Bellows Falls, VT – About one hundred people attended a meeting in Bellows Falls, Vermont earlier this week to discuss a plan that would put surveillance cameras in various places around the village. The police chief says it would help his small department. But most people attending the three hour meeting were strongly opposed to the idea. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Clifton Park, NY – Strengthening New York's sex offender laws has been one of the top priorities in the state legislature this session. But Saratoga County officials are dissatisfied with the state's efforts so far. In March, the county is set to vote on a separate county law restricting where sex offenders can live after their release from prison. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more.
Albany, NY – Her newest book on finances is called: "Smart and Simple Financial Strategies For Busy People." WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with her about how she came to write a money book for busy people...
Jane Bryant Quinn's latest is "Smart and Simple Financial Strategies For Busy People." It is published by Simon and Schuster. She spoke with WAMC's Joe Donahue.
Albany, NY – TO: Program Directors FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown DT: FRIDAY, January 27th 2006 STATIONS: This week's show is 863 Listeners can purchase a cassette copy by calling 1-800-323-9262. There is a :30 promo at the end of the program. ***************************************** On this week's program:
East Fishkill, NY – The new owners of what used to be the IBM Corporations West Campus, plan to market the land and buildings to a wide range of office and industrial users. It is one of the largest real estate transactions ever to take place in Dutchess County New York. This is something that economic developers say will financially change the face of the entire region. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
St. Albans, VT – The St. Albans Area Watershed Association hopes to install several large solar-powered, aerator-type machines in Lake Champlain's St. Albans Bay this summer. They hope the fountains will help control algae bloom outbreaks that have become a problem every summer. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – A mystery set in a town near the American-Canadian border is told through the perspectives of a girl who can raise the dead, a woman in a nursing home, and even the town's animal and plant life in Kathryn Davis' new novel "The Thin Place." Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks with Davis about the book's tale of loves lost and discovered.
Albany, NY – Governor Pataki releases his budget proposal, some democrats want state level action to protect new yorker's right to privacy, and three out of four counties reject the evacuation plan of the indian point nuclear power plant.