Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, NY – Businesses in the Adirondack Tri-Lakes area are looking at combining their efforts to market the area and address issues common to the region. Three chambers held a summit this week to assess the issues and strengths common to the communities in the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake area. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The Shakespeare in the Courts program, which works to rehabilitate juvenile offenders in Berkshire County, has been honored by First Lady Laura Bush. Last Monday those involved with the project traveled to the White House to accept the national Coming Up Taller Award. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – The budget Governor Eliot Spitzer released Wednesday previews an ambitious health care agenda, which has the health care industry taking notice. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward has a new boss! New York's Wildlife Pathologist will weigh in on new DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis. We'll update you on Avian Influenza--there have been some flare-ups of the virus in Hungary and in Asia recently. A "living fossil" was caught on film off the coast of Japan. Then we respond to listener letters!
Amherst, MA – Officials at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have developed an offense in light of an on-campus riot at the school following a football game last December. WAMC's Carrie Saldo, has the details on that and an update on the pending criminal and disciplinary sanctions for some riotous students;