Montpelier, VT – Vermont will be able to double the amount it spends to fight drug and alcohol abuse, thanks to a federal grant. Those working in prevention programs are urging the state to carefully consider just how they distribute the funds to prevention programs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – Renovated theaters have helped jump-start ailing downtowns all over the Northeast region. The list includes Poughkeepsie, Albany, Schenectady and Pittsfield. Now, North Adams in the Berkshires is getting an infusion of Federal money to help rebuild a shuttered theater...and to help rebuild area roadways. Senator Edward Kennedy was at the North Adams theatre Friday, as was WAMC's Arielle Trimm - who filed this report
Essex, NY – The Adirondack Council's special guest for its 30th anniversary celebration was the nation's chief environmental officer. U-S Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson made a brief visit to New York's North Country Thursday evening to talk about environmental issues with members of the Adirondack Council. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the gathering in Essex, New York
Albany, NY – Women, medical professionals and members of the clergy rallied at New York's Capitol Building on Thursday, urging Governor Pataki to approve the Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Act. More from our Capital District Bureau Chief, Arielle Trimm