Kingston, NY – The composer-in-residence at Bard College will be taking a three-year break from teaching. Composer George Tsontakis has won a prestigious award that requires he focus on composing full-time for three years. WAMC's Julia Taylor sat down with Tsontakis this morning.
Kingston, NY – The Newburgh, New York School District is scrambling to figure out what to do after residents voted down the district's request for a nearly $100-million bond. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – The University at Albany and Hudson Valley Community College formalized an agreement today that opens up the university's nanotechnology facilities to community college students. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has details:
Albany, NY – Chris Murphy defeated Nancy Johnson in the 5th district of Connecticut by 30,000 votes. Alan asks him about the issues that drove the election, how freshman orientation is going, and what bills he expects the Democrats to pass in the first 100 days.
Great Barrington, MA – In Massachusetts, Great Barrington officials will conduct a market study of a brownfields site. The town has received a modest grant to begin studying the property which it hopes to remediate and develop. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, some see the site as the future location of more than 200 jobs;
Plattsburgh, NY – A team of municipal officials from the Adirondacks will meet with officials from Governor-elect Spitzer's transition team later this week in Albany. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – New York Governor George Pataki has called the legislature into a special session to approve civil confinement for some sex offenders, but the legislature could look at other issues as well. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.