Berkshires, Ma – The shopping season is upon us and people in the Berkshires want shoppers to buy local, hoping to avoid layoffs and boost the economy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has a roundup of the local efforts
Albany, NY – When gasoline shot up close to five dollars a gallon, we stopped driving. Statistics showed traffic dropped, gas sales dropped, and car sales are plummeting. We may have a reprieve on the gas prices, but the search for alternatives to fossil fuel has gotten serious. One of the weirdest looking alternatives to come on the scene is the Aptera...it looks kind of like a space age insect....in fact, Aptera is Greek for wingless flight. And company chief marketing officer Tony Kirton believes this little electric bug is going to go far.
Becket, Ma – Jacob's Pillow, in Becket, Massachusetts, was once a stop on the underground railroad. In 1933, dance legend Ted Shawn founded a summer dance festival on the site. More than 75 years later, The Pillow has grown to achieve worldwide recognition for its performances and comprehensive archives of dance. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz toured the grounds
Hudson Valley, NY – Proposed budgets are being tweaked, twisted and slashed as legislators try to keep spending down while revenues drop. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has a look at how the work is playing out across the Hudson Valley.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Senate President Pro-Tem on Tuesday outlined his priorities for the upcoming Legislative session. Not surprisingly, the focus will be on state finances. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – In Jonathan Carroll's novel "The Ghost in Love," Ben Gould doesn't die according to schedule, and finds himself sharing his life with a ghost, a talking dog, his past selves, and the Angel of Death.
NY – The Senate's Republican majority could push for casino-like electronic games to be added to race tracks statewide, including at a famed Catskills resort. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – The Cayuga Indian Nation is seeking a court order that would allow the tribe to resume selling tax-free cigarettes at its two upstate New York convenience stores. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.