Pittsfield, MA – A designation on the National Register of Historic Places is expected to net funding for Pittsfield, Massachusetts' Wahconah Park. And city officials intend to use the anticipated funds to refurbish the 19th Century site.
Albany, NY – A Court Justice ruled against the Albany Civic Agenda in a petition dispute to put charter amendments on the November ballot that would change the power structure in Albany. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Albany, NY – A New York State Supreme Court Justice has been hearing arguments in a case involving a petition dispute to put charter amendments on the November ballot that would change the power structure in Albany. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Ticonderoga, NY – Nextel has received the final permit approval it needs to start construction on a controversial cell phone tower on Pilot Knob near Lake George. The commissioners agreed with a recent finding by the Adirondack Park Agency. But one group opposed to the project says it will continue its efforts in the courts to block the project. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Williston, VT – According to the annual Vermont Crime Report, the number of crimes reported in the state dropped almost five percent last year and the rate of violent crimes remained unchanged from 2003. But the statistics for forcible rapes are raising concerns. The data shows there has been an increase of 20 percent over a five-year average. And experts are not sure why there's been an such an increase. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The City School District of Albany was recognized as 1 of 44 New York State school districts that has significancy narrowed the achievement gap between Hispanic students and their white classmates. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief Arielle Trimm
Montpelier, VT – Non-profit programs across the country are being required to fill out forms saying they're not affiliated with terrorist organizations. United Ways thru-out the region have distributed forms for member organizations to complete, but some groups are upset with the mandate. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – For the many African Americans who lived in the Slave States prior to and during the American Civil War, the Underground Railroad provided them the opportunity to find freedom. Our Capital District Bureau Chief Arielle Trimm talked with two local historians working to understand the regional part of the movement.