Plattsburgh, NY – The US Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of determining whether the Eastern Gray Wolf should be removed from the Endangered species list. The idea of de-listing the animal is drawing criticism from some groups in the region who want the wolf re-introduced into the Adirondacks. But others note that previous efforts to do that have failed. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Pittsfield, MA – When Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy and Massachusetts Congressman John Olver were in Berkshire County earlier this week, they both talked about the shape of things to come at the state and national level. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.
Tupper Lake, NY – Governor George Pataki was in Tupper Lake Wednesday to sign an agreement between the New York Power Authority, the Villages of Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, and Niagara Mohawk to solve electric supply problems in that part of the Adirondacks. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Florida, MA – A proposed wind farm in Western Massachusetts has hit a snag. In a move that could lead to litigation, a group of opponents say the project will harm wetlands. But project representatives say they're confident the wind farm will be built. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Plattsburgh, NY – The just-passed federal budget includes nearly one-point-four million dollars in funding to fight invasive species in Lake Champlain. The money is allocated for controlling everyting from sea lamprey and water chestnut to lessening environmental damage caused by cormorants. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Northampton, MA – A hiking trail that runs through western Massachusetts from Connecticut to New Hampshire is at risk of being cut up into smaller segments. The National Park Service is studying ways the trail could be kept intact. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Eesha Williams has this report.
Albany, NY – There's been a lot of talk at the State Capitol lately about how the legislative process is broken, and there have been many suggestions on how to fix it. The State's Business Council says one element that's been lost in the discussion is that not only is New York broken, it's also broke. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont is on track to meet its goal of increasing enrollment by nearly two thousand students. The campus president has called for a larger, higher quality student body as part of his ten-year plan for the university. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Rockingham, VT – Voters in the town of Rockingham, Vermont, population 5,300, are deciding today on whether to buy a big hydroelectric dam on the Connecticut River. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Eesha Williams has more.