Guilderland, NY – A proposal to put warning labels on racy young adult novels was defeated last night by the Guilderland Library board of trustees. The 7-1 vote came after members of the public weighed in on the debate. More from our Capital district reporter, Arielle Trimm
Burlington, VT – A jury of seven men and five women has been selected for Vermont's first death penalty trial in almost half century. The federal case is raising issues of human and states' rights. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Democrats in the New York State Assembly are trying to revive reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws with a new proposal that offers more treatment to non-violent drug offenders. Karen Dewitt reports.
Albany, NY – SARATOGA SPRINGS MAYOR MICHAEL LENZ IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER. ALAN AND LENZ PICK RIGHT UP FROM WHERE THEY LEFT OFF BEFORE FUND DRIVE, AND LENZ TELLS ALAN ABOUT THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT THE CITY HAS. AND THEN THEY TURN THE CONVERSATION TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Pittsfield, MA – A major theater renovation project in Pittsfield has been rocked by the forced resignation of its president, who's also the head of one of the county's largest businesses, Berkshire Life Insurance Company. WAMC News Director Clarence Fanto reports.
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Speakers representing a number of religions will be in the Hudson Valley in the name of ecology and the future. A conference on earth and religion begins today at Bard College, and a man and his dog who had been walking for world peace have been scheduled as last-minute guests, via a Massachusetts-New York connection. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a preview.
Albany, NY – New York States second largest employees union gathered in Albany yesterday. They claim that legislation needs to be passed in order to stop taxpayer abuse. WAMC's Capital District reporter Arielle Trimm was there.
Pittsfield, MA – City leaders in Pittsfield, Massachusetts are breathing a sigh of relief today, after the zoning board shot down an proposal for a strip club in the city. This, as the city attempts to establish itself as a tourist destination.
Saugerties, NY – The Saugerties Town Board voted unanimously last night to oppose the siting of a casino in the town proposed for the Winston Farm. Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel had held several meetings with the casino interests when the plan first surfaced and even took steps to inform the public of the plan before developers wanted to announce it.