Pittsfield, MA – The final months of the Colonial Theatre restoration effort has drawn people from various walks of life... from politicians on the campaign trail to curious patrons and many others. Yesterday was no exception for the reborn Pittsfield theater when Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin paid a visit. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo has the details
Albany, NY – Lily King's novel "The English Teacher" tells the story of a woman who is capable of dealing with life only through the literature she teaches, a flaw which begins affecting her son, new husband and stepchildren. On this week's show, the author talks with Gretchen about what it's like to know the price of everything but the value of nothing.
Albany, NY – A concerned citizens group in Saratoga County is lobbying the state of New York to keep the best interests of the city and its racing industry intact as the process of choosing the next franchise owner moves forward. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Plattsburgh, NY – In 1999, the New York State Board of Regents transferred the responsibility for gaining teacher accreditation for SUNY colleges to the individual campuses. Plattsburgh State is currently seeking an extension on its deadline as it pursues national accreditation for its Teacher Education program. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – A 90-acre chunk of land in the lower Hudson Valley has been preserved for recreational land - but archeologists are finding that pieces of it could be preserved for other reasons. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.