Plattsburgh, NY – Today is the Great American Smoke-Out. In Vermont, the state is launching an effort to help people who quit on their own. But the effort comes at a time when stresses over the economy are leading smokers to smoke more. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The global economy is hurting, and the places that may feel it first are the organizations that are devoted to helping others. Food banks are being swamped with hungry people while the cost of food goes up and donations are going down.
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Springfield, MA – The city of Springfield Massachusetts is facing a potential budget deficit of between five million and six million dollars as a result of higher than expected school transportation costs...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...