Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (2006-03-06) Senate and Assembly leaders want to spend at least 1 billion dollars more that the Governor, the state assembly tackles the issue of identity theft, and we'll examine the economic impact that Canada has on Northern NY's Clinton County.
Albany, NY – On this week's Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock welcomes labor organizer and social activist Jonathan Tasini, who's running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton on a platform of withdrawing American troops from Iraq as soon as possible. Tasini also has plans for a massive national project for investing in alternative energy, as well as a national free wireless program. Alan asks Tasini what he thinks of his chances against the popular senator and about the Democratic Party's shift to the center.
AMHERST, ma – Many communities in the Northeast region have been coping with budget red ink. Usually it's up to town officials to come up with solutions. But one college town in Massachusetts wants residents to figure out how to solve its current budget woes.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Vernon, VT – After two years of review, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's request to increase its power output by 20 percent. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.............
SPringfield, MA – Senator Edward Kennedy and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings were at a Springfield high school today to announce a major grant to improve high school literacy in Massachusetts and the nation.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Adams, MA – Its been two years since Adams, Massachusetts submitted the sole proposal to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to develop a portion of the Greylock Glen, which is at the foot of the state's highest peak - Mount Greylock. Now, the state has requested a formal presentation. Our Berkshire Bureau, Chief Carrie Saldo, spoke with Town Administrator William Ketcham, about what this means for Adams;
Plattsburgh, NY – The New York Public Interest Research Group has released a report linking ice data to global climate change. Their study found that lakes in New York State are experiencing ten fewer days of ice coverage than in past decades. And that's having a negative impact on the ecologies and economies of New York communities. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Troy, NY – Projects to clean up the Hudson River in Albany, Rensselaer and Greene counties got a boost today with an award of $2 million in state grant money. The funds will go toward installing functional disinfection systems in the region's wastewater treatment plants-with hopes of a swimmable river by 2009.
Details from WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein: