Plattsburgh, NY – In 1999, the New York State Board of Regents transferred the responsibility for gaining teacher accreditation for SUNY colleges to the individual campuses. Plattsburgh State is currently seeking an extension on its deadline as it pursues national accreditation for its Teacher Education program. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – A 90-acre chunk of land in the lower Hudson Valley has been preserved for recreational land - but archeologists are finding that pieces of it could be preserved for other reasons. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.
Kingston, NY – New Paltz has long been known as a haven for rock climbers...and now, Outside Magazine has dubbed it the best town in the nation for rock climbers to live. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce has created a committee that will raise funds for marketing the new Plattsburgh International Airport, which is nearing completion at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The Chamber is also asking regional businesses to complete a survey on their potential use of the airport. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.............
North Adams, MA – Two hospitals in the Berkshires have received grants to help combat the rate of smoking among pregnant women in the county - A rate that is more than five times the state average in some instances. Carrie Saldo, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief has more;
Kingston, NY – One of the largest medical facilities in the lower Hudson Valley is recovering from a bomb scare last Friday - the second unusual security breach the hospital has endured this summer. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has this report.
Latham, N Y – Members of New York's National Guard from the Capital District, Hudson Valley and New York City area are at Ground Zero this afternoon for an early commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein talked to some guardsmen in Albany early this morning before they left for the ceremony.
Saratoga Springs, NY – Upstate New York Congressman John Sweeney toured part of his sprawling district today with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by his side. The 8-year incumbent Republican is facing Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand in what political analysts are touting as one of the key contests in the race for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was in Saratoga Springs today with Sweeney and Giuliani.