Albany, NY – Some residents in Albany's Pine Hills section will meet this evening to talk about how an old movie theater can be used as a centerpiece of the neighborhood. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.
Kingston, NY – A study is out today on mercury levels in the Northeast, and scientists say they're surprised at how high these levels are in some spots. They also say it's the first time they've found elevated mercury levels in forest songbirds. The study comes out one week ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency's expected final rules on controlling mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. WAMC's Allison Dunne has more.
Hartford, VT – A U-S Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate 91 in Vermont is wearing on residents and is prompting questions by Vermont's congressional delegation. Critics say the checkpoint is rife with racial profiling and is unnecessary. But Homeland Security officials say checkpoints like this are critical and they are assessing whether the one on I-91 should be made permanent. More from WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Pittsfield, MA – The three Democrats running in a short campaing for the Berkshire's 3rd District seat debated the issues last night in Pittsfield. The seat was left open after long-time Pittsfield representative Peter Larkin resigned soon after reelection in November. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief John Krol has the story.
Springfield, MA – The controversial state board that effectively runs the city of Springfield, Massachusetts held its first public hearing in eight months yesterday. Despite being held at 10 a.m. on a work day, about 150 people attended the meeting. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Eesha Williams has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – A poll out today shows New York's junior senator leading a field of potential Democratic candidates for the party's 2008 presidential nomination. The survey finds the New York Senator to be competitive against leading Republicans, with one exception. WAMC's Allison Dunne reports.
Great Barrington, MA – Communities in Berkshire County are working on plans to respond to a potential outbreak of small pox, and other potential health disasters. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief John Krol.
Burlington, VT – Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is taking his fund-raising expertise to his new job as head of the Democratic National Committee. In the three weeks since Dean became chairman, the committee has raised three-point-four million dollars. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – A new study shows that the workforce in Massachusetts non-profit sector grew by nine percent from 2000 to 2003 -- in contrast to the for-profit world -- which saw a 4 percent dip in employment. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief John Krol has the story.
Albany, NY – Some older cities with aging water systems can lose half of their water supply to leaks and broken pipes. Albany is now using a high-tech device that works while the city sleeps to find small leaks in the underground water system before they can become big problems.