Buchanan, NY – The parent of New York's Indian Point is about to invest several-million-dollars into a backup power system for the nuclear power plant's emergency sirens. The decision from Entergy Nuclear Northeast officials to install backup power follows pressure from citizens and legislators, and comes after a pair of power outages this month. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Adirondack Mountains, NY – It's a popular stop along a well-used trail in the Adirondacks. Marcy Dam creates a picturesque pond with a beautiful vista of the Adirondack High Peaks. But the dam has sprung a leak and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation must now decide what to do about this and another earthen dam in the Adirondacks. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are working on a plan to make the formula for education funding more fair for rural regional school districts -- which have been suffered significantly in recent years.
Albany, NY – JOHN BARRETT, THE MAYOR OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER TO TALK WITH ALAN ABOUT EMINENT DOMAIN AND PROPERTY CONDEMNATION.
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Kingston, NY – New York State legislators from the Hudson Valley say they were surprised by the timing of Governor Pataki's announcement that he would not seek a fourth term. And one of the region's Republican lawmakers is not yet saying whether he has set his sights on a higher office. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Tourism plans to launch a new internet tourism strategy targeting some of the Northeast's largest markets. They are also in the midst of a second tourism promotion campaign that's garnering some attention. That's because the state of Vermont decided to market to a completely new audience - Vermonters. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.