Catskill, NY – Plans to build a mega-mall called The Marketplace in Newburgh, New York, and The Landing Project, which is a proposal to build a large scale shopping center with condominiums in Kingston, New York, have both been met with opposition. However, developers who are looking to build a shopping plaza in the Village of Catskill, New York, are receiving a warm welcome. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Albany, NY – A new study shows a continuing upward swing in health-insurance costs paid by employers in New York state. Other reports show the same trend in Massachusetts, Vermont and the rest of the Northeast region.
Details from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie.
Pat Bradley – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has returned from a two day conference between eastern Canadian premiers and New England Governors. While he was one of only two New England governors to attend, he says progress was made on several cross-border issues. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke to the Governor about the conference.
Albany, NY – New York's Sr. Senator, Charles Schumer was in Albany Wednesday to announce a breakthrough in new energy technology, that he calls a "godsend". More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm
Plattsburgh, NY – The Red Cross is mounting its largest response to a natural disaster in its history in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Disaster relief organizations are mobilizing throughout the country to meet the challenge. In our region, emergency response efforts from the state level to the Red Cross are preparing, or already have people en route, to the affected areas. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – The disastrous impact of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi is spurring counties in the Hudson Valley to fast-track a new emergency communications system. At least 169 active 2-1-1 phone links already are operating in 32 states. WAMC'S Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie reports.
Newburgh, NY – A C5-A cargo aircraft and crew departed from the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport in Newburgh last night to begin relief missions for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast. WAMC's Hank Gross reports.
North Adams, MA – With Northern Berkshire Healthcare expected to post its fifth consecutive year in the red, healthcare administrators have sought outside assistance for ideas on how to strengthen its financial picture.