Kingston, NY – Kids poured off of school buses at IBM's East Fishkill facility this morning. They were headed to an event that mixed job recruitment, product marketing and education...WAMC's Julia Taylor was there, with help from Steve Bolotin.
Lake Placid, NY – The three villages central to Adirondack culture and economy have banded together to ask lawmakers to reevaluate how New York State distributes aid to cities and villages. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, ma – The Centers for Disease Control has named this national Influenza Vaccination Week. Departments of health all over the region are urging the public to get their flu shots. WAMC's Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Albany, NY – New York Governor George Pataki talked to reporters this afternoon via satellite from Kuwait, as he wraps up a tour of Iraq, where he visited with New York National Guard Troops. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – Writer Jonathan Harr's followup to his bestseller "A Civil Action" was many years in the making, and inspired by an article Harr read in the New York Times about the discovery of a long-missing painting by Michelangelo Caravaggio. The non-fiction book, "The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece," follows the modern-day search for a painting depicting Judas's betrayal of Jesus, while intertwining that story with details about the artist who painted it.
Montpelier, VT – The National Education Association teachers' union, and school districts in Vermont, Michigan and Texas last year sued the federal government over the No Child Left Behind law, President Bush's education policy initiative. Dismissed a year ago, the plaintiffs have decided to appeal the lawsuit challenging the federal education law. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – A dozen states, several environmental organizations, and cities will be pitted against the federal EPA, industry groups and other states in the U-S Supreme Court Wednesday. Massachusetts vs. EPA seeks to determine whether the federal agency has the authority to impose greenhouse gas regulations on car emissions. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development was created, when Mayor James Ruberto took office, to help re-shape the image of the city from one that was relatively art-starved to that of a cultural place to see and be seen. Megan Whilden, the director of cultural development, has been the primary force behind that on-going alteration. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, recently spent some time observing Whilden at work and has this report;