Boston, ma – The four candidates for Governor in Massachusetts were at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall last night for the second to last debate before election day. It was a feisty and sometimes tense debate. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has some highlights.
Boston, ma – The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority moved yesterday to eliminate all tolls on the 'Pike from exit 6 in Chicopee to the Boston area's Route 128 exit. Passenger car tolls from the New York state line to Chicopee were eliminated 10 years ago. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Department of Homeland Security has released a plan for a passport card. The new I-D that would be used at land and sea borders would serve as an alternative to a passport. But officials along the northern border are criticizing the latest federal plan for secure I-D's. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – About 1,000 animals have been sold to new homes as a result of the Catskill Game Farm's closing auction yesterday. A coalition of animal advocates bought more than 100 of them. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has more.
Kingston, NY – The New York State Assembly minority leader James Tedisco and Hudson Valley assembly candidate Marc Molinaro are pushing for stricter restrictions on sex offenders. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Brattleboro, VT – Entergy Nuclear has filed an appeal in response to complaints against the company's efforts to renew the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's license. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Michael Cox's novel "The Meaning of Night" mixes historical fiction with murder mystery to tell the story of a Victorian-era man who discovers that he may be the heir to an English title and the secrets behind his heritage. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks with the author about the themes of identity and self that weave throughout the book's complex plot, and about the narrative quirks the writer uses in presenting it.