9-11 first responders

A rendering shows the view at night of the 9/11 memorial planned in Riverfront Park in Springfield, Ma.
Spirit of Springfield

After years of delay and false starts, plans have been unveiled in Springfield, Massachusetts for a permanent 9/11 memorial that will include a piece of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center.


September 11th remembrance ceremonies took place across the region today in communities large and small.  The city of Springfield, Massachusetts held an annual memorial to the emergency workers killed in the terrorist attack.

   Of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the September 11th attacks 14 years ago, 414 were emergency workers in New York City who responded to the World Trade Center.  These included firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private ambulance companies. 

  The impacts of 9/11 are still felt 14 years later.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his work to keep first responders in good health.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

Some residents in a western Orange County town gathered over the weekend for a rally, in protest of the ongoing construction of a natural-gas compressor station. The station is being built to increase the capacity of a natural gas pipeline heading towards New York City.