Albany, NY – Members of the New York State Public Employees Federation at the State Division of Parole held a press conference in Albany Wednesday, demanding that Executive Director Anthony Ellis resign due to management policies, they say, that endanger public safety. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Albany, NY – Environmental groups issued a report Wednesday calling for tighter regulations of New York's Factory Farms and their policies regarding cow manure disposal. This comes in light of a recent 3-million-gallon liquid manure spill into Jefferson County's Black River that killed 100,000 fish and threatened local drinking water. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm.
Albany, NY – The Center for Constitutional Rights filed an appeal in their case against The New York State Department of Correctional Services and MCI on Tuesday. The suit seeks an order prohibiting New York State and MCI from charging prison family members mark-up rates in order to receive a call from an incarcerated loved one. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Ray Brook, NY – Officials at the Adirondack Park Agency say Executive Director Daniel Fitts submitted his resignation today and it was accepted by the agency's board. Fitts resigned after being accused of using his office computer to download images of nude women. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction.
Plattsburgh, NY – Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York are among 30 states that have reached a deal with Seven-Eleven to crack down on tobacco sales to minors. The convenience store chain is the largest seller of tobacco products in the country. Anti-smoking advocates are applauding the voluntary agreement to curb underage smoking. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – The chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board on Wednesday removed himself from a hearing involving plans by the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to build a radioactive waste storage facility. Opponents of the plan hope it's an indication that the chair will be removed permanently from the case. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.