New property tax rates have been set in Springfield, Massachusetts. For the first time in many years, the rates for both homeowners and business property owners have been reduced, as property values continue to recover from the Great Recession
Hanukkah is upon us yet again, and like most holidays in America, it means different things to different people. But as Professor Dianne Ashton of Rowan University writes in her new book Hanukkah in America, that has largely been precisely the point in a country where Jews represent a scant minority.
Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.
List: Unbroken (Adapted for Childrenn and Young Adults) by Laura Hillenbrand Rain/Reign by Ann M. Martin Robert Moses - The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez Voyage by Billy Collins with Illustrations by Karen Romagna Eating Delancey A Celebration of Jewish Food edited by Aaron Rezny & Jordan Schaps with An Introduction By Joan Rivers Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton Jerry Lee Lewis - His Own Story by Rick Bragg Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the Cuomo administration's attempt to lower the amount of member in PEF and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York set to pay $3.75 million to settle a Justice Department investigation into claims that employees were directed to manipulate audits to lower eligibility error rates for Medicaid recipients.