Plattsburgh, NY – New York Lieutenant Governor Mary Donahue and the head of the state Office for the Aging were in Plattsburgh today for a pre-White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum. The Lieutenant Governor has been attending similar conferences across the state in advance of the national conference to gather information and set statewide priorities for dealing with issues surrounding aging. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – About six-thousand athletes from across New York are headed for the Hudson Valley as The Empire State Games get underway this week. Area colleges are hosting a number of the athletes for the five-day event, and college officials say security is tight. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a preview.
Great Barrington, MA – William "Smitty" Pignatelli is trying to amend the state's minimum mandatory two-year jail sentence for school zone drug crimes -- as a drug bust in his district could mean prison for several youthful, first-time offenders.
Albany, NY – TODAY IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER ALAN WELCOMES BACK THE MAYOR OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, JOHN BARRETT. AS A RETIRED TEACHER, BARRETT HAS EDUCATION IS TOPIC CLOSE TO HIS HEART. SO IN TODAY'S SEGMENT, HE TELLS ALAN HIS FEELINGS ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Ravena, NY – The public comment period is underway for a tire-burning proposal for Albany County. The proposal comes from Lafarge North America, and the plan is to burn tires as a source of fuel at its Ravena Cement Plant. An environmental and citizens group is vowing to hold the proposal to the strictest environmental standards. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Albany, NY – TODAY IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER ALAN WELCOMES BACK THE MAYOR OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, JOHN BARRETT. BARRETT TELLS ALAN HOW HE'S STAYED IN OFFICE FOR SO LONG, AND HOW THE CITY'S BIG PROJECT - MASS MoCA - IS FAIRING.