Kingston, NY – U.S. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York endorsed U.S. House candidate Kirsten Gillibrand last night in a speech that blasted the Republican party. Gillibrand is challenging longtime Republican incumbent John Sweeney in a Congressional district that stretches from the Hudson Valley to the Adirondacks. More from WAMC's Julia Taylor.
Plattsburgh, NY – Construction on a major development project on the former Plattsburgh Air Force base has been delayed. But company and local officials aren't worried. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Garage Rumble is a teen battle of the bands created to engage, promote, and inspire young Hudson Valley bands ages 13 to 19. Jennifer Nathan spoke with founder Kristen Garnier about this year's Garage Rumble.
Albany, NY – Congressional Quarterly's David Hawkings joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the Mark Foley scandal, the hot House and Senate races, and some recent bills passed by the House.
Albany, NY – State workers in Albany are protesting plans to move the state's Department of Agriculture and Markets food testing laboratory and the state data centers out of the city. WAMC'S Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – $2 million in disaster aid grants are going to eight counties in Upstate New York affected by last June's flooding. Montgomery county is among them. State and local officials say the infusion will help homeowners repair damaged property. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Kingston, NY – Stewart International Airport in Newburgh will offer some new flights at significantly lower prices begining this January - low-cost carrier AirTran Airways announced today that it will be starting service to Atlanta and three Florida cities. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.
Great Barrington, MA – Monday Massachusetts opened enrollment for the first phase of its landmark health insurance program - Commonwealth Care. The program mandates health insurance for all residents and provides health coverage for the state's uninsured and under insured residents. It is estimated about 4,400 people in the Berkshires will fall into the latter two categories. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, filed this report;