Poughkeepsie, NY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have prioritized who should be vaccinated with the flu shot this season. The move comes after U.S. health officials learned yesterday that the nation's flu vaccine supply will be cut in half for this season because one of two producers of flu vaccines for the U.S. cannot release its share. In New York, state and county health officials are figuring out how they will be affected. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – Governor Pataki traveled to Plattsburgh, New York on Tuesday to announce 3-million dollars in grants for six communities to determine whether re-development sites contain industrial contaminants. The money is being distributed under state superfund legislation that was reformed one year ago. The Governor announced that Plattsburgh is among the communities receiving a brownfields grant. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Marketers of alternative energy are excited about a plan by New York Governor Goerge Pataki's administration to increase the use of alternative fuels in New York. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Thousands of cable customers in Berkshire County who were hoping for refunds on their cable bills will have to wait to see if the refunds will be coming or not. It looks as if the Federal Communications Commission will be making that decision instead of the state of Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The rains that made for a wet summer are still being felt by New York's agricultural industry. Some fields have still not dried out from the summer rains and remnants of hurricanes, and harvests are being delayed or lost as a result. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Plattsburgh, NY – A preliminary budget has been presented to city of Plattsburgh councillors. The budget they will review calls for a one-point-zero-seven percent property tax increase with no reduction in city services. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.
Pittsfield, MA – An historic baseball park in Berkshire County with an embattled history was finally on the road to renovation this year. But now its future is once again in jeopardy, over differences in a union dispute. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – More than 150 people gathered in a meeting room at Plattsburgh State Thursday night to watch and then discuss the presidential debate between John Kerry and George Bush. Organizers formatted the subsequent discussion so that there would be no media influence over post-debate comments. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has the story.
Williamstown, MA – A Massachusetts Congressman is taking complaints about mail delivery in Berkshire County straight to the United States Postmaster General. Residents in a mobile home park that's also a retirement community say a new mail arrangement prevents some of them from getting their own mail...and they say a compromise that was supposed to fix the situation has been ignored. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.