Williamstown, MA – Today is President Bush's second day of campaigning for renewed anti-terror efforts, prompting lawmakers and citizens alike to raise questions about safety and other September 11th-related issues. Williams College will hold a panel tonight to assess where the country is now in the post-9/11 era. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – September 11th has been a significant date in US history for almost 200 years. On Sept 11th, 1814 Americans defeated a British invasion force on Lake Champlain. The battle was a critical event in preventing the fledgling US from becoming a British territory. The Battle of Plattsburgh annual commemoration begins today and continues thru the weekend. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.
Red Hook, NY – There's a place in a Hudson Valley village where one can go to grieve through art. It's an exhibition that focuses on grief and healing, and where one sculptor uses steel from the World Trade Center for his piece. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the exhibit and filed this report.
Albany, NY – A settlement between New York's Attorney General and vitamin manufacturers is providing free breakfasts for thousands of school children across upstate New York. WAMC's Brian Shields reports on the breakfast program called ABC.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has been elected chair of the regional New England Governors' Conference. The conference is an informal alliance of the 6 states that helps to promote and coordinate policy initiatives throughout the region. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – Yesterday's announcement by the Boston Archdiocese to pay $85 million to victims of sexual abuse by priests came after months of negotiations and a scandal that's haunted the Catholic church. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, the reaction to the proposed settlement is still tentative, but largely positive.
Hudson, NY – The results from yesterday's Democratic primaries in New York could signify a sea change for Columbia County's City of Hudson, as well as spell out the fate of the planned St. Lawrence Cement plant. The incumbent mayor is down by two votes, and Progressive Democrats are wrestling control. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the latest.
Buchanan, NY – Two watchdog groups are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down Indian Point until a certain safety issue is addressed. Indian Point's parents say they have already taken preventative measures. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Albany, NY – In the two years since September 11, 2001 U.S. intelligence operations have been focused on terrorism with much of the emphasis on Iraq and Afghanistan. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to a former military intelligence officer about the challenges facing American intelligence operations today.