Poughkeepsie, New York – Sheriffs, town supervisors and other officials are touring the damage today in several New York counties from last evening's storms. Several thousand electric customers in the mid-Hudson region are still without power. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Burlington, VT – Homeland security officials from across the Northeast and eastern Canada will be in Vermont later this week for meetings. It's the latest in an ongoing series among officials from 10 states and several Canadian provinces. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Monticello, NY – A New York State Supreme Court Justice has paved the way for casinos in the Catskills. New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Teresi yesterday upheld a state law allowing the governor to enter into casino gaming compacts with Indian tribes. Gambling opponents will appeal the decision. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Soil and Water Conservation Districts are trying to raise awareness about New York's water resources and conservation efforts. The Clinton County District recently held a "Waterfest" that brought together agencies, groups and individuals working to preserve the water quality of Lake Champlain. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – The U.S.Senate Commerce Committee has approved legislation to provide money to states to update 911 emergency systems. The measure includes a provision to make sure the money is not used for other purposes, a concern that has been heard in New York State. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.
Buchanan, NY – Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was in the Hudson Valley yesterday. He and Entergy officials were on hand to talk about the upcoming mock terror attack later this summer at Entergy's Indian Point. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Colchester, VT – Town leaders in Colchester Vermont are urging Governor Douglas to proceed with construction of the Circumferential Highway thru Chittenden County. The select board says opposition by 2 environmental groups could prevent the highway from ever being built. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – New York State went from worst in the nation to a rating of "excellent" in a study of how well states test newborns for hearing disorders. The improved showing follows a law that took effect in New York in 2001 mandating such testing. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Kingston, NY – A girl from Zimbabwe will arrive in New York this weekend to have life-saving heart surgery. This is thanks to so many in communities from Kingston to Albany. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – Chamber of Commerce officials in northern New York say the number of Canadians crossing the border is increasing. The falling exchange rate appears to be motivating Canadians to once again spend money south of their border. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.