Bellows Falls, VT – Village trustees in Bellows Falls, Vermont have dropped plans to install a village-wide, closed circuit, security camera system. At a meeting Tuesday night, the trustees opted instead to use the federal grant earmarked for the camera system to purchase a digital radio system. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont has set a new record. College officials say applications have increased more than 36 percent over last year, with over 17-thousand-600 people applying to the school. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the President of the college.
Williamstown, MA – Williams College is moving into high gear with its a $123 million campus renovation project. The project is the latest in a series of college-related construction projects over the past five years.
Albany, NY – President Kermit Hall of the State University at Albany rounds out his first year at the helm of the school looking to advance the university's reputation as a research institution. Part of the effort involves reaching out to the Tech Valley and expanding its nanotechnology initiatives. Details from our Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein:
Watervliet, NY – New York State has just become one of the biggest investors in a new nanotechnology company in the Capital Region. State Comptroller Alan Hevesi announced a $2 million investment through the state's common retirement fund Tuesday for Applied Nanoworks, whose patented technologies are the first of their kind in the world.
Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
AMHERST, MA – The Darfur region of Sudan has been beset by violence since February 2003 as non-Arab rebels have fought government forces backed by militias. The UN estimates at least 180,000 people have died and at least 2 million people have been displaced in the crisis. Now, led by a student group, Amherst College has publicly divested its holdings in companies it says are aiding the government's military campaign-and it's pushing the state government and fund managers to do the same.
Elizabethtown, NY – Officials from across the Adirondacks gathered in Elizabethtown, New York Friday afternoon to explore the possibility of creating a land trust to promote affordable housing. It's an issue that's becoming critical as housing values skyrocket, pushing many year-round residents of the Adirondacks out of the home-buyers' market. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.