Kingston, NY – If you're taking to the nation's highways for a summer getaway, you may hit some traffic delays, especially if you're en route to New York's Catskills, Lake George, or a few destinations in New Hampshire. WAMC's Allison Dunne has more on why these areas are among the top twenty-five summer tourist destinations with the highest number of traffic bottlenecks.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Baptist minister known nationwide for his hatred of gays plans to picket churches in Plattsburgh, New York this weekend. Officials in Plattsburgh, and anti-hate groups, are urging restraint or to ignore Fred Phelps and his group's protests. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – NEWBURGH, NEW YORK'S NICK VALENTINE IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER TODAY WITH CLARENCE. IN THIS SEGMENT THEY TALK ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT AT STEWART AIRPORT, AND THE JOBS IT PROVIDES TO THE CITY'S RESIDENTS.
Albany, NY – With the departure of US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and the anticipated resignation of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, abortion activists on both sides of the debate have begun speculating as to the future of Roe vs Wade.
Athens, NY – Steven Spielberg's latest film - War of the Worlds -- took in more than $21-million dollars on opening day this week, marking the biggest opening day for a movie starring Tom Cruise. Portions of the film were shot in the Hudson Valley, in Greene County. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at just how green the valley became as a result.
Burlington, VT – Federal officials are investigating what the Coast Guard says was a fake distress call earlier this week that claimed a boat with children on board was taking on water in Lake Champlain. The call forced emergency responders to divert some rescue services away from a fatal boating accident that had actually occurred on the lake. The Coast Guard has released the tape of the prank distress call in hopes that someone will recognize the voice.WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.