NY – Eight environmental groups have written a letter to New York Governor David Paterson asking for a moratorium on natural gas drilling until an environmental review has been completed. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Orange County, NY – Two companies that could bring several hundred jobs and near $65 million in investment into Orange County, NY are one step closer to being included in the Empire Zone after being approved in legislative committee for designation under the state program. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Hudson Valley, NY – Citing lower earnings in the second quarter of the year, CH Energy Group Monday said it would file increased utility rates for both electricity and natural gas to bring its revenues into line with the costs of serving their customers in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Hudson Valley, NY – The only Veterans' Affairs regional outreach center in New York's Hudson Valley opened Monday with promises that it will assist former military personnel and their families get through a multitude of personal issues. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Albany, NY – A published report says the New York State Police has reassigned a trooper who resigned from a special unit after he inadvertently killed another officer during a 2007 shootout with a fugitive. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Montpelier, VT – The Conservation Law Foundation issued a report Monday outlining five steps it says Vermont and New England must make in the next five years to reduce the threat of climate change. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – A proposal to open a new CVS pharmacy in an Ulster County city is bringing back memories of an uproar in a neighboring town, and fears that it may shut down the last of the city's independent pharmacies.
Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The City of Pittsfield is in the final stages of its two-year master planning process. The Master Plan Advisory committee is wrapping up the process the way it began it two years ago; seeking input from the public. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
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