Albany, NY – A top federal railroad official has launched an inspection of tracks from Albany to Buffalo to improve safety in the wake of three major derailments. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Kingston, NY – Route 17 in Sullivan and Orange Counties is already congested, and officials anticipate the problem will only get worse if proposed projects like the Monticello Casino get built. Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing to widen the road to six lanes - but some groups say he's getting ahead of the process. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock welcomes Albany County District Attorney David Soares. Soares talks about his recent high profile investigation into a multi-state steroid ring. He also talks about his relationship with the new governor, conflicts with other law enforcement agencies, civil confinement, Rockafeller drug law reforms and much more.
Albany, NY – A Latham developer wants to give 25 city blocks along Troy's waterfront a "makeover". The ambitious project entails condominiums, a seven-story hotel and a riverside promenade. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Pittsfield, MA – The Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is working to assure the continued preservation of one of the few remaining Shaker sites in the country. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Montpelier, VT – Committees in the Vermont Legislature are working to get critical legislation to their chamber floor for cross-over to the opposite chamber by the end of the day. Early this afternoon, a campaign finance reform package made it out of a Senate committee for cross-over. It's being crafted in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court declaring Vermont's previous law unconstitutional. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Secretary of State has released a report on the potential cost of implementing an instant run-off voting system across the state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.