Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to State Senator Ray Meier of New York's 47th district. Meier, a Republican, is running to replace retiring Congressman Sherwood Sherry Boehlert of New York's 24th congressional district. The race is one of several House seats receiving national coverage as Democrats try to regain control of Congress' lower house. Meier talks about his identification with Boehlert, his popularity in the district and the bread-and-butter issues he feels are most important to his constituents.
Kingston, NY – A raucus crowd gathered to rally for Democratic Congressional nominee John Hall yesterday at his campaign headquarters in Beacon, New York. The crowd included Hall's former opponents in this week's primary election in the 19th U.S. Congressional District. Hall faces a high-profile contest against veteran Republican Representative Sue Kelly in the November 7th event. WAMC's Julia Taylor has the story.
Burlington, VT – Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Vermont Governor James Douglas participated in a symposium at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont this morning to discuss the three primary issues of concern to both governments. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – New York State lawmakers are asking the Olympic Regional Development Authority and the United States Olympic Committee to rethink the guest list for an annual weekend event in Lake Placid, attended by Federal officials, friends and lobbyists. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has details on the legislative inquiry into the affair:
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: