Kingston, NY – Ulster County commuters to New York city commuters may get a break in the next couple of years; Metro-North is looking to start a bus service between the county and commuter rail in Poughkeepsie. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Montpelier, VT – Last January, the state of Vermont banned the sale of lead fishing sinkers that weigh a half ounce or less. On Monday, any use of those sinkers is also banned. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – President Gerald Ford's pardoning of his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon stands out in the legacy he leaves behind. But to one former Congressman from upstate New York, there was much more behind the Ford presidency. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein spoke with former Congressman Daniel Button, who served alongside Ford on Capitol Hill from 1966 to 1970.
Albany, NY – WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld and Times Union Editor Rex Smith discuss a story in the Daily News about the increasing popularity of public radio, the media coverage of the announcement by Alan Hevesi that he will resign, Time magazine's pick for person of the year and much more.
Rutland, VT – Former Vermont Senator Robert Stafford passed away over the holiday weekend. The 93 year old is being remembered for leaving a legacy of education and environmental innovations that changed the nation. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Associated Press has issued the results of its poll of news organizations in the state listing their top stories in the state for 2006. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.