Albany, NY – The purpose and direction of the State University of New York has been the focus of controversy and debate in recent days following published reports that University at Albany President Dr. Karen Hitchcock may be forced out by SUNY Chancellor Robert King. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Clinton County and the city of Plattsburgh are at odds over plans to expand parking facilities at the County Government Center. The city's mayor says he will do whatever it takes to stop the county from implementing an expansion at its downtown location. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Glenford, NY – There is a Hudson Valley not-for-profit group that looks to educate breast cancer patients about choices typically not offered. As this month of breast cancer awareness draws to a close, Breast Cancer Options will hold its third annual complementary medicine conference Saturday at Bard College. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Bristol, VT – Lead was once used in paint and gasoline. Exposure by children can lead to learning and behavioral problems. While lead paint was banned in 1978, lead exposure is still a risk in homes built before that. Vermont Governor James Douglas and health officials this week are praising an effort to educate Vermonters about the dangers of childhood lead poisoning. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Springfield, MA – A bus tour rolled across Massachusetts yesterday carrying politicians and senior citizens who rallied for cheaper prescription drugs at several stops. The day started in Boston and ended in Springfield, where WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson was there and filed this report.
Central Massachusetts – A conference held in central Massachusetts yesterday focused on how the battered manufacturing industry can remain viable in the state. While its focus was central Massachusetts, manufacturing experts say the struggle is familiar throughout all New England manufacturing hubs. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts lawmakers could reconsider a bill this week that would lift the historical Sunday ban on selling alcohol. Negotiations are underway that could either lift the ban entirely, or just along the state's Western border. More from Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Pittsfield, MA – The Pittsfield mayor's race is between incumbent mayor Sara Hathaway and business executive James Ruberto. Hathaway defeated him Ruberto two years ago by about 1,000 votes. Yesterday we heard from Hathaway about her campaign. Today, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has a profile James Ruberto.
Plattsburgh, NY & Burlington, VT – A new program, jointly administered by Plattsburgh State and the University of Vermont, will recruit and train new Canadian studies instructors. This week officials from the two colleges and Canada introduced the CONNECT program: designed to improve Canadian studies throughout the U-S. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.