Albany, NY – The month of December has turned into a gift giving bonanza and sometimes it seems like no one's happy with what they get. Today, listener essayist Hedi McKinley shares her thoughts on presents, holiday and otherwise.
Great Barrington, MA – In Massachusetts, the five members of the Berkshire County Legislative delegation, and 104 other law makers, have been named in a law suit filed by VoteOnMarriage.org. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;
Burlington, VT – A new national report says housing prices in Vermont are getting out of hand. Not only are mortgage costs rising, but apartment rentals across the state are not affordable for many of Vermont's workers. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The New York legislature failed to agree on a bill to civilly confine some sex offenders, after Assembly Democrats rejected a bill proposed by Governor Pataki in a special session. The legislature adjourned without acting on many other issues, including pay raises.
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: