Brattleboro, VT – A nuclear watchdog group is calling on Governor Douglas to order an independent safety assessment at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Meanwhile, the state agency that represents utility consumers has agreed to endorse a proposed boost in the power output of the nuclear plant. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
New Paltz, NY – The Civil Service Employees Association has filed unfair labor practice charges against a food service provider company at the SUNY New Paltz campus. The CSEA claims the company took away some cashiers' chairs without negotiating with the union. We get the story from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Pittsfield, MA – Voters in Pittsfield, Massachusetts send a resounding message of change in their city elections today. They've got a new mayor and a very different look on the city council. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Kingston, NY – The City of Poughkeepsie has voted in a Democratic Mayor, while two incumbent mayors in Columbia and Ulster Counties are staying put. Also in Ulster County, Democrats gained ground in the legislature. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Incumbent politicians in Pittsfield Massachusetts were ousted by a large margin last night, signaling sweeping dissatisfaction with the established order in the city. The success of a new political group could also set a trend for organized groups in the city. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Albany, NY – There were some closely watched races for mayor in the Albany area. WAMC's Brian Shields has the results from the Capital District, and the early results on the statewide ballot questions.
Plattsburgh, NY – Communities across Essex and Clinton counties elected local officials Tuesday. Despite a slew of local races, voter turn-out was average to low. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Hudson Valley, NY – Unofficial election results are in for three mayoral races in New York's Columbia, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties. It seems two incumbents will stay put. We turn to WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne for last night's results.
Pittsfield, MA – Elections are being held in almost 50 communities throughout Massachusetts, including mayoral races in 29 cities. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with the editor of the Berkshire Eagle about some of the undercurrents and ramifications of the local races.
Amenia, NY – There is a "Buy Local" initiative underway in the Hudson Valley. It's starting with a supermarket chain in Dutchess County. Farm advocates say the program is essential to family farms. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.