Police Protect Politician from White Power Advocates
Kingston, NY – aw enforcement officials in Ulster County New York are not only preparing for the white supremacist rally scheduled to take place this Saturday, but they are also making arrangements to protect a local legislator who has been outspoken about his opposition to the demonstration.
WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has the latest...
Criticism Over Speed of Vermont Processing of Heating Applications
Montpelier, VT – Members of the Vermont Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee this week criticized the Vermont Department for Children and Families for what members feel is too slow processing of home heating assistance applications. The Douglas administration is now vowing to speed things up and make sure no Vermonters go cold. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
No Butts About It...Area Hospitals To Go Smoke Free
Albany, NY – Hospitals in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Glens Falls, Hudson, Saratoga Springs and Amsterdam will volunarilty adopt a new smoking policy starting in 2007. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Assemblyman Receives Public Comment on Proposed Property Tax Bill
Beekmantown, NY – About a hundred people attended a regional forum on property tax reform Wednesday evening sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Chris Ortloff. He is drafting legislation he hopes will help control escalating property taxes, and is seeking public input to refine his legislation. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – As a result of the extensive damage to residential homes and community infrastructure during the Columbus Day weekend flooding, select counties and individuals in Massachusetts can begin applying for monetary reimbursement from the federal government.
Albany, NY – Maureen Dowd is a columnist for the New York Times and the author of the bestseller, Bushworld. Her new book is just out, titled: Are Men Necessary. It is a book that has already ruffled a few feathers. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Maureen Dowd about how she came to write about Men and Women.