Albany, NY – The elimination of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles "Temporary Visitor" program is drawing harsh criticism from Assembly Republican Leader Jim Tedisco who is demanding officials publicly explain why it was eliminated in a secretive manner. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Stockbridge, MA – Five new grants have been awarded to help preserve a state designated Area of Critical Environmental Concern in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Public Interest Research Group marked the 35th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act by releasing a report assessing compliance with the law. The group claims that more than half of Vermont's industrial and municipal facilities discharged more pollution into the state's waters than they were supposed to in 2005. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.