Ticonderoga, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued the final permit allowing International Paper to run a two-week test burn of tire-derived fuel at its mill in Ticonderoga. That plant is on the western shore of Lake Champlain. The permit was granted despite the objections of Vermont officials and residents who say the Green Mountain State will bear the brunt of the pollution emitted from the test. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – During the hard-fought campaign for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire County District Attorney, challenger Judith Knight said Incumbent David Capeless lacked the prosecutorial discretion necessary to get the job done. And while Capeless won the support of three out of five voters who turned out for Tuesday's democratic primary he did not do as well in Southern Berkshire County. Here's WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo with the details:
Albany, NY – With five decades' worth of experience in the academic world, William Chace's new book "100 Semesters: my adventures as student, professor and university president, and what I learned along the way" holds many insights into the evolution of higher education in America and the obstacles it now faces. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks to the author about campus politics, finances and much more.
Kingston, NY – Western Massachussetts Democrats voted to put up a fresh face for state senate in last night's District 1 primary. 25-year-old Ben Downing won the primary, in his first bid for political office. His closest competitor in the five-way race was Christopher Hodgkins, a twenty-year veteran of the state house. We have two reports: first, WAMC's Julia Taylor, who covered Downing's party in Pittsfield last night.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Many of us hate bugs but they out number us--about 95% of all animal species on earth are insects! Today, we'll talk with Ward about our love/hate relationships with these creatures. Air Date 9/18/2006
Albany, NY – William Cohen was the 20th United States Secretary of Defense under President Clinton and was a member of the house and Senate for 24-years before that. Since leaving office, he has headed up the Cohen Group.
Albany, NY – William Cohen was the Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton. That term came after serving more than 24-years in the Congress and Senate. His latest project is a novel, Dragon Fire, about a fictional Secretary of Defense.