Albany, NY – With more and more women enlisting in the military, it's not so unusual to meet a female war veteran. But it hasn't always been that way. Women who wanted to fight used to go to extreme lengths to defend their country. One of them is Deborah Samson Gannet, who defended the colonies in the Revolutionary War. 51%'s Selma Kaplan has her story.
Albany, NY – Across the state, statistics show crime is down in every category... but the numbers are going the other way in the Rennselaer County city of Troy, which is getting "Operation Impact" funding to fight crime.
Greenfield, MA – An international group of rowers will be traveling down the Connecticut River from Vermont to the Long Island Sound during the upcoming week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
New York, New England – He's been the Beatles of this generation - and area bookstores say they've been swamped with pre-release sales of the book. They're saying goodbye to Harry Potter with mixed feelings.
Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Audubon Society has begun a five year project seeking to identify changes in the distribution of breeding birds. That data -- along with breeding information being collected in at least five other states -- will be used to help set local, statewide, and regional conservation priorities. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – Governor Spitzer has signed legislation that will increase the amount of money in the state's Environmental Protection Fund through 2010. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Long Lake, NY – More than 150 people met in Long Lake, New York on Wednesday to discuss issues of common ground for communities, environmentalists and businesses in the Adirondacks. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.