Champlain, NY – The NEXUS program opened this week at the Champlain border crossing in New York and at Highgate Springs Vermont. It's a system that allows for speedy border crossing for pre-approved, low risk travelers. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
North Adams, MA – First it was Springfield, Massachusetts that snubbed the Food and Drug Administration when city workers had the chance to buy cheaper Canadian drugs. Now a private business in North Adams is a significant step closer to helping people access lower cost prescriptions north of the border. But it remains to be seem whether state or federal officials will intervene. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson filed this report.
Plattsburgh, NY – An arctic cold front is moving into the region, bringing sub-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings for much of upstate NY for tonight. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Gasoline prices have been going up in recent days but that does not always mean more money for the local dealers. In fact, one Getty owner in the Albany area has stopped selling gasoline in a legal dispute with the company. WAMC''s Brian Shields reports.
Hudson, NY – As the New York legislative session is newly underway, Hudson Valley area Assemblyman Pat Manning says there are two local issues at the top of his list. He says on a statewide basis, given the nearly $6-billion-dollar budget deficit, legislators should view taxes through different lenses. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the Republican Assemblyman Manning about his goals for 2004.
Montpelier, VT – A national organization seeking to legalize the medical use of marijuana has begun a TV-ad campaign in Vermont. The Marijuana Policy Project hopes the spots will help persuade Governor Douglas and House legislators opposing the measure to change their minds. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield held an open house on Friday, unveiling key parts of its renovation for the public. The gleaming laboratory and operating rooms include new technology so state of the art that only one other hospital in Massachusetts has the same equipment. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.
North Adams, MA – A business that wants to open in Massachusetts to provide information about getting prescription drugs in Canada has become very controversial. While North Adams city officials say there could be legality issues about the business, the business owner says the city could be encroaching on his constitutional rights. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.
Millbrook, NY – Six thousand acres of farmland in New York will be protected, thanks to $12 million dollars in state funding. The Hudson Valley will receive more than $2.4 million dollars of that amount, for three projects spanning three counties. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.
Plattsburgh, NY – The New York State Attorney General's office says an appellate court decision regarding a private landowner's construction of a driveway thru wetlands is a significant move in upholding the enforcement authority of the Adirondack Park Agency. But property rights advocates say the Park Agency's enforcement capability has never been in doubt. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.