Great Barrington, MA – With the September primary about six weeks away, the five democrats vying for the First Berkshire District Massachusetts Senate seat discussed their views on a variety of issues at a forum in Great Barrington Tuesday night. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Kingston, NY – A Poughkeepsie, New York hospital is taking steps to protect patients from identity theft after a laptop computer was stolen more than a month ago. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Great Barrington, MA – A number of state and local candidates engrossed in campaigning for the forthcoming September Massachusetts primary will get a chance to show their stuff at forums scheduled in the Berkshires tonight and next week. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview;
Kingston, NY – A group of Republicans from the New York State Assembly is going on the road, telling county officials about Medicaid fraud and discussing ways to come up with a statewide program to combat fraud. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor went to a roundtable in Beacon, Dutchess County.
Springfield, ma – There have been two major flood disasters within the past year in Massachusetts.The storms in October and May caused considerable damage and financial losses. Now some towns are receiving help from the state and FEMA-while others are feeling left out. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has signed a law that authorizes the city of Pittsfield to use 21 acres of conservation land for the long-awaited expansion of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. But, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the conservation land will be replaced with four times that amount of acreage:
New Scotland, NY – Albany County's John Boyd Thacher State Park is about to get bigger. Governor George Pataki has announced that the state has purchased, through the Environmental Protection Fund, almost 200 acres of land on the Helderberg Escarpment...the hilly plateau southwest of Albany. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Albany, NY – (Airs: 8/4/06 and 8/5/06) A weekly wrap up of news on New York State Government and Politics. On this week's program: Gov't reform groups track which politicians got the most campaign contributions from the energy industry, gas stations will soon find it easier to pump ethanol, and we'll tell you about the first county in the state to receive money to track sex offenders with satellite guided devices.