Albany, NY – State Senator Eric Schneiderman today and other lawmakers joined Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty Executive Director David Kaczynski, murder victim's mother Janice Grieshaber and Jeffrey Deskovic, recently freed after serving 16 years in prison for a Peekskill murder he did not commit, to urge State Senators to say no to reinstating the death penalty in New York State. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Boston,MA – A recently released report says there has been a dramatic reversal in the Massachusetts economy. Analysts with the Donahue Insitute at Umass Boston say the state's economy grew in the first quarter at nearly four times the national growth rate. But, Western Massachusetts continues to lag. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – This week Alan talks with Joe Mahoney of the New York Daily News. They'll discuss the fight in Albany over campaign finance reform, pay raises for judges and lawmakers, reinstating the death penalty for murders of law enforcement and corrections officers, gay marriage and much more.
Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has awarded more than $100,000 in feasibility study grants to three different renewable energy projects proposed in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Albany, NY – In a surprise announcement Thursday night during the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation's annual dinner, Company officials with AMD - Advanced Micro Devices - said the chipmaker may be interested in opening a second, or perhaps third, factory in the Luther Forest Technology Campus. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Lowell, MA – A research laboratory that works to raise awareness about toxic chemicals that people may come into contact with every day is accepting grant proposals from communities across Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Holyoke, MA – A psychiatric hospital in Western Massachusetts is in dire financial shape and officials warn it will close unless there is a substantial increase in state funding. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....