Lenox, MA – Wind-turbine energy projects in the works for several sites in western Massachusetts, Vermont and upstate New York have stirred passions in local communities. The pros and cons surfaced during an informational forum Wednesday night.
Plattsburgh, NY – Several significant agreements for New York's North Country have emerged from the third Quebec-NY Economic Summit held in Albany yesterday. Co-hosted by NY's Governor and Quebec's Premier, it drew more than 340 business, academic and government representatives and economic developers to discuss common economic concerns. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Williamstown, MA – Berkshire County's second most attended cultural institution shared data it has regarding its economic impact on the region. Among the information, was a finding that attendees of this museum spend $20.3 million in the region annually.
Plattsburgh, NY – Three upstate New York Congressmen have announced federal funding for a study of the economies of the Northern Forest region. The Northern Forest stretches from New York, thru Vermont and New Hampshire, into Maine. The funds will help develop an economic development strategy for communities thru-out that region that does not, at the same time, endanger the natural resources of the forested area. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The anthology, including works from Raymond Carver, Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, and many more, fit Keillor''s definition of "good": memorable, beautifully worded, and accessible. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with him this week about how he comes to put together poems from the Writer's Almanac...
Garrison Keillor's latest is Good Poems for Hard Times. It is published by Viking. He spoke with WAMC's Joe Donahue.
Montpelier, VT – The debate over a long-considered labeling law is at issue once again in Vermont. A legislative committee is reviewing a rule that would restrict how the word Vermont is used on labels. It's been debated for years because some Vermont producers say their made-in-Vermont product could no longer be labeled with the word Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Elizabethtown, NY – The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors are in the process of crafting their 2006 budget. County officials have already determined that a hiring freeze must be implemented for the next fiscal year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – 16 counties throughout New York, including Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Tompkins, all have Integrated Domestic Violence Courts. Now lawmakers in Dutchess County are demanding a domestic violence court of their own. WAMC'S Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.