Albany, NY – New York State environmental protection officials have gotten an earful since they proposed a statewide ban on the open burning of trash and brush in rural upstate areas. WAMC's Dave Lucas picks up the story. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Albany, NY – A New York State board has approved regulations enacting a regional ``cap and trade'' program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. WAMC's Dave Lucas explains. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Albany, NY – The New York State Environmental Board has approved regulations to implement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's cap and trade program aimed at reducing carbon dioxide gas emissions from power plants. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Holyoke, MA – The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has ordered 15 day suspensions without pay for three police officers who were involved in an off duty bar room altercation. The punishment is less than what was sought by the chief of police, but more than what the officers' supporters say they deserve. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Hudson Valley, NY – As Governor Paterson talks about proposed cuts to bridge an expected 6.4 billion dollar budget deficit, legislators are arguing how best to reconcile the need to streamline services, reduce the state's crushing tax burden on its citizens, and maintain funding for education. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.