Albany, NY – Civil Rights leaders in Albany testified before the Assembly Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, airing their concerns over the possibility that voting strength of African-Americans and other minorities in the City and County of Albany would be adversely affected by redistricting that will follow the 2010 census. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Amherst, MA – The Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts has re-opened following a bomb scare at one of its academic buildings this morning. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Sheffield, MA – A Berkshire County dairy farm could be the first in the industry in Massachusetts to use a methane digestor on its farm. But as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, the farm is awaiting state's dairy task force's findings before it decides to make that substantial investment;
Leyden, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game has announced the purchased of a 400 acre property in Franklin County as part of what officials hope will be a stepped up effort over the next several years to preserve more open space in the state... WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...