Plattsburgh, NY – A new Plattsburgh International Airport is being created on part of the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The facility will feature a new airport terminal and operations facilities. Republican New York Congressman John McHugh, who represents all or part of eleven counties, including Clinton County, has announced that more than three million dollars in additional federal funding has been awarded to the project. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Waterford, NY – Crews are working to install a new two-door gate at Lock 5 of the Erie Canal-in Waterford, New York. Canal corporation officials say the replacements are necessary to permit boats on the canal by May first. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was there Wednesday afternoon:
BOSTON, MA – In the wake of recent failures of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services,a legislative committee has introduced a bill to significantly reform the agency. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
Adams, MA – The state of Massachusetts is expected to decide withiin 45 days whether to accept the latest development plan for the base of Mount Greylock proposed by the town of Adams. The state's highest peak and a leading Berkshire tourist attraction has seen many development proposals come and go over the past few decades. This one is also arousing opposition, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports:
Albany, NY – Filmmakers Andrew Shaptner and Joel Rasmussen spent years criss-crossing the country, quizzing hundreds of musicians, journalists, industry experts, and music fans. The question they asked? "What is the future of American music?"
The result is a new documentary about their journey called, "Before The Music Dies." The Roundtable's Jennifer Nathan spoke with the filmmakers at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas last month. She started by asking them what they expected to find when they set out on this journey.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: With our continuous talk about Avian flu, are we fear mongering? Ward Stone says "No! Better safe than sorry". Scientists at a recent U.N. conference in Brazil say that humans are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs. We'll talk about why. And look! Over in the woods! It's a bird it's a plane! No... it's a wild board in suburban Albany.
Kingston, NY – New York Democratic Congressman Maurice Hinchey is co-sponsoring two pieces of bipartisan legislation that he hopes will lower the cost of gas. Hinchey unveiled the proposal at a news conference in Kingston this morning. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Williston, VT – The Williston Vermont School Board has decided to reschedule a controversial presentation on harassment and bullying. The session, to be presented by a gay advocacy group, was initially cancelled when some parents voiced their opposition. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.