Milford, NY – The New York State Senate has passed a new flood control bill, following last week's hearing in Schenectady to address dam maintenance. Meanwhile, there's continuing pressure from lawmakers on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to tighten up the way it maintains its dams and reservoirs in the Catskills. WAMC'S Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A citizen's group that had opposed changes to a Pittsfield, Massachusetts bylaw, which would have allowed timeshares in a residential area, has won its battle. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports that doesn't mean timeshares are all together our of the question.
Albany, NY – Tom Lewis' new book "The Hudson: A History" traces the cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River, from the pivotal role it played in the Revolutionary War to the way it shaped the fortunes of New York State and thus the country. Lewis shares some insights from his book with Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina in this revealing interview.
Albany, NY – New York State's Assembly Republicans are backing a plan to reduce property taxes through county-level school tax exemptions, Medicaid reform and restrictions on state mandates. They estimate their proposal would save the average New York homeowner just over $700 annually and senior citizen homeowners almost $1,200.
More from WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein
Bellows Falls, VT – Village trustees in Bellows Falls, Vermont have dropped plans to install a village-wide, closed circuit, security camera system. At a meeting Tuesday night, the trustees opted instead to use the federal grant earmarked for the camera system to purchase a digital radio system. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont has set a new record. College officials say applications have increased more than 36 percent over last year, with over 17-thousand-600 people applying to the school. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the President of the college.