Albany, NY – Democrat Joe Courtney is running for Congress in the 2nd District of Connecticut. He joins Alan in the Congressional Corner to discuss domestic issues, the war in Iraq, and his reasons for running.
Albany, NY – New York Governor George Pataki has nominated Appellate Court Judge Eugene Pigott Jr. of Erie County in Western New York to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state's highest court. If confirmed by the State Senate, Pigott will replace Associate Judge George Bundy Smith. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Kingston, NY – Kingston, New York officials have cut some red tape out of the way for a proposed 12-story condo project that's being considered for the city's Uptown business district. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has more.
Pittsfield, MA – HOST LEDE: After 11 years of seeking a permanent home in the Berkshires, the Barrington Stage Company has officially begun working out of its newly renovated theater on Union Street in Pittsfield. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended a Thursday evening production of the romantic comedy Ring Round the Moon and has this report;
Northampton, ma – Teens are exposed to more drugs and alcohol than most parents realize. That's according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse's annual back-to-school survey out today. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details and reaction.
Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is set to unveil its first new campus housing in 35 years, relieving a chronic overcrowding problem in recent years. The school hopes the new buildings will accommodate all students who want to live on campus. But at least one of the new dorms may not be ready in time for the start of school. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Kingston, NY – A New Jersey businessman has decided to invest four-and-a-half million dollars to team up with Boice Brothers of Kingston to start a high-quality milk cooperative. The joint venture is expected to be a boon to dairy farmers in Ulster County and to create new jobs in Kingston. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Town of Rochester, NY – THE TOWN SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, PAM DUKE IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER. TODAY DUKE TELLS ALAN A LITTLE ABOUT HERSELF, AND THEN THEY DISCUSS THE BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES OF DRAWING LARGE COMPANIES TO THE COMMUNITY.
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