Plattsburgh, NY – This is the winter that wasn't for many winter sports enthusiasts. Most ski areas in the region have relied on their snow making capabilities, but other winter sports, like snowmobilers and those who ice-fish, must rely on Mother Nature's whims. Many sportsmen, and the region's winter economy, are depressed over the past season, now that spring has officially begun. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – A new program has been created in New York's Capital District. It's called Veterans Intervention Program, known as VIP. It is a private not-for-profit organization that provides soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, with an immediate and innovative response to the posttraumatic effects they may be experiencing. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Livingston Manor, NY – Some poultry farmers in Sullivan County New York are taking extra precautions while preparing for the possibility of avian flu spreading into the United States. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Albany, NY – (Air Date: 3/17/06, 3/18/06)President Bush travels to upstate New York, conference committee meetings begin as legislators try to iron out a budget agreement by April 1st, and a nearly-eighty-year old dam that could cause serious flooding problems upstate will be rebuilt.
Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (2006-03-20) ALBANY, NY (AIRS: 3/19/06 and 3/20/06)Times Union Editor Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss a study that finds that while there are more news outlets, they're covering less, your letters and much more...
Plattsburgh, NY – A new Zogby poll indicates that the states along the US-Canadian border could lose almost a billion dollars annually if passport requirements proposed by the Department of Homeland Security go into effect. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Saratoga Springs, NY – THE MAYOR OF SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK, VALERIE KEEHN IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER. TODAY ALAN ASKS KEEHN ABOUT THE CITY'S CHARTER CHANGES, AND WHAT HER PRIORITIES FOR SARATOGA ARE.
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Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County's political landscape has been drastically altered. After a decade as State Senator, Andrea Nuciforo has decided not to seek re-election. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, there's widespread speculation in the county about his potential successors: