Albany, NY – More than 700-thousand gun locks will be distributed free-of-charge across New York State by police and public safety departments. WAMC's Brian Shields reports the goal is to stop gun accidents involving children.
Plattsburgh, NY – Last spring, Plattsburgh State freshman Walter Dean Jennings died from water intoxication while pledging for an unrecognized fraternity. On Thursday, Plattsburgh State announced sanctions against 21 students involved in the fraternity and the hazing death. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection plans to invest more than twenty-two million dollars in its Kingston facility. The upgrade and expansion is expected to completed by late 2006. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Albany, NY – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture joined state and local officials at a farm in Rensselaer County on Wednesday to announce a 62-million dollar program to protect water supplies that are located near farmland in New York. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Pittsfield, MA – The city council race in Pittsfield Massachusetts is a heated one. A new political action committee has energized the city's politics...but it's facing a backlash in the home stretch of the campaign. Supporters and opponents alike say it highlights the city's sometimes contradictory search for change. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Champlain, NY – The federal agency reviewing plans for a multi-million dollar re-development of the Champlain border crossing in northern New York has okayed a key aspect of the project. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Two U.S. Senators have joined the effort to free a woman, originally from Schenectady, now being held in a Mexican jail after being arrested in a case involving property rights. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Food and Drug Administration yesterday held a nationwide teleconference to address concerns over new federal rules for food imports. There were 6 sites in New York State where brokers, businesspeople and others could attend the conference. One of the sites was in Plattsburgh, where more than half of the participants were from Canada. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – Mickey Friedman is an author and documentary maker living in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His latest project was screened this past weekend at the Film Columbia festival in Chatam, New York. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this profile of a story very close to home.
Kingston, NY – Scientists say there is a chance cell phones and pagers could be knocked out by the effects of the solar flares. Yet they say there is a much greater chance we could see some spectacular Northern Lights. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.