Old Forge, NY – The New York State Senate has confirmed a resident of the Adirondack Park to fill a long-empty seat on the Adirondack Park Agency's Board of Commissioners. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.
Albany, NY – New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer made it official Tuesday,announcing that he will run for Governor in 2006. WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock spoke with WAMC' S Brian Shields about the Spitzer announcement and why it came almost two full years before the election.
Boston, MA – A new legislative session in Massachusetts gets underway in one month. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with a local representative and a political science expert about what to expect from the two-year session.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Democrats have officially nominated Gaye Symington as their candidate for speaker of the Vermont House. Symington is poised to become the second woman to hold the highest post in Vermont's House. WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.
Holyoke, MA – The federal Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to fine the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. The EPA wants the city to do a better job cleaning up its wastewater before pouring it into the Connecticut River. But the federal government has not offered to help pay the cost of fixing the problem. Holyoke's mayor has come up with a plan to privatize the city's sewage treatment system. But the plan has run into some opposition. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports.
Kingston, NY – A discount prescription drug program offered from one Hudson Valley county doesn't have as many takers as officials had hoped. One county legislators says marketing is to blame. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the story.
Kingston, NY – New York has released its list of schools that report the most acts of violence. Some Hudson Valley-based schools are on the list. The superintendent of one of these schools says his school is there undeservedly so. Others say it's unfair to make any comparisons from the list given varying definitions of so-called dangerous acts from district to district. State education officials agree. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.