Burlington, VT – In the 1980's and 1990's an extensive study of the Northern Forest resulted in a series of recommendations. One of them was to create a multi-state program to research issues facing the Northern Forest. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg recently procured continued funding for the Northeastern States Research Cooperative to continue its research programs in the Northern Forest. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Burlington, VT – Fletcher Allen Health Care has hired a new president/CEO. Dr. Melinda Estes was in Burlington this week meeting with the hospital's board and staff, and the community, as she prepares to take the reins of Vermont's largest hospital. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
The Berkshires, MA – On the heels of the announcement this week that the first Massachusetts man was infected with the West Nile Virus, two birds tested positive for the virus in the northern Berkshires. Local officials say the discovery marks a clear arrival of the disease in the Berkshires. Kelly Wilkinson has the story.
Plattsburgh, NY – A federal dairy program set up last year to replace the Dairy Compact is proving to be much more expensive than projected. Dairy farmers in the region aren't surprised that the subsidy costs are higher, given the historic lows they are getting for their product. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Supporters of the major NY Court of Appeals ruling in June on school aide distribution hope that state leaders will soon begin work on implementing the decision. The decision on NY City schools could be felt statewide. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
New Paltz, NY – It's back-to-school time at many colleges and universities. For the State University at New Paltz in Ulster County, first-time students start arriving tomorrow, some 950 of them. Perhaps their heads will turn as they see new electric cars on campus. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.