Agawam, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick addressed a gathering of more than 11 hundred business and political leaders at the Greater Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce annual outlook luncheon. He told them Massachusetts is a crossroads. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill..
Westfield, MA – Using Valentines Day as a hook Westfield State College in Western Massachusetts is offering a free HIV testing clinic on the campus on Monday,February 12. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan welcomes SUNY Chancellor John Ryan. Chancellor Ryan talks about how politics can effect the SUNY system and tells Alan what he thinks about the administration of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Ryan talks about many other higher education issues including tenure, unions, testing and much more.
Bennington, VT – Employees begin moving out of the sick building in Bennington, Vermont today. At the same time, state legislators are conducting hearings to find out why it took nine months to move people out of a facility where the rate of a rare disease is higher than average. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The New York State legislature defied Governor Eliot Spitzer and voted for one of their own to become the next State Comptroller. The governor offered a scathing critique of their actions, and said he considered it a turning point in his relationship with the lawmakers.