Boston, MA – Michael Dukakis addressed Massachusetts delegates in Boston this morning. Dukakis is keeping a low profile during this week and will not speak at the convention. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson caught up with him and has this report.
Stone Ridge, NY – Many of New York's community colleges are raising tuition, including those in the Hudson Valley. A report out by the New York Public Interest Research Group shows tuition increases across the state average four percent, or $114 dollars per year. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the presidents of two area colleges about the increases.
Plattsburgh, NY – A researcher has found that snowfall in northern New England has declined significantly over the last half-century, and that could lead to shorter ski seasons. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Buchanan, NY – A national coalition of environmental groups is suing the EPA over a power plant regulation. Separately, the attorneys general of six Northeast states, including New York, have also filed suit. The environmental groups and the states say the EPA's cooling water intake rule violates the agency's own Clean Water Act, by failing to cut down on the number of fish killed. In the Hudson Valley, Indian Point is one facility that would come under the rule. Allison Dunne has more.
Albany, NY – An environmental group has released a report that says staff and budget cuts in New York's Department of Environmental Conservation are putting the state's environment at risk. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Buchanan, NY – Nuclear plant opponents say the recently released 9-11 Commission Report adds up to Indian Point fitting the description of a potential terrorist target. They say the report should renew concerns about security at nuclear power plants. NRC officials say the report is general, and the agency continues to take steps to improve security. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Albany, NY – Hoping to bring new life to old neighborhoods, a number of cities and towns in New York State are working to create Little Italy districts. Troy is one of those cities developing a neighborhood based on Italian heritage and businesses. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Former Vermont Governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean was in Berkshire County this weekend. He was the keynote speaker for a weekend-long event that brought together grassroots political groups. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, the crowd gave him a hero's welcome.
Kelly Wilkinson – An event that was supposed to take place in Great Barrington, MA this weekend and feature former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has been moved. While organizers say Dean will still speak at the event, it's been scaled down in size and the atmosphere has changed dramatically. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.