Colonie, NY – Army Corps Engineers say cleaning up the uranium- and lead-contaminated soil at the former National Lead Industries site on Central Avenue will take more time than expected due to a recent discovery of increased concentrations of contaminants in the soil. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more.
Albany, NY – Marggie Skinner's Book House picks for 4/25/06:
* Sun Storm by Asa Larsson * Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean * An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina * Left to Tell by Imaculee Ilibagiza * Public Radio behind the Voices by Lisa Phillips * Digging to America by Ann Tyler * Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen * Tsotsi by Athol Fugard
Lenox, MA – The names of the benefactors who made the $2.5 million acquisition of Edith Wharton's private library possible were announced during a ceremony celebrating the library's return Monday afternoon. First Lady Laura Bush, a guest at the event, addressed the crowd of 100 invited guests. More from, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Economic Development Corporation is spearheading two studies it says will create a blueprint for a new economic development strategy in the county. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports it is also expected to spur growth in the region;
Albany, NY – On this week's Legislative Gazette: Groups affected by Governor Pataki's vetoes urge the legislature to override,we'll examine the first countywide law regulating sex offenders, and there's a new plan for the highway that runs from New York City to Montreal.
Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (2006-04-24) (AIRS: 4/23/06 and 4/24/06)WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN TV Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss whether the Duke Lacross player's alleged rape victim should be named, why the German media is angry at the British media over a picture of the German Chancellor, your letters and much more...
Burlington, VT – Several states have followed California's lead and adopted that state's stringent auto emissions standards for automobiles. Those standards, stricter than the federal government's, are being challenged by the auto industry. One is currently being argued in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – A big boost for very small research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Edward Kennedy were on hand to announce a major grant for the flagship campus to study nanotechnology. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.