Albany, NY – General Electric is selling its Advanced Materials business to a private investor for $3.8 billion. That means a change of ownership for GE's silicone plant in the Saratoga County town of Waterford. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – New York state has earmarked 10 Capital Region high schools in need of improvement, based on academic performance and compliance with Federal No Child Left Behind standards. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein spoke with some of the school districts:
Ashfield, MA – A democrat seeking the state senate post for the first Massachusetts District is apologizing for a statement he made about his work in the private sector while stumping on the campaign trail. Details from our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council discussion of trash removal fees sparked a firery speech from Mayor James Ruberto over the treatment of the city's low-income residents. Ruberto has reportedly apologized for his manner but not his stance on the issue. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Kingston, NY – Religious leaders of various faiths are collaborating to put on a film series in Ulster County, New York. They hope the films will bring people of different denominations and cultures under the same roof. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has this report.
Kingston, NY – Casino plans for the former Monticello Raceway track in New York's Catskill Mountains are moving forward. Environmental groups say they're moving too quickly. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Lee, MA – A prayer vigil is being held, protesting the closing of a small chapel in Southern Berkshire County. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the Diocese of Springfield's plan to shutter the church is the latest in a series of moves caused by fewer priests, fewer parisioners, and fewer dollars to keep the Catholic Churches afloat;