Colchester, VT – G-E Commercial Finance bought Bombardier Capital Inventory Finance Division, based in Colchester, Vermont, in June. G-E has now announced it will close those offices, with a loss of 230 jobs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Representatives from several organizations came together on Tuesday to publically urge New York Governor Pataki not to veto a bill that would authorize pharmacists to dispense emergency contraception without a prescription. More from WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Tupper Lake, NY – New York Governor George Pataki announced Monday that the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, under construction in Tupper Lake, will receive five million dollars from the state. The funds mean the state's newest museum will open on schedule next year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Tupper Lake for the Governor's announcement.
Schenectady, NY – Tuesday marks the first full day that five artists will be working out of the newly developed "Jay Street Studios" in downtown Schenectady. Their presence is part of a multi-agency strategy to build a vibrant arts and cultural scene in Schenectady's downtown area. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Albany, NY – Officials in the governor's office announced Sunday night that Governor Pataki plans to veto legislation that would allow pharmacists to provide women, without prescriptions, the contraceptive commonly known as the morning-after pill. Pro-choice advocates say it's a turn-about for the governor and believe a veto is politically motivated. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – A documentary that chronicals a family farm in New York State will make its New England debut Monday at Image Cinemas in Williamstown, MA. James Spione's film "American Farm" uses the New York farm as a microcosm to show why family farms are vanishing across America. More from WAMC's Arielle Trimm