Albany, NY – The New York State Business Council says the U-S Census bureau data for 2004 shows New York residents are more heavily burdened by state and local taxes than anyone else. The total statewide tab: More than $100 billion. More from Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein:
East Greenbush, NY – A Tech Valley company is receiving grants from the EPA and the U-S Navy to further develop X-Ray technologies. The 16-year-old company will be expanding its facilities in the next few months and creating at least 50 jobs in the next few years. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – The world of academia is the setting for Elinor Lipman's newest novel "My Latest Grievance," the story of a girl raised by her two left-wing college professor parents and the effect on their family when an old flame of her father's returns to wreak havoc.
Albany, NY – Alan talks to Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan, who's looking to run against Senator Hillary Clinton in November. Mrs. McFarland talks about her reasons for running against the well-known senator, her appraisal of the situation in Iraq, and the potential role upstate New York can play in the new economy.
Albany, NY – David Baker is the Senior Foreign Press Coordinator for the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.
He will be coming to the Albany area next week as a guest of JERNY - Jewish Educational Resources of New York. He spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock about terrorism, economic progress, and Israel's international image.
David Baker will be coming to Stowe and Burlington, Vermont, as well as Albany, NY next week. For more information, visit www.J-E-R-N-Y.org or call 518-459-0065.
Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and at least one non-profit organization are working on improving energy-efficiency with the help of Western Massachusetts Electric Company. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, the programs are available to many customers in Western Massachusetts;
West Stockbridge, MA – A sign that reminds residents of one Berkshire County community about "the way things used to be" has been stolen for the second time in just over a decade. And residents of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts are hoping it's returned safely to the town, as it was the first time it went missing. With More, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – Ticket sales for Pittsfield, Massachusetts' Colonial Theatre's first live-performance season in over 70 years have been strong since they went on sale two weeks ago. And while box office attendants are busy taking reservations, construction crews are moving into the final months of restoration. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo recently toured the Colonial with its director of programming Simon Shaw;
Northampton, MA – One of the oldest daily newspapers in the nation is switching from afternoon to morning publication. This reflects a national trend that has seen many PM newspapers make a similar switch, or fall by the wayside. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff: