Burlington, VT – Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle is pondering a run for governor. He successfully ran as a Democrat and Progressive in his re-election for mayor, and now is trying to assess his chances of unifying the two diverse parties for a state-wide race. More from WAMC's Pat Bradley.
Poughkeepsie, NY – House members have begun their August recess, leaving Americorps without funding. Hudson Valley Americorps programs are among the casualties, at least for the time being. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – The comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 came to a spectacular end in 1994 when it crashed into the planet Jupiter. The comet was one of 21 that astronomer David Levy has discovered. Levy will be in New York's North Country tonight and Friday to lecture and visit the sites that inspired him to study the night skies. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Buchanan, New York – New York's Indian Point is the site of a mock terrorist attack this week. The drill comes amid questions about a federal agency's re-certification last week of the facility's evacuation plan. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Raquette Lake, NY – An environmental group says New York's attempt to provide an Adirondack community with safe drinking water could weaken the state constitution's protection of "forever wild" lands in the Adirondack Park. More from WAMC's Pat Bradley.
Kingston, NY – Two Hudson Valley projects are closer to funding after House members Friday passed a federal spending bill. Money for the two projects was requested by a Congressman who represents a region of the Hudson Valley. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Teresi is deciding whether a contract Coca-Cola signed with the Fulton school district in Oswego County is constitutional. His decision will determine whether school districts across New York will lose lucrative contracts with soda companies. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Crown Point, NY – An Essex County town has become the latest community in New York to pass a law protecting the right to farm. More and more communities in the state are passing such mandates as farm land becomes lost to development. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Fishkill, New York – New York State Senator Charles Schumer has announced a housing initiative to help several middle income Hudson Valley families buy homes. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.