Florida, MA – A proposed wind farm in Western Massachusetts plans to produce wind energy by this time next year. It secured key approval recently from the state, moving it a step closer to becoming New England's largest commercial wind farm. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.
Saranac Lake, NY – The Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake is a biomedical research facility focusing on diseases of the lungs. The latest research at the Institute finds that the younger someone is when immunized against disease, the more effective it will be in the long-run. The research has implications for how vaccines are developed and when they should be given. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke to the lead researcher for the study.
Rhinebeck, NY – Joel Tyner was sworn in yesterday as Dutchess County legislator for District Eleven, serving the Towns of Clinton and Rhinebeck. He was considered the underdog back in November. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne interviewed Tyner about his agenda for his two-year term.
Montpelier, VT – Elected Governor of Vermont in November 2002, Republican James Douglas took office in January 2003. The freshmen governor continually traverses the state, emphasizing job development. And while most of his initiatives were passed, he says the next year will bring a new round of legislative efforts. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Governor Douglas on his first year in office and his plans for next year.
Pittsfield, MA – 2003 was a year that saw major state and local stories in Massachusetts. From gay marriage to the Boston Archdiocese scandal, to significant regional stories...many of the events of this year will carry into 2004. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Albany, NY – New York's Attorney General has put out his annual report on the fund-raising activities of non-profit corporations. The findings show less than one-third of the money raised by professional telemarketing campaigns actually goes to the charities. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – Some New Year's Eve revelers in New York will ring in the new year in smoky bars and restaurants. But the clause in the state smoking ban that will allow establishments to let their patrons light up is causing a lot of confusion. More from North Country Bureau Chief pat Bradley.
Great Barrington, MA – The rippling effects of mad cow disease are well underway. Across the globe, US produced beef sits ready to spoil in ports after more than 2 dozen countries shut their markets to American meat. Closer to home, some advocates of organic beef say they expect an uptick in sales of locally produced meat. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.
Poughkeepsie, NY – The founder of Poughkeepsie's Marist College died over the weekend. He was also the college's first president, and lived on the Dutchess County campus until a few years ago. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne takes a look at the life of the President-Emeritus, and the values he leaves behind.