand the reins of its $67 million water project back to the county. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports
Great Barrington, MA – The Berkshire's most-attended summertime cultural venue, Tanglewood, will host Boston Symphony's premiere performance of the opera The Trojans; the final performance of a well-known trio; and a new work by the Mark Morris Dance Group. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more on its plans for 2008;
Western, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a report that for the first time, provides data covering a range of health topics broken down by region, race and ethnicity. And grant funds were allocated to organizations working to combat health disparities at the local level.
Pittsfield, MA – There are three bio-diesel refineries planned for construction in Massachusetts. Thursday, State Senate President Therese Murray toured the Pittsfield site, which would be the largest producer of the alternative fuel source in the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Vernon, VT – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will take longer than normal to process the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's application for license renewal. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.