Pittsfield, MA – In Massachusetts, the Governor and Lt. Governor elect have selected 210 individuals for 15 different transition team working committees charged with brainstorming suggestions for the incoming administration. Three of the regions mayors are a part of that effort. Details from Berkshires Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Plattsburgh, NY – Last week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and State Department announced that people from the US, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda must have a passport when flying into the United States beginning January 23, 2007. Those concerned about changes in passport rules and regulations emphasize that these rules are for air travelers and are NOT for travelers crossing land borders. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – New York Governor George Pataki is once again asking for Federal assistance for eight upstate counties plagued by flooding earlier this month. WAMC'S Capital district bureau chief Jessica Bloustein has the latest:
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: there is a new island in the South Pacific--Ward Stone will weigh in on this volcanic serendipity. Plus turkeys, flowers and venison, oh my! Air Date: 11/20/06
Kingston, NY – A referendum on funding open space preservation near the Shawangunk Ridge in the Hudson Valley came down to the wire. Vote tallies, which are unofficial until Friday, show the measure winning by just one vote in the town of Gardiner, and by seven votes in Marbletown. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The company operating the Clinton County Landfill has received permission from the county legislature to build a methane-to-energy plant on the site. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.